Crusader News

List of 6 news stories.

  • Roundup: Faith Lutheran rallies to top Green Valley

    Taylor Etopio scored 13 points on Tuesday to lead Faith Lutheran’s girls basketball team to a 54-48 home win over Green Valley.
    Kayla Proctor added 11 points for the Crusaders, who trailed 35-34 after three quarters. Amore Espino led the Gators with 16 points.
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  • Roundup: Brevin Walter’s big fourth quarter lifts Faith Lutheran to win

    Brevin Walter scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as Faith Lutheran’s boys basketball team defeated Galena 65-59 in the Wild West Shootout in Reno.
    Donavan Jackson added 16 points for Faith Lutheran, which outscored the Grizzlies 24-21 in the fourth quarter. Jack Cherry led Galena with 19 points.
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  • Notes: Brevin Walter draws Division I interest at Faith Lutheran

    Faith Lutheran boys basketball coach Bret Walter wants his senior two-guard to ingratiate his new teammates into the program. He also wants his senior two-guard to have one of the best years of his career — and life.  The everlasting duality between coach and dad.

    Walter’s son, Brevin, — as Faith Lutheran’s only returning starter — is prime for a strong senior season, and is drawing attention from multiple Division I programs after an impressive club campaign with the Las Vegas Knicks.
    UC-Riverside, Denver and Cal-State Fullerton are among the programs that have contacted the 6-foot-4 sharpshooter, who is still awaiting his first scholarship offer. But he’s optimistic that he’ll find a future home, and is set on on showcasing his abilities to prospective universities this winter.
    “There’s a lot of work to do to mold everything together and to get kids to play the way we want to play here,” the elder Walter said. “He’s the only one with that experience. He’s been invaluable so far in practice.”  Walter grew up inside Faith Lutheran’s gymnasium, and remembers sitting on the bench during games as a toddler. He assisted his father by serving as the team’s water boy during his elementary years, and admired the varsity players while hoping to someday become one.  “It was a cool experience,” he said. “Just watching practice, getting to hang out with the guys … it’s guys I looked up to and got to create relationships with.” In doing so, Walter developed a desire to play college basketball, and intensified training during his middle school years. He played on the Crusaders’ junior varsity team as a freshman, earned a call-up at the end of the season and started the last two years, averaging 9.8 and 13.1 points per game, respectively.

    Knicks program director Lamar Bigby was impressed with Walter’s shooting ability and afforded him an opportunity to play for his team, which competes against some of the nation’s best players on the Adidas circuit. Walter responded by leading the Knicks in 3-point shooting at 41.2 percent.  “I think he can shoot it the Division I level,” Bigby said. ‘The way the game is being played now, a guy like him can definitely find a home.”
    Walter said playing for the Knicks was a transformative experience that helped him steel his focus. He’s since worked on his ball handling and finishing, and hopes his skill-set will net a scholarship offer.  And a lot of victories for him and his father.  “As just purely as hid dad, I want him to have a great experience,” the coach said. “Hopefully (it’ll be) some of the most fun he’s ever had in his life. … Everything else takes care of itself.”
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  • Arbor View defense stymies Faith Lutheran in 28-7 victory

    Arbor View’s first play from scrimmage couldn’t have gone much worse, as the Aggies fumbled into their end zone and Faith Lutheran recovered for a touchdown. It was all Aggies from there.  Arbor View intercepted three passes and held Faith Lutheran to 80 yards of offense in a 28-7 home win Friday night in the Mountain Region championship game, the Aggies’ first region title.  READ ARTICLE
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  • Three Crusaders Sign National Letter of Intent

    Faith Lutheran Athletics announces NLI signings for three athletes.  Morgan Goldstein has signed with the University of Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City, IA to play golf.  Clara Heislein has signed with the Concordia University Bears in St. Paul, MN to play softball and Canon Olkowski will play golf at Colorado University in Boulder, CO.  Congratulations to all three of these athletes and their families.  Go Crusaders!
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  • Ground game carries Faith Lutheran past Canyon Springs

    Faith Lutheran has spent most of the season slinging the ball around the field with quarterback Sagan Gronauer.
    Friday night, the Crusaders turned to the ground game. Faith Lutheran rushed for 318 yards and six touchdowns on the way to a 48-35 road win over Canyon Springs in the Class 4A Mountain Region semifinals.  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