After 45 days in the hospital, Doherty sophomore Schafer Reichart has finally returned home to Colorado Springs.

On Jan. 23, Reichart was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Denver with a life-threatening illness, caused by the flu and a strep infection. He spent days on life support as he underwent respiratory, kidney and heart failure. Gradually, Reichart’s condition improved, and on Friday, he walked out of the hospital.

At the time of his illness, Reichart was one of Doherty’s leading scorers, averaging 9.1 points in 14 games. He earned second-team all-CSML honors, the only sophomore among the league’s top 12 players.

Cheyenne Mountain AD wins prestigious award

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association recently announced that Cheyenne Mountain director of athletics Kris Roberts will be presented with the State Award of Merit at a ceremony next month.

The State Award of Merit is presented by the state to an NIAAA member who “demonstrates outstanding leadership and meritorious service and achievement in the vocation of interscholastic administration.”

Roberts has been the AD at Cheyenne Mountain since 2010.

He’ll receive the award at the annual Colorado Athletic Directors Association conference in late April.

“Honored and humbled,” Roberts tweeted Friday. “Fortunate to be part of something great. … kids deserve the recognition. Just part of one big team.”

CSML festivities set for Wednesday and Thursday

While the prep basketball season has come to an end, there are still games to be played, just with not as much on the line anymore.

The league’s annual 3-point contest and slam dunk contest are set to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wasson.

On Thursday, the CSML all-star games will be played at Coronado. The girls’ game starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 7.