• September 15Tri-Peaks Cheer is Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6-7 p.m. at James Irwin.

  • July 30Honor Orchestra and Choir is Nov. 17-18 at Pueblo West High School.

  • July 30Drive Smart events start Monday, Nov. 13 and go through Friday. Dec. 1.

Volleyball sweeps their way to State

Volleyball sweeps their way to State

November 3, 2012


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The Manitou volleyball team swept both matches at the Regional tournament on Friday, November 2 to secure a spot in State, a feat they haven't accomplished since 2005. "I feel lucky because these girls have all the talent in the world and they work hard," said head coach Carol Benedict. "I think this...

Manitou hosts playoff game against Brush after dominating win

Manitou hosts playoff game against Brush after dominating win

November 2, 2012


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The Manitou Springs football team had to win their final regular season game against Alamosa to earn a spot in the 2A state football playoffs. They did exactly that with a 51-6 beatdown over the Maroons. Senior captain KC Quarry said, " Its a great feeling making playoffs for the first time especially...

Finn runs last cross-country race at State

Finn runs last cross-country race at State

October 29, 2012


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Senior Garrett Finn ran at the Cross-Country State Meet in Bear Creek Park on Saturday, October 27. Finn was the only Manitou runner to qualify and the only Mustang representative at the meet. A four-year cross-country runner and team captain, Finn had mixed feelings about the race. “This was probably...

Mustangs seek first playoff berth since 2008

Mustangs seek first playoff berth since 2008

October 26, 2012


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The Mustangs' next game is a must win if they want to keep their season alive. "We have a great opportunity Friday night, and we must capitalize on it... they won't get many more opportunities like this in life," Coach Gieck said. In the Mustangs' last game, they failed to punch their ticket to playoffs...

Garrett Finn to run at state

Garrett Finn to run at state

October 26, 2012


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Senior Garrett Finn was a Colorado State Cross Country qualifier at Regionals at Pueblo. Finn placed 13th at the meet on Oct. 18, which made him an automatic qualifier for State. The State meet takes place at Bear Creek on Oct. 27. This is the first time a male runner from Manitou Springs has qualified...

Mustangs score in final seconds to down Lamar

October 18, 2012


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Heading into the fourth quarter, the Manitou Springs football team had a 7-0 lead over the Lamar Savages. The first four minutes of the quarter were scoreless until a muffed punt by Johnny Swanson gave the Savages great field position on the 12 yard line. With hands on their hips and heels on the goal...

Entire cross country team PRs at Leagues

Entire cross country team PRs at Leagues

October 16, 2012


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Every Manitou cross-country runner at the Tri-Peaks League Championship on Friday, October 12 ran a personal record for the season. Almost all of the runners bested their PRs by at least a full minute, if not more. Among those who broke their previous records was junior Jake Bartlett, who accomplished...

Volleyball continues streak against CSCS

Volleyball continues streak against CSCS

October 16, 2012


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The Mustangs defeated longtime rival CSCS in a nail-biting five-game showdown last Thursday, October 11. Manitou came out strong, winning the first game 26 to 24. CSCS responded with a 25 to 15 win in the second game. The third game was another battle, with the Lady Mustangs inching out a 25 to 23...

Manitou dominates in homecoming win

October 12, 2012


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The Manitou Springs football team bounced back after their first loss of the season with a 42-8 victory over Doloras Huerta on their homecoming. "This game showed that the team can bounce back from a tough loss and get a W," Coach Gieck said. The Mustangs jumped out of the gates with an early 7-0 lead...

Golf team does well at state

Golf team does well at state

October 9, 2012


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Two members of this year's MSHS golf team finished in the top 50 at state. This is a noticeable improvement over last year, where no players finished in the top 50. The three players that qualified for state, Trevor Hunt, Drew Mendoza and Lucas Lichina, finished 12th, 17th and 71st. Trevor Hunt, who...

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