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Mother Nature almost forced the 2020 3A boys state golf championship to be moved to another golf course. The snow and wind storm of Tuesday, Sept. 8 brought down the driving range nets at Gunnison’s Dos Rios, as well as snapped tree branches throughout the front and back nines of Gunnison’s beloved golf course.

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Gunnison Parks and Recreation 8 to 12-year-old youth football players were flying around and having fun at Jorgensen Park last week as they learned the fundamentals of the game. Currently there are 20 players on the roster, being led by head coach Colt Alton and assistant coaches Pedro Madaleno and Jacob Parker. They practice twice a week for an hour and a half.

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It has been a tale of two seasons for the Gunnison High School (GHS) softball team.

The first half of the season was a little bumpy, resulting in the Cowboys going 1-7 in the month of August.

However, the second half of the season, starting in September, went a lot smoother.

Throwing for a comeback

The first fall sports season during the COVID era at Gunnison High came to a close onTuesday. The girls softball team made a dramatic comeback against Cedaredge, only to fall one run short in the final inning. Seen here, Tahlayn Fee throws the ball to first in hopes of completing a double play. See more coverage on page 26. Brandon Warr

Countdown to varsity kickoff

It has been a long wait for the Gunnison community, however varsity football is finally returning to the valley. The Gunnison High School (GHS) football team had to forego their varsity season for the last two seasons. But the Cowboys are back on the gridiron, getting ready for their first varsity game of the season. They host Florence High School on Friday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m in Mountaineer Bowl.

GHS Homecoming 44 years ago

Maintain an undefeated record; move to 2-0 in Gunnison Valley League Play; knockoff last year’s GVL champion; and win a game for bedridden Head Coach John Nelson.

Mustangs run wild in CB

It’s always exciting to watch the Gunnison Middle School (GMS) cross country team run, especially when they face a cross-town rival. That is what they did on Thursday, Sept. 24, competing in the Gunnison Watershed School District Cross Country Cup in Crested Butte against Crested Butte Middle School. This meet was done slightly differently than normal, as both waves were scored and counted — resulting in GMS girls winning the coveted cup.

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Cowboys run to first, third place finishes

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Fall football is happening in Gunnison after all.

The 2020-21 Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) coronavirus-impacted “Season A” was supposed to end in a few weeks, and it wasn’t including football. However, the CHSAA board of directors had a change of heart.