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Dove Creek blanks Ignacio in season opener

IGNACIO – Given about the most difficult task a relief pitcher can face, Kevin Purkat all but admitted he may not have been the most ideal choice to be put atop the mound with season-opener hosting...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio football has go for the gusto at Dolores

Looking at the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 1A Football RPI numbers, Southern Peaks League rivals Ignacio and Dolores appear to be leading a race to the bottom at 38th and...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Tough go in the short go for NHSFR team ropers

It’s been said that a man owns up to his mistakes. Reflecting upon his 2019 National High School Finals Rodeo experience, Bodie Hine certainly did so. And without hesitation. “I messed up in the...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Garcia one of USA’s best ‘Down Under’

Not overly eager to face at least a 12-hour flight back to the United States, Elco Garcia Jr. concluded an extended Fourth of July weekend he’ll never forget with an outstanding performance in the...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Manassa reflects on favorite son Jack Dempsey

CONEJOS COUNTY – At 9 years old, Michelle Richardson didn’t exactly know how to process her firsthand encounter with Manassa’s legendary prizefighter. “It was in July of 1966 at our annual Pioneer...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bodie Hine buckles down for nationals

“Cowboy Christmas” usually refers to the days nearest the Fourth of July, with rodeos, and in many cases, prize money, to be found seemingly anywhere and everywhere an interested rider or roper can...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio’s Dustin Sanchez rides to bull riding title

Missing last Saturday’s graduation at Ignacio High School couldn’t be avoided for Dustin Sanchez. While entered in the 2019 Colorado State High School Rodeo Association Finals at the Moffat County...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers volleyball pushes Bayfield in home opener

Incredibly able to stave off match point five times, pull even, then swipe Game 3 – via kill shots by senior Lanae Dragswolf and freshman Avery Wright – to stay alive in Tuesday night’s home...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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