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Platte Canyon Little League teams started play in the season-ending tournament. Monday, June 3, AA minors beat the Crocs 9-8. The majors lost 11-7 to the Grays. The AAA minors played their first game Saturday, June 1; they lost to the Great Whites 12-8. They played the Storm Tuesday, June 4,…

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In honor of the Platte Canyon High School Yacht Club’s triumphant trip to the West Coast, let’s take a look at the Rockies and how their ship is currently holding up down on Blake Street.

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Platte Canyon Little League resumed games Tuesday May 28 after days of bad weather. The AAA minors beat Wakefield Storm 14-13. Wednesday, May 29, the Cobras beat the majors 10-0. Grays beat the majors 11-0 Thursday, May 30. Friday, May 31, the AA minors beat the Crocs 6-0. Saturday, June 1, …

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I’d love to say I didn’t mean a word of my last column titled “Rockies look like anything but contenders.”

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Some readers might have been irritated or puzzled by my decidedly pessimistic early-season column regarding the Rockies.

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Question: Who, exactly, is picking the Denver Broncos to represent the AFC in next year’s Super Bowl?

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The South Park High School baseball team sprinted to an ending 9-5 overall record and one of the most successful seasons since the reintroduction of the program.

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The Denver Nuggets had an incredible season and served definitive notice that they will be a force to be reckoned with well into the foreseeable future.

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Platte Canyon High School baseball team played four games in four days. It started with Denver School of Science and Technology Grizzlies Wednesday, May 1 and lost 18-1. Thursday, May 2, they were at Jefferson Saints. Friday, May 3, they went back to Lyons to finish the game from April 8 aga…

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Platte Canyon Little League held the or opening day, Saturday, May 4. The day started with the National  Anthem. Later in the day the AAA minors, AA minors and majors played teams from Ken Caryl Little League. The teams also had games during the week. The majors want to Ken Caryl Boykins Wed…

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The saying goes that NBA playoff series don’t actually begin in earnest until a visiting team steals a game on the opponent’s home court.

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The Huskies played four games in five days. Tuesday, April 23, they beat Byers Bulldogs 14-3. Thursday, April 25, they were at Highland Huskies. The Platte Canyon Huskies lost 16-0. Saturday, April 27, they played Middle Park and then Bruce Randolph, where they won 6-3.

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The latest saga in John Elway’s quest for a franchise quarterback played out in dramatic fashion at this year’s NFL draft, as University of Missouri quarterback Drew Lock slipped to the second round and the Broncos snatched him up with the 42nd pick.

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Fitzsimmons Middle School track and field team competed at Bear Creek Saturday, April 27. The overall team results were not available at press time.

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The South Park High School track and field teams kicked the holiday weekend off with accomplishment at the La Junta Tiger Relays, as the girls’ team gathered achievements to finish 11th out of a tough competitive group of 18 teams and the boys’ team finished 17th overall out of 20 total team…

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Fitzsimmons Middle School track team competed at Middle Park Thursday, April 18. Team scores were not available. There were six teams at the meet.

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This is fun. The NBA and NHL playoffs offer a unique brand of suspense and excitement unlike anything else. Anyone who has tuned in to playoff action involving the Nuggets or Avalanche knows exactly what I mean.

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As sports fans, we naturally want our teams to be relevant. We want them to be contenders. We want them to establish themselves as perennial playoff participants and compete for championships. We want to see them face off against, and defeat, the most capable teams their respective sports ha…

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Platte Canyon High School baseball played Arrupe Jesuit Generals after spring break. The game was moved as a home game. The Huskies won 18-6. The Huskies played at The Academy Wildcats Thursday, April 4. The Wildcats won 11-1. Saturday, April 6, Clear Creek Golddiggers beat the Huskies 15-1.

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Last season, the Colorado Avalanche demonstrated a never-say-die disposition in the playoffs before finally falling to the heavily-favored Nashville Predators. Even though the Predators prevailed, the fast-paced, hard-hitting series took a huge toll and left them in no shape to complete what…

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South Park’s Mikayla Batts competes in the triple jump Saturday at the Salida Invitational. Batts jumped 28 feet, 8.5 inches in the event to finish ninth in the event. (Photo by Cody Olivas/The Mountain Mail)

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They say if you don’t like the springtime weather in Colorado, just wait 15 minutes and it will change. The same could be said of springtime sports, as the Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets and Avalanche are all making news in the month of April.

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I think I’m beginning to understand the Broncos’ blueprint for success under new head coach Vic Fangio, and it’s no surprise that it all starts with defense.

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The South Park High School boys’ basketball season was polished off with the announcement of team and player awards during the Burro Sports Banquet, March 6.

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It must be a rush to go on an $84 million shopping spree as casually as John Elway and the Broncos did on Monday.

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In their first year as the South Park High School boys basketball coaches, Bill Wishowski and Preston Springer led the Burro team to its first winning season in five years.

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The theory has been floated that the Broncos are set at quarterback after the recent acquisition of Joe Flacco. But rumors persist that John Elway is prepared to take yet another swing for the fences at the quarterback position with the 10th pick in this year’s NFL draft.

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If you ask Google if the Golden State Warriors are the most talented team ever assembled in the NBA, you will see links to story after story featuring pundits, analysts and basketball historians proclaiming that they are.

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The South Park High School cheerleading squad reached out to the community’s youth to work and expand interest in the sport of cheerleading for the annual Mini Burros Cheer Camp Feb. 2.

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 Platte Canyon wrestling traveled to Walsenburg for the 2A region 2 wrestling meet. There were 16 teams. They were Cedaredge, Centauri, Colorado Deaf and Blind, Custer County, Del Norte, Dolores Huerta, Hanover, John Mall, Monte Vista, Mountain Valley, Platte Canyon, Sanford, Sargent, Rye, C…

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Conifer High School senior Matthew Creel was understandably disheartened to learn before the season started that he could no longer wrestle for his school. Apparently unable to obtain a coach for the 2019 season, CHS administrators regretfully informed Creel of the unexpected news.

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A herd of Mighty Mini Burros stampeded the basketball court to play their own miniature games during halftime of the South Park versus Custer County High School home game Feb. 1.

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