Cross Country – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:29:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Pirate harriers head for final regular-season meet http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/10/10/pirate-harriers-head-for-final-regular-season-meet/ Thu, 10 Oct 2019 21:00:19 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=179605

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Megan Greenly and Ivory Carpenter run together during last week’s Ancient Trails Invite in Cortez. The Lady Pirates ran the course as a team-building exercise, with Carpenter finishing 11th and Greenly finishing 12th.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate cross-country teams hit the course at the Ancient Trails Invite Friday, Oct. 4, in Cortez with several goals and came home having met most of them.

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Clayton Cayard, who finished 23rd out of the 47 runners at the Ancient Trails Invite in Cortez last week, heads down the trail. The team took first at the meet.

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Cross-country teams take seventh, fifth at Salida meet http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/10/03/cross-country-teams-take-seventh-fifth-at-salida-meet/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 21:00:49 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=179188

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Mason Blakemore and Jack Foster lead a pack of runners at last weekend’s meet in Salida. The Pirates finished seventh overall and this weekend will be looking to win the Ancient Trails Invitational in Cortez.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate harriers competed in the Salida Cross Country Classic Saturday and walked away with better team finishes than were projected.

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Lady Pirates Celia Taylor and Ivory Carpenter run together at last weekend’s Salida Cross Country Classic. The team finished fifth overall and head to Cortez this weekend.

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Pirate teams take first, second at home meet http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/26/pirate-teams-take-first-second-at-home-meet/ Thu, 26 Sep 2019 21:00:13 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=178662

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Pagosa’s Nell Taylor strides for the finish line during Saturday’s Pagosa Springs Cross Country Challenge at Cloman Park. Taylor finished third overall, helping her team to a first-place finish.

At the beginning of summer training, members of the Pagosa Springs High School cross-country team set a goal to “show up” at the team’s home meet this fall — a goal they accomplished last weekend.

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The Pagosa Springs Pirate cross-country teams hosted the Pagosa Springs Cross Country Challenge Saturday at Cloman Park, with the high school races capping off the day’s activities.

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Pirate Gabe Heraty leads a pack of runners Saturday during the Pagosa Springs Cross Country Challenge. Heraty finished third in the high school boys’ race, with the Pirate team finishing second overall.

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Pirates to host Pagosa Springs Cross Country Challenge Saturday http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/19/pirates-to-host-pagosa-springs-cross-country-challenge-saturday/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:00:23 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=178160

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Hailey Griego, front, and Megan Foster keep pace at Saturday’s Mountaineer Cowboy Invitational in Gunnison. Griego finished 68th out of the 105 runners and Foster finished 85th, with the team finishing fifth.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate cross-country teams will play host to the team’s annual meet, the Pagosa Springs Cross Country Challenge, Saturday at Cloman Park.

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Jack Foster works to move through a pair of Montrose runners at the Mountaineer Cowboy Invitational in Gunnison Saturday. Foster finished 23rd out of the 131 runners at the meet, helping his team to a sixth-place finish.

 

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Pirate cross-country teams take 13th, 18th at ‘huge’ Alamosa meet http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/12/pirate-cross-country-teams-take-13th-18th-at-huge-alamosa-meet/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:52:30 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=177643

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Pagosa’s Noah Weiszbrod works to keep ahead of the competition during the Joe Vigil Open in Alamosa last weekend. The Pirates finished 18th of 25 teams at the event.

Despite facing off against more competition than in previous years at the Joe Vigil Open in Alamosa on Saturday, Pagosa Springs High School Pirate cross-country coach Scott Anderson saw good things in his teams.

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Lady Pirate Megan Foster keeps pace during Saturday’s Joe Vigil Open in Alamosa, while fellow Lady Pirate Katriel Davies trails her. The Lady Pirates finished 13th of the 24 teams at the meet.

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Pirate runners head to Alamosa with new strategy http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/09/05/pirate-runners-head-to-alamosa-with-new-strategy/ Thu, 05 Sep 2019 21:00:15 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=176908 The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate harriers will be back in action Saturday morning at the Joe Vigil Open in Alamosa and will be looking to not only move past injury and illness, but to also run the races with a new strategy in mind.

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Pirate cross-country starts season with ‘awesome experience’ http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/29/pirate-cross-country-starts-season-with-awesome-experience/ Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:00:50 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=176501

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Lady Pirates Nell Taylor and Megan Greenly race last week. The Pirates participated in back-to-back meets on Aug. 23 and 24, with Taylor and Greenly leading the team in both races.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate cross-country teams started their season with what coach Scott Anderson called an “awesome experience” last weekend — a camping trip and a couple of races on courses the Pirates hope to fare well on at the end of the season.

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Pirate Gabe Heraty works to overtake competitors during the opening weekend of the cross-country season. Heraty opened the season at the front of the pack for the Pirates in a pair of races on Aug. 23 and 24.

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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.

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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.

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2018 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/01/17/2018-year-in-review-4/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:00:18 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=160243 2018 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for good news, bad news, controversial issues, and no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities.
Over the last few weeks, The SUN has looked back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at October, November and December.

October

• According to the results of the affordable housing survey presented by Pagosa Housing Partners (PHP) to the Pagosa Springs Town Council on Oct. 2, the categories of housing most needed in Archuleta County include rents between $600 and $1,000, and affordable homes for the “missing middle.”

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