Rangeview congratulates 11 student athletes on National Signing Day


Senior Richard King signs his National Letter with Colorado State Univ Football. (Javon Harris)
Senior Richard King signs his National Letter with Colorado State Univ Football. (Javon Harris)

By: Javon Harris, Sports Editor

February 4th 2015, is not any regular day, it is the day in which High School athletes from across the nation take part in signing on a dotted line committing them to a college for different sports and Rangeview High School is a consistent participant.

This year, Rangeview High school has nine athletes signing on National Signing Day from sports such as football, baseball, soccer, and track. They have all had the privilege to receive such offers in order to continue their high school careers at the collegiate level; this day recognizes the whole Rangeview sports community, and supports the players going forward.

Rangeview’s 11 signees on National Signing Day are led by Senior Colorado State University commit Richard King, who posted 36 tackles, 2 sacks, for the league champion Raider Football team.

“I’m very excited to sign,” said King “it’s one of my dreams. I haven’t really had time to soak it all in yet but when I sign I will.”

King will also be joined at CSU with longtime childhood friend Milo Hall from Cherry Creek as well, “It’s crazy to think that we went from little league to playing Division 1 together.”

Senior Larry Reed, who played Cornerback for the Raider Football team is just one of seven football players signing on this day for Rangeview, he will be continuing his football career at Black Hills State University in which he will play football as well.

“It feels great to sign,” said Reed who had 34 solo tackles and 4 interceptions “I’ve always wanted to be a part of National Signing Day, I feel like this school has a good business and music program which really caught my attention.”

Soccer player, Carly Taphorn is the lone female soccer player that will be signing on this day; she will be continuing her soccer career at Central Arkansas where her older brother Matt Taphorn signed in 2011.

“I’m really excited to be a future bear,” said Taphorn who is a 4 year varsity soccer player, “I love the school, it feels like a home away from home and I can’t wait to prove myself when I go there for preseason.”

Max Hoisington is one of two male soccer players who are also signing on Wednesday to Ottawa University. He will continue his soccer career in hopes to succeed in the near future.

“I’m very excited but also real nervous,” said Hoisington who scored 1 goal and assisted on 2 goals this past season, “this is a good program that is close to my family.”

Morgan Bloyer, a senior, is signing to the University of Northern Colorado for Cross Country.

It’s been a “dream to run there,” said Bloyer “I’ve wanted to run there since freshman year.”

Senior Jack Pauley is another signee off the 11-5 Raider Boys soccer team; he will continue his talents at Midland University next fall.

Jaelon Wright will join PJ Hall, former Raider Football player from 2014 at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado when he signs on National Signing Day.

Sione Vakafuhu— senior offensive lineman—has joined his football teammates on this National day and is signing with Western State.

Alonzo “Zo” Neal, the 6 ‘1”, 261 pound offensive and defensive lineman, has signed his National Letter to Chadron State next year to play football.

Arealous “TV” Hughes joins a long list of Raider football signee’s: he will be playing football next year alongside Jaelon Wright at Fort Lewis College.

The seventh football signee from Rangeview is Josh Salazar; a Middle linebacker and tight end has signed his National Letter to Chadron State.