It wasn’t a traditional Gunnison Halloween, but what’s been normal this year? Thanks to the efforts of the City of Gunnison and the Gunnison Country Chamber of Commerce, plus a host of supportive individuals, organizations and businesses, local youngsters had plenty of opportunities to show off their costumes and activities in which to engage. One of them was a town-wide scavenger hunt, hosted by the Chamber with $10 in Gunnison Greenbacks awarded to the winners, courtesy of Spallone Construction.
Opposing teams might want to start watching film on the Gunnison Middle School (GMS) seventh grade football team as they rolled yet another opponent. On Saturday, Oct. 17, GMS traveled to Delta to take on the Meeker Cowboys. The Mustangs came ready to play on both sides of the ball, coming away with a 38-0 shutout victory. GMS will be home for the final time this season today, taking on Delta White at 3 p.m.
The pitching was no match for Gunnison High School’s Britt Propernick at the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State game on Sunday in Denver. Propernick represented Gunnison well, getting three hits in four at bats. Additionally, Propernick can add another accolade to her belt, as she earned first team all-league for her stellar play this season.
Cowboys fall on the road
The Gunnison High School (GHS) football team got off to a great start on Friday against Meeker High School. But things didn’t bounce their way after the first quarter. After being shutout to start the game, Meeker scored 48 points unanswered to walk away with the 48-0 victory. Nico Marchitelli led the way with 96 passing and 37 rushing yards. Matthew Solanik notched 69 yards receiving. Defensively Sam Buckhanan led the way with nine tackles. Additionally, Justice Williams and Solanik both recorded an interception. The Cowboys will be back on the field tomorrow. They travel to Cedaredge to take on the Bruins, as they look to get their first win of the season. Cedaredge is 2-0 so far this season, beating Del Norte (33-0) and Olathe (14-12).