Fall Sports Recap


Raider football team gathers around before game. Photo by: Javon Harris

Avery Salas, Sports Editor

The seasons change, the world (normally) grows colder, and fall sports come to an end. This fall was unfortunately one of the harder fall sports seasons for Rangeview in recent memory as no Raider team reached the playoffs for the first time in school history.

Starting with football, the boys started strong with an annihilation of Gateway in their foundation game, but then wobbled to a 1-3 start against a difficult schedule.
The Raiders had a huge win against Mountain Range with a final score of 36-6 during that stretch and followed with a big win with the homecoming game stands packed and the crowd loud. The Raiders powered their way to a blow out of the Hinkley Thunderbirds 55-6.
“I feel like we did the best we can and I’m going to miss playing with the seniors” said Junior outside linebacker George Knight.
The losses continued after the season when head Coach Mike Holmes resigned for personal reasons and the Raiders search for another new head coach is still ongoing.

Up next, the girls Volleyball started the season off right with a volleyball camp up at University of Northern Colorado before coming back to Rangeview for pre-season practice. When the season came and rosters were finalized, the girls were ready and focused on their first match against Smoky Hill. That game ended with the raiders taking home a lost and final score of 0-3. The communication and chemistry was just not there for that game. They got it together with the biggest fight this season, against Hinkley. As the Thunderbirds were coming in with an undefeated season. This definitely put the pressure on, but the lady Raiders showed up and showed out, smoking the unbeaten T-birds with a final score of 3-0. For them, they were an untouchable team. Overall the lady Raiders had a pretty good season, ending with a final record of 12-11.
“ I think we ended the season strong, I’m really glad I got to work with my teammates, and I’m proud of the progress we made throughout the season,” said Senior Varsity Captain Kaitlyn Linza.
Up next is the Raider softball team, who had two solid back to back seasons. Although they started on a three game losing streak, the girls quickly snapped that stint with three wins of their own. The girls fought hard throughout the season, which included a 17-0 blowout rout of Overland. They became the team to watch, they are ranked 4th in the 5A/4A East Metro league. Ultimately it came to an end with a record of 10-11; which was not the record they needed to head to playoffs.
Boys golf had a exciting season, Varsity golfer Mason Hoffschneider gave an in depth look on their season,
“We made a lot of improvements over the season despite the fact that we didn’t win much, and our number one and number two guys got second team all conference. I also got the best score at regionals,” Hoffschneider said.
To be named all conference as an athlete means you had huge accomplishments throughout the seasons. Rangeview had two boys named Second Team All Conference: DeAngelo Williams and Trevor Sexton.
The boys soccer team struggled in the early stages of the season, but after two losses they earned themselves a win against Smoky Hill. After that, they had three more close games, but they came out with the win against each opponent. Overall they couldn’t seem to get the game going for them or hold a winning streak this year. With a repetitive season of losses to wins it definitely made the season rough. When the season came to an end they had a record of 4-11, which is not the ideal record.
“ Even though they had their downs, this team had great chemistry and grew a lot over the months. They had games played in cold windy conditions. They also had something to laugh about,” Junior forward Ose Okhihan expressed about the varsity season. Even though the boys worked their hardest this season and even if they couldn’t make the playoffs, they had great communication and an even better bond.
Overall the fall season was rough for all the Raider athletes, but all of Rangeview should be excited to see what each of the athletes have in store for future seasons to come.