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Sunday, November 23, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

Yes, For Once I Agree with CHSAA

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder I’ve been openly critical of how the Colorado High School Activities Association decides which classification schools play in for various sports. Most of the time it is determined by enrollment size, but not always. Berthoud High School, for a matter of fact, plays most sports in 4A. But the football team plays in 3A because most Colorado schools play the revenue-making sport, knocking the Spartans down to a competitive classification. Joining the football ... Full Story

Eagles Notebook: No Shortage of Power When Eagles, Sun

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder LOVELAND -- First Arizona, then Colorado, and again and again. For two periods Saturday night the Eagles and SunDogs traded power-play goal after power-play goal. There certainly wasn’t a shortage of offensive production. Leave it to Kevin Ulanski to score an even-strength goal with 12 minutes, 10 seconds remaining in the third in what proved to be the game-winner in a 7-5 victory over Arizona at a sold-out Budweiser Events Center on Saturday night. The ... Full Story

Premier Gymnasts Take 20th at State Meet

Premier gymnasts take 20th at state meet Logan English of Loveland came in eighth with a score of 36.60 in the Senior A Division at the Level 5 Colorado State Gymnastics Championship at Berthoud High School on Dec. 6 and 7. Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies, based out of Loveland, took 20th overall. In individual events, Berthoud’s Emma Vogel came in sixth on the vault and seventh on the balance beam in the Junior B Division. Logan placed fourth on bars and ninth on the beam in the Senior A ... Full Story

Actually Enjoying Your Holiday Season

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder Christmas is a stressful time for some people. With shopping, cooking, visiting and wrapping presents, time that is already short is stretched even thinner. You know that constant stress is anything but healthful. Long-term, low level stress has been attributed to high blood pressure, a higher risk of contracting colds and the flu, headaches and intestinal – ahem – issues. Constant stress will not help you with your workouts or with healthful eating ... Full Story

"Death From the Skies" Good Astronomy Fun

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder “Death From the Skies! These are the Ways the World Will End” By Philip Plait, PhD Viking Press, 2008 326 pages www.BadAstronomy.com If the title and cover of this book seem like a cheesy Cold War era, space monster movie, that’s because it kind of is – quirky, funny, strange and entertaining. It’s also deadly serious stuff. “Death From the Skies” is hard science meant to address hard questions and fears people have. How long until our Sun dies? ... Full Story

"The Day the Earth Stood Still," or How it

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Director: Scott Derrickson Writer: David Scarpa, based on Edmund H. North’s 1951 screenplay Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates, John Cleese Run time: 103 min. MPAA rating: PG-13, sci-fi violence and disaster images Reviewer’s rating: 1.5 stars out of 5 The good news is that this version of the classic is a very different movie from the original, and I purposefully didn’t see the 1951version again because I knew the ... Full Story

"Art": An Exploration of White Paint and

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Starring: Serge: Joseph Lekarczyk Marc: Michael Gunst Yvon: Sam Elmore Aptly titled, Yasmina Reza’s comedy, “Art,” revolves around an expensive modern painting that has “fine white diagonal lines” painted on a white background. However, aside from some shallow discussions about the nature of fine art, that’s where the focus on art ends. The white painting is simply a catalyst for the exploration of the interpersonal dynamics between three ... Full Story

Girls Only–The Secret Comedy Life of Women

By Lizzie Scully Berthoud Recorder Imagine two grown comediennes in their underwear, acting the part of hyper teenage girls reading through a Victoria's Secret catalog during a sleep over. "I mean who actually takes their underwear off with their thumbs?!" One asks another, and then poses the question to the audience, "You? I think we should all go home and try it tonight." The opening scene of "Girls Only: The Secret Comedy Life of Women" set the stage for an engaging and hilarious show that ... Full Story

Spartans Pull Off Second Overtime Victory

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder FREDERICK -- The Berthoud boys’ basketball team pulled through with another win in overtime, this time against the Frederick Warriors on Tuesday night. The Spartans scored on six of 10 field-goal attempts in the four-minute overtime for a 60-56 victory. Joel Maly led the Spartans with 18 points. Jeff Shields followed with 16 points, Ryan Barron added 12 and junior Graham Shaw, back in action after missing the last three games with a knee injury, scored nine. ... Full Story

Layoff, Columbine's press hurt Berthoud girls

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder FORT COLLINS -- Amy Ekart scored a game-high 20 points, but Berthoud’s girls basketball team had no answer for Columbine’s pressure defense in a 56-36 loss Tuesday afternoon in the first round of the Poudre Invitational. It was the Lady Spartans’ first game since a season-opening win over Greeley Central two weeks ago, and Berthoud’s rust showed from the layoff. “Maybe a little bit,” Berthoud head coach Randy Earl said. “Their press had a lot ... Full Story

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