A new era is about to start at Lewis-Palmer for its powerhouse volleyball program. Life without Alexa Smith has officially begun.
Smith walked off the court as a Ranger for the last time when she and her teammates captured their second straight Class 4A state championship at the Denver Coliseum last month.
For her efforts she is The...
Susan Odenbaugh had the keys to what was the equivalent of a Ferrari this season, and she couldn't have driven it any better. The Lewis-Palmer volleyball coach guided a talented roster to a 29-0 record and a second consecutive Class 4A state championship. "It's definitely an honor to be recognized as coach of the year, especially when you...
All-Area volleyball team
Outside hitter: Alexa Smith, Lewis-Palmer, sr.-Her numbers: 362 kills, 51.9 kill percent, 72 aces, 37 blocks, 202 digs. Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year. Captain on the 29-0 Class 4A state champion.
Outside hitter: Alyssa Brinton, Pine Creek, sr.-Class 5A CSML player of the year put...
Zachary Alhamra, Pine Creek
Ben Dingman, Rampart
Adam Egger, Coronado
Dylan Day, Fountain-Fort Carson
Connor McCabe, Rampart
Colton James-Wells, Doherty
Nic Vai, Coronado
Michel Swanson, Coronado
Jack Quinn, Liberty
Dominic Walker, Palmer
When Lewis-Palmer volleyball walked off the court after capping a perfect 29-0 record Saturday, it was also the end of one of the greatest high school careers in Colorado history.
Alexa Smith went out a champion, which was fitting since she has consistently been a winner during her stellar four-year stint as the Rangers' leader....
Manitou Springs entered the tournament looking for revenge. After falling to Eaton in last year's 3A finals, the Mustangs wanted another chance at the reigning state champions, and making it to the finals was the expectation all season, said coach Carol Benedict.
First, though, the No. 6 Mustangs needed to get through No. 2 Valley in the...
DENVER - Throughout the regular season, Lewis-Palmer made perfection look easy.
Before reaching the state tournament, the Rangers dropped just four sets and swept 25 teams. After sweeping their way through pool play at the state tournament with wins over 2013 runner-up Air Academy and Berthoud, and a semifinals sweep of Montrose, the final...
DENVER - Lewis-Palmer's volleyball team is taking the final steps on a march of perfection.
The Rangers have mauled opponents all season with an overwhelming combination of precision, imagination and power. The team is extremely tall, extremely athletic and extremely hungry for victory.
But here's the best part:
This team on the verge of...
At Denver: Lewis Palmer (27-0) and Cheyenne Mountain (22-4) rolled through pool play at the Denver Coliseum on Friday, and both secured a spot in Saturday's Class 4A semifinals.
The top-seeded Rangers beat No. 12 Air Academy 25-16, 25-10, 25-9 in a rematch of last year's state finals and then cruised past eighth-seeded Berthoud...
With the Class 4A and 3A football playoffs opening and the 5A playoffs continuing tonight, local teams taking to the gridiron are No. 16 Berthoud vs. No. 1 Discovery Canyon at D20 Stadium, No. 13 Falcon at No. 4 Denver South and No. 15 Rampart vs. No. 2 Fort Collins at French Field.
The state volleyball tournament is also underway with the...