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Ultimate frisbee fights the wind at state

Despite the dreary weather this weekend frisbee did quite well. This weekend boys and girls frisbee competed in the state tournament at Dicks Sporting Goods Park, girls placing 6th out of 11 teams and boys placing 12th out of 16 teams.

Beginning with the girls, the notorious X-Chromosomes were seeded 8th in state but moved up two spots thanks to a couple vital wins. The team played seven games over a course of two days, 3 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. The highlight of the tournament according to many players had to be the game against Boulder. The entire team worked very well together to pull out a victory in a team who thought LHS would be an easy win. They were anything but easy competitors, the team working well together to quickly move the frisbee up the field. Another game to watch was a sweeping victory against our rival, Arapahoe. The X-Chromosomes dominated pulling out an 11 to 5 victory.

“The highlights for the girls team were beating Arapahoe, and also beating Boulder today and of course the few hours of nice weather,” said senior Louisa Paolini.

The team worked very well together and individually. Some outstanding players worth mentioning are seniors Lindsey Silverman and Lucy Haggard. Silverman’s speed and Haggard’s skill definitely set the team apart from other winning them some exciting games. An honorable mention also has to be Phoebe Foster, a ultimate frisbee newby with a mad skills on defense. Although, the girls season did not end with first in state, it was an outstanding season.

“We lost several seniors from last year which was hard but we got a bunch of new players this season and we had a lot of stuff to work on but we definitely got closer as a team and really improved individually and collectively,” said Paolini.

The boys ultimate frisbee team faced some tough competition this year at state but still did exceptionally well winning 3 out of their 7 games. The boys beat Heritage and Lakewood B in their first pool only losing to Classical Academy. Then they went on to play Colorado Academy which was a tough team to take on, and ended up sadly losing. On Sunday the team was victorious over Lakewood B and then suffered some tough losses. Overall, it was great tournament where the boys learned to work together.

“The boys team came out very strong against Lakewood and Heritage. Heritage was a big win for us especially since I knew some boys on the team,” said senior Jake Anderson.

The boys team lost a lot of vital seniors as well but gained a new flood of talent which is expected to contribute to the team’s success in the near future.

“We for sure lost some good seniors but we got some new good players as well, hopefully next year we will do better,” said Senior Jake Anderson.

Ultimate frisbee is a huge sport at LHS and still growing. They ended the season with a couple wins and almost all players had a lot of fun.