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Top seeds advance from Class 2A District 1 Tourney

Posted: Saturday, Feb 25th, 2017
Courier Sports Editor
ALAMOSA--There were little surprises in the Class 2A District 1 Tournament on Friday night at Plachy Hall as all the top seeds advanced to the championship games on Saturday and secured regional spots.
Saturday will see teams battling for district glory while two third place games will also take place to decide which of the other two

Moose boys hang on by one in district semis

Posted: Saturday, Feb 25th, 2017
AYFIELD--Despite having only three players scoring, and one--senior Ryan Brubacher--racking up 17 of Alamosa's first-half 19 points, the Mean Moose rallied past Pagosa Springs, 50-49, in the first of two Intermountain League District Tournament semifinals inside Bayfield High School Gymnasium Friday evening.
Down 28-19 to the Pirates (9-12) after two quarters of action, despite Brubacher's early explosion, AHS (18-2) outscored

Class 1A District Tourney entertains with upsets

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
Courier Sports Editor
ALAMOSA--Playoff basketball excited packed crowds at Adams State University on Thursday afternoon as the Class 1A District Tournament saw three 'upsets'.
The only higher-seed that won was the Lady Trojans from Antonito while the No. 3 seeded Sierra Grande Panthers advanced to the regional round and the title match.
On the boys' side the No. 4 seeded

Moose pose unexpected threat to Pagosa in Bayfield

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
Special to the Courier
BAYFIELD--Frustrating vaunted Pagosa Springs by getting to the free-throw line 16 times in the fourth quarter Thursday night, the Alamosa girls' bid to climb out of a 29-14 halftime hole in the second Intermountain League District Tournament semifinal fell just short.

Grizzlies narrowly escape Rangers for first win of 2017

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
Courier Sports Editor
DENVER-- Even though they led 4-0 entering the final inning in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader at Regis, the Grizzlies almost gave the Regis Rangers a 4-game sweep. However, a bases loaded strikeout by Lauren Murphy allowed the Grizzlies to capture their first win of the 2017 season, 4-3.
The win came after the Grizzlies

District Tourneys heat up on Tuesday night

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Courier Sports Editor
ALAMOSA--The Alamosa Mean Moose hosted a home pigtail game in the Intermountain League tournament on Tuesday afternoon and it was a spectacular showing for the Mean Moose as they defeated the Montezuma Cortez Panthers, 43-22.
The Mean Moose, who were the No. 3 seed in the tournament, exploded for 15 third quarter points, had little resistance from

DeLaCerda, Chavez bring home gold medals

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Courier Sports Editor
DENVER--The culmination of almost four months, and in some cases four years, dreams came true at the Pepsi Center on Saturday as the 2017 Colorado High School State Wrestling Championships concluded with Alamosa's Isaiah DeLaCerda and Centauri's Joe Chavez achieving that dream and goal with state titles.
The first title came at 113 pounds as Alamosa senior

Six advance to title match at state tourney

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
Courier Sports Editor
DENVER--Six wrestlers locked up their chances for a state title on Friday night here at the Pepsi Center. The second day of the 2017 State Wrestling Championships saw the San Luis Valley have some success as an additional 11 wrestlers are still alive for medals entering the third and final day of the tourney on Saturday.

Friday Basketball Scores

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
Creede/Lake City 62, Centennial 50
Antonito 52, Manzanola 36
Sierra Grande 44, Sangre De Cristo 32
Center 78, Custer County 32
Del Norte 57, Sanford 53
Highlands Ranch 52, Mountain Vista 50
Sargent 61, Crested Butte 29
Manzanola 88, Antonito 15
Sierra Grande 55, Sangre De Cristo 52

SLV advances 15 wrestlers to quarterfinals

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
Courier Sports Editor
DENVER--The 2016 Colorado High School State Wrestling Championships saw 15 Valley wrestlers advance to the quarterfinals after Thursday night's opening rounds. The San Luis Valley will be busy early Friday as the remaining 25 will be in action in the consolation bracket as they still look to medal.
Quarterfinals are set to take place starting at 9:30

Valley poised for success at Pepsi Center

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
Courier Sports Editor
DENVER--Once again the San Luis Valley will be chasing gold as they travel to Denver to participate in the 2017 State Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center.
One of the top story lines for the San Luis Valley will be the Alamosa Mean Moose, who enter the State Tournament as the No. 2 ranked team in Class

Career performances lift ASU over WSCU in overtime thriller

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Courier Sports Editor
ALAMOSA, Despite the arch-rival Western State College Mountaineers demonstrating a 3-point shooting clinic, career performances from Shane Johnson and Bryan Umoru paved the way for a thrilling 90-83 overtime win for Adams State University inside Plachy Hall.
Johnson posted a career-high 29 points off 12-of-21 shooting as Umoru picked up his second double-double of the season

40 qualify to State Wrestling Championships

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
ALLEY--Once again the San Luis Valley will be well represented at the Colorado High School Activities Association State Wrestling Championships, which will convene at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Thursday and wrap up with several Valley athletes favored to win championships on Saturday night.
In total, 40 wrestlers qualified to the tournament from four regional tournaments that took place

Saturday Basketball scores

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
Pagosa Springs 50, Centauri 37 (B)
Alamosa 59, Monte Vista 33 (G)
Alamosa 63, Monte Vista 45 (B)
Del Norte 71, Rocky Ford 61 (B)
Del Norte 63, Rocky Ford 33 (G)
Sanford 55, Sargent 43 (G)
Sargent 51, Sanford 45 (B)
Antonito 63, Sangre de Cristo 31 (G)
Sangre de Cristo 64, Antonito 38 (B)
Centennial 44, La Veta

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