Crusader News

List of 6 news stories.

  • Faith Lutheran Hires New Football Coach

    Faith Lutheran is excited to announce Mike Sanford, Sr. as its new Varsity Head Football Coach.  Coach Sanford’s coaching experiences include time as the Head Football Coach at UNLV and Indiana State University, as well as college assistant positions at Purdue, USC, Notre Dame, and Stanford.  During the 2003 and 2004 seasons, Coach Sanford was the Offensive Coordinator at Utah, concluding his time there with a 12-0 season and quarterback Alex Smith winning the Heisman Trophy.  Coach Sanford also served as the Wide Receivers Coach for the San Diego Chargers during three seasons between 1999 and 2001.  Mike is known throughout the country for his Christian beliefs, strong leadership, impeccable character, and innovative offenses.  Read Article
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  • Durango holds off Faith Lutheran to open state tournament

    Durango had an answer every time Faith Lutheran made a run in Friday’s first round of the Class 4A state basketball tournament.  Read Article
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  • Faith Lutheran upsets Arbor View in OT; Desert Pines contains Cheyenne star

    The Faith Lutheran basketball team led Arbor View by three points in the final seconds of overtime Tuesday in the Mountain Regional semifinals.  The Crusaders, a few seasons removed from competing in the small-school class 3A, were about to qualify for an unexpected spot in the large-school state tournament.  Read Article
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  • Faith Lutheran’s Bret Walter resigns after 23 seasons as coach

    In his 23 years on the Faith Lutheran sideline as the boys basketball coach, Bret Walter can truly claim to have seen it all.  Read Article
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  • Faith Lutheran wins overtime thriller at Canyon Springs

    The Faith Lutheran basketball team had a chance to win the playoff game at the end of regulation on Friday at Canyon Springs, but missed a free throw with 2.1 seconds to play to force overtime.
    The Crusaders, who trailed by nine points early and struggled at times with the Canyon Springs full court press, could have easily been defeated. But they got another chance.  Read Article
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  • Hunter Kaupiko (SDSU), Max Budde (CSU-Pueblo), Dana White (USD, Noah Vernon (Ripon, WI)

    4 Football Players Commit on National Letter of Intent Day

    The Crusader Football team is sending four more athletes to the next level to compete.  Hunter Kaupiko will be attending San Diego State University, Max Budde will attend Colorado State University at Pueblo, Dana White committed to University of San Diego and Noah Vernon made his commitment to Ripon College (WI).  Congratulations to all the players and their families!
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Crusader Elite

List of 2 news stories.

  • Alexi Johnson

    Alexi Johnson is the 2018-19 Faith Lutheran High School Female Athlete of the Year.  Alexi excelled in cross country and track and has signed a letter of intent with New Mexico State University in track.
  • Connor Bourne

    Connor Bourne is the 2018-19 Faith Lutheran High School Male Athlete of the Year.  Connor earned three consecutive state championships while wrestling for the Crusaders.  He signed a letter of intent with American University for wrestling.

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

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