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Blackstock on a warpath

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Wins two on Monday

The Gunnison Men’s Competitive softball league held the first of two nights of its end-of-season tournament on Monday night. Teams played four games in total, resulting in two wins for Blackstock Bistro.

Singer Automotive crowned Coed Competitive champion

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Plays a tripleheader to take the win

Singer Automotive had a long night on Tuesday, slogging through a tripleheader to win the Coed Competitive Championship with a final tight 26-25 win over Western.
The afternoon began with Singer, the second seed, taking on the Bethany Bolts, third seed, in the quarterfinals. Singer emerged victorious, moving them to the semifinals where it beat Western, 27-12.

Billingsley joins Mountaineer volleyball staff

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Mountaineer athletics is excited to announce the hiring of Maggie Billingsley as the new assistant women’s volleyball coach.
“Maggie came highly recommended from almost every coach I talked to in the Bay Area and Central Valley,” said Head Coach Eric Ballelos. “She has so much enthusiasm and love for her student-athletes and for this profession. There’s no doubt she’ll make an immediate, positive impact on our program and our team culture. We’re very lucky to have her at Western.”

Gunnison Grey takes Cal Ripken championship

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Wins by a single point over Gunnison Red

The Cal Ripken baseball season has finally come to a close. On Wednesday, Gunnison Grey squeaked out a 7-6 win over Gunnison Red to clinch the season ending tournament championship. Though unsurprising, considering Grey’s consistently triumphant season, Red gave them a serious run for it in the final two games.

Gunnison Red takes 4th/5th grade baseball championship

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Runs gauntlet through Crested Butte and Gunnison Grey

Gunnison Red emerged as the winner of the 4th/5th grade baseball league end of the summer tournament at Jorgensen Park on July 20. The team’s first game, against Crested Butte, ended with a close score of 6-5, and its second with a 12-6 finish against Gunnison Grey.

Local baseball competes head to head

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Gray progresses to championship, Red and Crested Butte battle in semifinals

The Cal Ripken little league baseball program marked the end of the season with a tournament this week. Due to extreme spring weather in the valley, the local baseball season always runs longer than those of nearby towns, such as Buena Vista and Salida, so the only available participants in the tournament are the two Gunnison teams, Gray and Red, and one Crested Butte team.

Gunnison Gray on a rampage

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Triumphs over Crested Butte and Gunnison Red in year end tournament

On July 18, Gunnison Gray ran the gauntlet, defeating both Crested Butte and Gunnison Red in the 4th/5th grade year end baseball tournament to secure their spot in the championship game. The first game ended with a score of 3-2, and the second with a score of 6-3. Gunnison Gray’s set of wins was unexpected. The first game, in particular, […]

Ultra runner Lindsey Herman sets record

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Defending champion at the Leadville Silver Rush 50

Ultra runner and Western Colorado University alum Lindsey Herman defended her top finisher title at the Leadville Silver Rush 50 mile two weeks ago on July 9. She finished in 7 hours, 31 minutes, setting a new women’s course record and shaving over 30 minutes off of her previous winning time.  Hermann, originally from New Mexico, moved to Gunnison to […]

Gunnison gymnasts head to state

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Pull top spots in final regular season meet

The Gunnison gymnastics team traveled to Hyland Hills last weekend for its last regular season meet before the upcoming state competition.
Across the board, Gunnison athletes placed well, and Head Coach Sam Denham said their performance could mean good things for this weekend’s state meet.

Gunnison fastpitch beats Buena Vista

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Strong pitching and batting lead the team to victory

On Friday, July 8, the Gunnison U14 Fastpitch took on Buena Vista at Jorgensen Park, finishing with a final score of 12-6. The win bumped Gunnison’s record up to 11 wins and 5 losses for the season.
The evening program included both fastpitch and town league softball action. The girls fastpitch played first, and set the tone for an unhindered run through the team roster. With a distinct advantage in hitting power, Gunnison did not let up on its efforts until the last play was called.


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