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Meek gets kicks from football, soccer

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

JOHNSTOWN – On Friday nights during the fall, as the stars give way to the lights of Peterson Field, a player in a number 14 Roosevelt football jersey stands on the sidelines.

When the Rough Riders score a touchdown, and the team and fans celebrate in unison, number 14 jogs onto the field with her blonde braids flowing from the back of her helmet.

Before senior Jessica Meek kicks the pigskin through the white bars of the goal posts for the extra point, she jumps.

“I kinda do it just as a warm-up type thing to get my muscles kinda warm again,” the 17-year-old said.

A web of wishes

Photo By Lesli Bangert
A web of wishes...and a really big spider ... decorate the yard at 416 Charlotte St. in Johnstown. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for spooks and trick-or-treaters Friday night. Don’t forget to buy candy, and while you are making your things-to-do list, Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday. Remember to “fall back” one hour and replace your smoke detector batteries.

 

One last Ride for quintet

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

JOHNSTOWN – Sometimes the final score doesn’t matter.

On Tuesday afternoon at Nelson Farms Ball Fields, seniors Ashley Ortiz, Taylor Roth, Makayla Deeter, Sammie Downs and Mariah Lopez trotted out onto their home dirt for the very last time in Roosevelt Rough Rider softball uniforms.

Frank boys recovering, thankful

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

JOHNSTOWN – On May 8, Cole Cunningham had just gotten off early from his job in Mead, when his mother called to ask him to stop at Hays Market for hamburger meat.

The 22-year-old Cunningham was driving down Weld County Road 15 around 5 p.m. when he saw a scene that “looked a little bit different.”

He said he saw his friend Tim Frank stumbling around on the side of the road while talking on a cell phone.

Tim, along with his brother Dan Frank, and their cousin Paul Frank, had all been electrocuted in a farming accident.

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Tough ride, but RHS claims third conference championship

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

JOHNSTOWN – With less than two minutes off the clock in the first quarter, Roosevelt was up 7-0 over Berthoud at Peterson Field on senior night. Sophomore quarterback Cameron Hurtado scored on a 7-yard run, and RHS looked to have an easy road to claim its third straight conference title.

But looks can be deceiving under the Halloween moon.

   

Volleyball team makes regionals

By Zant Reyez/The Johnstown Breeze

The Roosevelt High School volleyball team will travel to Denver’s Mullen High School Saturday morning to face Fort Lupton in the first game of the 4A regional tournament.

RHS, the 19th seed in the tournament, will face Fort Lupton at noon and then take on Mullen at 2 p.m.

Mullen is the sixth seed in the 36-team tournament. The high school is located at 3601 S. Lowell Blvd. Fort Lupton is seeded 31st.

   

Two schools receive grants

By Jacob Scott/The Johnstown Breeze

Schools in Johnstown and Milliken have both received grants from the Weld Schools Credit Union this year.

Letford Elementary School in Johnstown was granted $325 for the Early Childhood Special Education Department. The money from the grant will go to sensory support tools that will help students who are struggling with peer interaction, as well as those who need assistance in transitioning and maintaining body control. Christina Sandoval is the teacher who was awarded this grant.

   

 

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