Job well done!

Job well done!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

The Cotopaxi High School Class of 2020 will graduate on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on the football field. Social distancing is required, with family and friends remaining in their vehicles while the ceremony is heard on an FM radio station. ... Read More

A new beginning

A new beginning

Carlson to run track for the Grizzlies

Cotopaxi High School senior Claire Carlson has signed a letter of intent to run track at Adams State College in Alamosa. Carlson, who also played volleyball and basketball during her prep career, joins classmate Chance Gulliford, who will play baseball for the Grizzlies. As a high school freshman, Carlson finished ninth in the 100-meter hurdles and seventh in the triple jump at the 2017 Class 1A state track meet. She was second in the 100-meter hurdles, eighth in the long jump, third in the triple jump and eighth in the 4x200-meter relay in 2018. As a junior in 2019, Carlson placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles, third in the long jump, fourth in the triple jump and fourth in the 4x100-meter relay. “It means a... Read More

Fun facts

Cotopaxi history shared

During this suspension of activities and sports, I thought it would be fun to throw together a few fun facts about Cotopaxi and its history. I’d like to thank former Cotopaxi Schools superintendent Larry Coleman, who dug up a treasure trove of interesting history about the area and the school. Larry graduated from Cotopaxi High School in 1969, earned his teaching degree from Western State College in Gunnison before returning to Cotopaxi where he taught science, coached and served as principal and superintendent. His run at the school spanned 1973 to 2003. I’d also like to thank Betsy Denney, who also has a rich history at the school and provided some great information. Denney’s grandmother started at Cotopaxi School in 1905. Here are some random... Read More

All-state honors

All-state honors

Koylynn Gulliford named to second team

Cotopaxi High School junior Koylynn Gulliford received Class 1A second-team all-state basketball honors this week. Senior Sage Laymon, senior Claire Carlson, junior Jonah Bertolino and senior Chance Gulliford earned all-state honorable mention. The all-state teams, presented by CHSAANow.Com, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps, were created following a lengthy process which included nominations from leagues, and then a vote of coaches. Gulliford led the Pirates, 20-4, to the final four of the Class 1A State Tournament in Greeley. She averaged 16 points and nine rebounds per game. The entire all-state teams can be found at https://chsaanow.com/.   ... Read More

West Central League

Paxi basketball players receive postseason honors

Cotopaxi basketball players Chance Gulliford and Koylynn Gulliford earned most valuable player honors in the West Central League. The Pirate boys finished 14-6 overall, while the girls ended their season 20-4 and as a final four entry in the Class 1A State Tournament. Chance averaged 20.7 points and 12.6 rebounds per game. Koylynn averaged 16 points and nine rebounds. Coaches voted for the following Pirates in their all-league selections: Boys: First-team selections Jonah Bertolino (5.5/5.3), Peter Belt (7.5/2.6), Frank Ogden (3.8/2.7); Honorable mention Ty Coleman (6.4/2.6), Zack Van Esselstine (3.7/4.5). Girls: First-team selections Sage Laymon (5.0/3.0), Claire Carlson (8.6/2.0), Jamie Sanchez (3.1/3.4), Shealee Coleman (10.0/2.4)... Read More

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