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Berthoud defensive end John Koclanes tackles Fort Lupton quarterback Patrick Vasquez as teammates Jimmy Fate, center,
and Karsten Bump come to help. The Spartans’ defense has only allowed 7 points in three games so far this season.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Stout defense carries Berthoud to third-straight win

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor The Berthoud High School football team is going to test the time-honored mantra that defense wins championships. While the offense works to gain its footing,… Read more »

Berthoud’s Emily Trujillo, center, goes up for an attack against Frederick at Frederick High School on Sept.
22 as Sarah Howard, left, and Jessa Megenhardt cover the court. The Spartans’ victory extended their
winning streak to five and lead the Tri-Valley Conference currently.
Paula Megenhardt / The Surveyor

First-place Berthoud volleyball wins fifth straight

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Persistence pays off. And the Berthoud High School (BHS) volleyball team is a prime example. The Lady Spartans entered the season as a team on… Read more »

Berthoud’s Joshua Schumacher hits his wedge within
inches of the pin on hole No. 8 at Highland Meadows
on Sept. 17. Schumacher is the lone Spartan preparing
for the state tournament this year.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Schumacher qualifies for state golf tournament

By John Gardner The Surveyor Berthoud sophomore Joshua Schumacher finished the 4A Northern Regional Golf tournament at Quail Dunes Golf Course in Fort Morgan, Tuesday, shooting a 6-over par 78…. Read more »

Long-time Berthoud residents and educators, Stu and Barbara Boyd, get the top seat as Homecoming
Grand Marshals in this year’s Berthoud High School Homecoming Parade, this Friday evening at
4 p.m.
May Soricelli / The Surveyor

Homecoming grand marshals: Stu and Barbara Boyd

By May Soricelli The Surveyor It seems Stu Boyd’s life has revolved in many ways around Berthoud High School, and it is no surprise that during his 46-year teaching career… Read more »

Berthoud wide receiver Jackson Hall returns a punt for 86 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter of
the 53-7 victory against Arvada, Saturday. Hall ended the day with two receptions for 142 yards, both for
touchdowns, the punt return, and an interception on defense.
Jan Dowker / The Surveyor

Hall, Spartans collar Bulldogs with big plays

By John Hall The Surveyor Part of what makes a team evolve into a good – if not great – team is overcoming adversity and playing through distractions. The Berthoud… Read more »

Berthoud first baseman Madison Herbert smiles as she approaches home plate after hitting a solo
home run in the fifth inning of the consolation game against Sterling on Sat. Sept., 12, as her teammates
lineup to congratulate her. The Spartans finished the tournament in third place, defeating Sterling 7-2.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Softball takes third in annual Spartan Invitational

By Dan Karpiel and John Gardner The Surveyor Their annual namesake tournament – the Spartan Invitational – could not have come at the better time for the Berthoud High softball… Read more »

Working as a pack, Zac Marquardt, Josh Doyle and Murphy Vogele-Zimmerling race through the first mile in the Liberty Bell Invite last Friday.
Photos courtesy of John Marquardt

Remembrance at Liberty Bell

By Kristi Leonard The Surveyor The Liberty Bell Cross Country Invitational occurred on Sept. 11 this year; a fitting title for a day of remembrance. A group of students from… Read more »