Basketball

Ar 170429975
Ar 170429975

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

Ar 170409928
Ar 170409928

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

Ar 170319907
Ar 170319907

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

Ar 170229871
Ar 170229871

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

Ar 170229890
Ar 170229890

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

Ar 170229956
Ar 170229956

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

Ar 170219870
Ar 170219870

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

Ar 170219871
Ar 170219871

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

Ar 170219915
Ar 170219915

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

Ar 170219916
Ar 170219916

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