It was a great day for soccer on Saturday, as the weather was warm and the sun was shining bright. Plus, the Gunnison Parks and Recreation U12 competitive soccer team came ready to go from the very first whistle, wasting no time showing they were the better team that day. When all the dust settled and the final whistle was blown, Gunnison walked away with an 8-1 victory over Colorado Mountain United. Gunnison will be back on the field Saturday, traveling to Crested Butte to take on Crested Butte Black at 10:30 a.m.
Things may have not gone the Gunnison Parks and Recreation’s U15 competitive soccer team’s way on Saturday against Colorado Mountain United — falling 6-1, after a late goal from Gunnison’s Anselmo Ballesteros. However, they showed why things will get better going forward. Things did just that on Monday when Gunnison took on Crested Butte White in Crested Butte. Gunnison found the back of the net three times, resulting in them picking up their first win of the season. The U15 team will be back on the field Saturday, taking on Telluride Red.
This past weekend participants descended upon Crested Butte for the annual Grand Traverse races. Due to the pandemic, the typical point-to-point route to Crested Butte or from Aspen was altered to just an in-town loop. Racers headed out from Tony’s trail to Upper Upper Loop, up Brush Creek Road to Star Pass and eventually coming down the Cement Creek drainage towards CB South, mirroring the Cart To Cart course in reverse back to Mt. Crested Butte. The distance for both races was comparable to the typical 40-mile trip. Scenes from the races are pictured here with top and local results.
The Gunnison High School Mountain Biking team completed their first challenge of the season on Thursday, Sept. 3, traveling out to Hartman Rocks to compete in the Sensational Short Course challenge. Evan Gattis and Ashlynd Harris led the way for the Cowboys, both recording the fastes time for the boys and girls. As of press time, official times from the Sensational Short Course Challenge were not available.
Gunnison Parks and Recreation’s U15 competitive soccer team gave it their all on Friday, as they took on Crested Butte Black at Meadows park in front of a socially distanced crowd. The ball didn’t bounce Gunnison’s way, however they fought until the ending, falling 6-0. The U12 soccer team will kick their season off on Saturday at 1 p.m., taking on Colorado Mountain United at Jorgensen. The U15 will also take on Colorado Mountain United at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Meadows park.