Today is the Lady Panthers Yard/Bake Sale
June 30 – Today from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.the Lake County High School volleyball team is holding their annual yard/bake sale to raise funds for the 2012-13 season. The event is being held at 207 East 11th Street. Funds raised will be used to pay for a team camp, new uniforms, warm-ups, balls and nets. Bake sale items will be priced individually but all yard sale purchases will be by donation so stop by and give what you can; who knows what treasures you might find!
Hall of Fame to Honor LCHS Football Team Tonight
June 30 – Tonight’s Leadville-Lake County Sports Hall of Fame 2012 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.
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. CONGRATULATIONS PANTHERS!
Vonnie’s Voice 2nd Annual 5k Walk/Run
It’s time to start lacing up those running shoes! The 2nd Annual Vonnie’s Voice 5k Walk Run is in Leadville on Saturday, August 4 at 8 a.m. Why not do something good for yourself and the Leadville community!?
This family-fun event is a fundraiser for the Vonnie’s Voice Committee whose mission is to raise awareness and strengthen legislation concerning stalking in Colorado.
The inaugural Vonnie’s Voice 5k walk/run raised money for projects including: winter coats for students where Miss Vonnie was a kindergarten teacher, the Family Crisis Center, two $1,500 Vonnie’s Voice Scholarships and various local programs and activities for kids.
Most importantly, the Vonnie’s Voice Committee’s reached its primary objective to strengthen Colorado stalking laws when Gov. Hickenlooper signed Vonnie’s Law – HB12-1114 on May 11, 2012. The measure had passed unanimously on every level of the Colorado Legislature in ONE MONTH! There is specific information about the law on the website.
But there is still more work to be done and we’re counting on your continued support! We hope to see you at the start line. Or if you want to hit the snooze button, you can sleep in and donate instead. For more information: Vonnie’s Voice, P.O. Box 1986, Leadville, CO 80461 or log on to: www.VonniesVoice.org
13-Year-Old Boulderite Puts Hurtin’ on Local Racers
A thirteen year old racer from Boulder by the name of Eric Brunner put some hurtin’ on some tough local cyclists at the annual Lap The Lake race last Saturday, June 23 in Leadville. Seventy-six racers lined up at the start to take on the challenge of the 22-mile journey around Turquoise Lake with course elevations as high as 10,800 feet.
And lo and behold a mere 57 minutes and 41 seconds later, in rolls Brunner. Close behind him were a couple of Leadville’s top competitors: Tyrone Rimbert at 1:00:21 and Marvin Sandoval in third place with a time of 1:00:38. The first woman across the finish line was about five minutes behind: Kristin Dean of Breckenridge with a time of 1:05:22. The competition also includes a more grueling three lap race of 50 miles. CLICK for FULL RACE RESULTS.
This annual cycling contest, produced by the Lake County Recreation Department, continues to grow each year. “We look forward to a bigger and even better turnout of racers for the 2013 race,” said Recreation Director Amber Magee.