Pagosa athletes prepare for action after winter break

The athletes of Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) are hitting full stride in basketball and wrestling, despite difficult weather and breaks in competition due to the holidays.

After a short vacation, the PSHS boys basketball team is back in the gym preparing for an upcoming game against Bloomfield. The Pirates are currently 4-2 overall and ranked No. 7 in the Colorado Division 3A basketball rankings.

“The kids have been working  really hard the last couple of days and their attitudes have been good. We need to have two more good days of practice to be prepared to play Bloomfield on Saturday,” coach Randy Sorensen told The SUN in an email.

The Pirates will face off against Bloomfield on their home court at PSHS on Saturday, Jan. 2. The game will take place at 7 p.m.

“We are going to need to be mentally tough as we are not allowed to practice on Friday (due to the holiday) and we play on Saturday,” Sorensen stated.

The following Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Pirates will take on the Durango Demons with only one practice in between games.

“It’s not the ideal schedule, but we need to deal with the hand that we are dealt. These are two big games for us so we need to be well prepared,” Sorensen explained.

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This story was posted on December 31, 2015.