Another season is coming to an end and this will be one the Gunnison Middle School (GMS) boys 8A and 8B basketball teams will always remember. “I am most proud of the fact that our teams have played at home and on the road with masks on, good sportsmanship, and have competed hard in every minute of every game said 8A head coach and GMS principal Andy Hanks.
The Gunnison High School girls’ basketball program continues to show improvement. The junior varsity squad even came away with a victory last weekend over Aspen. The varsity team kept it close against Alamosa early in the game last Friday, but the Mean Moose were able to clamp down defensively en route to a 61-25 victory. The teams played Delta on Wednesday, with results unavailable by press time.
While it’s early in the season it may be time to start talking about the Gunnison High School (GHS) wrestling team as a new powerhouse in the 3A division. Coming off a hot start to their season, the Cowboys continued their streak of dominant performances, defeating James Irwin (51-24) and Sand Creek (45-24) at the James Irwin quad dual on Saturday. The wins improved their overall dual record to 7-1.
GHS Wrestling — It was a near perfect start to the season for the Gunnison High School (GHS) wrestling team. Kicking off their season at home last Friday (in a spectatorless gym) the Cowboys went 2-1 in duals, defeating Salida (66-6) and Monte Vista (52-15), before falling to Cedaredge (57-18).
The Gunnison High School girls’ basketball team is already showing signs of improvement from a year ago. Although the Cowboys have dropped their first three games — to Buena Vista (46-28), Basalt (67-33) and Crested Butte (47-30) — their offense is scoring more points and they’re putting up much stiffer competition for their opponents.
It was a tough start to the season for the Gunnison High School boys’ basketball team. Out to defend their Western Slope League title, this year’s squad got off to a slow start, losing nail-biters to Buena Vista at home last Thursday (58-57) and Basalt on the road Saturday (52-50).
Two meets into the season and the Gunnison High School (GHS) swimming and diving team already looks like they are going to accomplish big things. In the Cowboys’ first meet on Friday at the Delta Invite, they recorded a second place finish as a team, while also recording multiple top five individual finishes.
Western Men’s Basketball The last time the sixth-ranked Colorado Mesa University men’s basketball tasted defeat heading into Saturday night was 11 months ago at the hands of Western Colorado University. Fourteen victories later, the Mavericks returned to the scene of that loss, and Western promptly ended Division II’s longest winning streak with a 78-72 victory Saturday at Paul Wright Gym.
The 11th-ranked Western Colorado women’s basketball team overcame a tough first half defensively to pull away in the fourth quarter and beat CSU Pueblo 83-73 last Saturday at Massari Arena. After giving up a seasonhigh 46 points in the first half to trail by five at the break, the Mountaineers (8-1 overall, 7-1 RMAC) allowed just 27 points in the second half and outscored the ThunderWolves (1-6, 1-6) 19-11 in the fourth quarter to come away with the 10-point win.