Rampart Rams remember fallen teammate

By: Josh Earl Email
By: Josh Earl Email

The 2009-2010 basketball season has been anything but typical for the Rampart Rams.

On September 26th of last year they lost their teammate Nick Reff, a Junior who died at his sleep at just 17-years-old.

Reff was a key member of the Rams basketball team and a good friend to many on the team. The Rams are now remembering Reff and using him as inspiration. He is still listed on the roster and his name is announced among the non-starters at each home game.

Rampart isn't known as a basketball powerhouse, but so far this season they are exceeding expectations. The Rams are off to a 16-1 start and are ranked second in the state in the 5A classification.

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  • by AUNT TERI Location: FLORIDA on Feb 5, 2010 at 04:45 PM
    RAMPART AND KKTV, THANKS FOR THE TRIBUTE TO NICK REFF. FELLOW BASKETBALL TEAMMATES AND FRIENDS, YOU ARE ALL DOING A SUPER JOB, PLAYING ONWARD AND WINNING LIKE CRAZY 16-1 AND KEEPING NICK IN YOUR HEARTS AND IN PART OF ALL OF YOUR STEPS ON THE COURT !! I AM SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU AND WISH I COULD SEE JUST ONE GAME.... AS THE GUY SAID, #20 "NICKERS IS STILL PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE" HANG ON TILL THE END OF THE SEASON AND GO FOR GOLD. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU "RAMS" AS YOU PLAY. AUNT TERI
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 01:33 PM
    Nick Reff was one of the greatest people I ever met and he will be missed greatly.
  • by tiffany Location: colorado springs on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:01 PM
    its great to see that even though rampart has had to go through such a tragedy were pulling together as a school and doing what nick would have wanted to see us doing !! this is a big season for the rams boys basketball team and its great to see that nick is on everyones minds just us rams !!! nick was a great impact on rampart and im glade his story is being shared thank you everyone who is supporting us rams !!! nick we all love you and miss you sooo much !!! #20 will never be forgetten i love you nick reff !!!
  • by Missy Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 1, 2010 at 08:15 PM
    Nick Reff was an amazing person, there isnt a day that goes by when i dont think about him, ill never forget the week after he died, it was sprit week yet it wasnt. He was always nice to everyone and never judged anyone, he had a huge impact on Rampart. And i dont think anyone this year can forget what happened.
  • by maggie on Feb 1, 2010 at 08:38 AM
    Nick was a great and wonderful person, he was always there when you needed him. he is an inspiration to all. thank you cbs for sharing his story. nick i love you and will never forget you, you will always be in my memory!!
  • by Chris Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 1, 2010 at 07:39 AM
    The Rampart community and everyone who knew and loved Nick continues to try to understand and make sense of an absolutely unimaginable tragic situation. Nick's presence is true and real and felt by many associated with this team. Even though he is a vital member of this special team, we still just want him back and for things to be the way they should be. Thanks for the special coverage of an extraordinary boy who left way too soon.
  • by Bobbi on Feb 1, 2010 at 06:18 AM
    This is a story of love for a GREAT kid, which has been a great loss to family, friends and the Rampart Community. Thank you for sharing. We will always remember Nick!
  • by Kathie Location: Colo Spgs on Jan 31, 2010 at 10:48 PM
    Nick inspires his friends and teammates on and off the court, and he is missed every day. This piece was well done; thanks for spotlighting a very special young man. Go Rampart!!! We love you, Nick.
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