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Archive for February 26, 2009

A Father's Moment of Inspiration

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder Recently my wife and two oldest children traveled to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas to witness my son Patrick’s graduation from Air Force boot camp. The weekend was full of celebrations and family time yet one event stands out and I will get to that in a minute. Patrick graduated from Berthoud High School a few years ago. He fast tracked his last year and left school in January only to continue his education at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 26, 2009

Support for Stimulus Package Last Tuesday was a great day for our country and for Colorado. Obama signed the economic stimulus package in Denver, putting the spotlight on our state and our leadership role in green energy and green jobs. the bill lays the foundation of a better future for our children and grandchildren by providing $80 billion for clean energy, creating 1.6 million green jobs and reducing 68 tons from our country's carbon footprint. And the job bill creates or saves 60,000 ... Full Story

Max on the Mat

Spartans Seven Go All-Out at Wrestling States By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Three days and more than 41,000 spectators — that’s the state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Berthoud High School sent seven of its best to represent the 4A Northern Conference school at the season-ending meet. While the Spartans couldn’t repeat last year’s success of a fifth place team finish or win an individual title, there’s no denying that for those ... Full Story

New Tennis Courts Might Finally Be on Serve

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Dave Mathiesen, the Berthoud girls’ tennis coach, was there. So were Athletic Director Rusty Mathena, project manager Tom Magina and handful of others. The discussion was about adding a new tennis facility at Berthoud High School. OK, these people and a lot more have been down this road before. It’s not like these discussions haven’t come up a time or two over the years. They certainly have, and rightfully so. Berthoud High has just three tennis ... Full Story

Scoring Woes Put End to Lady Spartans' Season

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder COLORADO SPRINGS — The stay wasn’t long, but at least the Berthoud Lady Spartans can say they were there. Mindi Cooper-Chase scored 14 of her game-high 20 points in the first half and Widefield ousted Berthoud, 40-26, in the first round of the 4A state girls’ basketball tournament Tuesday night. The Lady Gladiators (14-10) advance to play top-seeded Montrose (21-2) on Friday night in the second round of the Brenda House Region. Meanwhile, the Lady ... Full Story

Final Tourney Win Not Enough to Get Berthoud Boys into

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder Ending the 4A Northern Conference tournament with a 1-3 record is not quite how the Berthoud Spartans’ boys’ basketball team planned. With that, their high hopes of being able to squeeze into the state tournament fell short when the Colorado High School Activities Association announced the parings Sunday afternoon. Even though the Spartans pulled out of their losing streak, which stretched five games including three straight in the conference tournament, ... Full Story

Wikre Follows Older Brother to Mesa State

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder First Trevor Wikre, now his younger brother Jared. Whatever’s in the water at Mesa State College, it has a direct connection to the Wikre family. Jared Wikre, the youngest son of Jeff and Kim Wikre, signed his letter-of-intent on Monday to play college football for the Grand Junction-based school. With his parents, Berthoud head football coach Dan McGinn, assistant coach Troy Diffendaffer and athletic director Rusty Mathena by his side, Wikre officially ... Full Story

Santos Resigns from Coaching BHS Volleyball

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder With a daughter about to enter kindergarten and a desire to focus more on his teaching career, Mil Santos has resigned his position as Berthoud’s girls volleyball coach. School athletic director Rusty Mathena said Santos turned in his letter of resignation about two weeks ago and a search is ongoing to find Santos’ replacement. Mathena said he hopes to make an announcement on the hiring of a new coach shortly. “He just needs to spend more time with ... Full Story

Sports Briefs: Eagles Snap Four-Game Slide, Top Rage

LOVELAND — The Colorado Eagles snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over archrival Rocky Mountain on Saturday night at the Budweiser Events Center. Nine players registered points and Andrew Penner made 26 saves as the Eagles split the weekend series with their Northwest Division foe. Rocky Mountain got goals by Daymen Raycroft and Mark Smith to take an early 2-0 lead before Colorado scored four straight. Brett Hammond, Steve Hammond, Ed McGrane and Riley Nelson scored for the ... Full Story

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