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SIGNING DAY

Today is college national letter of intent day for high school athletes across the United States. More than two dozen Tri-Lakes area student-athletes are expected to ink their names at school-hosted parties.

Palmer Ridge is having its party in the auditorium beginning at 9 a.m. Casey Deeds is signing with Stanford to play field hockey. Winn Howard will attend the Navy Prep School to play football. Holly Weyland is signing with Colorado School of Mines for soccer.

Discovery Canyon is hosting its party at 2:45 p.m. in the gym.

The Classical Academy has 12 commitments and will host its party at 10:30 a.m. in the main lobby. Those signing include: Daniel Carlson (Auburn, football), Evan Young (Indiana Wesleyan, soccer). Claire LaValley (Taylor, soccer), Caitlyn Troupe (Colorado Christian, soccer), Meghan Troupe (Colorado Christian, soccer), Kierra Mattingly (Oklahoma Baptists, soccer), Sarah Turner (Colorado Chrisian, soccer), Chrissy Lind (Concordia, soccer), Joanie Jacks (Long Island-Brooklyn, soccer), Justin Miller (Gardner-Webb, football), Joshua Gerstenberg (Chadron State, football), Megan Brunette (Wyoming, cross country/track).

RANGERS STREAKING

The Lewis-Palmer boys basketball team upped its winning streak to eight games last week with Class 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference victories over Discovery Canyon (73-57) and Palmer Ridge (56-34).

Senior guard Jordan Scott scored a game-high 28 points against Discovery Canyon. The 6-foot-6 Scott leads the Rangers in scoring at 18.0 points per game and has had six games of 20-or-more points this season.

THUNDER WINS OWN INVITE

The Discovery Canyon wrestling team showed why it is a favorite to win the 4A team title this month after winning its own invitational on Feb. 2 against some of the top competition in the state.

The Thunder defeated Broomfield (ranked No. 1 in 4A by On the Mat), Ponderosa (No. 3, 5A), Pueblo Central (No. 6, 4A) and Montrose (No. 7, 4A) and a gritty Elizabeth club.

Three Thunder wrestlers went 5-0 - returning senior state champions Steve Turner (132 pounds) and AJ Rees (120), as well as freshman Sam Turner (106).

Thunder junior Adrian Mack, a state qualifier last year, defeated Broomfield’s Zach Stodden, the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the state, at 170 pounds

 

WRESTLING FOR A CAUSE

The Discovery Canyon and Pine Creek wrestling teams are having a dual charity meet on Thursday with all proceeds going to benefit the Springs Rescue Mission. The event begins at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Jeane Turner, Discovery Canyon Booster President, at 719-465-6532.

CHSAA CHARGING TO WATCH PLAYOFFS ONLINE

The Colorado High School Activities Association will be charging folks to watch the playoffs online this season.

It starts on Friday with girls swimming and diving state finals. CHSAA will charge subscribers $3.95 for a day of viewing, $6.95 for a week and $9.95 for a month.

In previous years, CHSAA has offered any state playoffs or tournaments for free on chsaa.tv. Now, CHSAA will be charging to view its events via Play On Sports! - the Atlanta-based parent company of chsaa.tv.

For a complete line up of the winter sports playoff schedule go to www.chsaa.org.

TCA GIRLS NETTERS ROLLING

The Classical Academy girls basketball team improved to 13-1 last week, 7-1 in the 3A Tri-Peaks League, with victories over Florence (48-34) and Fountain Valley (39-14).

TCA junior Hannah Carr had a season-high 20 rebounds in the victory over Florence.

AFA’S CHAD HALL ACTIVE FOR SUPER BOWL

Chad Hall, an Air Force Academy alumnus, was active for the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Baltimore Ravens.

Hall, a wide receiver, was not targeted by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the team’s 34-31 loss.

Hall played in two regular season games this season after being signed as a free agent on Nov. 27. He did not have any stats. He was also active for the NFC Championship game against Atlanta, but also did not have any stats. He is also the team’s back-up kick returner.

The 5-foot-8, 187-pounder began his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010.    

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