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.
- 1 Athletics
- 2 Band
- 3 Extracurricular activities
- 4 Notable alumni
- 5 School song
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Thompson Valley hosts 24 varsity sports, as well as a club Hockey team, and a Water Polo team, which have not been declared varsity sports.
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. The 1998 co-ed squad won the CHSAA 5A Co-Ed State Championship.
In 2006 the women's team claimed their first state title followed by a second place finish 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.
Men's Swimming and Diving
The early years
The TVHS Men's swimming and diving team has had a great amount of success for Thompson Valley High School 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.
In 2009 Coach Changstrom led the boy's swim and dive team to a Northern Conference finish and a successful run at the state meet. The divers, under the coaching of Amon McCrary, led the team with a 1,2,3 finish at state, and a 10th place finish overall.
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.
In 2009 Kayli Changstrom, a TVHS alumni and former eagle swimmer, took over the program and has had tremendous results. In 2009 Coach Changstrom helped lead the Lady Eagles to their first of many Northern Conference titles and to a second place finish at the Colorado 4A State Swim and Dive Championships in 2009.
In 2010 the Lady Eagles and Coach Changstrom won their first 4A state title on February 13, 2010 with 330 points.
Since that time the Lady Eagles have won additional Northern Conference titles in 2011, 2012, and 2013, while also winning in state championships, for 4 consecutive Colorado 4A State Swim and Dive titles.
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.
Exchange student Martin Cobo gave the school and the city its first individual #1 Singles state champion ever in the fall of 2006.
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.
Head coach Nathan Fristed, was hired in 2008 and since then the Eagle's Volleyball program has enjoyed a considerable amount of success over the last 6 years.
In 2008 the Eagles earned their way into the postseason and lost to Berthoud HS at Districts. Season record 11-10.
In 2009 finished their season at Districts losing to Prairie View HS. Season record 17-5.
In 2010 the Eagles were ranked #1 in Denver Post 4A season polls and won their school's first Northern Conference Championship. In that same year the Eagle's won their second District title and at Regionals, earned their first trip to the 4A State Championships. In 2010 Eagle Volleyball finished 5th in state. Season record 23-5.
In 2011 the Eagles returned to have another successful season finishing 3rd in Northern Conference and again earning a trip to Districts, were they were defeated by Green Mountain. Season record 17-6.
In 2012 the Eagles finished 2nd in Northern Conference and a MaxPreps Freeman Ranking of 6th in 4A, hosted and won their Regional, earning them their second trip to Colorado 4A State Championships in school history. Again, the Eagles finished 5th in state after losing to Lewis Palmer. Season record 23-5.
In 2013 the Eagles again finished 2nd in Northern Conference, losing at Regionals to Roosevelt HS. Season record 15-11.
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.
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.
- Anime Club
- Art Club
- Chess Club
- FCS (Fellowship of Christian Students)
- Knowledge Bowl
- FIRST Robotics Team 1357
- Student Council
- TV Theater Company
Kyle Howard, television and movie actor.
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!!!