- Written by Leo Paik
Your Standley Lake Gators Varsity Football team took on the Green Mountain Rams at the NAAC yesterday.
The Gator highlights include a 30 yard punt return by Alex France, some nice passes under duress by Jake Foutz, a tipped 27 yard touchdown pass to Ty Webber and a 17 yard touchdon pass to Ty Webber.
Previously your Gators had beaten Liberty 20-18 on 9/17/16; beaten Adams City 34-0 on 9/9/16; and lost to Mesa Ridge 14-34 on 9/3/16.
Under Coach Don Morse, the Gators' record improves to 3-1.
Next up is Arvada West (3-1) at the NAAC on 9/30/16.
- Written by PJ Rosendahl
2016 SLHS Powder Puff Football
Tuesday October 4, 2016
At the NAAC (19500 W. 64th Pkwy, Arvada, CO)
Registrations will only be accepted Online with a Credit Card.
Student Council will require a Signed Event Waiver & PayPal Payment Receipt from participants to pick up their Jerseys and/or Shorts. Names and/or Nick Names on the back of the Jerseys must be approved by STUCCO prior to printing. The spelling of Names and/or Nick Names will be taken directly from the online registration form.
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Student Council has samples of the Jerseys Sizes SM-XL at the School to try one before purchasing.
Replica Jerseys (BLUE & GREEN)
Athletic Shorts (Plain Black and White)
- Written by Leo Paik
Your Men's Gator Varsity Soccer team took on Wheat Ridge at the NAAC yesterday.
In a defensive struggle, under Coach Mike Day, the Gators won 1-0 on a second half goal by Hunter Rouse defeating The Farmers (4-5, 0-1) despite a goal being nullified by an offsides call.
Previously they had beaten Longmont 1-0 on 9/21/16; beaten Niwot 1-0 on 9/19/16; lost to Denver East 0-6 on 9/16 16; beaten Pomona 3-1 on 9/14/16; beaten Brighton 1-0 on 9/9/16; beaten Arvada West 1-0 on 8/31/16; and lost to Skyline 1-3 on 8/25/16.
They improve their record to 6-2, 1-0 in the league. Next up is Holy Family on 9/26/16.
- Written by Leo Paik
Your Standley Lake Volleyball teams played at Pomona HS in the Swamp on 9/14/16 with an excellent and supportive Gator crowd in attendance. Here is a synopsis:
The Freshmen had their second match of the season taking on the Panthers. They played scrappy as the 1st set was tight see-sawing to 18-18. Pomona took a 18-22 lead. The Gators' defense stiffened, and they got it to 23-22. Good coverage and service errors on both side got it to 25-25 before Ravan Hammack and Syndey Schmelzer combined for kills to get the Gators the 1st set 27-25. In the 2nd set, the Gators took the lead early getting it to 17-9, but the Panthers scrapped as well and tied it 20-20. It see-sawed again with the score getting to 25-25 before a Panther service error and a Maria Tersigni ended it with an ace to make it 27-25 again.
(Maria Tersigni serves an ace for the match point.)
They improve their record to 2-0 taking every set so far.
The Level III team battled the Panthers on the neighboring court. The Gators fell behind 3-14 and that deficit proved difficult to dig into as they dropped the 1st set 15-25. In the 2nd set, the Gators kept it closer at 6-8 to start including a pair of aces. Pomona's court coverage was stronger as they stretched out their lead to 12-22.
(Camrin Carpenter attacks.)
The Panthers were called for a foot fault, and Jamie Torbet notched a kill to get it to 15-22. The Panthers took the set and match with a Gator service error at 16-25. The Gators' record drops to 1-4.
In the JV match, the Gators took the early lead 6-3 with Ariana Elliott's kill. The Panthers clawed back tying it 8-8 and then surged to the lead 10-16. Ariana Elliott stopped the run with a kill, but the Panthers surged with a 8 point run to make it 13-24. Dani Powell's ace got it to 16-24, but the deficit proved too deep and the set ended 16-25. In the 2nd set, the Gators started strong taking a 7-4 lead with kills by Ariana Elliott and Amanda Powers, but the Panthers tied at 8-8. The Gators retook the lead with a Raeanne Rothgery kill, but the Panthers rattled off a 6 point run. After the Gators tied it at 16-16, the Panthers got 3 and 2 point runs to make it 18-21. The Gators fought back closing it at 20-21 with a Jasmine Cummings kill. They tied it again with a kill by Jamie Zimmerman, but a Panther ace and Gator attack long ended it 22-25.
(Jamie Zimmerman attacks.)
Their record goes to 1-4.
In the Varsity match, the Gators started the match gradually building 7-4 and 11-6 leads. The Panthers closed it at 14-13, before the Gators rebuilt their lead to 18-14 and 20-15 to the pleasure of the Gator failure chanting "USA, USA, USA!"
Inspired by their fans, the Gators closed the 1st set out 25-22 with a Elizabeth "Dill" dump kill. In the 2nd set, the Gators again ratcheted leads of 7-3 and 16-9 before the Panthers clawed their way back into the match with long rallies to get it to 18-17. After a timely Gator timeout, they pulled ahead to a 23-17 lead punctuated by Shelby Hines and Hanna Davis kills and a red card for the Panthers' attempts at substitutions after the whistles were blown.
(Hanna Davis gets a kill.)
Another Hanna Davis kill and a Panther net call ended the 2nd set 25-18. In the 3rd set, the Gators got the intial lead again 7-3, but the Panthers wouldn't go easily as they took the lead 7-8. The Gators battled back to regain the lead 12-9 and 16-12. The Panthers fought back to close it to 16-15 with an ace. The Gators crept ahead to make it 18-16 before the Panthers got a 5 point run. Steeled by their coaches' encouragement, the Gators battled back with a Hayley Davis kill to make it 20-21. The Panthers threatened a 4th set with a ace making it 20-23, but the Gators were amped by the Gator faithful and closed it to 22-23 before a Panther timeout. With the breather, the Gators increased their resolve and finished with a Elizabeth "Dill" kill take the 3rd set 25-23 and the match. They improve record to 5-3.
Next up is the home opener against Centaurus in the Swamp on Friday, Sept. 16. Catch the excitement. Following that, the Freshmen host the Gator Invitational tournament in the Swamp and the Level III team goes to their invitational at Evergreen HS both on Sat. Sept 17.
See their own website: www.standleylakevolleyball.com for more information.
- Written by Leo Paik
On 9/9/16, your Standley Lake Gators Volleyball teams took on the Denver South Rebels in their home opener in the Swamp to a friendly crowd.
In the Freshman match, your Gators battled with good passing, particularly by Sean Rumley and Maria Tersigni, and good setting by Sydney Schmelzer and Keiko Tawara, and Ravan Hammack's fine tips and won 25-17 and 25-20. They start their season 1-0.
In the Level III match, your Gators lost the 1st set 17-25. Unfortunately, despite good passing their 2nd set was lobsided and they lost 7-25. Their record goes to 1-2.
In the JV match, your Gators started strong with a 25-17 win in set 1. In the 2nd set, the Rebels turned the tables and won 17-25. In the 3rd set, your Gators battled so, so well but were denied a win in a close one 12-15. Their record goes to 1-2.
In the Varsity match, your Gators started strong taking the 1st 2 sets 25-20 and 25-20. They managed to come back from a 2-8 deficit in one set. However, the 3rd set didn't go as well as they dropped it 21-25. In the 4th set, the air seemed to go flat as they dropped it 14-25. In the rubber game of the match, it was a tight battle as the Rebels gained a lead with an edge in serving with aces. They were down 11-14 but rallied to tie it at 14-14 to the delight of the Gator faithful.
Unfortunately, they came up just short dropping the game 14-16. Their record goes to 1-2.
Over the weekend, the Varsity team traveled to Overland HS in Aurora for a 12 team Invitational Tournament.
In the 1st best of 5 set match, they played the home team Overland HS's Blazers. Seemingly under rested from their 5 set match the evening prior, the 830a game seemed too early to be perky as the Blazers got it to 0-5, 3-11, and 5-16 before the Gators snapped out of it. With a Hanna Davis kill for a sideout and Kayla Pray serving, they got a 7 point run to get them back in the match 12-16. The Blazers fired back getting it to 13-22. Your Gators found something inside that fired them up with Erin Paik serving on a 7 point run and poignant Lauren Willihnganz kills, they closed to 20-22. The Blazers got it to set point 21-24. Your Gators rallied to take a 25-24 lead keyed by a Hayley Davis stuff block. Then it was a see-saw battle featuring abundant serving errors. With the score 27-28, Kayla Pray got her serves, and Elizabeth "Dill" got the set point with a kill to end it 30-28. In the 2nd set, the Gators found an extra bounce in their steps as them got 6, 4, and 7 point runs with Erin Paik and Elizabeth "Dill" serving bringing it to 23-7. A Hanna Davis kill sealed the 2nd set win at 25-9. Ice cream? In the 3rd set, it was close until a 6 point Gator run got it to 14-8. Another 6 point run got it to 21-12, and ultimately the Gators swept with a 25-21 3rd set win.
In the 2nd match, the Gators took on the Mountain Range Mustangs from Westminster, too. The 1st set see-sawed with Gator leads of 5-3, 8-6, 9-7. Then the Gators seemed to lose focus as the Mustangs pulled ahead 9-11, 11-14, 13-19, and 15-23 as their coverage waned and their attacks went long and the set ended 16-25. The 2nd set went back and forth until the Gators led 21-19. A 4 point Mustang run flipped the momentum getting it to 21-23 and then 22-25. In the 3rd set, the Gators roared to life going from a 2-2 tie to 7-2 lead with Sadie Heffelman serving. The Gators surged to 13-3 and 18-5 leads with aces and kills by Elizabeth "Dill" and took the set 25-16. In the 4th set, the Mustangs came back to life making it 2-5 and 4-7, but the Gators battled making it 11-9. Then the Mustangs seemed to cover everything as they scratched to a 11-15 and 13-17 leads. The Gators fought back getting it to 17-18, but the Mustangs kept just ahead taking the set 23-25 and the match. The point differential was only 6 points despite the loss.
In the 3rd match, the Gators played in the middle best of 3 sets Green Bracket and played the George Washington Patriots. A good 2 match rest seemed to revitalize the Gators as they pulled to a 11-1 lead with Elizabeth "Dill" getting 4 aces early. With that early jump, the Gators cruised to a 25-14 1st set win. In the 2nd set, again, the Gators jumped out early taking a 10-0 lead with aces by Elizabeth Dill and nice kills by Zoe Ryan-Terra and Amanda Bosben. A great stuff block by Hanna Davis got the side out and led to a 13-1 lead. Dani Powell served the Gators to a 16-3 lead and the set ended 25-20 for a Gator win.
In the 4th match for the Green Bracket Championship, the Gators faced the Hinkley Thunderbirds. The set started close as both teams showed determination with scores at 4-4, 11-11, 15-15, and 19-19 with a Kayla Pray ace. Kills by Hanna Davis and Elizabeth "Dill" and a block by Lauren Willihnganz got it to set point. Elizabeth "Dill" got a kill to seal it 25-19. In the 2nd set, the T-Birds scratched out a 2-5 lead. The score tightened with it see-sawing 6-8, 8-8, 8-10, 9-12, 14-13, 16-15.
(Amanda Bosben gets a kill.)
With Sadie Heffelman serving two aces and a sweet roof block by Hayley Davis, the Gators surged ahead to 21-15. Hanna Davis got a kill, a stuff block, and the final kill to end it 25-21 for the win.
The Gators took the Green Bracket trophy and improved their season record to 4-3.
(Your Green Bracket champions!)
Next up is Pomona at the Swamp on Wed. Sept. 14 at 430, 530, and 630. The theme is USA.