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Vail Valley football players named all-league

November 26, 2019

Vail Christian football had eight players named to the first-team, all-league team. Seeing as the Saints play 8-man football, that’s a pretty big accomplishment. Vail Christian’s octet headlines the postseason honors on the football front....


Just think about it: Tua to the Broncos?

November 20, 2019

On Saturday, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down in a heap, dislocating his right hip. On Sunday, the Denver Broncos blew a 20-point lead, lost to the Vikings, 27-23, and fell to 3-7 this season....


Thirteen local spikers named to all-league

November 19, 2019

The only real issue for this hypothetical team is it would be whistled for too many players on the court. Thirteen players earned some form of all-league honors from Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley, Vail Christian...


Vail Christian football falls in quarterfinals

November 16, 2019

It was a game. It didn’t end well because it rarely does — only seven teams win state titles out of hundreds of Colorado football teams that start the season. But it was a game....


Vail Christian football readies for Dayspring

November 13, 2019

In theory, Vail Christian football is the favorite by seed when it travels to face Dayspring Christian in Greeley on Saturday at 1 p.m. during the state quarterfinals. History says otherwise. Whatever one calls the...





Eagle Valley rallies past Battle Mountain, 22-15

November 8, 2019

EDWARDS — History repeated itself in many ways on Friday night when Eagle Valley football called on Battle Mountain. And history was made as well. The Huskies still flipped, and the Devils still won, rallying for...


Vail Christian football starts the postseason

November 8, 2019

It was a strange sight in last week’s regular-season finale between Vail Christian football and Byers. And, no, we’re not referring to defensive-lineman Slater O’Brien returning an interception for a touchdown in magnificent fashion. With...


Battle Mountain soccer hosts Lewis-Palmer in quarters

November 8, 2019

Welcome to the quarters. Battle Mountain soccer hosts Lewis-Palmer today at 1 p.m. in the Elite Eight of the 4A state playoffs. Huskies fans would probably prefer a non-dramatic win for their blood pressure’s sake....


Vail Valley volleyball teams seek state berths

November 7, 2019

Welcome to geography class, aka postseason volleyball, where we learn about the Centennial State in all its majesty as we figure out where  Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley, Vail Christian, and Vail Mountain are heading for...


Battle Mountain soccer and a writer’s neuroses

November 6, 2019

As a sports writer, I am meant to be a dispassionate unbiased observer, which is absolute hooey. Of course, I root for our local high school teams. When the Devils, Gore Rangers, Huskies, and Saints...


Battle Mountain soccer makes Elite Eight

November 5, 2019

EDWARDS — Battle Mountain goaltending coach Jim Glendining really enjoyed Tuesday’s playoff match between the No. 1-ranked Huskies and No. 17 Montrose. Of course, goalie coaches always love 1-0 nailbiters, and while the Battle Mountain...



Vail Christian football crushes Byers

November 2, 2019

EDWARDS — Now the fun begins. Vail Christian 8-man football finished the preliminaries, aka the regular season, with a 9-0 record after a 66-0 thrashing of Byers on Saturday afternoon at Battle Mountain. It’s the...


Battle Mountain soccer routs Littleton, history

November 2, 2019

EDWARDS — Call it the Great Exorcism. Powered by yellow socks, and a whole lot of Dani Barajas, No. 1-ranked Battle Mountain started the 4A state playoffs with a 4-0 thrashing of Littleton on Saturday...


Eagle Valley drills Steamboat, 35-14

November 1, 2019

GYPSUM — One of the great pastimes of the Eagle Valley-Battle Mountain rivalry is comparing scores as the two teams work their way to their game. This season, the Huskies beat Alameda, 49-0, while the...


Game on: Battle Mountain soccer hosts Littleton

November 1, 2019

Battle Mountain soccer has been waiting for 53 weeks and one day to be precise. Then ranked No. 5 in that state, the Huskies lost to Kennedy, 5-0, during the first round of the playoffs...


When in doubt, stop blaming the coach

October 31, 2019

Yes, I listen far too much to “The Paul Finebaum Show.” In the wake of a loss at LSU last weekend, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is on the hot seat for mishandling/not benching/not having the...