Hovering around the Internet is a meme of Snoop Dogg smirking and holding a card.
The clearly-edited card reads, “This is the type of content I like to see.”
That phrase illustrates the amount of praise I have for the successes of Harrison School District 2 student-athletes — former and present — in the past few weeks.
We start with a nod to Sierra High School’s Hailey Jo Ahsmuhs, who became a state champion last month.
Ahsmuhs, who is a 147-pound wrestler for the Stallions, not only went undefeated this season (20-0), she earned Sierra’s first wrestling state title. That’s girls and guys, ladies and gentlemen.
Her accomplishment features feats within feats and is incredible to see. You can get the details and read her take on the championship match here.
In 2017, Colorado High School Activities Association helped jump-start girls wrestling as a pilot program.
Ahsmuhs, who wrestled her first season for the Stallions this year after living in Idaho, clearly made the most of her move to Colorado.
On the hardwoods, Harrison’s girls basketball player Amyah Moore scored her 1,000th point against Mesa Ridge on Jan. 31.
To illustrate how impressive that is, consider this: In just 61 games — the number Moore played at the time of Harrison’s tilt with Mesa Ridge — she scored a grand. She needed to score about 333 points per season to meet that mark, which required her to drop nearly 16.5 points per game.
Hopefully, everyone views those 16.5 points per game through the correct lens. Playing with such poise from game 1 to game 61 is astonishing.
It’s incredible for a player to score 1,000 for their career, let alone partway through their junior season. She could potentially make it past 1,500 in her senior campaign.
Lastly, Sierra highlighted athletes from the past with its hall of fame ceremony on Valentine’s Day. The list included: Chucky Jeffery (basketball), Shamela Hampton (basketball), Leslie Banks (track and field), Kelby Dias (track and field) and Dedrick Meadows (football and basketball).
A couple of notes about a pair of the hall of famers:
• In 2008 at the state track and field meet, Sierra scored 68 points and fell 11 points shy of topping Longmont for the state title. Dias nearly scored half of those with three, first-place finishes in the 110 and 300 hurdles, as well as in the long jump.
• Jeffery had a stint in the WNBA and was the 24th overall pick of the Minnesota Lynx in 2013. She last played with the New York Liberty in 2014.
Sierra also welcomed distinguished alumni and meritorious service hall of famers as well. Distinguished alumni honorees were Brian Miller, Barry Miller, Bootsy Jones and Melva Hall; Leslie Wilson earned a meritorious service induction.
The batch of athletes District 2 continues to present never ceases to amaze me. Be sure to give these folks their flowers while they can appreciate them.
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