Movin’ on

Movin’ on

Pirates beat Antonito, advance to regionals

The Cotopaxi High School volleyball team advanced to next weekend’s Class 1A Region A Tournament with its performance at the District 6 Tournament on Saturday at Sierra Grande High School. The Pirates beat Antonito 3-0, but fell to Sangre de Cristo 3-1 and to La Veta 3-0. Sangre de Cristo, which beat La Veta 3-1, finished as the district champion. La Veta, which was unbeaten during the regular season, ended up second, while Cotopaxi placed third. The top three teams advanced to the regional tournament. “Overall, the girls had a great day,” Pirates coach Tiffany Coleman said. “The first two matches score-wise [against Sangre and La Veta] don't really reflect this, but they worked hard and overcame some obstacles that they usually face when we... Read More

Let the playoffs begin!

Let the playoffs begin!

Pirates eye rematches with La Veta, Sangre

The Cotopaxi High School volleyball team hosts Mountain Valley on Thursday, Oct 31st, in the first round of the District 6 Tournament. The match starts at 5:30 p.m. The Pirates, 16-3 overall and 8-2 in the district standings, defeated the Indians, 9-6 and 5-5, on Sept. 29 by scores of 25-9, 25-13 and 25-20. The winner advances to Saturday’s semifinals and finals at Sierra Grande High School. Should they beat Mountain Valley, the Pirates are expected to see top-ranked and undefeated La Veta and the district’s second-place team, Sangre de Cristo. Three of the four teams at the district tourney will advance to the regional tournament. Cotopaxi used a pair of matches on Friday, Oct. 25, as a tune-up for the district tourney. The host... Read More

So close!

So close!

Pirates lose, but get to play Prairie again in playoffs

The Cotopaxi High School football team will get another chance to knock off No. 5-ranked Prairie when the Pirates travel back to New Raymer on Nov. 2 to take on the Mustangs in the first round of the 6-man state playoffs. The Pirates, 6-3 overall and champions of the A-6 South West League, dominated the Mustangs from New Raymer (30 miles north of Fort Morgan) on Saturday despite losing a heart-breaker, 20-12. Three coverage lapses in the secondary at key times, plus some tough luck at the goal line on offense, proved the difference in the hard-fought nonleague contest. “We held the ball for most of the game and defensively we stuffed them pretty much every play,” Pirates coach Jeremy Cole said. “The three blown... Read More

The answer is …

The answer is …

Knowledge Bowl team off to a solid start

On what planet did the Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 make a soft landing? What literary device involves a play on words with the same sound but different meanings? Find the geometric mean of 7 and 21. Express your answer in simplest radical form. This is just a sampling of questions that members of the Cotopaxi High School Knowledge Bowl Team could see at any of their competitions. Cotopaxi is off to a great start this fall as it competes against approximately 30 teams in Class 1A–3A at events held at Adams State College in Alamosa. Cotopaxi kicked off its season on Sept. 19, finishing first overall and first in the small schools division. The junior varsity also placed first at the meet. At a competition... Read More

Showdown on the Prairie

Showdown on the Prairie

Paxi rolls past Primero with huge first half

The Cotopaxi High School football team crushed nonleague foe Primero 59-25 on Oct. 18, setting up a showdown on Saturday afternoon against No. 6-ranked Prairie. The Pirates, 6-2 overall and 3-0 in the A-6 South West League, scored all of their points in the first half against the host Bulldogs, who fell to 1-6 overall and 1-3 in the South-Central League. Cotopaxi played most of the second half with their freshmen and sophomores on the field. Junior Collin Whipple scored three touchdowns, including one interception return for a score seconds into the game. Freshman Ty Coleman threw three touchdown passes. Cotopaxi now travels to New Raymer (30 miles north of Fort Morgan) to take on the Mustangs. Last year, Prairie ventured to Cotopaxi and beat... Read More

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