Before the Lyons softball team took the field Friday night, they took a moment to celebrate their seniors, and their parents.
The Lyons boys won two big road games, both upsets, to climb up in the standings heading into the final week of the regular season. At Dayspring on Friday versus a 10-4 Eagles team, a shorthanded Lyons team earned a hard-fought 55-51 victory. What made this win special were contributions from unlikely sources.
The Lyons girls and boys basketball teams hosted a doubleheader with Twin Peaks Charter School for senior night on Tuesday. The girls were up first, and treated another good-sized home crowd to a 46-21 win. Regular starters for the Lions, Alora Cross and Hannah Paton, welcomed fellow senior Estella Percarpio to the starting lineup. The three have all been in the program for all four years, contributing to winning seasons at every level.
Old Man Winter arrived in time for the start of the 2020 Old Man Winter Bike Rally and Run. The 100K bike race kicked off at LaVern M. Johnson park in Lyons Sunday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. While the race did start, the cyclists were unable to finish.
On Tuesday of last week, the Lyons Girls Basketball team was back on the road with a short trip to Dawson School in Longmont. The girls at Dawson came into the game at 10-3 and ranked as high as 12th in the 2A state classification. The Lions had upset on their minds.
On Thursday, the Lyons boys traveled up the canyon to face rival Estes Park on the Bobcats’ Senior Night. Due to some open weight classes, not every Lion would have the opportunity to wrestle, but those that did compete certainly made their presence felt. In front of a large contingent of Estes Park fans and students, the Lions were in search of a dual-meet win.
The Lyons boys basketball team returned home for a league match up with the Clear Creek Golddiggers on Friday evening. Hoping to build on their momentum from last week’s dramatic comeback win in Longmont, the boys welcomed back some much needed help. Junior center Jordan Valente returned from an ankle injury, and senior guard Isaac Roberts, returned from an extended illness. The two would both provide the starters, who played nearly every minute of the last two games, a little relief.
The Lyons boys basketball team raised their Mile High League record to a respectable 3-2 mark last week, splitting a pair of road games. The first was a tough match at Denver Christian on Tuesday night versus the eighth-ranked Thunder. The Lions were looking for an upset, however, a series of unfortunate events would work against their favor.