- Written by Jennifer Lawrence
The Girls Track Team placed fourth out of nine teams against fellow Jeffco rivals tonight. The Pole Vault was the highlight event for the Gators with all three competing Gators scoring points. Rachel Cody '18 vaulted to a personal record (PR) 7-0ft for a tie for second place. Sami Pence '18 also vaulted 7-0ft but ended up in fourth place due to prior missed attempts. Jackie Paik '16 finished in fifth with a 6-0 ft performance.
A second event where more than one Gator scored points was the 1600M run where Anna Nelson '17 and Emma Abernethy '17 scored 4th (5:52.72) and 5th (6:05.27), respectively. Nelson and Abernethy earlier joined Veronica Petrillo '18 and Anna Mounts '18 on the third place 4X800 relay.
Other relays earning points were the sixth place 4X100 team of Cody, Sadie Heffelman '17, Britta Swanson '18, and Fallin Smith '17. The 800 Medley Relay of Heffelman, Petrillo, Cody, and Cammy Schmelzer '18 placed third.
Paik also earned points with a seventh place finish in the 100 hurdles (PR 19.66) and eighth place finish in the 300 hurdles (58.26). Savannah Martin '18 found success again in her new found event placing 4th in the Shot Put with a PR 28-7ft throw. Smith placed fifth in the 400 meters with a 1:11.9. Lina Vogler '18 rounded out the SLHS scoring total with a 5th place Triple Jump (PR 29-8.25) effort and an eighth place tie in High Jump (PR 4-02).
It was cold and windy, but several Gators recorded PRs this meet. In addition to the PRs noted above, the following achieved personal best efforts: Jennifer Holguin Guevara '19 (Shot 21-10 and Disc 56-09), Hannah Laughlin '19 (1600M 6:44.19), Mounts (800M 2:50.83), Pence (100M 14.85), Swanson (100H 20.21), Jamie Torbet '19 (Shot 23-05), and Vogler (100H 20.55).
The Gators will take a nice rest over Spring Break and will be back in action on March 30th for more League competition.
- Written by Jennifer Lawrence
Veronica Petrillo '18 en route to her personal best 800M (Photo courtesy of Eric Nelson.)
The Girl's Track Team started off their season at the Ralston Valley Meet this past Friday. The meet got off to a strong start with two Gators placing in the first race of the night. Anna Nelson '17 and Veronica Petrillo '18 placed six (2:37.93) and seventh (2:39.29) in that race respectively. Petrillo's time was a personal record (PR) which is a great feat for the first meet of the season.
Jackie Paik '16 also provided another proud Gator moment when she tied for second in the high jump with an effort of 4-06. This was her first time competing in this event. Savannah Martin '18 placed in her first ever shot put competition, throwing 28-03.5 for seventh place.
Emma Abernethy '17 and Nelson showed some Gator strength running the 3200M together to finish easily in 2nd (13:12.85) and 3rd (13:13.03). Abernethy also added a second place finish in the 1600M (5:48.03). Nelson finished 6th in that race (5:58.83).
As it was the first meet of the season, PRs were hard to come by. But Sadie Heffelman '17 and Britta Swanson '18 joined Petrillo in achieving best times. Heffelman PRed in both the 100 (13.99) and 200 (29.48) while Swanson PRed in the 100 (14.70).
Overall the Gators placed 6th out of 14 teams with 38.33 points.
The Gators take to the track again this Wednesday for some early season Jeffco League action against Arvada, Arvada West, Bear Creek, D'Evelyn, Evergreen, Golden and Ralston Valley.
- Written by Mike Brown
Standley Lake High School
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What is the Spring Storm at the SWAMP?
Standley Lake Boosters has created a Special Community Celebration and Fund Raising event. Thanks to the help of many volunteers and local businesses, the Spring Storm is evolving into one of the largest special events for Standley Lake High School and its Feeder Schools with more than 2,000 people in attendance expected. The Spring Storm will entertain and educate Residents of Westminster and the surrounding communities, and admission to the event is free. Please join us for a fun day of entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, great food and a variety of activities the entire family.
What is a Golf Ball Drop?
The Golf Ball Drop is a unique part of the Spring Storm and an additional fundraising opportunity for the participating schools. Ball Droppers allows students to sell numbered golf balls to their families, friends, and anyone who would want to win a $1,000 Cash Prize. The numbered golf balls are bought online and then the day of the event are dropped at a target. If your numbered golf ball is closet to the target you win. It’s that easy. Until the day of the event, only online registration (credit cards) will be taken.
List of Activities:
- Golf Ball Drop
- Carnival Games
- Live High School Rock Band
- Athletic Skills Contests
- School Activity, Club, and Sports Booths
- Food, Craft, and Home-Based Business Vendors
- Business and Non Profit Display Booths - Registration form
- Interactive Activities for All Ages
Event Proceeds Benefit:
- Standley Lake High School
- Mandalay Middle School
- Wayne Carle Middle School
- Adam Elementary School
- Lukas Elementary School
- Ryan Elementary School
- Semper Elementary School
- Sheridan Green Elementary School
- Witt Elementary School
Spring Storm takes place in the parking lot and the outdoor athletic areas of:
Standley Lake High School 9300 West 104th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80021
Event parking will be established on the East side of the main school parking lot. The West end of the parking area will be relegated for the event.
Limited handicapped parking will be available nearest the schools front entrance and where normally posted in each parking lot. Please look for appropriate signage and have your tag or plate clearly marked.
Illegal parking in loading or tow-away zones will not be tolerated and subject to ticketing and/or towing.
Event information, along with maps and a list of vendors, will be available at the information tent.
Lost and Found:
All items found at the Spring Storm will be returned to the information tent.
Children who get separated from their parents will be taken to the information tent. Please ask any staff member for assistance.
Temporary restroom facilities are located in the event area.
Community Volunteers are critical to the success of the Spring Storm. A hospitality tent will be available for all staff and volunteers to access during the event.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Spring Storm, please contact PJ Rosendahl at 303.919.8189 or email@example.com
Select a place to meet in case in your group are separated. Glass and alcohol are not allowed at this event.
- Written by Leo Paik
Your Standley Lake Gator Varsity Basketball team was invited to the State Class 4A Tournament and took on the Sand Creek Scorpions away on February 26, 2016.
The team got a terrific send off from their fellow schoolmates before the 2 hour bus ride down.
The Scorpions came into the contest with the #1 seed and their school record 66.5 point/game average. The Gators came into the game with a can do attitude understanding the challenges of the matchup.
The early start provided difficulty for the Gator faithful to get there before the start of the game.
(The Gators huddle up. Photo: Erin Paik)
The Gators started off with a three point play by Hayley Davis. Sand Creek got their first basket off a turnover and followed with a three, a bucket, a free throw, and a hoop before Hanna Davis stopped the run with a basket. After a pair of free throws, Savannah Martin hit a free throw. The Scorpions followed with a layup. Camille Garcia knocked down a left handed layup to make it 8-14. Sand Creek got a basket and a pair of free throws. Karah Burkel hit a hoop to end the 1st 10-18. In the 2nd, Jackie Paik got a basket to start. Camille Garcia (4 pts, reb) converted a Savannah Martin pass for a bucket to close it to 14-18. The Scorpions got a hoop, and Hayley Davis responded with one of her own (assist by Paik). Sand Creek got a three point play. Then Jackie Paik hit a jumper. The Scorpions got a basket.
(The Gators defend. Photo: Erin Paik)
Then Hayley Davis hit a trey (assist by Tara Atwood (asst)) and was fouled after the shot but before Sand Creek got the possession sending her to the line. She knocked down both free throws to get a quasi-five point play to rev up the Gator faithful and close the gap to 23-25! Suddenly the Scorpions shot seemed to go on autopilot and they got 4 straight buckets to end the half 23-33. In the 3rd, Savannah Martin (assist by Paik) opened with a three. Sand Creek followed with a hoop. Jackie Paik converted a Savannah Martin pass for a hoop to make it 28-35. The Scorpions got a basket, and Hanna Davis (6 pts, 4 reb, steal) was fouled and hit a free throw. Sand Creek capitalized on a turnover and got the lead back to 10. Hayley Davis was fouled hard but hit both her free throws. Savannah Martin got a great steal and converted the layup to get the score to 33-39. Then the Scorpions got a trio of baskets. Hanna Davis was fouled hard but hit both of her free throws making it 36-45. Sand Creek followed with a pair of buckets. Again Hayley Davis was fouled hard but hit both of her free throws getting it to 38-49. Once again, the Scorpions got a trio of hoops to end the 3rd 38-55. In the 4th, Karah Burkel got a nifty basket to start. After a Sand Creek three, Burkel (5 pts, 5 reb, steal) was fouled again and hit a free throw. The Scorpions followed with a nice drive and layup, another layup after a turnover, a bucket, a free throw, and another layup off a turnover to make it 41-67. Hayley Davis stopped the 9 point run with a hoop (assist by Paik). Sand Creek drew a foul and hit a pair of free throws. Jackie Paik (7 pts, 3 asst, 2 reb, steal) drew a foul and hit a free throw. After another Scorpion basket, Savannah Martin got a bucket, Emma Shileny (1 pt) was fouled and hit a free throw, Hayley Davis (18 pts, 6 reb, 2 steals) was fouled and hit her free throws, and Jamie Torbet (2 pts) got a hoop (assist by Martin (8 pts, 3 asst, 7 reb, 4 steals)) to make it 51-71. Sand Creek drew a late foul and hit a free throw to end it 51-72. In the effort, the Gators went 16-45 (36%) from the field and 17-23 (74%) from the line. The Scorpions went 30-69 (43%) from the field and 10-16 (63%) from the line. Of note, Hayley Davis went 9-9 from the line. The Gators valiant efforts during the season resulted in a 14-10, 8-7 record for the season.
This was the 2nd season for the coaching staff led by Lee Gibson Jr. which included Jim Miller, Virgil Luben, and Mike DiGiacomo. Congratulations to the players and coaches for a fine season filled with great memories. Go Gators!
In follow up, Sand Creek defeated 4th seeded Durango 72-53 the following day...and ultimately made it to the semi-finals.
Finally, thanks to all the Gator faithful who helped with getting stats to provide the information for these writeups.
- Written by Leo Paik
Your Standley Lake Gator JV and Varsity team took on the Golden Demons on 2/19/16 away.
In the JV game, unfortunately traffic conspired to prevent us from covering the first 4 minutes of the game. During that time, the Gators got a three from Jennifer Holguin, and the Demons score a pair of baskets. Jamie Torbet got the Gators a 5-4 lead with a bucket. Maryssa Gonzalez (2 pts, 4+ reb) pushed it to 7-4 with a putback. Golden responded with a pair of hoops to get a 7-8 lead. With 0:48 left in the 1st, Nikki Silva ( pts, asst, reb, steal) converted a Lina Vogler pass to get it to 9-8. In the 2nd, the Demons regained the lead with a pair of baskets. Lina Vogler tied it with a jumper three. Jamie Torbet struck for a bucket (assist by Kelsey Clements). Golden got a pair of free throws to tie it. Lina Vogler was fouled and hit a free throw. The Demons ended the half with a free throw and hoop to make it 15-17 at halftime. In the 3rd, Jamie Torbet tied it with a basket (assist by Clements). Golden surged with a bucket and free throw. Torbet tied it again with a trey (assist by Jazmyn Ruybal (asst, reb, 3 steals)). After a Golden hoop, Lina Vogler stepped into a three to get the Gators the lead, and Kelsey Clements added a basket (asssist by Vogler), and after an extended scoreless stretch, Jamie Zimmerman hit a putback making it 27-22. The Demons closed with a free throw and a bucket. Kelsey Clements got it to 30-25 (assist by Vogler (7 pts, 3 asst, 8 reb, 5 steal, block)) to end the 3rd. In the 4th, Golden kept battling closing it to 30-27. Jamie Zimmerman (6 pts, 7 reb) got a putback and a pair of free throws to get it to 34-27. With 2 1/2 minutes to go, Jamie Torbet (9 pts, 2 reb) relaxed the Gator faithful with a hoop (assist by Jennifer Holguin (3 pts, asst, 3 reb, 2 steals, block)). The Demons got a basket, and Kelsey Clements (6 pts, 3 asst, 5 reb) closed out the scoring with a free throw to end it 37-29. In the effort, the Gators were 14-53+ from the field and 4-6 from the line. The Demons shot 12-46+ from the field and 5-8 from the line. The Gators' record improves to 3-14, 3-12. Great way to end the season!
Thanks to Keith Carman, Goldie Davis, Leslie Carman, Brad Raulston, and Lance Vogler for help with the stats.
In the Varsity game, the Demons scored first with a basket.
(Tipoff for the final regular season game.)
Jackie Paik hit a jumper. Then Golden rattled off a pair of free throws and a pair of threes to end the 1st 2-10. In the 2nd, Golden hit a pair of buckets and a three before Hayley Davis got a hoop. The Demons got a pair of free throws and a basket to make it 4-21 at halftime. Savannah Martin (3 pts, reb) hit a three (assist by Jackie Paik) to start the 3rd. In an uncharacteristic fashion, the Demons scored 10 unanswered points before Hanna Davis was fouled and hit a pair of free throws to make it 9-31. After a Golden three, Jackie Paik was fouled and hit her free throws. Then, perhaps riling up the Gators out of an offensive slumber, Karah Burkel drew an intentional foul and hit her free throws. Hannah Davis knocked down a bucket (assist by Hayley Davis), and Jackie Paik (5 pts, 2 asst, 4 reb, 2 steals) was fouled and hit a free throw to end the 3rd 16-34. In the 4th, the Gators came out with purpose as they took it to the Demons. Karah Burkel was fouled and hit her free throws, Hanna Davis was fouled and hit her double bonus free throws, Karah Burkel knocked down a hoop, Hanna Davis was fouled again and hit her double bonus free throws, Hayley Davis got a basket (assist by Paik), Hanna Davis (10 pts, 4 reb, steal) was fouled and hit her free throws, Karah Burkel got a nice drive and layup, Hayley Davis (6 pts, asst, 8 reb, 2 steals) was fouled and hit her free throws, and Karah Burkel tied it at 34-34 coast-to-coast layup in a 25 point run! Golden finally hit a three and a pair of free throws. With 0:14.5 left, the Demons drew a foul and hit a pair of 1-1 free throws to make it 34-41. Karah Burkel (12 pts, 2 reb, 2 steals) with a bucket (assist by Camille Garcia asst, steal, block)) to get it to 36-41. Golden got a final hoop to end it 36-43. In the effort, the Gators were 9-39 (23%) from the field and 17-21 (81%) from the line, including going 10-10 in the 4th. The Demons went 16-46 (33%) from the field and 6-6 from the line. The Gators' record goes to 14-9, 8-7. With this result, the Gators hopefully an invite to the state tournament.
Thanks to Leslie Carman and Linda Paik for help with the stats.
Update: the Gators got an 8th seed to match up against 1st seed Sand Creek (22-1, 14-0) away at 5pm on Friday February 26 in Colorado Springs. Congratulations!