Adams State houses ‘February frenzy’ of basketball

Friday evening fans of 1A basketball poured into Plachy Hall to watch the district finals untangle themselves. In a packed ticket Sierra Grande and Creede advanced from the boys’ bracket for the championship game. The girls of Antonito and Sangre de Cristo dispatched their opponents in the semifinals to set their 1A final.

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Intermountain League wraps semifinal round

Friday night in the Alamosa High School gym, girls’ basketball teams from the Intermountain League (IML) squared off to finalize the championship brackets. Centauri ran over Bayfield to earn their pass to Saturday’s finals with a one sided 69-17 destruction. Alamosa couldn’t get past Pagosa Springs’ defense and fell to the second seeded Pirates 51-26.

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Tigers and Indians are the story of 2A

At the Monte Vista High School eight teams from 5 schools duked it out for district supremacy.

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Mean Moose look sharp in first district game

In the early game Monte Vista took on the Wolverines of Bayfield. Monte Vista couldn’t pull off another upset and fell 83-61. Thursday night Alamosa boy’s basketball got their feet wet in their first district action since the tournament began, with a 70-31 pounding of Montezuma-Cortez’s Panthers.

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Sierra Grande defeats Miners in quarterfinal matchup

The district basketball tournaments continue to roll on. In Blanca the Creede girls took on the host Panthers. Sierra Grande would take a 71-50 final Wednesday night to advance in the district tournament.

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Picture clears some for basketball's district tournaments

With basketball teams from the valley participating in three different classes, things can get a little complicated. In the 3A class, winner of Alamosa and Monte Vista in the quarterfinals game would move on the face Pagosa Springs at the neutral site of Alamosa High School.

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Alamosa wrestling claims 11th team title

On night two of the wrestling state championship with Eaton sitting behind Alamosa on the team total scoreboard, members of the Alamosa coaching staff did the math on how close they were to the title.

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Panthers’ paws clutch SPL championship over ’birds’

BLANCA—Irked by missing the most crucial free throw of the night, Sierra Grande senior Arthur Rodriguez—who’d cashed two clutch freebies just 12.6 ticks before—scrambled back defensively, knocked the ball out of a Sangre de Cristo player’s hand from behind, and straight into junior Ambrosio Mondragon’s, allowing the Panthers to run out what remained of the penultimate 0:21.8 and polish off an undefeated run through the 1A Southern Peaks League Friday night inside SGHS Gymnasium.

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Slane’s 34 elevates Lady ’Birds over Sierra Grande, 62-55

BLANCA—In a 1A Southern Peaks League battle in which a four-point lead was an accomplishment for either side, a seven-point pad most definitely wasn’t safe…until the Sierra Grande High School Gymnasium scoreboard read Sangre de Cristo 62, SG 55 Friday evening.

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Heading into second day state tournament shapes up

DENVER – On Thursday people from the all over the San Luis Valley and beyond poured into the Pepsi Center in scenic downtown Denver to watch as the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament got rolling with preliminary matches.

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Alamosa wraps up regular season with double wins

ALAMOSA - For senior night the Mean Moose basketball squads welcomed rival Bayfield to Alamosa. On an emotional night the Moose dispatched the Wolverines in both games as both schools are starting to gear up for district tournaments

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50-Year Reunion of 1968 Olympic Marathon Trials

The names that put distance running and high-altitude training on the map will return to Alamosa and Adams State University this summer to mark 50 years since the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials were held Aug. 18, 1968, in this high-altitude city. An 8K run for all comers is scheduled for Saturday, July 28.

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Mean Moose are tested by St. Mary’s

Tuesday night Alamosa’s girl’s basketball (11-7-0) got a chance to measure themselves against some top talent from the 3A class in St. Mary’s High School of Colorado Springs. Even though they lost the game 68-34 they now have an idea of what kind of talent lurks beyond the Intermountain League (IML) if they can make it past the district tournaments.

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With Regional Tournaments over, the sights rest on state

Over the weekend, state placements for teams from all over the valley wrapped up with the regional wrestling tournaments.

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Antonito wins clash of 1A titans

Antonito defeats Sangre de Cristo to take second in 1A Southern Peaks.

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Christian Schaller signs NLI with Chadron State

Christian Schaller of Sargent signed a letter of intent to play for Chadron State. With 272 tackles and two interceptions Schaller will look to make an impact on defense. Schaller will study Animal Science as he furthers his education.

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Regional wrestling tournaments underway

Starting Friday nine teams from 10 different schools concentrated here in the valley took part in three different regional tournaments to decide who was going to the state finals. Alamosa hosted their own tournament; Center, Centennial/Sierra Grande, Del Norte, Sargent and Mountain Valley went to Sanford. And Centauri and Monte Vista traveled north to Pueblo to take part in Pueblo Central’s tournament.

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Tigers stymie Sargent in 'The Pit'

Friday night it was a meeting between league rivals in the 2A Southern Peaks league on the basketball court. Del Norte picked up two important wins towards running the table come the district tournaments. The lady Tigers defeated Sargent by a score of 68-40. The boys from Del Norte also picked up a win in a 49-30 game.

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Sanford earns late season win at home

Sanford basketball welcomed the ailing Vikings for a non-conference game.

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Ramirez and Zimmerman sign letters of intent

On Wednesday two members of Alamosa High School inked the next step in their education. Angelo Ramirez signed on to play football for Adams State University. Tyler Zimmerman signed on the dotted line pledging his bat and glove to Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. During their time at Alamosa High School both boys were invaluable to the athletic department.

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Moose gets back on track against Monte Vista

Tuesday night when the Pirates came to town Alamosa basketball needed a palette cleanser. Over the weekend Alamosa took an unpleasant trip to La Jara where both teams relented to the host Falcons. Monte Vista has struggled since the onset of league play. Between the two teams the girls are the only one to have earned a league win, against Montezuma-Cortez on Jan. 19.

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Panthers go ‘downtown’ to dispatch Miners

“Live by the three, die by the three,” is an often-used adage when it comes to the game of basketball.

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Falcons take down Moose at home

Saturday night housed a little shake-up in the IML Basketball league. Centauri’s girls (16-1-0) took care of business against Alamosa (10-6-0) with a 46-22 victory, Centauri’s boys (9-8-0) upset Alamosa (15-2-0) in a 66-54 stunner.

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Pirates fall to Bayfield despite tough play

Friday night the Pirates basketball team welcomed Bayfield for a clash in the Intermountain League. The girl’s game went down to the wire before Monte Vista was defeated 51-47. The boys game started with a back and forth but the Pirates could not keep pace in the second half falling 70-52.

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Sierra Grande tops Cotopaxi in District 6 showdown

The Panthers hosted district rival Cotopaxi on Friday night to favorable results for the home crowd. The lady Panthers stayed consistent to produce a 52-31 victory while the Sierra Grande boys utilized a big second quarter to roll over Cotopaxi 74-49.

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Antonito splits with Primero Bulldogs

Thursday night the Trojans took on the Primero Bulldogs at home. The Antonito girls (11-3-0) registered a commanding 68-31 victory over Primero (4-9-0) while the boys suffered 58-28 defeat.

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Alamosa grounds Falcons on Senior Night

Thursday night was Centauri’s last home dual. They would be tasked with taking down the OnTheMat number one ranked Alamosa’s Mean Moose. The Moose proved too much under the lone spotlight taking a 52-21 victory.

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Multi-use pavilion celebrates grand opening

The ribbon cutting of the multi-use pavilion took place on Wednesday afternoon.

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Early drought costs Falcon boys in Bayfield

Senior center Ryan Phelps’ thunderous alley-oop slam beginning the third quarter Saturday evening was a potential signal that the home team felt it had done enough to secure victory.

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Avenging first loss, Centauri girls gouge Bayfield

Senior forward Caroline Van Berkum gained senior center Ember Canty’s initial tip in stride, took it in for a layup, and the guests were already on their way to a 57-18, mercy rule-quickened triumph.

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Rio not so 'Frio' for annual 5k run and walk

A 17-year-old cross country runner from Rampart High School in Colorado Springs edged out the three-time runner-up for top honors in the fourth annual Rio Frio 5k held Sunday in conjunction with the Ice Festival in Alamosa.

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Valley Classic wrestling tournament wraps up

The Center Vikings played host for the 2018 Valley Classic that welcomed schools from all over Colorado with a heavy focus on teams from the San Luis Valley.

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Mean Moose rocks and rolls on the road

Alamosa’s basketball squads headed west for an IML matchup with Monte Vista’s Pirates on Friday night. The Alamosa girls (8-4-0) shut down Monte Vista (4-9-0) in a 54-18 victory while Alamosa’s boys (12-1-0) did likewise prevailing 64-37 over the host Pirates (4-9-0). Prior to Friday night

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Thunderbirds bring the rain in rivalry games

Friday night at SDCHS gymnasium Thunderbird faithful had plenty to cheer about. The Sangre de Cristo basketball girls (13-1-0) got back to the business of stacking wins with a 50-14 victory over Creede (6-7-0). The Thunderbird boys (13-1-0) got hot and took down previously undefeated Creede (12-1-0).

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NFFCC selects team to celebrate 25th Anniversary

The Colorado Chapter of the National Football Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. The NFFCC Board of Directors has selected an 11-member anniversary team, representing the best and brightest student-athletes from the past 25 years.

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Moose bull through Wolverines on Senior Night

For their last home dual the Alamosa Mean Moose wrestling team earned an overpowering victory over Bayfield on Thursday night.

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Sargent girls seeking fresh start in SoPeaks

With the second of three games this week set to tip off at 3:30 p.m. today, there won’t be, nor has there recently been a lot of time for the Sargent girls’ basketball team to breathe casually.

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Mean Moose stand tall at home

On Tuesday night the Mean Moose took a well-deserved break from the Intermountain League to welcome the Buena Vista Demons to the Valley.

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Alamosa finishes strong in victory against Crested Butte

Alamosa ended a two game skid with a 3-2 win at home against Crested Butte on Saturday morning.

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Sargent drops 30-27 decision to Hoehne

Friday night was a Farmer face-off with Hoehne getting the better of Sargent in a fast paced 30-27 game.

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Martinez chips in two, Moose roll

ALAMOSA— Alamosa came away with a 37-7 victory over Buena Vista at home Friday night in a game that got off to a late start.

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Reis' pieces

Reis' pieces

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Maximum effort

Maximum effort

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Rio Grande Rattlers attend composite mountain bike race

FRISCO—The Rio Grande Rattlers Composite Mountain Bike Team wound its way to Frisco for their first competitive race of the season.

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CHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee makes recommendations

The Colorado High School Activities Association’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee met Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in its continuing efforts to provide a safer participation environment and lessen risks to student participants in the state.

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Alamosa defeats Florence in convincing fashion

Alamosa junior Chad Jackson (10) had a banner night on both sides of the line, catching four John Lujan passes for 65 yards unofficially and another 21-yard touchdown called back by penalty.

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High school activities bring communities together

Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here!

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Centauri survives redzone errors to down Paonia

LA JARA- Centauri defeated Paonia in their home opener 20-13. As the lights went down the action heated up.

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Center out, Antonito in

Due to low sign up numbers Center was forced earlier this month to drop their football team for 2017.

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Panthers dive right in

Sierra Grande High School announced they will be participating in women’s swimming for the 2017/ 18 season.

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2017 Riggs Benefit Softball Tournament champions named

ALAMOSA — The Bat Attitudes edged WOLO by one run to win the 3rd Annual Riggs Softball Tournament this past weekend at Lee Field.

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Gallegos looks to take a page from Longo book

ALAMOSA — Becca Longo has been getting quite a bit of media coverage lately and has become something of a local celebrity thanks in large part to her becoming the first female football player to receive a scholarship in Division II or higher after signing with Adams State University.

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3v3 Live Soccer Tournament comes to Alamosa

ALAMOSA – This past weekend on August 12th 3v3 Live presented by Bownet continued their soccer tournament tour in Carroll Park with participants hailing from Alamosa, Pueblo, New Mexico and Texas.

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Valley Courier welcomes new sports editor

ALAMOSA — The Valley Courier is proud to announce its newest addition. Stephen Jiron has been named the new sports editor for the Courier.

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GATORS are Division II first place winners

LAMAR — On August 4-6, the local swim team Ski Hi Aquatic GATORS competed in the Summer State Championships in Lamar.

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El Pomar SLV Regional Council gives awards

ALAMOSA — From groups fostering children to dogs and from those promoting arts to local foods, a variety of San Luis Valley nonprofit organizations received funding from the El Pomar Foundation’s San Luis Valley Regional Council on Tuesday.

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High school youth train for cycling competitions

VALLEY — The Rio Grande Composite Rattlers are one team — eight high school students as competitive riders, four acting administrators-coaches — participating in the 2017 Colorado High School Cycling Association season, which encompasses four active meets

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San Luis Valley Fair features different kind of athletes

Featured action from Thursday's SLV Fair

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Women's Softball League Runner Up

Marty's Maintenance team is the runner up for 2017 in the City of Alamosa Parks & Recreation softball league competition.

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Women's Softball League Champs

The Rubi Slipper Brewsers are the 2017 Women's Softball League champions.

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Former athlete takes inspiring walk across America

MONTE VISTA— On April 21 Sebastien Jacques began a 5,000 km walk in Virginia Beach, Va. Jacques’ walk is an emotional journey and a personal symbol of determination, courage and hope for himself, but more importantly a symbol to inspire others to overcome

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Adams State announces 2017 Hall of Fame Class

ALAMOSA – Eight individuals and three national championship teams will be enshrined as members of the 2017 Adams State University Hall of Fame class.

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Women's Indoor Team named Scholar Team of the Year

Adams State University women's indoor track and field team have been named the 2017 Indoor Scholar Team of the Year by United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on July 27.

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Hovasse named to 2017 RMAC Preseason All-Conference

An hour prior to the 2017 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Media Day Kickoff, Adams State University wide receiver Chad Hovasse was named to the 2017 RMAC Preseason All-Conference team.

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Alamosa youth baseball/softball ends season

ALAMOSA— Here are the end of the season youth champions for each division for the City of Alamosa Parks & Recreation youth programs.

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Ski Hi Stampede features awesome rodeo action

Scenes from the Ski Hi Stampede rodeo action

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Alamosa team wins league championship

The 2017 Fastpitch softball champions, Alamosa, won the league championship Tuesday night in Monte Vista.

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Marathon is part of Russ Valdez's personal journey

SILVERTON/CAPULIN — When Russ Valdez qualified for the Hard Rock Hundred (HRH) Endurance Run July 14-16, he was both excited and humbled.

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Alamosa Youth Football Golf Tournament winners shared

ALAMOSA — Alamosa Youth Football Golf Tournament was a huge success on Saturday July 22.

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Antonito dedicates memorial to Coach Archuleta

ANTONITO — When Gerald “Tommy” Archuleta died in a traffic accident on April 10, 2017, he left behind memories, devotion and love.

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Demo Derby is Pioneer Days favorite

Images shared from Manassa Pioneer Days' popular demolition derby.

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Alamosa takes on some of Pueblo's best to win the SOCO tournament

Aggressive base running, solid pitching and great defense helped Alamosa’s 18 and under baseball team capture the championship of the SoCo (Southern Colorado) tournament here at Hobbs Field at Runyon Park with a 6-0 victory over Pueblo East on Tuesday nig

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AHS hosts lifting showcase

Alamosa High School hosted a lifting showcase.

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Centauri hosts skills camp

Area youth learn and practice skills during a basketball skills camp at Centauri this week.

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Ski Hi Stampede shares local entry registration information

MONTE VISTA — Local residents are invited to sign up for the Ski Hi Stampede Amateur Events 2017.

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Sutak Raceway presents Cat's Classic this weekend

ALAMOSA — Experience AMA-Pro Am motocross action at the Cat’s Classic Motocross this Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9 at the Sutak Raceway, 8131 Road 11 South, Alamosa.

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Alamosa High School baseball team hosts camp

The Alamosa High School summer baseball team, coached by Jason Romero and Tony Kechter, hosted a three-day camp at the high school field at OMS this week.

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Friday action at the Alamosa Round-UP

Scenes from Friday's PRCA Rodeo in Alamosa

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Perspectives on road bicycling in the San Juans

VALLEY — Road bicycling in the San Juan Mountains, or to widen the focus somewhat, in the San Luis Valley area of south-central and southwestern Colorado, offers excellent high altitude training opportunities.

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ASU baseball offers camp

ALAMOSA– Adams State University Baseball program will be hosting a Player Prospect camp for student athletes which will have an instructional session along with drill work to show case each player’s skills and allow the coaches to see how each individual

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Rookies win tournament

GREELEY — Colorado Rookies won the Six Seventeen tournament over the weekend.

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Del Norte runner wins two Creede races

CREEDE– As if winning the half-marathon (13.1 miles) wasn’t enough, Enrique Salcedo, Del Norte, of Kristi Mountain Sports fame, had to “cool off” so he ran the 6k a few minutes later and won that too, in the annual Run Off Run Off here, organized by the W

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ASU player drafted in MLB

ALAMOSA — An Adams State baseball player was drafted in the tenth round of the MLB Draft on Tuesday.

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SLV represented in CHSCA All State cross country

Athletes from San Luis Valley schools competed in the CHSCA All State cross country meets.

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Valley athletes compete at CHSCA All State

Featured are some highlights from the CHSCA All State games involving San Luis Valley athletes. Cross country photos will be shared on Wednesday.

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Adams State finishes 10th in Learfield Directors’ Cup

CLEVELAND – With a point total of 543.50, Adams State University concludes the 2016-17 athletic calendar in 10th place of the NCAA Division II Learfield Directors’ Cup standings.

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SLV represented in 2017 CHSCA All-State Games

ALAMOSA– From June 6-10, Adams State University will be the site of the 61st annual Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) All-State Games.

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Adams State gridiron great Bobby Saiz re-appears on Hall of Fame ballot

Almost 30 years later, they still haven’t made ’em quite like Bobby Saiz.

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Glen Martinez memorial 5K results announced

The 8th Annual Martinez 5K Run/Walk on May 28 drew 64 men and women participants to honor U.S. Marine Sgt. Glen E. Martinez who was killed in action when the Humvee he was riding in hit a roadside bomb in Iraq on May 2, 2008.

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Sgt. Glen Martinez Veterans Golf Tournament winners announced

With a beautiful day there were 16 teams participating in the 2017 Sgt. Glen Martinez Veterans Golf Tournament held at the Monte Vista Golf Course on May 28.

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Moose earn Baseball All-Conference honors

ALAMOSA—The Alamosa High School baseball squad concluded a winning 2017 season, finishing 13-6 (7-3 league).

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OMS wins soccer championship

ALAMOSA — The OMS soccer team had an incredible spring season in Pueblo.

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Martin top female in Bolder Boulder citizens division

BOULDER — When Lauren Martin was growing up in Alamosa, she was never far away from a track or cross country meet.

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Alamosa High School presents athletic awards

Alamosa High School’s booster club, Maroon Pride, hosted the annual athletic banquet on Wednesday evening

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Bill Metz Elementary students 'smile for a mile'

The annual Bill Metz Elementary Smile For A Mile run was held Wednesday morning.

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Gidabuday is Men’s Track Athlete of the Year

NEW ORLEANS – Adams State University sophomore Sydney Gidabuday will enter the NCAA Division II Championships as the South Central Region Men’s Track Athlete of the Year.

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Valley captures four state titles in shortened State Meet

LAKEWOOD—After some frustration from coaches around the state because of uncertainty by the Colorado High School Activities Association, the 2017 State Track and Field Championships made history this past weekend.

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ASU athlete alumni dies in car accident

ALAMOSA – It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that Adams State University reports the death of former student-athlete Melissa (Bouren) Crawford.

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Ballantyne, Gidabuday, Light earn RMAC awards

COLORADO SPRINGS – On Wednesday, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) announced their Outdoor Track & Field award winners with Adams State University Head Coach Rock Light, sophomore distance runner Sydney Gidabuday, and junior sprinter Micah Bal

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Ortega, Hackett qualify for state golf tournament

Alamosa girls golf took third at the regional tournament.

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Sargent advances to 2A state baseball

ALAMOSA– After surviving an all-SLV district tournament at Adams State College’s baseball stadium, Sargent drew a tough first-round state championship challenge facing Class 2A’s No. 1 seeded Paonia in a first-round game Friday at Hobbs Field in Pueblo at

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Alamosa baseball falls to Valley in district play

DELTA — The Alamosa High School baseball team lost 12-2 to Valley High School (Gilcrest) in the district region 8 tournament at Delta on Saturday

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AE Fun Run gets 'thumbs up'

Alamosa Elementary hosted the annual Spring Fun Run on Wednesday.

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Mean Moose, Falcons headed to regionals

ALAMOSA– Winners of 17 straight games, Lamar baseball grabbed the top overall seed in the Class 3A baseball regional tournament slated for Saturday at various sites and will determine who advances to state beginning May 19.

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ASU women claim RMAC championship

GUNNISON – On the final day of the RMAC Championships, the Adams State University women scored 109 points to surge ahead of rival Western State Colorado University and claim the 2017 team title

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Alamosa victorious in Senior Day sweep

ALAMOSA — Senior Day was memorable for the Alamosa Mean Moose baseball team. The weather was warm and the wind remained mostly calm as Alamosa swept the visiting Pagosa Springs Pirates in the final spring 2017 regular season double header on Saturday.

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City promotes outdoor activity

The City of Alamosa proclaimed Kids to Park Day.

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Romero brothers qualify for Amsoil Arenacross Nationals

VALLEY — Loren Stetson Romero is the official 2017 Amsoil Arenacross West Coast Champion in the Ultracross 50cc Class

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Grizzlies defeat Metro, advance in RMAC Tourney

GRAND JUNCTION—The Adams State University softball team on Thursday celebrated their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) tournament win since 2015 where they went 2-2.

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Johnson is RMAC goalie of the year

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference released their All-Conference and yearly awards on May 2 for men's lacrosse. Several Grizzlies made the honorable mention list, while one came away with a major award.

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Errors undermine Vikings' work in Ignacio

IGNACIO—Five errors in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday afternoon cost the Vikings their one-run advantage, and as some would say, ultimately a potential road win against a non-league opponent currently playing its best baseball of the spring.

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ASU women start 3-game home stand today

After six road games to begin the season, Adams State University returns home for three consecutive home games at the ASU Lacrosse Field.

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Parkins pots six, Moose overrun Ignacio 7-0

IGNACIO—Despite Saturday morning’s wintry weather, it was clear Kara Bentley’s jets still hadn’t fully cooled after a late penalty kick, stemming from a dubious (and disputed) hand-ball infraction, allowed Montezuma-Cortez to snatch a 3-2 win the previous

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Broncos salute community with Del Norte stop

DEL NORTE— High Valley Community Center (HVCC) welcomed the community of Del Norte and surrounding areas Saturday, April 22 for an exciting event.

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Alamosa Parks & Rec shares volleyball champs

Congratulations to the volleyball champions in the city league.

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Tri-Star Basketball recognizes participants

The Alamosa Optimist Club would like to thank and congratulate the 65 San Luis Valley youth who participated in the Annual Optimist Tri-Star Basketball competition.

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Anaya autos in men’s 1500m

GUNNISON – The Western State Invitational concluded Saturday afternoon with Adams State University Track & Field athletes competing in sprints, the discus, and 1500m races.

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Moose swipe split pair with league-leading Bayfield

BAYFIELD—Despite a seventh-inning dual ejection, resulting in the removal from play of Alamosa’s offensive hero and Bayfield’s defensive goat (who’d been BHS’ Game 1 defensive hero, however), there was still work to be done beneath a plummeting sun Monday

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DN Tigresses take down Lady Cats, 4-nil

Getting a second-minute goal through traffic from freshman forward Kendra Parra, as well as an 81st-minute finish from senior Ashley Rivera only seconds before the full-time whistle, DNHS earned a 4-nil road win at Ignacio.

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Martinez Memorial events set May 28

MONTE VISTA — This is the 9th year of the 5K Run/Walk and Veterans Golf Tournament held at the Monte Vista Golf Course on May 28th to benefit the Sgt. Glen E. Martinez Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Adams State, community make 2017 Special Olympics Basketball Showcase a success

ALAMOSA — The sport management class at Adams State University had the honor of hosting the 2017 Special Olympics Basketball Showcase on April 7th at Plachy Hall on the Adams State University campus as its class project.

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ASU recruit interviewed on Good Morning America

ALAMOSA — An Arizona high school senior is making national news this week for possibly being the first woman to ever sign a letter of intent to play college football at the Division II level or higher on scholarship.

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Mean Moose sweep away Pirates in twin bill

ALAMOSA — The Mean Moose pitching was effective and the offense struck early and often Saturday as Alamosa hosted the Monte Vista Pirates in an Intermountain League matchup at the OMS fields.

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Sanford scrambles to save Saturday sweep of Center

SANFORD—Fielding a question about his squad’s fielding in Game 2 of Saturday’s home doubleheader, Austin Edgar sounded quite relieved that precise details had already escaped his memory.

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Grizzly football previews 2017

Adams State experimented with a variety of offenses and defenses in its annual spring game.

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ASU recruit draws national attention

ALAMOSA– Becca Longo, 18, is believed to have become the first female in history to earn a football scholarship with a top-tier college team when she signed a letter of intent Wednesday with Adams State University.

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Casias signs to wrestle for Adams State

Manulito Casias signed with Adams State University for wrestling.

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AHS athlete signs with Drury University

Jessica Archuleta-Trujillo, center, is accompanied by family members and Alamsosa High School Head Track and Field Coach Larry Zaragoza, far left, as she signs with Drury University for track and field.

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Hays named RMAC Player of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS-Even though the team success was not what Adams State Head Coach Dervin Taylor had hoped for, the coach did see a bright spot in this past weekend's series against New Mexico Highlands University. The Grizzlies, who went 1-3 on the weeke

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Basketball camp celebrates 49 years

LA JARA — Fred’s Youth Basketball camp, held at the La Jara Elementary School, is, was able to complete the 49th year of the basketball program.

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Unlikely team of two finishes 12th in the nation in NJCAA Track and Field

ALAMOSA — The team that finished first brought 34 athletes. Trinidad State came with only two, but ended up in 12th place at the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Indoor Track and Field national meet in Pittsburg, Kansas, in February.

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Homers help ASU take three from UCCS

Something clicked for Adams State University junior April Riggins as she celebrated the fourth month of the year with four home runs to help her Grizzlies get a split in Saturday's Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference doubleheader.

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ASU Track and Field busy weekend

A majority of Adams State University student-athletes returned to action on Saturday to begin the outdoor season.

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Weidner plays hero in ASU's only win over CCU

It wasn't the start Adams State University envisioned but a dramatic 16-15 game two win over Colorado Christian University gave the Grizzlies a Sunday doubleheader split against the Cougars.

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Alamosa sweeps Thunderbid titles

The weather postponed all but two events of the La Junta Meet to this Thursday; however, the San Luis Valley showed just how tough Valley athletes were as they battled morning winds and competed in the Sangre de Cristo Thunderbird Invitational on Saturday

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Grizzly softball split with Orediggers

Even though the weather may have been playable on Saturday, the early decision to move the Adams State University softball four-game series to Sunday and Monday was a smart one.

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Alamosa, Centauri to start IML

The Alamosa Mean Moose and Centauri Falcons' baseball teams are set to start the Intermountain League portion of their seasons on Saturday when the Falcons, who are 3-3 overall and under new head coach Tyler Buhr, host the Mean Moose.

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Alamosa Parks and Recreation announces fifth and sixth grade volleyball champions

After finishing third in regular season play, Team Purple entered the end of season tournament eager, but took an early loss.

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Four represent Valley at 'The Show'

Four San Luis Valley basketball players represented the Valley at the 2017 "The Show" All Star Game this past weekend at Metro State University in Denver.

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Grizzlies set to host Colorado Mesa and Westminster

The Adams State University men's lacrosse team is returning home for the first time in 16 days. The team has also been on a ten day rest since their last game in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Grizzles wrap up Pack Invite in sixth

The final day of the Pack Invite hosted by Colorado State University-Pueblo saw the Adams State University Grizzlies women's golf team finish in sixth spot, after a final team score of 644 (+140).

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Bobcats take revenge on Farmers

Having just seen Ignacio senior Timmy Plehinger-Williams, hitless in three previous plate appearances (but twice hit by pitches), lash a long double to the leftfield fence with Saturday’s game deadlocked in the top of the seventh inning, Terry VanBibber’s

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Grizzlies take three from Skyhawks

The weekend was exactly what the Adams State University softball team needed as they completed a 4-game series and win over the visiting Fort Lewis Skyhawks on Sunday at the ASU Softball Field.

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Lady Tigers beat bulldogs, 59-44

For almost any Del Norte success Thursday night, Haxtun had at least two responses.

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Niemi's walk-off hit gives ASU split over weekend

The Adams State University Grizzlies were only able to split during their four-game series against the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions and it came in the second half of a doubleheader on Saturday

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Center Invitational highlights track weekend

The 2017 track and field season opened up last Friday for several San Luis Valley teams as the Center Vikings hosted the 2017 Center Invitational that was hosted at Monte Vista High School.

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Furious fifth: Farmers win big, ending IHS Invite

Touched for just a leadoff single in the bottom of the first, and a one-out double in the second, Sargent’s Ryan Davis was otherwise untouchable Saturday evening.

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Arby's All Star dunk contest draws excitement

The 2017 Arby's All Star Game drew excitement as fans filled Plachy Hall on Friday evening. The two dunkers pictured, Jorge Venzor (23;top) and Jeff Stevenson (bottom) battled tooth and nail for the win as they both electrified the crowds with exciting ba

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All Valley teams fall on final day of state tournament

Like the harsh winds that blow through the San Luis Valley, the final day of the state tournaments, which took place in northern Colorado, was unforgiving to the four San Luis Valley teams that played on Saturday. The Centauri Lady Falcons and Del Norte L

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Still undefeated, on to state!

The Antonito Trojans celebrate after winning their regional title game as they have clinched a spot in next week’s state tournament, which will be at the University of Northern Colorado and the Loveland Events Center.

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Five SLV teams claim regional titles Saturday

The San Luis Valley basketball season lives on for one more week and fans will have their pick of where they want to go as seven teams have qualified for a chance to vie for the state title across three different venues across northern Colorado, starting

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SLV Dust Devils take first

Congratulations to our very own SLV Special Olympics basketball athletes for a fine showing at their regional competition in Pueblo on Sunday, February 19. Athletes have been practicing hard on Saturday mornings since November to get ready for this event.

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Two Valley teams clinch state berths

The Antonito Lady Trojans and the Creede/Lake City Miners are state-bound as they won their games on Friday in Gunnison while several other teams battled for the opportunity to play on Saturday and earn a spot.

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12 teams geared for regional basketball action

After a successful showing at Adams State University and Bayfield High School this past weekend, San Luis Valley basketball teams will turn their focus to a trip to the state basketball tournaments, which will take place next Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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Lester signs to play at Rocky Mountain College

Sargent senior Quincy Lester has signed to agree to continue her athletic and academic career for the Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears out of Billings, Montana.

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Grizzly softball bests Yellowjackets in 3-of-4 games

Five home runs from the Grizzlies helped them open up the home portion of their season with a doubleheader sweep of the Black Hills State University Yellowjackets in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference action Sunday.

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Adams State sweeps RMAC Indoor Championships

The Adams State University men's and women's indoor track & field teams won a pair of RMAC titles at the Ronald E. Young Center Fieldhouse with seven combined first-place finishes.

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