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Pirates, Falcons represent Valley in 1A

Posted: Friday, Oct 31st, 2014
VALLEY--The matchups are different, but 12-of-16 playoff teams in Class 1A were also in the bracket a year ago. The San Luis Valley has qualified two teams with one, Center, barely missing the cutoff.

No. 5 Centauri (6-3) vs. No. 12 Limon (7-2)
LA JARA--Centauri is a returning state finalist and Limon reached the semifinals a year ago and
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8-Man League Champs

Posted: Friday, Oct 31st, 2014
The Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds pose for a photo after their final regular season game last week. The Thunderbirds were crowned Southern Peaks League Champions and open up the playoffs on Saturday at home.
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Men's Basketball to host Monster Bash on Halloween Night

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
ALAMOSA--The Adams State University men's basketball team will be hosting its annual Basketball Monster Bash on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31.
The festivities will begin at Plachy Hall at 6 p.m. with a community candy carnival for area parents and their children. Carnival booths will include face painting, candy toss, pumpkin bowling and much more. Kids will be given free
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Pick-six gives ASU 41-34 win over NMHU

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
ALAMOSA, It'll be a day Ryan Holland remembers for quite some time.
The junior defensive back not only provided the winning fourth quarter touchdown but also secured the conference win for the boys in green and black against the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys. With Highlands driving towards midfield, Holland intercepted NMHU's Lance Orender and returned the ball 57-yards for
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Mean Moose harriers sweep Class 3A XC titles

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
Courier Sports Editor
COLORADO SPRINGS--"Running for the team." What every maroon-clad runner that bore the white ‘A' on the front of their jerseys was thinking during Saturday's State Cross Country Championships at the Norris Penrose Event Center. Running for the team helped the Alamosa Mean Moose sweep the Class 3A titles in two completely different fashions.
The first 3A race
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Sargent leads Valley's 2A charge with 6th, 7th

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
Courier Sports Editor
COLORADO SPRINGS--The Sargent Farmers were the San Luis Valley's only Class 2A school to qualify teams to the 2014 State Cross Country championships and they did not disappoint on Saturday as the girls finished in sixth place with 61 points while the boys finished in seventh place with 71 points.
On the girls' side, the
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Falcons soar over Pirates in SPL title game

Posted: Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014
MONTE VISTA--Friday night saw the Centauri Falcons in a near flawless game as they defeated the Monte Vista Pirates 42-6 to capture back-to-back Spanish Peaks League titles.
The Falcons started out strong and managed to keep their strength throughout the game. Falcons quarterback KC Jarvies struck first with a 34-yard carry for the first touchdown with 2:52 left
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Thunderbirds capture district title

Posted: Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014
The Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds pose for a photo on Friday evening after capturing the Class 1A District 6 title at Sierra Grande High School. The Thunderbirds clinched an opportunity to host a regional tournament next week. The La Veta Redskins earned the No. 2 seed and the Sierra Grande Panthers earned the No. 3 seed. The regional pairings will
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Wolverines foil Mean Moose senior night

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
Courier Sports Editor
ALAMOSA--The height and dominance of the Bayfield Wolverines volleyball team did not allow the Alamosa Mean Moose to celebrate senior night the way they would want to as the No. 4 ranked team in Class 3A improved their record to 17-2 with a 3-set sweep on Tuesday evening.
The Wolverines won with set scores of 25-12, 25-20
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30 Valley cross country athletes aim for state meet

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
Courier Sports Editor
PUEBLO--One more week. That's exactly what runners who converged on Elmwood Golf Course in Pueblo last week were fighting for. They were fighting for the honor and chance to represent their team at the Colorado State Cross Country Championships this Saturday at the Norris Penrose Equestrian Center in Colorado Springs.
Thirty San Luis Valley Cross Country athletes
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Tigers down Panthers with huge second half

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Courier Sports Editor
DEL NORTE--The sound of the bell tolling at Del Norte High School is a sound that seniors playing on the final game of the 2014 season had not heard in over two years. That all changed on Saturday as the Del Norte Tigers were able to capitalize on 442 yards of rushing to defeat the Sierra Grande
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Farmers, T-Birds capture SPL titles

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Courier Sports Editor
SARGENT--With just one blemish on their overall record, the Sargent Farmers capped off their regular season on Saturday with a perfect 14-0 Southern Peaks League record to capture the Class 2A SPL title.
They defeated Del Norte in three straight sets on Saturday, 25-10, 25-11 and 25-11. They also defeated Cripple Creek-Victor in three sets, 25-7, 25-5
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Monte Vista defeats Dolores

Posted: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
DOLORES--The Monte Vista Pirates were able to dominate the Dolores Bears 48-7, and they automatically clinch a spot into the state playoffs.
"Our first and foremost goal of the season is to qualify for the state playoffs," said Head Coach Manny Wasinger on Friday after the win.
Monte Vista opened up the contest with a 20-0 lead at the halftime
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Falcons blank Panthers in league action

Posted: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
WALSENBURG--Friday night was a dominant night for the Centauri Falcons as they defeated the John Mall Panthers in league action. With the win, the Falcons remained in a tie for first place with the Monte Vista Pirates in the Southern Peaks League and they also clinched a spot in the Class 1A football playoffs.
According to Head Coach Kyle
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Wolverines outlive late rally by Mean Moose

Posted: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
Courier Sports Editor
ALAMOSA--Despite gaining more offensive yards, the Alamosa Mean Moose fell just short on Senior Night at the Alamosa High School Athletic Complex on Friday night. There was just not enough time for Alamosa to rebound from a 27-16 deficit with 1:27 left as they fell by a final score of 27-22 to the Bayfield Wolverines.
The fourth
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