- Written by Leo Paik
- Brandan Maher (baseball), Western Nebraska CC
- Hannah Rose (softball), Midland University
- Ryan Carlin (soccer), Northwestern College
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- Written by Leo Paik
Your Lady Gators Basketball teams took on the Arvada Bulldogs in the Swamp on 2/9/16.
There were no Level III or JV games, because sadly the Bulldogs didn't have enough players at this point.
In the Varsity game, the Bulldogs (1-17, 1-11) dressed only 5 players. Arvada started strong with a putback and jumper to make it 0-4. Then, Hanna Davis hit a three (assist by Karah Burkel) and converted a steal into a basket. Savannah Martin followed suit with a steal and layup. Karah Burkel hit a bucket and converted a Jackie Paik pass for another. Paik converted a steal going coast-to-coast to end the 1st 13-4. In the 2nd, Martin picked off a pass to go coast-to-coast for a hoop. Again Paik (4 pts, asst, 3 reb, 4 steals) did for a layup. The Bulldogs stopped the 17 point Gator run with a jumper to make it 17-6. Hayley Davis converted an Aly Ernster pass for a basket. Then Hanna Davis got a nice drive and layup, and Savannah Martin ended the half with a putback getting it to 23-6. In the 3rd, Arvada started with a putback. Martin converted a pair of steals for buckets. Hanna Davis got a nice pass from Martin (10 pts, asst, 2 reb, 10 steals) for a hoop, and Karah Burkel (8 pts, 4 reb, steal) scored a basket and a putback. Arvada got a free throw before Hanna Davis and Hayley Davis (6 pts, 10 reb, steal, block) scored buckets. After a Bulldog timeout, Hayley Davis knocked down a hoop. Aly Ernster was fouled and got a free throw to end the 3rd 40-9. In the 4th, Arvada opened with a basket. Then Aly Ernster (2 pts, 2 reb) drew a foul and hit another free throw.
(Aly Ernster hits a free throw.)
Hanna Davis (13 pts, 6 reb, 2 steals) was fouled by #33 of the Bulldogs (her 5th) making it a 4-on-5 contest the rest of the way. She hit both her free throws. Then Arvada got a three, free throw, basket, pair of free throws before Emma Shileny (2 pts, 6 reb, block) stopped the Bulldog 8 point run with a bucket (assist by Jazmyn Ruybal (asst, reb)). Arvada ended it with a hoop off a turnover to make it 45-21. In the effort, the Gators were 20-65 (33%) from the field and 4-8 from the line. The Bulldogs were 8-42 (19%) from the field and 4-9 from the line. The Gators' record improves to 13-7, 7-5.
Thanks to Goldie Davis and Dan Torbet for help with the stats.
- Written by Leo Paik
Your Lady Gators Basketball teams took on the Wheat Ridge Farms in the Swamp in a rematch on 2/5/16.
In the Level III game, the Farmers scored first with a pair of baskets. Anne Williams made a nice feed to Nikki Silva to get the Gators on the board. Wheat Ridge got a bucket before Haley Rountree sank a putback. The Farmers hit a couple hoops, and Jennifer Holguin converted another nice feed by Anne Williams for a three. Wheat Ridge closed the quarter with a basket to make it 7-12. In the 2nd, the Farmers hit a bucket and trey. Anne Williams (1 pt, 2 asst, 10 reb, 8 steals) was fouled and hit her free throws. Nikki Silva (4 pts, 6 reb, 2 steals) got a nice pass from Jennifer Holguin to make it 10-17. Wheat Ridge closed the half with a pair of hoops to make it 10-21. In the 3rd, the Farmers hit a hoop. Haley Rountree was fouled and got her free throws. Then the Farmers got a basket and hit 1 of 6 free throws. Haley Rountree (6 pts, 9 reb, 3 steals, block) responded with a bucket (assist by Jennifer Holguin). Wheat Ridge closed the 3rd with a couple of free throws to get it to 14-28. In the 4th, Alex Cervantes (2 pts, reb) was fouled and hit her free throws. Jennifer Holguin (6 pts, 2 asst, 10 reb, 6 steals, 2 blocks) followed with hoop and a free throw, and Jennifer Boehland (2 pts, reb, steal) got a pair of double bonus free throws to close the gap 21-30. Whent Ridge then rattled off a 9 point run to end it 21-39. Kaitlyn Maldonado added 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and a block; Emily Geosmick contribute 3 rebounds and 2 steals; and Maryssa Gonzalez had 2 rebounds. In the effort the Gators shot 6-57 (11%) from the field and 8-17 from the line. The Farmers went 17-72 (24%) from the field and 4-19 from the line. The Gators' record goes to 1-12, 0-9.
Thanks to Josh Pennington (?) and Leslie Carman for help with the stats.
In the JV game, Kelsey Clements (2 pts, 6 reb) opened the scoring with a basket (assist by Lina Vogler). The Farmers went on a 10 point run before Lina Vogler was fouled and hit a free throw. Wheat Ridge closed the quarter with a 7 point run. In the 2nd, Jazmyn Ruybal (1 pt, 4 reb, steal) was fouled and hit a free throw, and the Farmers closed the half with a 8 point run. In the 3rd, after a Wheat Ridge bucket, Lina Vogler was fouled and hit a free throw. Then the Farmers got a three and a hoop. Vogler scored off a turnover and hit a free throw. After another Wheat Ridge basket, Jennifer Holguin got a nice drive and layup, and Lina Vogler made a nice steal and scored to get it to 12-34 and force a Farmer timeout. Wheat Ridge closed the 3rd with a bucket. In the 4th, after a pair of Farmer free throws, Lina Vogler made a nice pass to Jennifer Holguin (5 pts, 2 reb, steal) who nailed a trey to get the Gator faithful cheering. Wheat Ridge followed with a hoop and free throw before Jamie Torbet (3 pts, 3 reb) swished a three (assist by Vogler (7 pts, 3 asst, 4 reb, 7 steals, block)) to close it to 18-41. The Farmers closed the game with a 8 point run to end it 18-49. In the effort, the Gators went 6-69 (9%) from the field and 4-9 from the line. The Farmers when 19-57 (33%) from the field and 4-16 from the line.The Gators' record goes to 1-12, 1-9.
Thanks to Lance Vogler and Leslie Carman for their assistance with stats.
In the Varsity game, the word was that Wheat Ridge had improved significantly (despite their 5-12 record) since these two teams matched up 4 weeks ago. The Farmers came out with some vigor hitting a pair of baskets. Karah Burkel converted a Savannah Martin pass to get the Gators on the board. After another Wheat Ridge bucket, Burkel nailed a three (assist by Hanna Davis), and Jackie Paik drew a foul and tied it with a free throw. Hayley Davis got the Gators their first lead with a nice pass from Paik. Wheat Ridge tied it with a hoop before Karah Burkel scored a putback and Paik hit her free throws after being fouled. The Farmers battled back to tied it after the 1st. In the 2nd, Hayley Davis battled through contact for a basket. Wheat Ridge scored a free throw, and then Karah Burkel went coast-to-coast to delight the Gator faithful with a layup. Jackie Paik stole the ball and scored a jumper to make it 18-13. After a Farmer bucket, Hayley Davis was fouled and hit a free throw and then scored on a Burkel (9 pts, asst, 8 reb, 2 steals, block) pass to end the half 21-15. In the 3rd, Wheat Ridge closed with a free throw and three. Hanna Davis drew a foul and hit a free throw. She was then fouled quite hard, knocking her out of the game temporarily, and Aly Ernster (1 pt) came in to make a free throw in her stead. Fortunately, Hanna Davis (3 pts, 2 asst, 6 reb) recovered quickly enough to get a nice pass to Jackie Paik for a trey and convert a Tara Atwood (asst) pass for a hoop to get it to 28-19. The Farmers closed the 3rd with a three of their own. In the 4th, Wheat Ridge surged to take a 28-29 lead with a basket, trey, and bucket. Hayley Davis kept her cool and knocked down a pair of free throws after being fouled to regain the lead. Savannah Martin got a great steal and converted for a hoop, and Jackie Paik (9 pts, asst, reb, 2 steals, 2 blocks) hit a free throw to get it to 33-29. In the last minute the Farmers clawed back to 33-32 with a three. Again Hayley Davis (11 pts, 12 reb, 6 steals) kept her cool and sank a jumper (assist by Camille Garcia). Garcia (1 pt, asst, 3 reb) was fouled and hit a double bonus free throw. In the last 30 seconds, Wheat Ridge continued to battle and got a basket, leaving the Gator faithful with trembling hands. With 22 seconds to go, Savannah Martin (3 pts, asst, 3 reb, steal, 2 blocks) was fouled from behind and hit a free throw to make it 37-34. At 0:13, the Farmers managed to draw a foul, hit a free throw to make it 37-35, and then had their guards in the starting blocks for an intentional miss. Scrambling hard for the loose ball, Wheat Ridge managed to regain possession with a jump ball, but the Gators' stiff defense kept it scoreless in the last 10 seconds to end it 37-35. In the effort, the Gators were 12-48 (25%) from the field and 11-23 (48%) from the line. The Farmers were 14-52 (27%) from the field and 3-7 (43%) from the line. The Gators' record improves to 12-6, 6-5.
Thanks to Leslie Carman and Linda Paik for help with the stats.
- Written by Leo Paik
From the Denver Post:
Four IB students from Standley Lake HS did a research project in collaboration with National Jewish Health Center on non-tuberculous mycobacterium that will be published in peer-reviewed FEMS Microbiology Letters, a scientific journal. With teacher Rob Cassady, Peyton Burger, Madeline Ellsbury, David Morgenstern, and Mara Strother worked with Dr. Jennifer Honda and Dr. Edward Chan to understand the emergence of disease in Hawaii compared to Colorado. Their studies showed a link to the bacterium found in household plastic vs. chrome-plated shower heads and local soils and the presence of the disease. "It is rare for students still in high school to be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. It was an incredible, enriching learning experience. It changes the dynamic to have top-notch high school students collecting data," said Cassady.
Excerpted from a story by Devan Crean, Your Hub contributor.
- Written by Leo Paik
Your Lady Gators Basketball teams took on the Green Mountain Rams away on 1/30/16.
In the Level III game, Anne Williams (2 pts, 2 reb, steal) opened with a basket. Green Mt. responded with a three and bucket. Jennifer Holguin (1 pt, steal) was fouled and hit a free throw, and April Stafford (2 pts, 5 reb) got a putback to tie it 5-5. The Rams closed the 1st with a hoop. In the 2nd, Green Mt. got a 7 point run before Haley Rountree (2 pts, 3 reb, 4 steals) scored a putback. The Rams closed the half with a free throw and hoop to make it 7-17. In the 3rd, Green Mt. got a 25 point run while holding the Gators scoreless. In the 4th, the Rams got a pair of baskets and free throws to end it 7-48. Kaitlyn Maldonado added 3 rebounds. In the effort, the Gators went 3-35 (9%) from the field and 1-3 from the line while the Rams went 20-53 (38%) from the field and 6-10 from the line. The Gators' record goes to 1-10, 0-7, though they continue to improve.
Thanks to Lina Vogler, Kelsey and Debbie Clements, and Jackie Paik for help with the stats.
In the JV game, Green Mt. started with a 17 point run taking advantage of turnovers. Jamie Torbet got the Gators on the scoreboard with a free throw. The Rams closed the 1st with a basket to make it 1-19. In the 2nd, the Rams got a bit rough knocking down Lina Vogler who was unable to shoot her free throw. Then Jamie Zimmerman (4 pts, 3 reb) , returning from an injury, hit a pair of jumpers to get it to 5-19. Green Mt. got a free throw and a three before Kelsey Clements took advantage of the Rams aggressive fouling and hit a free throw. Green Mt. closed the half with a bucket to get it to 6-27. In the 3rd, the Rams opened with a hoop. Kelsey Clements (3 pts, 10 reb) followed with a basket.. After another Green Mt. bucket, Jamie Torbet (4 pts, 6 reb, steal) hit a three (assist by Lina Vogler). The Rams finished the quarter with a 12 point run while knocking Jazmyn Ruybal (reb) onto the ground and out of the game. In the 4th, after a Green Mt. layup, Lina Vogler (4 pts, asst, 2 reb, 2 steals) was fouled twice and hit a couple free throws. Perhaps frustrated with the physicality in a lobsided game, the Gators were called for an intentional foul, and the game ended 15-43. In the effort, the Gators went 5-29 (17%) from the field and 4-14 (29%) from the line. The Rams went 18-59 (31%) from the field and 3-13 (23%) from the line. The Gators' record goes to 1-10, 1-7.
Thanks to Lance Vogler, Leslie Carman, and Debbie Clements for help with the stats.
In the Varsity game, the Gators sought to avenge a lobsided loss from their previous matchup and perhaps more. The Gators took a 5-0 lead on a three (assist by Savannah Martin) and a putback by Hayley Davis. The Rams (12-4, 6-2, 20th ranked in Class 4A) responded with a basket. Jackie Paik converted a Hayley Davis pass for a bucket. Green Mt. hit a free throw. Hanna Davis converted a Karah Burkel pass to make it 9-3. After another Rams hoop, Hanna Davis struck again with basket (assist by Hayley Davis) to make it 11-5. Green Mt. followed with a three. Hanna Davis was fouled and hit a free throw. The Rams tied it up with a free throw and trey. Hanna Davis was fouled again and hit a free throw to get it to 13-12 after the 1st. In the 2nd, Karah Burkel went coast-to-coast after a steal to start. Defending their home court, Green Mt. got a 7 point run to take the lead. Savannah Martin closed it to 17-19 with a bucket (assist by Tara Atwood (asst)) to end the half 17-19. With determination, the Gators came out after the break fired up as they got a three from Karah Burkel (assist by Jackie Paik), drive for a layup by Paik. The Rams got a pair of free throws to close to 22-21. Then Hayley Davis hit a three (assist by Savannah Martin) and Hanna Davis got a hoop (assist by Karah Burkel) to get the lead up to 27-21. Green Mt. responded with basket. Jackie Paik hit a nice trey (assist by Hayley Davis (8 pts, 2 asst, 14 reb, block)), Hanna Davis added a bucket, and Paik hit a hoop to get the lead up to 35-23. After a Rams basket, Savannah Martin scored a bucket to end the 3rd 37-25. In the 4th, Green Mt. played small ball and hit a three. Jackie Paik (11 pts, asst, reb) responded with a jumper to make it 39-28. With the Rams in foul trouble, Karah Burkel hit a pair of clutch 1-1 free throws. Green Mt. battled back with a hoop and trey to make it 41-33. Hanna Davis was fouled and hit her clutch 1-1 free throws as well.
(Hanna Davis, named player of the game, takes advantage of a Green Mt. foul.)
The Rams got another basket, but they fouled Hanna Davis (14 pts, 7 reb, 3 steals, block) again who hit a free throw to make it 44-35. After Green Mt. got another free throw, Karah Burkel (9 pts, 2 asst, 4 reb, 2 steals) was fouled again and calmly set the tone with another pair of 1-1 free throws getting it to 46-36 with just over 2 minutes to go. Playing spirited defense, the Gators defended the perimeter passing well and gave up only one basket during a key 2 minute plus stretch. Frustrated, the Rams fouled Savannah Martin (6 pts, 2 asst, 6 reb, 3 steals, 6 blocks) again who sank her free throws with 0:11.9 left. Green Mt. got a final concession basket to end it 48-40. In the effort, the Gators were 15-44 (34%) from the field and 8-17 (47%) from the line. The Rams were 15-53 (28%) from the field and 6-10 from the line. The Gators' record improves to 11-5, 5-4 and they reach a 22nd rank in Class 4A.
Thanks to Leslie Carman and Debbie Clements for help with the stats.