By Patty Unruh
Basketball v. University
The Gilpin County High School girls’ varsity basketball suffered a 38-32 loss in a fiercely contested home court match with the University Bulldogs from Greeley on January 6.
The Bulldogs took an early lead, showing their offensive superiority as they ended the half at 20-13. Gilpin came back for the third quarter ready to battle, though, and the score was 29-27 going into the fourth quarter, when the Lady Eagles’ determined effort brought the score to a 29-29 tie. It looked like the Gilpin girls just might pull off a win, but it was not to be, as the Bulldogs pulled ahead with several free throws to win 38-32.
The junior varsity were also luckless, with a 31-10 loss.
The Gilpin County High School Cheerleaders were invited to perform at the Pepsi Center during the Denver Nuggets game on January 3. They performed during the pre-game show, which was sponsored by The National Cheerleaders Association.
“We were one of eight schools chosen for this opportunity,” advised Gilpin’s cheer coach, Joni Schmidt.
The girls practiced individually and as a team in preparation for the event. Schmidt commented, “As a direct result of their hard work, dedication and preparation, they were often called upon to demonstrate for the other squads attending the clinic.”
In addition to performing their routine at the pre-game show, four Gilpin cheerleaders also participated in the flag ceremony.