Summit High Homecoming 2003 winds to a close |

Summit High Homecoming 2003 winds to a close

Gymnast Emma Koenig dismounts off the uneven bars Thursday evening during the team's You Be The Judge fundraiser in front of a crowd of students, friends and parents. Team members perform routines on the uneven bars, floor, balance beam and vault, while spectators get to judge the performance and hope to win a slew of donated items from ski goggles to ski passes. The fundraiser helps the team maintain equipment and help with travel expenses.

After six days and 10 different games, meets, rounds and matches, Summit High School brings the 2003 Homecoming week to a close.

For some teams, this week ended the regular season. For others, it provided new challenges as the season reaches a crucial section of games. For one, it capped the end of a great season with a state tournament experience.

Fans saw an eight-person softball team nearly beat Aspen.

They also witnessed the best half of the Tigers football season Friday night.

While the Tigers didn’t win every game, there were still plenty of highlights to recap.

Plays of the week:

* In the sixth inning of Summit softball’s 5-2 loss to Ralston Valley on Monday, senior Mackenzie Voorhees went full-extension for a ball in left field and made the catch.

* In Summit’s gymnastics meet on Monday, senior Claudia Bouvier nailed her floor routine and scored a 9.05, a high for the season and good enough for second place in the quadrangular.

* When all hope seemed lost in Summit volleyball’s loss to Evergreen on Monday night, Julie Wallace managed to keep her composure and string together three aces in a row near the end of the third and final game.

* Jason Chrobak shoots a 79 on Monday at the first round of the Class 4A state golf championships in Alamosa. Chrobak is only the second Summit golfer to ever qualify for the state tournament.

* Summit softball’s Megen Peskar goes 2-for-2 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored during a late rally against Aspen on Thursday.

* Early in the first half of Friday night’s football game, Nick Nilsin pulled in an interception and returned it nearly 25 yards. It wasn’t until the Jefferson Saints were penalized for slamming Nilsin into his own teammates that the play ended.

* With only eight seconds to go in the first half of the football game, Mike Holloway reeled in an amazing catch after it bounced off the hands of a Saints defender. Holloway then ran in for a touchdown.

* Victor Cassilus’ game-winning goal in Wednesday night’s soccer game only happened after Cassilus managed to split two Alameda defenders by jumping over their outstretched legs and then beating the Pirates goalie.

* By the time the soccer game ended with a score of 4-0, it seemed the Tigers didn’t need the other three goals. But that didn’t stop Andrew Quinenez from scoring on a line drive from 25-yards out, Tyler Brooks from redirecting a pass into the net with his heel, or Kevin Pelen from nailing a goal from 50 yards out on a free kick.

* The girls cross country team finished their only home meet of the season in second place after Brittany Perkins, Tara Carosa and Sierra Anderson finished in fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Anderson was so spent as she crossed the line that she could only get out of the finishing chute with the assistance of nearby spectators.

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