Basketball – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Wed, 24 Jun 2020 22:08:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://www.pagosasun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-sun-logo-512x512-1-32x32.jpg Basketball – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com 32 32 High school says goodbye to decades of coaching experience http://www.pagosasun.com/high-school-says-goodbye-to-decades-of-coaching-experience/ Thu, 25 Jun 2020 10:57:40 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206216 By Randi Pierce

Staff Writer

Archuleta School District was recently faced with hiring new head coaches for four of Pagosa Springs High School’s (PSHS) athletics programs — replacing more than a combined 50 years of head coaching experience.

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Taylor Lewis named league’s female winter athlete of the year http://www.pagosasun.com/taylor-lewis-named-leagues-female-winter-athlete-of-the-year/ Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:00:40 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=202550 By Randi Pierce
Staff Writer

Pagosa Springs High School senior Taylor Lewis was recently named the Intermountain League (IML) Winter Female Athlete of the Year.

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Postseason honors http://www.pagosasun.com/postseason-honors-2/ Thu, 02 Apr 2020 21:00:39 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=200574 The all-state boys’ and girls’ basketball teams — presented by CHSAANow.com, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps — have been announced, with several who sport black and gold among the honorees.
The teams were created following a process that included nominations from leagues and a vote of coaches.

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Senior Hailey Griego, first team.

Senior Taylor Lewis, second team.

Senior Mason Snarr, honorable mention.

Coach Wes Lewis, Coach of the Year.

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Team Pagosa Springs Special Olympics athletes compete in regional and state competitions http://www.pagosasun.com/team-pagosa-springs-special-olympics-athletes-compete-in-regional-and-state-competitions/ Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:00:24 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=200185

Photo courtesy Nancy Walls
Team Pagosa Alpine Ski Team poses for the camera. Pictured, back row, left to right: Kelly Faber, Jared Carstensen, coach Wayne Walls, Dalton Walls, coach Bryan Looper and Delta Buck; front row, left to right: coach Nancy-Lu-Walls, Chris Brown and Jason Reece.

By Nancy-Lu Walls
Special to The SUN
Team Pagosa Springs Special Olympics athletes competed in regional and state competitions and brought home big honors in February.
The 10-member basketball team competed in the Southwest Regionals held in Grand Junction at Grand Mesa University on Feb. 15 and returned home with second-place honors after being tied for first place.
The playoff game was close, with the Grand Junction Top Guns squeezing by Pagosa with just an eight-point lead. In addition, our two-member skills team brought back first- and third-place honors in the women’s division at the meet.
State Winter Games
Team Pagosa’s Alpine skiers brought back super honors Feb. 23 and 24 in the State Winter Games held at Copper Mountain.
Over 450 athletes, coaches and volunteers from all over Colorado, as well as Kansas and Mexico City, participated in the event.
Kelly Faber scored double gold in the young Women’s Advanced Alpine

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The Team Pagosa Springs Special Olympics basketball team competed in the Southwest Regionals held in Grand Junction last month. Pictured, back row, left to right: head coach Bryan Looper, Sirvando Ramos, Nick Voelker, Dalton Walls, Zack Irons, Jared Carstensen and assistant coach Wayne Walls; front row, left to right: Brynn Looper, Kelly Faber, Chris Brown, Colle Looper and Jason Reece.

Super G and Giant Slalom; Dalton Walls brought home triple gold in the young men’s Intermediate Alpine Super G, Slalom and Giant Slalom division; and Delta Buck earned double gold and a silver in the Intermediate Women’s Alpine Super G, Slalom and Giant Slalom division.

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Delta Buck, left, won first-place honors and Tricia Sierpiejko (right) finished in third place in the Special Olympics Southwest Regional basketball skills division in Grand Junction at Mesa State University last month.

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Lady Pirates end shortened season with win at state playoffs http://www.pagosasun.com/lady-pirates-end-shortened-season-with-win-at-state-playoffs/ Thu, 19 Mar 2020 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=199737 By Randi Pierce
Staff Writer
While they weren’t able to take on No. 1 St. Mary’s for a chance to make it to the championship game of the 3A state tournament, the No. 5 Pagosa Springs High School Lady Pirates ended the season on a high note on March 12 — with an upset of the No. 4 Delta Panthers in the Great 8.

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A lesson in positivity http://www.pagosasun.com/a-lesson-in-positivity/ Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:59:12 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=199610

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The Pagosa Springs High School Lady Pirate basketball team ended its run for a state title in an unusual way: heading home with the final two days of the tournament canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

When basketball ends, the sportsmanship continues

By Randi Pierce
Staff Writer
Few could have predicted the end to the Colorado 3A basketball season.

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Lady Pirates sail into Great 8, take on Delta today http://www.pagosasun.com/lady-pirates-sail-into-great-8-take-on-delta-today/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 21:00:08 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=199129

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Lady Pirate basketball coach Wes Lewis cuts down the last of the net as the team and crowd look on following Pagosa’s Sweet 16 victory over the Manitou Springs Mustangs. Pagosa defeated the Mustangs 41-16 to advance to today’s Great 8 action.

By Randi Pierce
Staff Writer
The No. 5 Pagosa Springs High School Lady Pirates are on the court at the University of Denver this morning for an 8:45 a.m. matchup against the No. 4 Delta Panthers in the Great 8 round of the 3A state tournament.

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The Lady Pirate basketball team logged a pair of wins over the last week to advance in the 3A state tournament, with the team’s seniors getting in on the action. From left: Miah Shoffner looks to move past a Colorado Springs Christian Lion in the Pirates’ 57-17 win, Elsa Lindner puts up a shot against the Manitou Springs Mustangs Saturday, Taylor Lewis looks to move the ball inside against the Mustangs and Hailey Griego looks to score against the Lions. Senior Teagan Stretton was out due to a concussion from the previous week.

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No. 24 Pirates end season against No. 9 Lions in opening round of state tournament http://www.pagosasun.com/no-24-pirates-end-season-against-no-9-lions-in-opening-round-of-state-tournament/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 21:00:00 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=199136 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer
The No. 24 Pagosa Springs High School Pirate basketball team’s run at a third state championship was cut short as the team fell to the No. 9 Lutheran Lions (21-3 overall, 10-0 in league play) 83-62 in the opening round of the 3A state tournament on March 6.

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On to State! http://www.pagosasun.com/on-to-state-10/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:54:33 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=199003

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The No. 5 Pagosa Springs High School Pirate basketball team is again in the 3A state tournament, with the team taking on the No. 4 Delta Panthers in the Great 8 in Denver this morning. For more on the team and the tournament, see related article.

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Pirates take third at league tournament, face No. 9 Lutheran tomorrow http://www.pagosasun.com/pirates-take-third-at-league-tournament-face-no-9-lutheran-tomorrow/ Thu, 05 Mar 2020 22:43:53 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=198687

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Pagosa Springs’ Ryan Lewis prepares for contact from Alamosa’s Brenden Crowther on a shot attempt near the hoop during the Intermountain League district tournament semifinals action this past Thursday, Feb. 27, at Monte Vista High School. Pagosa Springs High School (11-11 overall) fell 45-34 to the Mean Moose, but earned third place two days later by blasting Bayfield 60-38.

By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer
At the end of the Intermountain League (IML) tournament on Feb. 29, the Pagosa Springs High School Pirate basketball team captured third place by defeating the Bayfield Wolverines 60-38.

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Pagosa Springs’ Mitch Lewis tightens his defense on Alamosa’s Ian Jackson during Intermountain League district tournament semifinals action this past Thursday, Feb. 27, at Monte Vista High School.

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