Happy holidays

Cotopaxisportszone.com looking forward to winter season

I would like to wish everyone happy holidays. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the accomplishments of our Cotopaxi students on cotopaxisportszone.com. Since Sept. 14, I’ve posted more than 50 stories to the website. Those stories have included coverage of our fall sports teams, features on those special people behind the scenes and updates on how our academic stars have fared in competition. It’s been a lot of fun for me to meet everyone and provide this coverage. I’m looking forward to the rest of the school year and writing many more stories. I would like to invite you to support Cotopaxi students by clicking on “Become a Sponsor” at the very top of the website. By filling out the online “Individual Sponsor” form, you... Read More

A gift of music

A gift of music

Cotopaxi students perform holiday concert

Cotopaxi students treated their families and friends to a holiday concert on Dec. 18, performing many of the season’s traditional favorites under the direction of K-12 music director Wendy Kelly. The group of kindergartners through third-graders sang “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer” and “Peace Like a River.” The fourth-graders played their recorders and performed “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Jingle Bells.” The middle school and high school vocal groups sang “Deck the Halls” and “Hark the Herald.” The high school band played “Le Madre de los Gatos,” “Bohemian Rhaposdy,” “The Nutcracker,” “Nimrod” and “John Williams Movie Adventures.”... Read More

Cruisin'

Cruisin'

Pirate girls dominate Centennial, Center

The Cotopaxi High School girls basketball team breezed into the holiday break with lopsided victories over Centennial and Center. The host Pirates, 5-1 and 1-0, rolled past the Centennial Rams 67-30 on Friday night in the District 6 League opener for both teams. Cotopaxi coach Troy Thornton said the game was important in terms of giving his younger players varsity experience. Nine players suited up and played, including Trinity Gallup, who was moved up from the junior varsity. “That’s huge,” he said. “Not even for the future, but this year. They have to get the experience where they can. We don’t have enough to do a lot of junior varsity games and there are not a lot of teams around that have JV. Getting them... Read More

Pre-holiday cheer

Pre-holiday cheer

Pirates grab league opener over Centennial

The Cotopaxi High School boys basketball team overcame a slow start to down visiting Centennial, 49-41, on Friday night in the District 6 League opener for both teams. The Pirates, 4-1, 1-0, struggled to make shots before taking the lead for good midway through the second quarter against the Rams from San Luis, 1-3, 0-1. “You have games like this when shots just aren’t falling for you,” Cotopaxi coach Matt Schwindt said. “We had one kid [Peter Belt] make all of our three-pointers; the rest just weren’t going in but we have to be better from the free throw line when we have those opportunities. That could have been a double-digit win, but we made it closer because we weren’t finishing at the line.” The... Read More

Cotopaxi splits two

Cotopaxi splits two

Paxi boys down Danes at ECA Tourney

The Cotopaxi boys basketball team bounced back from 32-point loss to No. 2-ranked Evangelical Christian Academy on Friday night by beating Fountain Valley 54-46 on Saturday afternoon at the ECA Tournament in Colorado Springs. The Pirates, 3-1, led by as many as 16 points against the Danes. “We struggled shooting outside most of the game,” Cotopaxi coach Matt Schwindt said of the Fountain Valley contest. “We caused quite a few steals running a press against them. We had good energy. A couple of guys who aren’t usually big scorers stepped up and finished in double digits, and that was big. “Chance [Gulliford] had a rough first half but had a good second half inside, and we were able to execute enough to hold them off... Read More

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