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Friday, August 29, 2014

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Spartan Girls Basketball

Spartan Girls Basketball

The Lady Spartans have nothing to be ashamed of in Tuesdays loss to one of the top teams in the league. With four 6 footers and a deep bench the Broomfield Eagles play a tough brand of ball. The Berthoud team certainly played hard and it was a defensive match with each side having a lot of turnovers. The taller Broomfield team had the advantage under the basket but the locals played a scrappy game and came up with a good number of rebounds too. The Eagles were ... Full Story

Berthoud Wrestling Club Hosts District Tournament

Berthoud Wrestling Club Hosts District Tournament

It was a busy Saturday at the Berthoud High School gymnasiums as the Berthoud Wrestling Club hosted the Metro League District 3 Tournament. The 48 boys from Berthoud were joined by the members of eight other area clubs. Needless to say, the gymnasium was a busy place with several hundred matches throughout the day. The Metro League offers wrestling to kids 4 years to 14 and weight classes starting at 38 pounds. With five age classes and several weight classes in each, there can be as many as ... Full Story

Biddy Ball Basketball comes to Berthoud

What is Biddy Ball Basketball? It is an introduction to the game of basketball for girls and boys in kindergarten through fifth grade. It uses a smaller ball while the kindergarten through third graders play on an 8-foot high basket. Biddy Basketball has been played throughout the country for several decades but came to Loveland five years ago thanks to Gil Williams. Williams explained his passion for the game. “Biddy Ball Basketball is a way of saying basketball for small people. I ... Full Story

Wizards defeat Spartan hoopsters 80-69

Wizards defeat Spartan hoopsters 80-69

The Berthoud Boys Basketball team, ranked 92, played a very strong first half against 32nd ranked Windsor Wizards. Windsor’s 6’7” Curtis Neely controlled the opening tip off and Windsor jumped to an early lead. The Spartans battled back to a 4-point deficit by the end of the first quarter. The local team played a strong second quarter, tying the game a 25-25 with 6:04 remaining. At this point Windsor seemed to lose their composure and the Spartans took a 3 point lead with 4:42 ... Full Story

Sports Schedule: Jan. 9-16

See the Calendar for complete list of season events. Saturday, Jan. 9 Wrestling, Junior Varsity: Northridge JV Tournament @ Northridge High School, Greeley, 9 a.m. Wrestling, Varsity: Berthoud, District meet, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Girls Basketball @ Fredrick, 7 p.m. JV & C Team at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 Boys Basketball @ Broomfield 7 p.m. Girls Basketball vs Broomfield @ Berthoud 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 Wrestling @ Fredrick, Varsity and JV at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. ... Full Story

Berthoud wrestlers upset Silver Creek in overtime

Berthoud wrestlers upset Silver Creek in overtime

According to the coaches, this was a match that Berthoud was not supposed to win, but win they did. After the 145 pound bout Berthoud was leading 31 to 24, but after losing the next four decisions, Silver Creek was ahead 32 to 31 with one bout to go. In the final matchup, J.T Pickert faced Ben Bechard, ranked third in the state in the 215 pound weight class, in the bout that would determine the winning team. The two wrestlers, both being somewhat cautious, mindful of the importance of ... Full Story

Berthoud Boys lose close game to Mountain View

The Spartan Varsity Boys Basketball team lost to Mountain View by one point on Tuesday night. After falling behind in the first half, the Spartans outscored the Lions in the second half but fell short by the final buzzer. The final score was 50 to 51. Next game is a home game against Windsor on Friday at 7 p.m. Statistics courtesy of Varvee Preps. Offensive Statistics YR # Player GP PTS PPG FG 3PT FT R A T S B PF Sr. 50 Joel ... Full Story

Lady Spartans win in closing seconds

Lady Spartans win in closing seconds

The Berthoud Girls Basketball team hosted Mountain View on Tuesday evening. Mountain View came into the game 3-4 overall and 2-2 in league play. Both teams played aggressively throughout the game and Berthoud took the early lead outscoring its opponent 16 to 10 in the firs quarter. Those six points made the difference as Mountain View outscored the home team by one point in the second quarter, tied in the third and scored 22 points to Berthoud’s 20 in the fourth. Mountain View tied the ... Full Story

Inside the huddle

Inside the huddle

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder On Sunday afternoon it starts with Dan McGinn and his assistant coaches meeting — the offensive coaches at his house and the defensive ones at coordinator Troy Diffendaffer’s — dissecting film of their next opponent and of their own games. As the week progresses, the Berthoud Spartans learn their opponent’s tendencies, their plays and run their own. Thursday night is typically team dinner night and Friday is game day. This week, however, was ... Full Story

Lack of size dooms Spartans in state playoff game

Faith Christian 5, Berthoud 0 By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder ARVADA — If the Berthoud Spartans learned anything from Saturday’s boys soccer game with Faith Christian it is that they know what to expect the next time around in the 3A state tournament. They also know they must play a more physical game. The host Eagles used their size to score a 5-0 victory in a game that was postponed three days due to last week’s snowstorm. Cameron McCaslin scored two goals — one off a header and ... Full Story

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