Thompson Valley High School
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|Thompson Valley High School|
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Once an Eagle, always an Eagle|
|School district||Thompson School District R2-J|
|Number of students||1500+|
|Color(s)||black and gold|
|Website||Thompson Valley High School|
Thompson Valley High School (TVHS) is located at 1669 Eagle Drive in Loveland, Colorado. Its mascot is the Eagle and it is one of four high schools in the Thompson R2-J School District, along with Loveland High School, Mountain View High School, and Berthoud High School.
Thompson Valley hosts 22 varsity sports, as well as a club Hockey team, and a Water Polo team, which have not been declared varsity sports.
Men's Swimming and Diving 
The early years 
The TVHS Men's swimming and diving team have by far had the most success of all athletics. The team began under head coach Dick Hewson. It took first place in the Northern Conference race in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983.
Dick Hewson retired after the 1991 season, and his son Tom Hewson took over the head coaching position. In 1993 the team re-claimed the conference title for the first time in ten years. The following year, the team captured the 5A state title, only the second state title in all sports in school history. In 1995 and 1996, the team took 2nd place each year at the state meet, finishing behind crosstown rival Loveland High School. In 1997, the team claimed their second team title at the Class 4A state meet. In 1998, the team won the meet by one point to take the first back to back state championship in school history.
The team won conference titles in 2001-2007. It claimed second place in the Class 5A state meet in 2002 and won the state title in 2005-2007. After the 2005 season, Tom Hewson retired, and former TVHS swimmer Steve Foster took over the head coaching position. After the 2007 state championship, coach Steve Foster resigned from the head coaching position to pursue his masters degree. Under the coaching of Ryan Howard in 2008, the streak ended, the team placed 2nd in conference behind Silver Creek, and took 6th place at state. After the season, Howard left the team, and the head coaching position was taken over by Kayli Changstrom. The divers led the team with a 1,2,3 finish at state, and a 10th place finish overall.
Girls Swimming 
Men's coach Dick Hewson also helped the girls win conference titles in 1986,1987,1988,1989, and 1991, as well as a state title in 1991, before his retirement after the season. Tom Hewson took over the girls team for his father, and won conference titles in 1993,1994, and 1995. Tom retired from the girls head coaching position, but remained the boys team coach. The job was filled by Kris Ayers, who led the team to a conference title in 2002 before retiring following the season. Trevor Timmons took over the team and won conference titles in 2005 and 2007. After deciding to accept an administration job in another district, Timmons resigned after the 2007 season. Assistant coach Maria Strait took over the head position when Timmons left, but after the 2008 season took the head coaching position at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. The spot has since been filled by Kayli Changstrom, a TVHS alumni and former eagle swimmer.
The Lady Eagles won the 4A state title on February 13, 2010 with 330 points.
In the 2009-2010 cheer season the team got first place in the 4a State Championships in Colorado and 4th at regionals. The year before that they placed 13th at state.
Cross country 
In 2006 the women's team claimed their first state title followed by a second place pinish in 2007, another state championship in 2008, and a second place finish in 2009.
In more the recent year of 2010 the boys placed second as a team in state, and the girls placed fourth.
Track and Field 
The same cross country runners on the girls 2006, and 2007 teams came back for national titles in the girls 4A division.
Men's Tennis 
Exchange student Martin Cobo gave the school and the city its first individual #1 Singles state champion ever in the fall of 2006.
Women's Tennis 
The women's tennis team took home regional wins in 2009, 2010, and 2011, with a 3rd place finish from the #3 doubles team in 2010 and a 2nd place finish at the #1 doubles team in 2012.
The men's wrestling team has also had some success in recent years, winning a few district and conference titles.
Thompson Valley has a Marching Band, Concert Band, and 3 Jazz Bands. When not in marching season the marching band splits into two bands after tryouts, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.
Marching band 
Two years ago, the TVHS Golden Eagle Marching Band received the 'Most Improved Band' award with their show 'Emotions'. In 2007 the band's show was entitled 'Rain'. In 2008, the show was "Americana" and featured songs by Aaron Copland. In 2009 the show was called "The Rock Show". 2010's show is entitled "Escape" and the music is based on Rachmaninoff's 2nd Symphony.
Extracurricular activities 
- Anime Club
- Art Club
- Chess Club
- FCS (Fellowship of Christian Students)
- Knowledge Bowl
- FIRST Robotics Team 1357
- Student Council
- TV Theater Company
Notable alumni 
Kyle Howard, television and movie actor.
School song 
The school song should traditionally be sung at the end of any Thompson Valley athletic event victory. (To the tune of Notre Dame fight song)
Fight on you eagles,
Soar o'er the rest.
Rise up you eagles,
you are the best.
Black and gold flies high with pride,
create the thunder in the sky.
Fight fight for Thompson Valley High,
Eagles will write their name in the sky.
Eagle power will set us free,
so fight for the victory.
Go for the glory,
fight for the fame.
Win for the honor that comes with the name.
We'll be number one you'll see so fight for the victory.
GO! FIGHT! WIN!
GO FIGHT WIN!!!