Lewis-Palmer hockey team honors Dylan Redwine
Rangers paid tribune to the late teen before their game with Doherty on Jan. 24
The Lewis-Palmer hockey team - a combined District 38 squad with Palmer Ridge - took time to remember the late Dylan Redwine prior to its Jan. 24 game with Doherty at the Colorado Sports Center.
Redwine, a former Lewis-Palmer Middle School student, had hoped to play hockey for the Rangers this season as a freshman. His remains were found last June near Bayfield after an extensive search that started in November 2012. That was when Redwine went missing after he traveled to see his father on a court-ordered visit during the Thanksgiving break.
Redwine was just 13 at the time of his disappearance.
The special ceremony took place prior to the playing of the national anthem. Four Rangers captains, as well as a player representing Palmer Ridge, presented a white rose to Dylan’s mother, Elaine. A banner was also unveiled behind the team bench honoring Redwine.
Last summer, new Lewis-Palmer coach Hal Jordan said the team would honor Redwine this season with a ribbon on the back of the team helmets.
Lewis-Palmer capped the emotional evening with a 6-1 victory. The Rangers got two goals from Nick Pavlik.
NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT DAY
Feb. 5 is National Letter of Intent signing day for high school students around the nation.
Locally, several Tri-Lakes area student athletes are expected to sign their letters.
Ceremonies will be held at Lewis-Palmer, Palmer Ridge, Discovery Canyon Campus and The Classical Academy.
Lewis-Palmer senior Carson Haws and TCA senior Matt King (both pitchers) signed their national letters of intent on Jan. 15 during the early signing period for junior colleges. Both will attend Pratt Community College in Kansas.
“Carson’s desire to succeed is greater than his acceptance of failure,” said Steve Lockett, Haws’ coach with Colorado Baseball Academy.
“Matt has worked hard to get where he is and will continue to see success.”
COLORADO ENJOYING A BOON IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL SIGNINGS
Following four more verbal commitments earlier this month, Colorado high school football now has 29 players committed to Division I programs. That number is the most since 2010, when the state produced 33 Division I players, according to a search of the Rivals.com database.
In 2013, Colorado had 21 players headed to Division I schools. There were 19 D-I products from Colorado in both 2011 and 2012.
BEARS BULLISH IN KANSAS
The Palmer Ridge boys and girls basketball teams played in the Colby Kansas Orange and Black Tournament last week with both teams advancing to their championship games.
The Bears’ girls won their title tile over Colby, 41-34, to improve to 13-2.
The Palmer Ridge boys lost to Scott City, Kansas, 71-57, and are now 9-6 on the season. Scott City is the three-time defending Class 3A state champ.
Both Bears teams play at Lewis-Palmer on Jan. 31.
RANGERS SWIM BY DISCOVERY CANYON
The Lewis-Palmer girls’ swimming team - a combined District 38 squad with Palmer Ridge - cruised by Discovery Canyon, 128-58, on Jan. 21 at Monument Valley Country Club.
The Rangers got a strong performance from Sarah Mallette, who won the 50 freestyle and was part of all three winning relay teams.
Teammate Olga Britton won the 200 freestyle and was on the victorious 200 and 400-freestyle relay teams.
The Rangers also got a strong performance from Kayla Sunada, who won the 100 butterfly and was also on all three winning relay teams.
Discovery Canyon’s victories were by Emily Hand (100 backstroke) and Emma Plentl (diving).
THUNDER TAKES DOWN AIR ACADEMY IN WRESTLING
The Discovery Canyon wrestling team defeated Air Academy, 33-20, in a wrestling match on Jan. 22.
Tyler Oberg (145 pounds) had the lone pin for the Thunder.
Also picking up a key win for the Thunder was Canin Ritz (160).
RANGERS GO 1-2 IN BOYS HOOPS
The Lewis-Palmer boys’ basketball team lost to Air Academy, 60-40, on Jan. 21. It was the Rangers’ first loss to Air Academy in more than a decade.
The Rangers got a team-high 12 points from senior Chase Stone and nine from sophomore Joe DeCoud.
On Jan. 24, the Rangers defeated Visa Ridge, 53-46, as Stone led the way with 18 points. Teammate Jonathan Scott added 12 as Lewis-Palmer improved to 8-6 overall, 3-3 in the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference.
Lewis-Palmer capped a busy week with a 43-40 non-league loss to Broomfield. Charlie Hovasse led the Rangers with 11 points, while DeCoud added 10. Stone was held to four points.
TITANS LOSE RIVALRY GAME TO MANITOU SPRINGS
The Classical Academy boys’ basketball team lost to Manitou Springs, 57-43, on Jan. 21 in a key 3A Tri-Peaks League affair.
Davey Haddad led the Titans with 14 points, while teammate Josh Haddad added 13.