Season Ends For Inspirational Lions

By Oskar LaRue
Author’s note: This final article has a more subjective tone than previous ones - I beg your indulgence - it’s been hard to keep a lid on how proud I’ve been of these twenty boys throughout the season.  Perhaps someday they will appreciate the magnitude of their contribution to their hometown just by playing football!  - OL

“No Excuses, No Regrets”

Last Saturday our Lyons Lions football team traveled to Limon to take on the second-ranked Badgers in the opening round of the Class 1A state playoffs. The heavily-favored Badgers did to the Lions what the recent thousand-year flood couldn’t; they ended the Lions’ 2013 season. 

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Lady Lions Take The 3:10 To Yuma

By Wendy Stevelinck
After a long, long bus ride to the edge of Kansas, the Lyons volleyball team was able to stretch their legs, get the kinks out, rest, and scope out their competition. Yuma and Holyoke played the first match of the day. The Holyoke Dragons lost in straight sets to the host team, the Yuma Indians, so their spirits were down.

Then it was the Lady Lions turn to take on the Dragons. Lyons took a nice lead in the opening set, but the Dragons roared back to pull

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Lions Maul Crusaders To Make Playoffs

By Oskar LaRue

The Lyons Lions football team ended their regular season last Friday night by routing the Denver Christian Crusaders 34 to 14 at Mead High School. The win snapped a two-game losing streak and got the Lions into the post-season playoffs. Talk about good timing. But the victory wasn’t as easy as the final score might imply. It took all sixteen guys to accomplish it.

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Silver and Gold for Lyons

By Renée Haip

The Lyons cross country teams started their current training cycle last summer, meeting and gathering together regularly to train towards common goals and dreams. Under the care and guidance of Coaches Roberts and Boelé and armed with Coach Boelé’s individualized training plans, they took on the work at hand with focus, commitment, and discipline. Nothing—not flood waters, evacuations, or foreign training grounds—could deter them, and on Saturday, October 26th they were set to take on the challenges to be found at the unforgiving 5K state cross country course at Bear Creek Park and the adjacent rodeo grounds at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

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LMHS Sports Ticket

Friday, September 6
Community BBQ 4-7 pm.
1st  Home Football Game at 7 pm

Tues., Aug.

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Local Student/Rider Honored

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) presented Lyons High School Senior, Zachary Tucker, the 2012 Student-Athlete Leadership Award sponsored by Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. The award honors student athletes

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LHS Cross-Country Preview

Part 1 – State Prospects For The Boys

By Renée Haip

Last year, after running a well-executed state race, the boys’ cross-country team brought home a second place state trophy in a race where they were ranked a distant third to favorites Telluride and Crested Butte. In the school’s 16 years of the program, all under Coach Mark Roberts, the Lions have qualified for state all but once and brought home silver four times. This year, the team continues their quest for a first-ever state championship title and they have a lot of reason to be hopeful.

 

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Boys Claim Patriot League Championship

By Renée Haip

On Thursday, May 10, Lyons Track and Field traveled east to Eaton where they participated in the Patriot League meet, their final meet before the state championships.  The sole 2A representative in a field of larger, competitive 3A schools, the Lyons Lions had a terrific day with many personal and season best performances.

 

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