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The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Senior Wrestlers Grayer Whipkey, Terry Lindh, and Hannah Hollick are ready for the 2021-2022 wrestling season.

Winter Sports Preview: Wrestling

Colt Henricks, Senior Reporter November 18, 2021

The 2021-2022 season of winter wrestling is coming. The start of the new season begins September 15th. Unlike last year, the start of this season will hopefully bring a complete year of wrestling. “Where...

Senior team leaders Lexi Vigil, Ashlyn Thomson, and Abby Parker look forward to the upcoming season, which kicks off November 15, 2021.

Winter Sports Preview: Girls Basketball

November 9, 2021

As fall sports are coming to an end, the upcoming season for Girls’ Basketball is approaching quickly. Head coach Justin Armour stepped down after several years with the program, and new varsity head...

Team leaders Paige Harrison (12) and Aidan Cote (12) hope to leader the MSHS Girls Swim and Dive team to a successful season after a year of COVID-19 restrictions.

Winter Sports Preview: Swimming and Diving

Charlie Morgan, Reporter November 4, 2021

The Manitou Springs High School Swim and Dive team, trained by head coach Whitney Nuci, dove headfirst into the 2021-2022 season starting this October. On October 18, the first pre-season practice took...

Manitou Springs High School cheerleaders, get the crowd involved in cheering on the football team at Richardson Field, Friday, October 15, 2021.  Many former cheerleaders watched from the stands this year.

MSHS cheer is down 10 members from last year

Piper Larsen, Reporter October 27, 2021

A total of 10 cheerleaders quit the Manitou Springs High School cheer team during both the 2020 and 2021 cheer seasons. Towards the end of the 2020 cheer season, two girls quit. Then a couple weeks after...

Ethan Boren (12) and Caleb Allen (12) return as seniors to lead this years  boys basketball team.

Winter Sports Preview: Boys Basketball

Serena Holvenstot, Reporter October 18, 2021

As the weather gets colder, the basketball boys warm up their shots in pre-season. In many past years, these Mustang boys were diligent and robust, which led them to a handful of wins, even through all...

Aidan Coté (12) races breaststroke for the MSHS Girls Swim & Dive team during the winter high school sports season.  Coté trains year round on her club team, the Colorado Torpedoes.

Club sports participation positive for single sport athletes

Gideon Aigner, Guest Reporter October 14, 2021

Many student athletes at Manitou Springs High School participate in club sports, and this has had both a positive and negative impact on the MSHS athletic program for over a decade. MSHS has lost student...

The team poses with its first championship trophy since 1990. The change to football in the spring made it possible for the team to pick up basketball players Joah Armour, Isaiah Thomas, and Caleb Allen.

Football takes State!!!

Gideon Aigner, Guest Writer May 17, 2021

On May 14th, 2021, the Manitou Springs football team played their first State Championship game in 30 years. This game, played at the CSU-Pueblo Thunderdome caused school to be cut short for the day....

Football plays for 2A state title tomorrow

Football plays for 2A state title tomorrow

Gideon Aigner, Guest Reporter May 13, 2021

The MSHS variety football team heads to CSU Pueblo tomorrow to play in the class 2A spring state championship game against Flatirons Academy after beating Buena Vista last week. In this COVID shortened...

THREE! Senior Thor Flett takes the open three against James Irwin while the James Irwin bench and fans look on.

Reflection: On the road to the final four

Gideon Aigner, Guest Writer May 12, 2021

I remember day one of practice. I walk into the gym, sit down and take a look around. Most faces are familiar, some are not. And that’s perfectly fine. As I marvel at the machine that keeps...

CELEBRATION ENSUES.  After the fans rushed the snowy field, Varsity celebrated in the snow.

Boys Soccer makes HISTORY

Gideon Aigner, Guest Writer April 16, 2021

Manitou Springs High School was founded in 1938, and the first class was held in the building where the elementary school is located now. Thousands of students have walked through those doors, along with...

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