Lesher Middle School

an IB World School

Athletics & Activities

Awards and Recognition

2015-16 Recognized about 25 students with Character Awards after being nominated by their coaches!

2015-16 CHAMP School of Character Award – 1st school to receive this award!

2015 PSD Winter Sportsmanship Award- 1st school to receive this award along with Blevins MS!

2016 Every spring sports team created and messaged Character Development Plans!

2016 CHAMP Breakfast – presented what the coaches are doing at Lesher to 500 community members!

2017 7th and 8th Grade Girls Softball Information

**Preseason Softball Camp, Monday-Thursday 2/27-3/2 from 3-5PM at Spring Park**Monday Meet at Lesher and then go to Spring Creek with Coaches***

**Practices are Monday-Friday from 3:00-5:30 at Spring Park beginning 3/6**

7th and 8th grade girls interested in Lesher Softball will sign up between February 13th and February 22nd at Karen Downing’s desk in the main office. To participate a current physical (in the last 12 months), signed PSD forms and a $82 athletic fee (unless free or reduced lunch eligible, $124 for non-Lesher students, or if the family has met the $330 PSD family maximum for athletic fees) are due to the main office by Wednesday, March 1st.

Additional Questions?

Matt Hoeven (Head Coach) matthoeven@gmail.com

Waren Morrow (AP/Athletic Director) wmorrow@psdschools.org 970.472.3802

Thank you and Go Vikings!

2017 6th, 7th and 8th Grade GOLF Information

Yes, Lesher has a golf team! And can you believe golf season is almost here?

Information Meeting:  Thursday, February 23, 2:40 pm in room 10

Players and parents are welcome!

Who can play?  Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student

Are there tryouts?  Depends upon how many students come out.  We can accommodate up to 12 boys and 12 girls.

Cost: $82 (unless receiving free/reduced lunch-$0, private/charter/homeschool-$124, or meeting PSD family maximum of $330.00)

Requirements: an updated (in the last 12 months) physical on file in the office; players must have their own set of golf clubs.

Drop-in Golf Clinics (optional and open to all 6th-8th grade students): 2:45 - 4:00 at Lesher**

Wednesday, March 1                

Thursday, March 2

Tuesday, March 7

Wednesday, March 8             

Thursday, March 9

Please come to the Informational Meeting if you have questions, or contact Beth Wilms bwilms@psdschools.org

Lesher Golf web site: https://sites.google.com/a/psdschools.org/lesher-golf/

Additional Questions?

Beth Wilms (Head Coach) 472-3821 or bwilms@psdschools.org

Matt Mitchell (Head Coach)  472-3836 or mmitchell@psdschools.org

Waren Morrow (AP/AD) wmorrow@psdschools.org or 472-3802

Thank you and Go Vikings!

2016-17 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball Season- Tryout and Preseason Information

***Open Gyms will be held 12/12, 12/14 and 12/19 from 2:30-4:30PM in Lesher’s Main Gym****

***Preseason Girls Basketball Camp*** Tuesday – Thursday 12/20-12/22 from 2:30 – 4:30PM***

7th and 8th grade students interested in Girls’ Basketball will sign up between December 5th and December 15th in the main office. By the first day of tryouts, a current physical (in the last 12 months), PSD athletic paperwork (https://www.psdschools.org/athletics/middle-school-sports) and a $82 athletic fee (unless free or reduced lunch eligible or if the family has met the $330 PSD family maximum for athletic fees) are due to the main office. If you do not make the team, your $82 athletic fee will be refunded.

***Tryouts are Tuesday, January 10th – Friday, January 13th and cuts will be made Wednesday or Thursday 1/11 or 1/12.***

******WEDNESDAY'S TRYOUT WILL BE COMBINED 7TH AND 8TH GRADE FROM 2:30-3:45******

7th grade tryouts (must attend every day): Tues., *Wed.*, Thurs., Fri. 2:30-4:15,

8th grade tryouts (must attend every day): Tues., *Wed.*, Thurs., Fri. 4:15-6:00

**After School, If you are not in tryouts, you should be in the Media Center from 2:30-3:30, with a teacher, or on the sidelines in the gym (supervised), and then you will need to get dressed out and be ready by the start times listed above. No Exceptions***

Parent Meeting after tryouts: *Tentative* Thursday 1/19 at 4PM

Additional Questions?

Stephen Dortch (8th Head Coach) sdortch@psdschools.org

Callie Coberly (7th Head Coach) ccoberly@psdschools.org

Waren Morrow (AP/AD) wmorrow@psdschools.org or 472-3802

2016-17 7th and 8th Grade Wrestling Season Information

***Open Mats will be held on 12/13, 12/14, and 12/15 from 3-5PM in the SMALL GYM***

***Open Mats/Preseason Camp Wednesday-Friday (1/11- 3-4:30PM, 1/12- 3-PM and 1/13- 3-5PM) in the SMALL GYM***

7th and 8th grade students interested in wrestling will sign up from Tuesday, December 6th through Wednesday, December 14th in the main office.  By the first practice, a current physical (in the last 12 months), PSD athletic paperwork, and $82 athletic fee (unless free or reduced lunch eligible or if the family has met the $330 PSD family maximum for athletic fees) are due to the main office. There are no tryouts. Simply sign up and turn in the required paperwork (https://www.psdschools.org/athletics/middle-school-sports) to be on the team.

Practices are Monday-Friday beginning Tuesday, January 17th in the small gym and are from 2:30 to 5:00PM. Every Wednesday practice (starting 1/25) will include a study hall time and end at 5:45PM. Please bring wrestling shoes, shorts, and t-shirt for practices.

Parent Meeting- Wednesday 1/18 at 5:15PM

Additional Questions?

Tyler Miget (Head Coach) tyler.miget@gmail.com

Waren Morrow (AP/AD) wmorrow@psdschools.org 970.472.3802

Thank you and Go Vikings!

2016-17 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Season- Tryout and Preseason Information

***Preseason Boys Basketball Camp***

Mon. 10/17, Tues. 10/18, and Wed. 10/19 from 6:45-7:15 AM AND 2:30 – 4:00 PM*

You may attend either or both times during the Preseason Camp based on your schedule.

7th and 8th grade students interested in Boys’ Basketball will sign up between Wednesday, October 12th and Wednesday, October 19th in the main office. A current physical (in the last 12 months) and signed PSD forms (https://www.psdschools.org/athletics/middle-school-sports) are due to the main office by Monday, October 24th. An $82 athletic fee (unless free or reduced lunch Eligible or if the family has met the $330 PSD family maximum for athletic fees) is due to the main office by Monday, October 31st if you make the team.

***Tryouts are Monday, October 24th – Friday, October 28th and cuts will be made beginning Wednesday, October 26th.***

7th grade tryouts (must attend every day)

8th grade tryouts (must attend every day)

Monday-Wednesday 2:30-4:15

Thursday-Friday 4:15-6:00

Monday-Wednesday 4:15-6:00

Thursday-Friday 2:30-4:15

**After School, If you are not in tryouts, you should be in the Media Center from 2:30-3:30, with a teacher, or on the sidelines in the gym (supervised), and then you will need to get dressed out and be ready by the start times listed above. *No Exceptions*

Parent Meeting after tryouts: *Tentative* Thursday 11/3 at 4PM

If you make the team, practices will be every school day and alternate each week from 2:30-4:15PM and 3:45-5:30PM. The first week of practice (10/31-11/4) 8th grade will have the early practice and 7th grade will have the late practice. Once again, these times will alternate every week throughout the season. All games can be found online at http://www.poudreschooldistrictathletics.org/

Additional Questions?

Brennan Stine (8th Head Coach) brennans@psdschools.org or 472-3845

Daniel Pena (7th Head Coach) sidpena@comcast.net

Waren Morrow (AP/AD) wmorrow@psdschools.org or 472-3802

2015-16 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Coed Track and Field Season

  • 6th, 7th and 8th grade students interested in track and field will sign-up at the athletic table between Monday, March 21st through Friday, April 1st.
  • The following items must be turned in to the main office by Friday, April 1st:
    • ​Physical Form (must have a current physical- in the last 12 months) and PSD Paperwork
    • Athletic Fee $75 unless free or reduced lunch eligible or your family met the $300 PSD Family Maximum.
  • Preseason Camp- Tuesday and Wednesday 4/5-4/6 from 2:40-4:00. Meet in the Gym.
  • There is a MANDATORY PLAYER MEETING on Thursday, April 7th from 2:30-3:00(including softball players) in the main gym.
  • Practices begin Monday, April 11th (April 25th for softball players) and are Monday-Friday from 2:30-4:30.
  • There is a Parent Meeting on Thursday, April 14th at 4:45 inLesher's Auditorium.

Additional Questions?
Noelle Brown (Head Coach) nobrown@psdschools.org or 472-3812

Lee Oldenburg (Assistant Coach) l_oldenburg@hotmail.com

Brock McLaughlin (Assistant Coach) bmclaughlin@psdschools.org or 472-3870

Lane Wasinger (Assistant Coach) twasinge@psdschools.org or 472-3845

Sarah Wasinger (Assistant Coach) swasinger@psdschools.org or 472-3870

Timmi Baldwin (Assistant Coach) tbaldwin@psdschools.org or 472-3876

Waren Morrow (AP/AD) wmorrow@psdschools.org 970.472.3802
Thank you and Go Vikings!

Lesher wins PSD Wrestling Championship

Congrats to our 7th and 8th grade wrestling team for coming from behind during the final round on Saturday, 3/5 to win the PSD Wrestling Championship! The team crowned 6 district champions and 10 place winners (top 4) out of the 15 weight classes.  When a student wins a district athletic title in an individual sport at Lesher they get their picture on our Wall of Champions, and we commemorate the team with the team picture on our Wall of Champions, add a year to the team championship banner in the gym, give each team member a championship t-shirt, and recognize the team at an upcoming pep assembly (and in the Coloradoan and on our website). Way to go grapplers!

CHAMP Outstanding Athletes!

Lesher Middle School has been working with CHAMP (Character in Athletics- Make it a Priority; http://champfc.com/) for the past year and we were officially named a “CHAMP School of Character” for the 2015-16 school year! At the beginning of each athletic season, representatives from CHAMP meet with our coaches to discuss the implementation and assessment of Character Development Plans (CDPs) to intentionally teach and promote positive character to our athletic teams. They have been very complimentary of our staff and coaches, and what we’ve done to promote character at Lesher- NICE JOB COACHES! They also want to use Lesher as a model school that promotes character through the CHAMP program (i.e. coaches’ workshops, training, awards, etc.). This has been a great partnership for many years and is only going to improve in the upcoming seasons!

Every fall athletic team recognized an athlete that was the epitome of positive character on their team. These students were nominated for going above and beyond what is expected of everyone on the team and have demonstrated a track record of positive character in their sport, and academically, behaviorally and socially at Lesher. These students were recognized in front of multiple classes at a surprise assembly in our main gym on Wednesday, November 30th during ELO (see attached pictures)! Congratulations again to the following student-athletes!

  • Julia Herndon, Cross Country, Coach Mayer
  • Davis Lowe, Cross Country, Coach Dixon
  • RJ McLaren, 7th Grade Football, Coach Peitz
  • Collin Hix, 8th Grade Football, Coach Oldenburg
  • Hailey Clark, 7th Grade Volleyball, Coach Tripam
  • Olivia Deines, 8th Grade Volleyball , Coach Martin
  • Seth Bylund, Intramurals, Sponsor Buttice
  • Ally Meland, Varsity Tennis , Coach Ramirez
  • Levi Levad, JV Blue Tennis, Coach Mitchell
  • Jerica Engle, JV Gold Tennis, Coach Wilms

Lesher Middle School is officially teaming up with CHAMP

Lesher Middle School is officially teaming up with CHAMP (Character in Athletics- Make it a Priority; http://champfc.com/) for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year and into the future. Representatives from CHAMP were very complimentary of our staff and coaches and what we’ve done to promote character at Lesher. They want to use Lesher as a model school that promotes character through the CHAMP program.
With all that said, as part of our CHAMP initiative, every fall athletic team recognized an athlete that was the epitome of positive character on that team. These students were nominated for going above and beyond what is expected of everyone else and have demonstrated a track record of positive character in their sport and academically, behaviorally and socially as students at Lesher.

Varsity Tennis - Ally Meland, JV Tennis - Mia Dotson, JV Tennis - Taya Brickner, 7th grade Football - Colton Littlewood, 8th grade Football - Joseph Vasseur, Cross Country - Kevin Conlon, Cross Country - Vaughn Reschenberg, Intramurals - John Loehr, 7th grade Volleyball - Olivia Deines and 8th grade Volleyball - Maggie Henson
Thank you all for supporting positive character and CONGRATULATIONS to this group of amazing student-athletes!

7th Grade Volleyball Undefeated District Champions

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Volleyball team for their unbeaten season (11-0) and District Championship win on Saturday 10/17/2015!

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2016-17 Intramural Sports

Intramural sports is a no fee program that all 6th-8th grade students at Lesher are invited to participate in. The group will meet every Monday and Friday from 2:30-4:00 in the cafeteria. We will be focusing on different sports and the participants will be able to choose these activities. To get more information, show up in the cafeteria immediately after school on Tuesdays and Fridays and be ready to have fun participating in sports. Any other questions? Please contact Dominic Buttice at dbuttice@psdschools.org or 472-3820. Go Vikings!

Lesher Wins PSD 8th Grade Football Championship!

On Saturday morning, 10/24, Lesher played Blevins in the first annual 2014 8th Grade Football Championship at French Field. In previous seasons the district middle school football champion was awarded based on the best record of 9 football playing schools after an 8 game regular season. Thanks largely to the work of new Poudre School District Athletic Director, Ron Alexander, we’ve begun a +1 annual 8th grade championship game for the middle schools.

Game notes: A great crowd and Lesher’s pep band was on hand in beautiful weather Saturday to watch an awesome game between two well-coached middle school football teams. Lesher came in at 7-1, the #1 seed, the undefeated defending 7th grade champions from 2013, and carrying a two year record of 15-1 with back-to-back regular season championships. Blevins also entered the game at 7-1 this year, the #2 seed, and last year’s 7th grade runners up with a two-year record of 13-3.

Game highlights: Lesher’s Baxter Tuggle scored on a 1st quarter touchdown run with Landon Correll notching the 2 point conversion to make the score 8-0. The first half was a very close defensive battle, with Lesher still ahead 8-0 at halftime. A 32 yard field goal in the 3rd quarter by Lesher’s Alec Fronapfel made the score 11-0. Late in the 3rd quarter the Vikings Eddie Carabajal recovered a fumble on the 5 yard line resulting in an Omado Tovar running touchdown, and Collin Siegfried’s pass to Landon Correll for the 2 point conversion made it 19-0. In the final quarter Landon Correll ran in another score, but the conversion failed. The final score was Lesher Vikings 25, Blevins Bruins 0. The Lesher defense also played great in holding a very strong Blevins offense scoreless!

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Volleyball Camps and Club Volleyball Information

I have had several players and parents ask me about off-season opportunities to play volleyball and be involved. I have attached a couple of flyers with this e-mail, and below are some links that you may be interested in. I strongly encourage players to play volleyball (together is even better) in the off season! If we want to be competitive, we need to play as much as other teams! If we have enough interest in some of these team camps I would love to coach one over the summer! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Northern Colorado Volleyball Camp: http://www.uncvolleyballcamps.com/

CSU Volleyball Camps: http://www.csuvolleyballcamps.com/

NORCO Volleyball Club/Camps: http://www.norcovolleyball.com/

Premier Volleyball Club: http://www.premier-volleyball.com/

Colorado Juniors Volleyball Club: http://www.coloradojuniors.com/

Loveland Juniors Volleyball Club: http://www.lovelandjrsvolleyball.com/

DU Volleyball Camps: http://www.duvolleyballcamps.com/

Front Range Volleyball Club: http://www.frvbc.com/

Additional Questions?
Sarah Wasinger (7th Head Coach) swasinger@psdschools.org or 472-3870
Dan Downing (8th Head Coach) ddowning@psdschools.org or 472-3825
Waren Morrow (AP/AD) wmorrow@psdschools.org 970.472.3830
Thank you and Go Vikings!

2015 CHAMP Athletic Update

Congratulations to three outstanding student-athletes recognized with the Character Athlete of the Month (CAM) award through the CHaracter in Athletics Make it a Priority program (www.champfc.com)! One middle school student-athlete is chosen every month from across PSD. Congratulations to Shae Sarmiento and her nominator girls' basketball head coach Jo Dixon, Derek Schlagel and his nominator boys' basketball head coach Cory Erlandson, and Zoe Drigot and her nominator girls' basketball coach Sarah Hammond! Shae, Derek, and Zoe all demonstrate great character, and apply themselves first as students, then as athletes. All three students were recognized at Lesher's whole school pep assembly.

Congrats to the following Vikings recognized at our end of the semester pep assembly for outstanding character and academic and athletic performance this fall! Each student received a free meal compliments of Café Rio Mexican Grill. Baxter Tuggle (7th football), Christian Juhl (7/8 wrestling), Blake Mason (8th football), Haley Hartmann (7/8 girls softball), Carlie Grabenstein (6-8 cross-country), Jack  Shore (7/8 tennis), Paulina Herrera (8th girls basketball, not pictured) and Paige Lowry (7th girls basketball, not pictured). Go Vikings!

Waren Morrow
Assistant Principal/Athletic and Activities Director

CLUBS INFORMATION

Lesher offers a wide variety of clubs that students have the opportunity to participate in. Students are encouraged to sign up for a club that fits their interests. A wide range of clubs from Science Olympiad to our student-run television show, KLIB, are popular with our students. Join one today!

SPORTS INFORMATION

Lesher has a rich tradition in athletics, with many individuals and teams garnering District Championships. Lesher’s competitive athletic teams compete against 8 other PSD middle schools in these 17 sports:

6th grade- boys and girls cross country, boys and girls golf, and boys and girls track and field, and other sports through the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department.

7th and 8th grade- boys and girls cross country, boys and girls tennis, coed football, coed wrestling, boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball, boys and girls golf, and boys and girls track and field. Seasons are approximately 7 weeks long.

There are several opportunities for your child to participate in sports at Lesher. Please contact Waren Morrow, athletic director, if you have any questions at wmorrow@psdschools.org or 472-3802.

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Physicals, Insurance & Fees

All students participating in sports must have a current physical (less than 1 year old), proof of insurance (insurance may be purchased online at www.kandkinsurance.com), and parent permission on file in the office. Walk-in physicals are available at Concentra Urgent Care (620 S. Lemay Ave. phone: 221-5811) or The Little Clinic (phone: 888-582-2567). Club sports do not require a physical.

All athletes must complete all the necessary paperwork and turn it in to the main office.

Athletic fees for each sport are $75 for Lesher students, $112.50 for charter/home/private students, and there is a $300 PSD family maximum for athletics. Fees are due at the beginning of the season. Students on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program are exempt.

Athletics & Activities members

Mr. Dominic Buttice's picture
Mr. Dominic Buttice
472-3820
Mr. Ben Mayer's picture
Mr. Ben Mayer
970-472-3829
Ms. Beth Langenderfer's picture
Ms. Beth Langenderfer
970-472-3824
Waren Morrow's picture
Waren Morrow
970-472-3802