In the 2013 Masters we have had the first Australian win. Adam Scott won in a playoff round against Argentinian Angel Cabrera. Scott on the 18th hole had hit a putt that he though was going to give him the win, all that was in his way was Cabrera hitting a shot to have it go into a playoff round. With in the four rounds of the Masters Scott shot a 69-72-69-69 and adding on beating Cabrera with a 15 foot birdie shot in the playoffs. On the 18th hole of the finale round Scott shot a 25 foot birdie shot to give him a one strock lead over Cabrera. They both played a great 4 rounds of golf but in the end there is only one victor and this time it went to Adam Scott.
As the Girls Tennis invite was held Friday, April 19th, not a lot of the student body was able to attend because school was in session. For the few that got the chance to go and watch the Longmont Tennis girls play their hearts out the girls appreciate it. As for Trojan News had the chance to go out and watch the matches for a little and watched Junior, Dailyn Johnson and Maggie Fell, Senior as they were just starting their matches. It was a real treat to get to watch Fell as she placed 4th out of 9 teams. Wanting to know what the players think
before and during they play against their opponent. While Johnson plays she says “I usually just think about my strokes I don’t think about the other person.” Fell goes to say “Excited and nervous I feel happy just I know I’m going to have a good time.” Before the match to get ready Johnson says “I just have a good warm up make sure that to have all my basics covered. I do something Coach Merz taught us I close my eyes clinch my fist think about how you play and then let go and I’m relaxed.” Fell goes to say “I make sure I’m ready and fit I do little steps to make sure that my body and legs are capable to play and I listen to music.” After hearing what they do before and during their matches we really wanted to know what they liked best about Tennis Johnson said ” Team dinners are pretty fun because practices are pretty serious.” Fell says “How connected and easy to talk to the team is.” As it was a great day to watch a few of the Longmont Tennis girls play it was even better to hear their side.
The outcome of the invite:
1st Place- Peak to Peak
2nd Place- Steamboat
3rd Place- Eaton
4th Place- Longmont
1 singles Maggie Fell took 4th-9
1 Doubles Maddie Precht, Junior & Kelly Kloster, Junior took 4th-9
3Doubles Senior, Ashley Raykovitz & Sophomore, Lexie Knutson took 3rd-9
2 Doubles Senior Ashley Wright & Morgan Christianson took 3rd-9
4 Doubles- WON IT ALL Cynthia Mosness & Fiona Patterson
Congratulations to Longmont for playing so well and to all the Tennis girls and their supporters for going and watching them
Longmont girls’ soccer has had a competitive season this year so far. With a great start to the season, they pulled off 2 wins, but as the season progressed they came across very talented teams and couldn’t quite pull off the wins.
When asking the soccer girls about what they think about this season, senior Ella Fallon told us ” We started strong, slowed down a bit through the middle but the last games will be a strong finish for us.” Others like sophomores Laura McConahy and Courtney McDonald both agreed with Fallon but also added they wish the team could come together more as one and score some goals.
“Working as a team is one thing we could work on a little, especially with some communication and trust, ” said McConahy. Working as a team is one of the biggest key points to winning and becoming stronger as a team. Fallon also added there has to be more confidence in one another and to trust each other with the ball, while always pushing each other to do better.
The girls also added that Broomfield was definitely the hardest team they have seen this year and probably the hardest team they will see this year no doubt. “We tried to hold strong with them but they are a very good team,” added McDonald.
The girls’ soccer team has come a long way as a team, and they know the soccer girls aren’t going to give up just yet. With 5 games left in the season the girls have their heads up looking for a strong and memorable season. Come out and support if you get the chance.
By: Alison Iten
After having new coaches and having the struggle of a combined school team, the Longmont/Skyline swim team had a great start to their season. Under the coaching staff of Jill LeGault and Lisa King, the boys pulled off a win against Greeley Central in their dual meet in Greeley on March 7th, 2013. They had one boy already qualify for state on their very first meet of the season. Sean Weston, senior of Skyline, qualified his 200 freestyle and is hoping to qualify his 100 backstroke and 500 freestyle as the season goes on for individual events to take to state. Many changes this season include losing two competitive seniors; that will leave a lot of room for the younger boys to step up and show off. Taylor Chouinard, sophomore at Longmont High, said his goals are to advance his times in the 100 backstroke and to be able to bond with the team. Also, Chouinard wants to see how far the team can go and to beat Silver Creek. The boys have large shoes to fill, their eyes set on sending multiple people to state and excelling in competition more than ever with the diverse team they have this season. Looking ahead, the boys will compete in Coaches Invite and Mustang Invitational at VMAC (Vetrines Memorial Aquatic Center) in Thornton, and toward the end of the season head to Conference and State. With one individual event qualified and a relay, the team hopes to have more events qualified before the State meet.
Eldrick Tont Woods, commonly known as “Tiger”, is finally back on top after being in a slump. Woods has had his mind-set that he was going to beat Jack Nicklaus’s record for most major victories at 18. Woods has been stuck at 14 now for five years, but this looks like this could be the year that Tiger could pull it out. He has been working on his putting game which has been the thing that has kept him in the tournaments and got him winning. After Woods and his wife got a divorce and he had serious injuries, he dropped down to being 58th in the world. But after his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational which is his third tournament win in this 2013 season, and 77th PGA title in total, he is finally back up top at #1. This is his first major he has won since June of 2008. Brian Murphy from yahoo sports said, “Holy smokes. Tiger Woods just accomplished one of the greatest feats of his career.Right next to winning four consecutive majors from 2000-01, right next to winning six consecutive U.S. Junior Amateurs and U.S. Amateurs, right next to 77 PGA Tour wins by age 37, I’ll put “The Long Climb Back” on Tiger’s all-time ledger.” The newcomers to the golfing seen were told not to fear the name Tiger Woods because he is done, he is no longer what he used to be. Up until now that has been true but Woods broke through his barrier that was holding him back and came out and got first place. This may be the turning point for him and all the other golfers should be worried about what has come out of Tiger. Murphy also said, “Tiger’s revival required patience, and extreme discipline: he switched coaches,rearranged his swing again, pounded away at his putting. Once again, he’s the man to beat at the Masters, which starts on April 11. He might not win his fifth Green Jacket. But once again, Tiger Woods is the best in the world”. Woods is happy to say that he finally broke his 30 month winless streak.
After two games in the World Cup Qualifier, one win and one loss, the U.S. National soccer team had a tough task when they headed to Mexico. The Mexican National soccer team has some impressive stats when they play at Estadio Azteca. The last 75 games they played, they have six draws and one loss. The United States picked up a huge 0-0 draw against Mexico in their World Cup qualifier to put them in a strong position in their CONCACAF qualifying group.
As everybody expected, Mexico started with almost all of the possession and attacking chances, as the US struggled to keep control of the ball. The home side received one of their best chances early after some magical passing down the right flank involving Giovani dos Santos, who saw Mexico with a great chance inside the box. Unfortunately, the cross would not find its mark—Javier Hernandez—and the Americans would survive. This is only the second away point the US has ever gotten in Mexico in World Cup Qualifying. The US has 0 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws. The USMNT would receive their biggest lifeline on 75 minutes when Maurice Edu’s foul on Aquino in the box was not given by the referee. Replays showed a poor tackle from behind from Edu that should have resulted in a penalty kick for the home team, but it was not to be. “We’re very pleased with the result,” Klinsmann said in his post-game press conference. “Mexico gave everything they had. Put us under a lot a lot of pressure and the way the team was organized, was connected, was committed, it was an unbelievable team effort and they deserve a huge, huge compliment.”
The Nuggets’ winning streak came to an end at the hands of the New Orleans Hornets, Monday night. The Nuggets lacked their usual spark and seemed unusually sluggish from the opening tip. New Orleans jumped out to a quick start leading 18-27 at the end of the first quarter. The Hornets didn’t stop there, increasing their lead to 38-59 by halftime. The Nuggets came out of the locker room with more energy, winning the third quarter 30-27, but still down 68-86. However, the Hornets didn’t give up and closed the fourth quarter; sealing a 110-86 victory. Nuggets point guard, Andre Miller, stated, “We played a bad game and they played a great game.”
The Nuggets were led in scoring by Danilo Gallinari with 24 points while the Hornets were led by Ryan Anderson with 23. Hornets’ rookie, Brian Roberts, had an outstanding 18 assists in only his second start. Ty Lawson was still out with an ankle injury.
This loss snaps the Nuggets’ 15-game win streak. The streak was the longest in the organization’s history since joining the NBA in 1976.
The Nuggets’ streak may be over but they can now shake it off and continue making their run for the 3rd place in the West.
Name: Genevieve McIntire
Position: Medley Relay, 4 x 1 and 4 x 2 races
Number of years competing: Seven years
What is your favorite part about track?: “Spending time, and getting close witht he other athletes in competition.”
What are your plans for the future?: “Go to Northwest Nazarene University and become an elementary school teacher.”
What is your advice for future track athletes?: “Go have fun, and don’t make excuses. Go out and try something new, you’ll never know if you’ll regret not doing them later.”
With a less than stellar season last year, the Colorado Rockies are looking to renew fans’ confidence with a great season this year! One of the Rockies’ biggest struggles last year was their pitching, setting an MLB record in the bullpen. Due to injuries, the Rockies’ top two pitchers, Jorge De La Rosa and Jhoulys Chacin only played 17 games last season. The key to the Rockies having good pitching this season is not over working their bullpen. With new coach and ex-player Walt Weiss, the Rockies hope to improve their starting and relief pitching. Of course, hitting also plays a key role in the success of a team. The past season, Rockies’ hitting was good, ending 2nd in the MLB in batting average. The Rockies have strong hitters this season, including Dexter Fowler, Todd Helton, Michael Cuddyer, and gaining Troy Tulowitzki back from the disabled list. The Rockies also have some important additions to their roster, including Wilton Lopez, Daniel Rosenbaum, and Ryan Wheeler. “I’m looking forward to seeing the Rockies’ young talent come back, and to continue to produce offensively,” said senior Drew Magee. “I’m excited to go to games of course!” Magee added. The key to the Rockies having a great season is improving their pitching, keeping up their strong hitting and harnessing their new talent to create a well-balanced team.
March is a big month for college basketball. A tournament takes place and you can catch a basketball game at almost any hour of the day. Both men and women participate in these tournaments that are held at various stadiums around the United States. March Madness has been used in conjunction with basketball since 1939. It was originally used to describe the Illinois High School tournament, not the NCAA tournament, but many people have learned to associate it with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The 2013 tournament starts on March 19th and goes into the month of april. Many people make bets with money on who they think will win and who will advance in the brackets. Something that messes with a bunch of people’s brackets is an upset. An upset is a game where a lower seed and ends up beating the team that supposedly has the advantage in the match up. Online websites and the NCAA website provides brackets that people can fill in and you can do it for fun or for money, it just depends on the person. Also, the NCAA website (www.ncaa.com/MarchMadness) provides information if you are not sure who to put where in your bracket and who you’d like to predict to win the tournament over all. It also tells you schedule information, ticket buying opportunities, and betting on March Madness. So before you start watching and cheering too much for your favorite team, you might want to go over to the NCAA website and check things out.