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Spartans sports roundup: Sept. 14-20

Softball: Berthoud wins two of three against the TVC As they begin the stretch run of the season – five Tri-Valley Conference (TVC) games remain on the schedule – the… Read more »

Berthoud third base Ashlynn Balliet prepares to scoop up a ball during the Friday contest against Cedaredge on the first day of the annual Spartans Classic softball tournament held at the Barnes Softball Complex in Loveland Sept. 9-10. 
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Berthoud takes bronze at Spartans Classic

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor LOVELAND – An often over-looked aspect of team sports is a squad’s cohesiveness – or lack thereof – goes a long way in determining their… Read more »

Mistakes prove costly as Berthoud softball falls to Frederick

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor The first two innings told the tale as the Berthoud High School softball team dropped a Tri-Valley Conference (TVC) game on the road in Frederick… Read more »

Berthoud’s Morgan Schachterle (24) is congratulated by teammate Sotera Dageenakis as she crosses home plate during
the home opener against Roosevelt on Aug. 25. The Spartans won the game 12-2.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Spartans off to a feisty start

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Even though they are just one week into the 2016 season, the early returns on the Berthoud High School (BHS) softball team have been largely… Read more »

Lady Spartans notch all-important first victory

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor The first step is often the hardest one. In scratching out a 7-5 win over Mead on Aug. 23 in their first game of the… Read more »

Spartans starting catcher Hannah Langer is taking a leadership role in her senior year as the team looks to fi ll fi ve
starting spots opened by graduating seniors last spring, including two star pitchers.
Surveyor file photo / John Gardner

Berthoud softball aims for the fence

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Roster turnover is an inherent part of high school sports. Each year a team’s seniors graduate and take the next step in their lives and… Read more »

Berthoud’s Taylor Armitage on the pitcher’s mound during a game earlier this season. Armitage had an outstanding performance
at the 4A softball regional tournament Oct. 17, starting two games. Armitage struck out Silver Creek’s Casey
Wagner with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Spartans the victory.
Surveyor file photo / John Gardner

Spartans softball reign supreme as regional champs

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Timing is everything. And the timing of the Berthoud High School softball team could not be better. The Lady Spartans are playing their best ball… Read more »

Berthoud third baseman Lindsay Erickson tags out Holy Family’s Skylar Gardner at third base during
the final regular season game at Bein Field on Oct. 8. The Spartans begin Regionals this Saturday.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Berthoud softball wins season finale, prepares for Regionals

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Momentum, confidence, a positive vibe; these are not things that one can find in a box score or with a quick glance at the season… Read more »


Berthoud Softball vs. Holy Family Oct. 8

The Berthoud High School softball team won its last regular season game versus Holy Family 3-0 on Oct. 8 at Bein Field in Berthoud. The team begins Regional action on… 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 »