Racers Hit the Trails for a Good Cause
June 5 – The 2012 Turquoise Lake Half Marathon saw 126 racers at the start line on June 2 to take on the 13.1 mile race course which travels along one of Lake County’s favorite bodies of water: Turquoise Lake. Leadville local Marco Peinado (24M) rose to the top and crossed the finish line first with a time of 1:25:37 . The first female finisher was not too far behind was Amy Hume with a time of 1:37:54. Runners welcomed the cloud cover which brought reprieve from the unseasonably warm temperatures for Leadville this time of year.
The next day, June 3, the sun was out and warmed things up for the friendly Fish Hatchery 5k. Located at the historic Leadville National Fish Hatchery, the Fish Hatchery 5K features a scenic cross country style course that winds through subalpine forest near and around the Evergreen Lakes and lower Rock Creek area.
Sunday’s race also saw a Leadville local cross the finish line first: Karl Remsen with a time of 17:31, followed closely by the previous day’s winner, Marco Peinado at 20:08. The first female finisher was Carrie Froemmin with a time of 25:17.
Hall of Fame to Honor LCHS Football Team
June 5 – The 2012 Leadville-Lake County Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet will feature the 1991-92 LCHS football team. This will coincide with a Leadville/Lake County teachers reunion. The event will take place at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, June 30.
The 1991-92 Lake County High School football team was the first and only team in school history to go undefeated in the regular season. The Panthers compiled a 9-0 regular-season record while defeating opponents with a combined score of 231-34 and garnering the Intermountain League Championship.
Nine seniors started on both offense and defense, leading the team to the Colorado state play-offs. In the first round, the Panthers confidently defeated the Las Animas Trojans 13-0. Lake County battled a formidable Hotchkiss team in the second round. In their last offensive play of the game, the Panthers turned the ball over on a failed fourth-and-one attempt. The Bulldogs would control the ball for the remaining minutes of the game to give Lake County their first loss of the season, a heartbreaking score of 14-16.
The team’s 10-1 record on the year remains the best in Lake County High School history.
Quarterback/defensive back Bryan Ruble was named Intermountain League Player of the Year and named to the Denver Post All-State team. Ruble was also selected to play in the Colorado All-State game as a defensive back. The Rocky Mountain News selected team captain John Schutte to the All-State First Team as a linebacker, and linebacker Danny Windorski was selected as an alternate for the Colorado All-State game.
Sixteen Panthers were recognized with All-Conference honors, the most selections in school history. Offensive team selections were quarterback Ruble; backs Mike Fattor and Nathan Corbin; honorable-mention receivers Jim Stegall and Rod Carter; and honorable-mention linemen Mike Chavez, Windorski and Buck Green.
All-Conference defensive selections included linemen Windorski, Keith Dougherty and Fattor; honorable-mention backs Ruble, Greg Maxwell and Brian Martinez; and honorable-mention linebacker Schutte.
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