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On Friday, May 7, the Lake County High School Track and Field team returned to action after almost two years. They participated in the Rifle Invitational, held at Coal Ridge High School, along with 13 other 2A and 3A division schools.

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The Lake County High School girls volleyball team beat Arrupe Jesuit High School of Denver last week, allowing the team to advance to two more tournament games, both of which they won.

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The Lake County High School boys soccer team played its final game of the season on Wednesday, April 14 against The Pinnacle Charter School in Federal Heights.

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The Lake County High School boys soccer team won 5-2 against the Bruce Randolph High School of Denver on Monday. The away game secured the team’s second win of the season.

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The Lake County High School boys soccer team lost 4-1 to The Academy Wildcats out of Westminster last Wednesday.

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The Lake County High School girls volleyball team played three games last week, losing two and winning one.

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The Lake County High School boys basketball team played two post-season games last week, winning the first and losing the second.

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Last week Loveland Ski Area hosted the Colorado High School Activities Association Alpine Skiing State Championships Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12. With a delayed snow forecast, the racers were greeted with low winds, mild temperatures, challenging terrain and firm snow conditions. Af…

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The Lake County High School Alpine team traveled to Loveland March 2 for one last slalom scrimmage before state championships on the same hill March 11-12.

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Three boys from Lake County High School raced at the Colorado High School Activities Association’s Nordic State Championships on Saturday. The event consisted of two races at the Gold Run Nordic Center in Breckenridge, a five kilometer classic race in the morning and a three km skate race in…

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The Lake County High School boys basketball team ended regular season play this week with one home game Saturday.

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The Lake County High School Girls Nordic Team competed in the Colorado High School Activities Association State Championship on Saturday at the Gold Run Nordic Center in Breckenridge. Five girls competed for Lake County: Rose Horning, Adele Horning, Elona Greene, Brynna Lenhard and Violet Hill.

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The Lake County High School boys basketball team played two away games last week, winning against both the Sheridan High School Rams and Vail Christian High School Saints.

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Last Thursday, the Panthers competed in their final home high school slalom race at Ski Cooper. In addition to our home team, ski teams from Summit, Nederland and Durango joined the event.

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The Lake County High School boys basketball team played four games last week with mixed outcomes, taking a loss against both Bennett High School and Middle Park High School, but winning against DSST: Montview High School and Bruce Randolph School.

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The Lake County High School girls basketball team played four games last week, facing off against Bennett High School, Middle Park High School, DSST: Montview High School and Bruce Randolph School in a blend of home and away games.

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Wednesday, Feb. 10, marked the first ever mixed gender head-to-head dual panel slalom race hosted at Dutch Henry Hill. Panel slalom is slalom sized turns with giant slalom gates.

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On Wednesday, February 4, a smaller than normal pack of Panthers raced the giant slalom at the team’s home hill, Ski Cooper. With much of the team absent due to quarantines, a half dozen girls represented Lake County.

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Lake County School District is gearing up for their winter sports season on a delayed schedule and without spectators as schools figure out how to carry on with athletics during the pandemic.

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The Colorado Mountain College Eagles cross-country running team completed their season at the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division 1 Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country 2020 Championships. The team traveled to Iowa to compete against over 250 college runners during the Nov. 14 meet.

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Colorado Mountain College men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed at the NJCAA Region IX Championships on Oct. 31 for the first time in the college’s history.

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Seven men and two women from Colorado Mountain College’s cross-country running team competed at the Colorado Mesa University Cross-Country Invitational on Oct. 10 at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction.

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For the first time since 2005, Lake County High School took two full teams to the state cross-country championships, contested in Colorado Springs on Saturday, October 17.

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Lake County High School’s cross-country team entered the 2A Region 1 meet in Lyons on Thursday, Oct. 8, as underdogs. All of the Panthers’ competitions in 2020 had been on hilly courses above 7,700 feet of elevation. For this reason, their best times of the season were generally slower than …

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The Colorado Mountain College cross-country running team hosted the CMC Eagle Open on Sept. 26 at the college’s Leadville campus. Joining the CMC Eagles, runners from Central Wyoming College competed in the men’s 8K and women’s 5K while Leadville’s own unattached Black Cloud Racing Team had …

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The Lake County High School cross-country teams dominated the Frontier League Championship, which they hosted at Colorado Mountain College on Saturday, Oct. 3. Eight schools, mostly from the Denver area, traveled up to compete for bragging rights in the league.

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A small group of Lake County High School freshman runners participated in the Snow Mountain Ranch Invitational hosted by Middle Park High School on Saturday, Sept. 26. The number of Panther harriers was reduced because some team members were resting in preparation for the upcoming season cha…

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Team Bellyitchers celebrates after wining Lake County Recreation Department’s coed softball championship. Pictured in the back row, left to right are: Allison Seifert, Josh McNicholas, Jared Schneekloth, Jordan Joseph, Chip Knee, Jeni Roeder Windorski, Matt Duncan, Paige Moran and George Kir…

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Colorado Mountain College’s cross-country running team is back from two National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) meets after scoring lots of “firsts” along the way.

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The Lake County High School cross-country team divided their forces last weekend and competed in two different meets. Half of the team traveled to Gunnison on Friday while the other half participated in the Buena Vista Invitational on Saturday. Both courses offered the Panthers relatively fl…

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Lake County Middle School Cross-Country once again split their squad for competition last week in order to get every runner a meet entry. One group competed on a unique but slower course in Frisco on Thursday, Sept. 17. The race was run behind Summit Middle School and along Dillon Reservoir.

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Lake County’s middle school cross-country team had to divide and compete in two different cross-country meets last week because of COVID-19 entry restrictions. Part of the team raced in Eagle-Vail on Thursday, Sept. 3, and the other half participated in the Lake County Invitational on Friday…

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Lake County High School hosted 18 other high school and middle school cross-country teams at the Lake County Invitational at Colorado Mountain College on Sept. 4 and 5.

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Colorado Mountain College’s cross-country team members are ready to lace up their running shoes for another year. And in the team’s second season, when many college teams are learning to practice while physically distanced, the CMC Eagles are already well-versed in practicing the sport virtually.

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Lake County High School cross-country athletes returned to competition in late August, after a competitive running drought of over six months.

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Though the 2020 Leadville Race Series (LRS) summer events have all been canceled, the organization has created a new virtual event to maintain its presence in the endurance community over the summer and to provide support for Leadville and Lake County. The “Leadville 100,000-foot Challenge” …

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The Lake County Aquatic Center opened for phase one on Monday, June 15. While this is exciting news, due to public health restrictions we will only allow lap swimming, water running/walking and deep end water jogging. The sauna, hot tub, climbing wall, and diving board will remain closed.

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Hikers aiming to reach Mount Elbert’s summit from the south will walk upon a predominately new trail this summer, thanks to years of trail work efforts.

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Cloud City Wheelers is ringing in 10 years of work uniting cyclists across Lake County, creating and maintaining trails and engaging with the community to foster cycling opportunities for everyone in Lake County.

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Happy June everyone! We hope you all are staying healthy and well during this time. We know things haven’t been easy, but we are excited to let you know about all the fun things we have to offer.

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Lake County Recreation Department opened a variety of outdoor recreational facilities last week. Open facilities include but are not limited to: Huck Finn Complex, Lake County Community Park, Ice Palace Park, the Kiddie Corral and Lake County Public Shooting Range. Restrooms and playground e…

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Colorado will celebrate Public Lands Day on May 16 this year. Established in 2016, the holiday recognizes the ways in which public lands are central to Colorado’s economy and quality of life.

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The Leadville Race Series (LRS) announced the cancellation of all June 2020 events last week. These include the Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half, the LT100 Training Camp and the LT100 MTB Training Camp. The race series attributed the cancellations to concerns over the health and safet…