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Fire Report: March 12, 2009

Incident Activity for March 2-8 Monday, March 2, 2009 BFPD reported to a wildland grass fire on WCR 8 and NCR 23 for an uncontrolled burn. Upon arrival, crews found a ditch that had been burning and was now extinguished. The owners were extinguishing the fire after learning there was a red flag warning for the day due to high winds. Tuesday, March 3, 2009 BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call for breathing problems on Wilfred Road.    BFPD responded to a motor vehicle ... Full Story

TALL TRIO: 2008-09 Berthoud Recorder Winter All-Star

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Character and standing tall when faced with adversity. Those were the criteria in determining the 2008-09 Berthoud Recorder All-Star team for the winter season. One was the catalyst for a girls’ basketball team that had to replace its leading scorer from a year ago. Another was the dominant inside presence for a boys’ basketball team looking to bounce back after a 1-22 season in 2007-08. Finally, there was a wrestler who not only had the pressure of ... Full Story

High-Flying Eagles Well Worth Your Money, Admiration

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Okay, as we mentioned last week, spring is here. If not officially, since spring doesn’t start for another week, then at least figuratively. Even though we could be talking about baseball, track and field and girls’ tennis -- all of which are viable topics — let’s talk a little hockey. And, no, we’re not talking about the Colorado Avalanche this spring — a rarity I know. We’re talking about the Colorado Eagles. The Central Hockey League ... Full Story

Lady Spartans Come Out Cold in Loss at Fossil Ridge

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder FORT COLLINS — There’s cold, and then there’s bone-chilling cold. That could easily have described the weather conditions Monday night at Fossil Ridge High School. But it might have been a description of how Berthoud was playing, too, at least early on. The host SaberCats scored three goals in the first 26 minutes en route to a 5-0 girls’ soccer victory, handing Berthoud its first loss of the season. Kelley Chambers and Mikayla West scored twice, ... Full Story

Glasser Sets Fast Pace for Spartans

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder   FORT MORGAN — Greg Glasser took first place and Bryce Munoz second in the boys’ 200 meter Saturday at the 16-team Fort Morgan Track & Field Invitational. Glasser won the event in 23.53 seconds, while Munoz finished just .22 seconds behind. Munoz also finished second in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 11 inches. Greeley West’s Daley Hall won with a jump of 21-0.75. “We had Greg in the same heat with Bryce, and he ended up winning the ... Full Story

Berthoud Girls Golf Coach Takes Over Boys Team As Well

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Mike King has had his hands in the progression of the Berthoud High boys and girls golf teams since their inception a decade ago. Now, he’ll be even more involved. King, the school’s girls golf coach, was recently named as the successor to Murray Kula as the boys coach by school athletic director Rusty Mathena. Kula, who replaced Steve Coffey and coached the team for two years, stepped down for personal reasons at the end of last season. King has been ... Full Story

Agho Named Volleyball Coach

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Daisha Agho knows a thing or two about Berthoud volleyball. For the past two years she has served as an assistant coach to Mil Santos. Now she’ll see how well she can do leading the charge. Agho, a Thompson Valley High School graduate in 2000, was named Berthoud’s new volleyball coach last week by school athletic director Rusty Mathena. Santos, who served as coach twice starting in 1995, which included a state title in 2000 and back-to-back state ... Full Story

Sports Briefs: Eagles Snap Two-Game Slide, Top Rush

LOVELAND — Konrad Reeder scored twice and the Colorado Eagles scored four first-period goals before holding off Rapid City, 6-5, on Saturday night at the Budweiser Events Center. Ryan Tobler, Kevin Ulanski, Greg Pankewicz and Riley Nelson also scored for the Eagles, who dropped back-to-back games to Rocky Mountain earlier in the week. Andrew Penner made 40 saves in net. Colorado (40-14-4, 84 points), the Northwest Division champion, continues to hold the top spot in the Central Hockey ... Full Story

Prep Roundup: BHS Baseball Team Drops Opener

Berthoud Recorder staff reports GREELEY — Jake Major had three of Berthoud’s eight stolen bases, but the Spartans couldn’t really from an early deficit, falling 10-9 in their season opener Wednesday at Greeley Central. Berthoud (0-1) scored three times in the top of the seventh to cut its deficit to one run, but couldn’t complete the comeback. Major also scored two runs and Eric Zach had two hits for Berthoud, which will play host to Niwot on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 4 ... Full Story

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