Basketball

Wade Mortensen set to coach at college level

Over the course of 36 seasons, former Montezuma-Cortez High School basketball coach Wade Mortensen cemented his status as one of the finest Colorado high school basketball coaches of all time. Now,...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Engel and Keetch named first team, all-conference

Over the course of the 2016-17 season, the Montezuma-Cortez High School basketball team won seven of its 21 games and competed in the state tournament for the first time in nine years. While...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez junior basketball tournament grows in second year

In its second year, the Cortez Junior Basketball Tournament again hit a swish, with more than 600 elementary and middle students competing. This year, the tournament hosted 30 teams, eight more...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

M-CHS makes state tourney for first time since 2009

For the first time since the 2008-2009 season, the Montezuma-Cortez boys basketball team is heading to the Colorado High School State Tournament. That year, the Panthers finished 18-9-1 under head...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio basketball teams win San Juan Basin League titles

It wouldn’t be a San Juan Basin League district basketball tournament championship without the Ignacio Bobcats. Both the IHS boys and girls teams punched tickets to Saturday’s league championship...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers end season with loss to Centauri

Midway through the fourth quarter, Montezuma-Cortez High School shooting guard Quanah Casey raced along the baseline toward the right corner, set his feet after catching a pass, and drained a long...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lady Jays soar past dejected Dolores

With her team trailing Dolores by eight points at the end of the first quarter, Mancos senior Brittney Peacock made a decision to make her final home game a memorable one. From then on, it was all...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Dolores Bears turn back energized Mancos Blue Jays

Editor’s note: This story was corrected to reflect that the Mancos-Dolores game is at 6 p.m., Feb. 21 in Dolores. Playing in front of a loud and boisterous crowd at the Mancos Performance Center...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield rallies past Lady Panthers

Perhaps the proverbial coffin nails weren’t driven in as fully as they’d appeared. Montezuma-Cortez fans and players certainly had every reason to think they were. Particularly junior Payton Keith,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Surging Panthers lose battle with Bayfield

The Panthers were coming on strong. Daniel Fernandez’s slick no-look pass to baseline cutter Cordell Baer had re-energized the Montezuma-Cortez crowd and given the Panthers a 50-49 lead with 4:45...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports