Feature photo by: Amor-Leigh Wilson – Junior and varsity swimmer Avery Hill ends her circuits of laps with her fellow swimmer. Avery Hill as well as junior Jasmine Johnson , and seniors Kegan Bantanis , and Lauren Graff competed today at state. To find out more about Rangeview sports click here.
(Photo credits top to bottom: Amor-Leigh Wilson, Jeffery Afriyie, Amor-Leigh Wilson, and Amor-Leigh Wilson)
By: Amor-Leigh Wilson, Review Staff
With a series of successful games, many say the Rangeview girls basketball team is not slowing down anytime soon. With an overall record of 14-4 and league record of 7-0, the ladies have had one of the strongest Rangeview girls basketball seasons since 2016 (the only season that they went undefeated in leagues). Despite the hard work this season that the ladies have put in, they still have not managed to be at the top of their league as they sit in the number two spot right under Vista Peak — Rangeviews’ biggest rival team.
The boys’ basketball season has only been increasing in momentum as they are undefeated in leagues with an 8-0 league record. They have a 18-2 overall record — they have only lost to Grandview and Overland. The boys are at the top of their league with an 11 game winning streak.
According to junior and forward Christian Speller, “I feel like we have a good chance of shocking the state…so far we’ve been catching everybody by surprise. No one really thinks we can do it but we’re proving them otherwise.” The boys’ next game will be against Vista Peak on Saturday at Vista Peak at 7:00pm.
The girls swim team has had what seems to be an exceptional season, they are APS champions, EMAC champions, and potential state champions. The girls have a 12-2-1 overall record and an 11-0-0 league record putting them at the top of their league. The team sent five swimmers to state: senior Lauren Graff and Kegan Bantanis as well as juniors Avery Hill and Jasmine Johnson as well as another swimmer from Vista Peak.
According to Coach Gerad, “The goal is for the girls to do better than they did last year. We only had one relay and diver last year.”
The ladies have accomplished their goals and will be competing at state today, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th at 2:00pm in Fort Collins at the Epic Center.
Many agree that the wrestling season has been full of several ups and downs as they have an overall record of 11-11 with state championships just around the corner. The team did not win EMAC, but hope to send some wrestlers to state.