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M-CHS catcher Braden Hallman catches a rising star

From the moment that he began tossing a baseball around his backyard at the age of 4, Montezuma-Cortez High School sophomore Braden Hallman knew that he had found the game that he loved. As a...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Freedom Cats working on mental aspects of the game

During a highly productive summer for members of the Cortez Freedom Cats baseball team, manager Tim Passell has preached the importance of mental side of the game to his players. Fine points of...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Korie Likes still chasing college baseball dreams

Weeks before his third season of high school baseball, Korie Likes was counting down the days to what he was sure would be string of standout performances. The incoming senior at Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez Freedom Cats play through pandemic

After the Colorado High School Activities Association canceled the 2020 high school baseball season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, prep players across the state struggled to find opportunities...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Young race car drivers impressive on Cortez track

Moments after piloting a black micro-sprint car around an oval track at Fairgrounds Speedway at upward of 90 mph, 13-year-old Mancos native Waylon Hale removed his helmet, took a deep breath and...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Drivers flock to Fairgrounds Speedway for dirt track racing

While racetracks around the country remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Fairgrounds Speedway in Cortez emerged one of the most popular racing venues in the Southwest as drivers hit the road...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ranch Rodeo showcases rugged way of life

Since its founding in 1776, the United States of America has leaned heavily on ranchers who work sunup to sundown to raise the cattle that provide nourishment to the nation. Stout and rugged, such...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demolition Derby delivers big-time thrills during trying times in Cortez

A blazing orange sun illuminated Fairgrounds Speedway Saturday night as several hundred fans eagerly awaited the start of this year’s Demolition Derby. An annual staple of the Montezuma County...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three M-CHS basketball players named to two all-conference teams

After a vote by Intermountain League coaches, Teagan Whiteskunk and Titus Jackson of Montezuma-Cortez High School been named to the Intermountain League’s boys’ all-conference team for the...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos basketball players receive all-conference recognition

Over the course of the 2019-20 season, the Mancos High School boys and girls basketball teams produced several memorable victories and instilled energy in a local fan base that has long adored...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bluejays advance to regional championship with win over Hoehne

Playing host to the opening game of the Class 2A Region 4 Tournament on March 6, the Mancos High School boys basketball team (19-3) came out on fire and defeated Hoehne High School (11-12) by a...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bluejays suffer heartbreaking loss to Ignacio in regional final

After a stellar season that began with 19 wins in 22 tries, the Mancos Bluejays experienced the sudden and intense pain that sports can deliver when they lost Saturday to Ignacio High School 58-48...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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