Pirates – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:41:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Wrestling http://www.pagosasun.com/wrestling/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=200179

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The 3A all-state wrestling teams have been announced, and multiple Pirate grapplers received honors for their work on the mat this winter.

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Spring sports season delayed http://www.pagosasun.com/spring-sports-season-delayed/ Fri, 20 Mar 2020 11:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=199739 By Randi Pierce
Staff Writer
Colorado high schools will have no spring sports and activities that fall under the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) until at least April 18.
CHSAA announced March 12 that it has suspended its spring activities, including practices and competitions, until April 6 “to address concerns surrounding the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.”
Then, on Tuesday, CHSAA announced that the moratorium had been extended through April 18.
“In light of Governor Jared Polis’ announcement Monday (March 16) afternoon where new restrictions were mandated to slow the advance of the COVID-19 virus narrowing the minimum standards for public gatherings, we are announcing that the Association will follow the guidelines that went into effect at 8:00 a.m. today and will remain in effect for 30 days,” CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green said Tuesday, according to CHSAANOW.com.
The moratorium went into effect Friday, March 13, leaving many schools, including Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS), left to cancel upcoming games and tell student athletes they could not practice or compete for the time being.
“When I met with spring athletes and coaches on Thursday after school, the overwhelming support by both groups was amazing,” PSHS Athletic Director Marcie Ham wrote in an email to The SUN. “Of course there were some questions about why now and what exactly the spring would look like, and I think that was to be expected, but the general feel and attitude was positive and understanding. Our coaches and athletes have shown an outstanding resilience beyond what I have seen throughout social media. It has reminded me of the amazing community in Pagosa Springs.”
CHSAA’s announcement on CHSAANOW.com states, “The situation will be monitored and evaluated with key decision-makers from around the state to determine when, or if, to resume the spring season.”
The day before announcing the postponement, CHSAANOW explains, Blanford-Green “convened a digital conference with more than 50 administrators, representing diverse levels of leadership from all parts of the state to collaboratively create a plan. That group arrived at a consensus to support the decision made by the CHSAA office.”
“I want to thank the Board of Directors, membership and CHSAA staff for their support and guidance,” Blanford-Green said. “The collaborative decision-making has been in the best interest of our students and school communities, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.”

 

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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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Pirates set to open season at Delta Tournament http://www.pagosasun.com/pirates-set-to-open-season-at-delta-tournament/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 21:00:19 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=199140 By Randi Pierce
Staff Writer
The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate baseball team will be on the diamond this week to open the 2020 season, with the team slated to play three games in two days at the Delta Tournament.

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Lady Pirates to open season at home March 20 http://www.pagosasun.com/lady-pirates-to-open-season-at-home-march-20/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 21:00:12 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=199138 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer
Following a season that featured a 6-8-2 finish in the regular season and a loss against the eventual state champion Colorado Academy Mustangs in the first round of the playoffs, the 2020 campaign for the Pagosa Springs High School Lady Pirates will be one that will hopefully see a return to the postseason.

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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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