Crusader News

List of 6 news stories.

  • Roundup: Hunter Vernon’s quick pin sets tone in Crusaders’ win

    Hunter Vernon pinned his opponent at 106 pounds in just 43 seconds Wednesday to lead Faith Lutheran’s wrestling team to a 60-14 home win over Bonanza.
    Sebastian Marino (126), Carson Cook (160), Keisel Perez (170) and Leonardo Mendoza (182) also won by fall for the Crusaders.
    Derrick Red (120) and Leatuvaloalii Tulimasealii (285) won by fall for the Bengals.
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  • Gronauer Commits to Idaho State

    Sagan Gronauer signed his letter of intent to Idaho State on December 19th.  Congratulations to Sagan as he continues his football career at the next level.  Go Crusaders!
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  • Las Vegas hockey craze hits Faith Lutheran

    Colin Driscoll was all smiles after Faith Lutheran’s inaugural home hockey game earlier this month. Driscoll, a senior, picked up hockey when the Vegas Golden Knights came to town last year. But at his age and with his lack of experience, it would have been virtually impossible for Discoll to make a club or junior team, so when his school announced it was forming the state’s only high school hockey team, he jumped at the opportunity.
    “Starting in August, being able to play for my own team and seeing all my friends out there has been just amazing,” he said. “Going through this has taught me a lot, and I’ve been able to play more than I could ever dream of. ”The Crusaders are 3-0-1 on the season and sold out their first home game Dec. 14 at City National Arena. After the Christmas break, they’ll hit the road again for three games before returning to City National to host Utah County Independent-South for a 6:30 p.m. game Jan. 11. It’s all part of a hockey revolution sparked by the Golden Knights.

    “It’s something brand new. It’s grassroots,” Faith Lutheran coach Eldon “Pokey” Reddick said. “We’re the first team and actually it’s a great feeling for the community, great for the kids. With the Golden Knights on board, it was just a matter of time.” If Reddick’s name sounds familiar to hockey fans, it’s because he’s a former NHL goalie, playing parts of six seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers. He played with the IHL’s Las Vegas Thunder and has been coaching youth hockey in the valley for 15 years. Faith Lutheran tasked Reddick, who also coaches Faith Lutheran’s middle school team, with creating a hockey development model — from learn-to-skate programs through the high school team. And if the private school realizes its vision, it will be a destination for hockey talent across the country.

    “We want to build this to be a national presence where we can procure high-quality hockey players from the East Coast that are looking to go west through our program,” General Manager Craig Thornton said. “When you think of high-end hockey, we want people to go, ‘Oh, Faith Lutheran, Vegas, I’ve heard of that. Big-time hockey program.’”

    Once Faith Lutheran took the ice, speculation immediately turned to other schools in the area forming teams and hopes of a high school league.
    Bishop Gorman High School, another private school, seems like the obvious choice for the next school to add a team. Bishop Gorman Athletic Director Grant Rice said there was some interest a few years ago in forming a team, but nothing came of it. But that was before the arrival of the Golden Knights.
    “With the new interest in hockey in Las Vegas, you never know,” Rice said.

    For now, Faith Lutheran is playing schools from Utah and Arizona, with an expanded schedule planned for next season.
    The team raised money for travel, uniforms and other needs, through fundraisers, merchandise sales and a $500-per-player fee. The Golden Knights Foundation donated ice time at City National, where the team will play 10 home games and practices.
    Perhaps one day, a former Faith Lutheran player will make a college or NHL team. For now, the Crusaders are happy just giving kids a chance to get on the ice and compete. “Faith gave me the opportunity to play, and it’s been amazing,” Driscoll said. “It’s a milestone for us.”
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  • Roundup: Balanced Crusaders open Nike tournament with victory

    Skye Landaz led a balanced attack with 10 points Wednesday as Faith Lutheran’s girls basketball team downed Queen Creek (Ariz.), 40-28 in the opening round of the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix.  Quianna Brown added nine points for the Crusaders.

    Hayley Dibona paced the Bulldogs with 11 points.
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  • Sedrick Hammond leads Faith Lutheran past Liberty, 79-72

    Sedrick Hammond’s first game for Faith Lutheran was one he’d probably like to forget.  His second certainly was memorable.

    Hammond had 22 points and five rebounds, and the Crusaders overcame a spectacular effort by Liberty’s Julian Strawther to claim a 79-72 victory Saturday at Bishop Gorman.  READ ARTICLE
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  • Faith Lutheran girls rally to top Palo Verde, 50-47

    Faith Lutheran’s Kelsey Howryla had 12 rebounds Thursday night, but the biggest came with 1:14 to play. Howryla rebounded her own miss, was fouled and made two free throws to give the Crusaders the lead, and they held on for a 50-47 home win over Palo Verde. “I think she was mad at herself for missing the layup,” Faith Lutheran coach Jennifer Karner said. “So she just went back to battle.  READ ARTICLE
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Crusader Elite

List of 2 news stories.

  • Elijah Kothe

    Elijah Kothe

    Elijah Kothe has been named the 2017-18 Faith Lutheran High School Male Athlete of the Year.  Elijah signed his National Letter of Intent with San Diego State University to play football.
  • Kendall Larson

    Kendall Larson

    Kendall Larson is the 2017-18 Faith Lutheran High School Female Athlete of the Year.  Kendall was also named NIAA Top 10 Scholar Athlete for the State of Nevada.

Tradition of Excellence

Faith Lutheran boasts a proud tradition in athletics. Our teams have earned 42 State Championships and 33 State Runner-Up banners in our school’s history. We have won the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Award of Excellence in Academics, Athletics, and Citizenship an impressive six times. Currently, former Crusader athletes can be found on teams at The Naval Academy, USC, University of Kansas, Auburn, LSU, Duke, Boise State, Princeton, University of Minnesota, Northern Arizona, Denver University and Concordia University to name a few. Our athletics program is constantly growing and improving, boasting a state of the art strength and conditioning center to help our hundreds of student athletes accomplish even more.

  • 48 State Championships and 35 State Runners-Up
  • 21 Varsity level sports at the 4A level
  • Full time Director of Athletic Performance recognized with NSCA 
  • ‘Strength of America’ award
  • 43 Academic State Championship awards 
  • 7 NIAA Award of Excellence in Academics, Athletics, and Citizenship
  • Greenspun Cup for Academic and Athletic Excellence recipient 
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club and Athletic Leadership Training

Results

Monday, 1/14/2019

Basketball- Boys 6th A
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Win 67-3


Monday, 1/14/2019

Basketball- Boys C
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LVDS
Win 43-38