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Consider Pilates in 2009

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder She called it the “teaser,” but if I could have named this Pilates move myself, it would have been the “trembler.” As Pilates instructor Stacy Hepp offered form corrections and compliments, I felt my abdominal muscles and legs shaking terribly. At last, sweet relief, Hepp released the class participants and finally let us stretch out completely on the floor. Hepp teaches serial Pilates sessions through United Country and Gateway Natural Medicine. Ruth ... Full Story

Basketball Growing Pains

Greeley West ends Berthoud’s Two-game Winning Streak By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder As Saturday night came to an end, so did the realization of the Berthoud boys’ basketball team’s first conference loss. The Greeley West Spartans beat Berthoud, 61-54, in the Spartans’ home opener right before the holiday break started. The loss dropped Berthoud to 3-1 in the Northern Conference and 3-4 overall. “Our field-goal percentage needed work, and that’s what killed us really,” Berthoud ... Full Story

Lady Spartans Come Up Short at Poudre Tournament

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder FORT COLLINS -- Considering how things started, the Berthoud Lady Spartans may have been fortunate to even be in the game. But by game’s end, all head coach Randy Earl could ponder was how his team lost Saturday’s fifth-place consolation game at the Poudre Holiday Invitational. Danielle Wikre’s jumper came after the final buzzer. That’s how close Berthoud came to victory. Instead, Fountain-Fort Carson escaped with a 46-45 win at Poudre High School, ... Full Story

Spartans Matmen Dig into Reserves to Turn Back Windsor

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder WINDSOR -- Jesse Lyman has been in this position before, wrestling on the varsity team. Corey Ellis, on the other hand, had not. But on Thursday night at Windsor High School, for various reasons, both were called upon to help Berthoud in its final match before the holiday break. And as things would have it, both took the proverbial bull by the horns and helped the Spartans remain undefeated in dual-meet matches with a 41-28 win over the host Wizards. Although, ... Full Story

Sports Briefs: Berthoud Recreation Registering for

Berthoud Recreation is registering for little dribblers -- for grades Kindergarten through second grade -- and youth basketball -- for grades third through fifth. Registration will be held through Dec. 25. Cost is $45 for residents and $55 for non-residents. For more information, visit or call Brian Barnes, Recreation Coordinator, at (970) 532-1600.   Youth Basketball Camp Set for Jan. 6-8 Berthoud Recreation will be hosting a basketball camp, specializing in ball ... Full Story

Eagles Notebook: Eagles, First-Place Blazers Not

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder LOVELAND -- The way things started Dec. 17 at the Budweiser Events Center it’s pretty safe to say that the Colorado Eagles and the Oklahoma City Blazers won’t be exchanging holiday pleasantries this week. Or, maybe they will. It could’ve all been for show. The game was televised on Altitude. But not even two minutes into the Eagles’ final home game before Christmas, the teams engaged in three fights, and that was just the start in a game that featured ... Full Story

Giving Gifts to the Good and the Naughty

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Santa Claus, I’m not, but with this being the holidays and the season of giving, it’s time to hand out some presents to those on the good list. Oh, and there are a few that made the naughty list, too. But, first, for all those that have been good. To head football coach Dan McGinn, my gift to you is a quarterback to replace soon-to-be-graduating Jordan Major. Maybe, just maybe, that person is already on the team in the name of Zach Rubesam. And, while ... Full Story

Saying Goodbye to a BMXer, a Son

By P.J. DiPentino Out with the old and in with the new has taken on a different meaning at the DiPentino household. Patrick, my BMX pro, has decided to put away his bike and start a future with the United States Air Force. This has been an incredible journey with him and yet we look forward to his new beginning. At ten years old he approached me about racing BMX bikes. Not knowing a thing about BMX I reluctantly accepted his request and we became a BMX family. The early years were a learning ... Full Story

Earth & Sky: Northern Cross Stands Upright on

By Deborah Byrd   We get many questions from people in northern latitudes about if and when they can view the Southern Cross in their portion of the sky. The truth is that, unless you live close to the tropics (Hawaii, or the southernmost parts of Texas or Florida for those of us in the U.S.), you will not be able to view the Southern Cross, also known as the constellation Crux.   Take heart. We in the northern half of the globe have a less renowned, but a larger Northern Cross ... Full Story

"Swing" Serves up a Tasty, Fun Show

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Johnstown’s Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s latest show, playing December 5-March 1, is jam-packed with great, memorable songs, finely choreographed dance routines and superb performers. Plus the food is actually good. Walking into Johnstown’s Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is like entering a large ballroom, except the floor is tiered and full of tables covered in white linen. The high ceilings and elegant lines reminded me of a small version of the Denver ... Full Story

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