Pirates – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:49:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Pirate golfers head to Montrose for back-to-back tournaments http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/22/pirate-golfers-head-to-montrose-for-back-to-back-tournaments/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=175968

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Pirate Taylor Cotts looks to land his ball on the green during the Pagosa Springs Invitational on Aug. 14. Cotts was the second-highest Pirate finisher, tying for 11th overall at the tournament.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate golf team took to the links of the Cobble Creek Golf Course this morning, Aug. 22, in Montrose — the team’s fifth tournament so far this season.

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Pirate cross-country teams ready to hit the ground running http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/22/pirate-cross-country-teams-ready-to-hit-the-ground-running/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:00:39 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=175962

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The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate cross-country teams pose atop a sand dune during the teams’ annual training trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve recently. The teams kick off the season with a pair of meets this week.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate harriers will hit the ground running tomorrow morning, kicking off the season with the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

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From left to right, seniors Celia Taylor, Jack Foster, Kat Davies, Megan Foster, Trenton Buffington, Annabelle Bowles and Mason Blakemore on the Pagosa Springs High School cross-country teams’ recent training trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Pirate soccer team to open season at home Tuesday http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/22/pirate-soccer-team-to-open-season-at-home-tuesday/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:00:16 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=175973 The Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) Pirate soccer team is ready to roll for a new season.

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Pirate golfers swinging into season with trio of tournaments this week http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/15/pirate-golfers-swinging-into-season-with-trio-of-tournaments-this-week/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 21:00:25 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=175458

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Pirate senior Nathan Smith tees off at Pagosa Springs High School’s home golf tournament Wednesday. The tournament opened the season for the five teams present: Pagosa, Durango, Alamosa, Monte Vista and Montezuma-Cortez. The Pirates’ results from the tournament will be available in next week’s issue of The SUN.

While most student-athletes at Pagosa Springs High School are just starting official practices this week, the Pirate golf team has been at it since Aug. 5 and is currently in the midst of playing three tournaments in three days.

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Pirate sophomore Dylan Manzanares watches for his ball to land on the green during Wednesday’s Pagosa Springs Invitational. The tournament opened the season for the Pirates, and served as the team’s lone home tournament of the season. Results were not available by press time Wednesday and will be included in next week’s edition of The SUN.

Fall sports information for Pagosa Springs High School http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/09/fall-sports-information-for-pagosa-springs-high-school/ Fri, 09 Aug 2019 11:00:44 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174887 Fall sports are underway for Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) student-athletes, with the first of the sports, golf, beginning Aug. 5 and the rest set to follow Aug. 12.
This year is the 99th year for the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA), which now has 365 member schools, according to CHSAAnow.com.
But, for those student-athletes interested in taking to the field, course, track, pitch or otherwise this fall, certain requirements must be met prior to Aug. 12, or last Monday for golf.
What to do to be ready for practice
PSHS will again be using the CHSAA Digital Platform (formerly Arbiter Athlete) for all physicals, medical and permission forms required to participate in CHSAA activities.
You can still access this website by going to www.arbiterathlete.com and you will be redirected to the new site at www.planeths.com. All login information is the same.
You can also sign up by texting “S41032” to 69274.
After logging in, complete and/or upload all the required forms to the CHSAA Digital Platform. Instructions can be found at https://pagosaathletics.com/main/adnews/ID/49341816.
If anyone needs help, the PSHS front office is now open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or you can email Athletic Secretary Kate Crabb at kcrabb@pagosa.k12.co.us.
Sports physicals dates
PSHS has set up upcoming clinics with local medical professionals to complete sports physicals. All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.
While several physicals clinics have already been held this week, the upcoming sessions are as follows:
• Thursday, Aug. 8, at PSHS from noon to 4 p.m.
• Monday, Aug. 12 at Pagosa Springs Middle School from 9 a.m. to noon.
The cost is $25 and most insurances will be accepted.
If attending either of these sessions, fill out the appropriate form from Alpine Medical and Specialty Practices that can be found on www.pagosaathletics.com.
Colorado sports physicals are valid for one year, but must be on file at the PSHS front office.
Sports physicals can be received from any MD, DO or DC, though chiropractors must have a special certification for sports physicals.
The physical form can be obtained from PSHS or www.pagosaathletics.com. The forms require signatures from both the athlete and the parent/guardian.
Official tryout/practice times for Aug. 12-16
Following are the times, locations and coach information for each fall sport, as provided by Athletic Director Marcie Ham.
To be eligible for competition, student-athletes and a parent/guardian must attend a sport-specific meeting. All meetings will be at the high school.
• Cross-country: 7 to 9 a.m., beginning at the PSHS track. The head coach is Scott Anderson, pagosa.chiropractic@gmail.com.
The cross-country mandatory parent meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m.
• Volleyball: 7 a.m. to noon in the PSHS gym. The head coach is Caitlin Forrest, cforrest@pagosa.k12.co.us.
The volleyball mandatory parent meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 15 from 6 to 7 p.m.
• Football: 6 to 8 a.m. (film and meetings) and 6 to 8 p.m (practice). at the high school. The head coach is Myron Stretton, smzstretton@hotmail.com.
The football mandatory parent meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 5 to 6 p.m.
• Cheer: 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the PSHS commons. The head coach is Renee Davis, nene32_42@yahoo.com.
The cheer mandatory parent meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
• Boys’ soccer: 7 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the PSHS soccer practice field (behind the bleachers of Golden Peaks Stadium). The head coach is Lindsey Kurt-Mason, lkurtmason@pagosa.k12.co.us.
The boys’ soccer mandatory parent meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m.
• Golf: Golf began a week earlier than other sports, on Aug. 5. Practices are from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with players meeting outside of the Pagosa Springs Golf Club clubhouse. The head coach is Mark Faber, mfaberpagosa@yahoo.com.
The golf meeting was previously held due to the sport’s early start.

Pirate golf to open season with home tournament Wednesday http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/08/pirate-golf-to-open-season-with-home-tournament-wednesday/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 21:00:14 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174885 The first of the fall sports at Pagosa Springs High School is underway, with the Pirate golf team set to open its season at home on Aug. 14.

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Pirate Plunge 5K Mud Run http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/30/pirate-plunge-5k-mud-run/ Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:00:53 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=173826

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Saturday’s Pirate Plunge Mud Run pitted competitors of all ability levels against a 5k course that challenged them with mud, ropes, climbing, water and more. The annual event raises funds for the booster club while also providing fun in the sun.

Pirate Plunge Mud Run http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/25/pirate-plunge-mud-run/ Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:54:13 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=173671

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A Pirate Plunge Mud Run competitor looks to avoid getting washed off by a fire hose in the final feet of Saturday’s event in hopes of earning the title of being the muddiest runner. The event raises funds for the high school’s athletic booster club.

Pagosa Wrestling Club fundraiser http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/22/pagosa-wrestling-club-fundraiser-2/ Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:00:34 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=173375

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Scene … supporting the Pagosa Wrestling Club. The club held its annual fundraiser in Town Park Saturday, complete with food, friends, dancing to the music of The High Rollers and more.

Sixth annual Pirate Plunge 5k Mud Run set for Saturday http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/18/sixth-annual-pirate-plunge-5k-mud-run-set-for-saturday/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:00:18 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=173179

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By Amy Wilson
Special to The PREVIEW
This year marks the sixth annual Pirate Plunge 5k Mud Run. It is set to take place Saturday, July 20; race start time is at 10 a.m. at Yamaguchi Park.
As always, this mud run does not disappoint. This course is designed to challenge all athletic abilities; with 20 obstacles in this 5k, you can push yourself to your limit or take it slow. The Pirate Plunge is not a timed race, so many of our runners like to team up and help each other through the course.
All ages are welcome to participate, but any runners under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult. Costumes are encouraged. Prizes will be handed out after the race for Best Costumes and Muddiest Runner.
The Pirate Plunge Mud Run is sponsored by the Pagosa Springs High School Athletic Booster Club. All proceeds from this event benefit all high school athletic sports.
To preregister, go to www.pirateplunge.com, or you can register the day of starting at 8 a.m. at Yamaguchi Park. So, it’s not too late to get your team together or run it alone; either way, I promise you will have a blast. See you at the Plunge.