After a dominating performance in week one of the high school football season, the Platte Canyon Huskies did not fare as well in week two in a 27-0 home loss to the Flatiron Academy Bison Aug. 4.
The Huskies started the season with their first three games on the road. They were at Lyons Aug. 24, and then over the pass at old rival South Park on Aug. 26, and at league foe Arrupe Jesuit Aug. 26.
Platte Canyon High School senior Allen Hardey ran for two touchdowns and recorded a safety late in the game leading the Huskies to an 18-0 victory at home over the Del Norte Tigers in a season-opener for both teams Aug. 28.
Platte Canyon’s track and field team competed in the Joe Shields Invitational in Kremmling on Saturday. There were 14 boys teams and 23 girls teams. The girls finished third and the boys fifth.
Platte Canyon’s baseball team faced Bennett Tigers on Wednesday, May 26. The Tigers won 20-0. The Huskies had only three hits, two by freshman Greg Ormas and one by freshman Sam Patterson.
The Platte Canyon Huskies baseball team has had a topsy-turvy season thus far. The roster is highlighted by a talented core of underclassmen and features just three upperclassmen on the entire team.
Platte Canyon cross country team members senior Emma Dikken and freshman Ily Hardey competed in the 2A state high school cross country meet in Colorado Springs Oct. 17.
It was not the season-opening result Platte Canyon Huskies football fans would have hoped for, as they saw their team drop a 41-0 decision to the visiting Strasburg Indians Oct. 10 in Bailey.
Platte Canyon boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Lake County Panther cross country meet, Saturday, Sept. 5. The meet was held in Leadville.
Cassie Troy, a 2020 graduate of Platte Canyon High School, recently committed to attend college and play ice hockey for Finlandia University, located in Hancock, Mich.
Twin brothers and 2020 Platte Canyon High School graduates Tim and Chris Long have accomplished a great deal as individuals, each leaving his own legacy of success in academic, athletic and extracurricular endeavors during the previous four years.
Top, from left - Kelly Kirkpatrick (Head Coach), Wade Nelson, Darius Boyer, Jacob Despain, Hunter Hewitt, Allen Hardey, Cash Stebner, Dean Carlstrom (Assistant Coach), Bottom, from left - Kolton Brown, Brandon Patterson, Seviah Egbert, Sean Lucas, Jenna Graybeal, Mason Johnston, Kevin Kohler…
A painful reality in high school sports is that the only teams finishing their seasons with victories are state champions.
The Platte Canyon Lady Huskies basketball team was ecstatic to host a Class 2A, District 4 playoff game Monday night against the Lady Sentinels of Golden View Academy.
High school wrestlers in Colorado usually don’t even seriously consider the possibility of qualifying for State as ninth graders.
Despite battling through a rebuilding season with an exceptionally young and inexperienced roster, the Platte Canyon Huskies boys basketball squad hung in and competed fiercely Feb. 4 during the early portions of a non-conference loss to the Colorado Springs High School Kodiaks, 59-30.
Unfortunately, there are no weight classifications in girls high school basketball, where Huskies are pitted against Kodiaks and thrown onto the hardwood to fend for themselves.
All the familiar skills that carried Jenna Graybeal to a first-place finish at the Colorado Regional 2 Girls Wrestling Meet in 2019 were recently on display again at Chatfield High School, where the 2020 version of that same event occurred Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
The Platte Canyon Lady Huskies basketball team continues its improbable march toward the top of the Frontier League standings with an overall record of 8-5, and a 5-2 record in league play.
The Platte Canyon High School swim team invited a group of perennial powerhouses to compete in the Husky Invitational Jan. 25 at the Marge Hudak Pool in Bailey.
The hits just keep on coming from the Platte Canyon Lady Huskies, as their remarkable turnaround season continued last week on the hardwood with a pair of conference victories over Bruce Randolph and KIPP Collegiate high schools.
Despite several stellar individual performances, the Platte Canyon Huskies basketball squad dropped a pair of games to opponents KIPP Collegiate and Bruce Randolph last week.
With partly sunny skies overhead, temperatures hovering in the mid-20s, and firm snow beneath her skis, Platte Canyon High School’s Alyana Cooke fearlessly rang in a new season of competitive high school racing on a giant slalom run Jan. 10 at Beaver Creek Ski Area.
Both the Platte Canyon High School Huskies and Lady Huskies were in action Saturday, hosting the Arrupe Jesuit Generals and Lady Generals in Frontier League games.
Several individual performers demonstrated that they are peaking at the right time for PCHS swim coach Alicia Gumm, and the entire Lady Huskies swim squad competed especially well against solid competition Dec. 7 at the Woodland Park Invitational.
The fact that the Platte Canyon High School girl’s basketball team has already eclipsed their win total from last season makes for a good story.
The Platte Canyon Lady Huskies simply had too much size and athleticism for the Lady Burros of South Park to handle Dec. 19 in Fairplay, resulting in a convincing non-conference win for the visitors, 47-33.
Despite bitterly cold temperatures and howling winds, a large crowd poured into the South Park High School gymnasium Dec. 19 to witness the annual renewal of an old Park County basketball rivalry between the hometown Burros and the visiting Platte Canyon Huskies.
High school coaches don’t always measure their teams’ success strictly by wins and losses. Sometimes, especially when coaching young teams that are dominated by underclassmen, strong individual performances and rapid individual improvement provide the first signs that wins will soon follow.
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