Western Soccer — After making the playoffs in back-to-back seasons but failing to get out of the first round, the Western State Colorado University soccer team is aiming for a deeper run into the postseason this year.

Following the retirement of longtime Western State Colorado University head athletic trainer Don Mundell, assistant trainer Janine Pleau was announced recently as his replacement. Pleau has taken over all duties assigned to the position.

Losing more games than are won is always tough for an athletic program. It can be even tougher for an incoming coach, who doesn’t know whether players’ spirits are broken following a devastating season.

Western Football — In slightly more than a month, the Western State Colorado University football team will kick off their season at Idaho State University. The team is hoping to improve this year upon the worst record the Mountaineers have posted since the 2012 season.

Never count them out.

Despite getting off to a shaky start, Ol’ Miner once again proved why they have dominated the Gunnison co-ed softball league year after year. They destroyed Shondeck Financial 21-6 in the 2018 championship Tuesday night.

The first year for a new coaching staff can be a little rough — especially when you're understaffed. The Gunnison High School (GHS) football program can relate. The team recorded an 0-9 record last season with only three coaches on staff .