• September 15Graduation is on May 20th at 1 p.m. at the football field.

  • July 30Track state is May 17th through May 19th.

  • July 30The Girls' Golf state meet is May 21 through May 22.

Manitou falls to rival CSCS, regroups to beat Florence

Manitou falls to rival CSCS, regroups to beat Florence

January 11, 2013


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The Manitou Springs boys basketball team lost to conference opponent CSCS on January 8 by a score of 52-38. The Mustangs kept the game close in the first half thanks to great half court defense. The second half, however, was a completely different story. In the third quarter alone, Manitou's offense ...

Swimmers defeat Fountain Valley

Swimmers defeat Fountain Valley

December 14, 2012


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The Manitou Springs swim team defeated Fountain Valley for the first time in ten years. The December 8 meet resulted in a 102-84 victory for the Mustangs, with strong performances once again by freshmen Veronica Morin and Sam White and captains Kailah Buchanan and Hannah Linhart. Junior Maddie Conarro,...

Cheerleaders defend State championship

Cheerleaders defend State championship

December 11, 2012


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The Manitou High School cheerleading team won state for the second year in a row last weekend. The tournament took place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9 at the Denver Coliseum. The Mustangs went into the tournament expecting to be well-received by the judges. “We had hopes to perform well, but we didn’t...

Swimmers break seven records in first meet

Swimmers break seven records in first meet

December 10, 2012


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The Manitou Springs swim team defeated the St. Mary's Pirates handily, breaking seven records in the process. The meet, held on December 6, saw Mustangs breaking six pool records and one Manitou record, with five events qualifying for State already. Manitou blew out the Pirates 113-55, as freshmen...

Mustangs have rough start to season

Mustangs have rough start to season

December 8, 2012


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After losing their top two scorers from last year's state qualifying team, some are expecting the 2013 season for Manitou Springs boys basketball team to be a rebuilding year. Coach Ken Vecchio disagrees saying, "I never liked the term rebuilding... This team has a lot of talent, all we need is for...

Borkowski becomes head wrestling coach

Borkowski becomes head wrestling coach

December 7, 2012


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Second year wood shop teacher Brad Borkowski has taken over as head wrestling coach for Manitou. Despite this being his first coaching job, he's excited about his new position. "It's going good. I'm really liking it, and I'm learning a lot,” Borkowski said. Borkowski arrived in Manitou last year...

Manitou basketball girls defeat St. Mary’s Academy

Manitou basketball girls defeat St. Mary’s Academy

December 6, 2012


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The Mustangs won their first game this season against the St. Mary’s Academy Wildcats. The game, which took place Dec. 5, 2012, ended with a final score of 31-14. Coming after Nov. 29’s disappointing loss against La Junta, this victory was important in setting the team up for a good season. The ga...

Cheerleaders finish second at Leagues, look forward to State

Cheerleaders finish second at Leagues, look forward to State

November 16, 2012


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The defending State Champion Manitou Springs Cheerleaders hosted the League Championship cheer competition on November 15, finishing an unexpected second place to St. Mary's. The Mustangs went second, performing what they thought was a first-place worthy routine. "I think we did, in our opinion, the...

Valley Vikings defeat the Mustangs in State

Valley Vikings defeat the Mustangs in State

November 9, 2012


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After a strong, defining win against Holy Family, the Mustangs fell to the Valley Vikings in their second match of pool play at the class 3A State Volleyball Tournament. The number one seed Vikings swept the twelfth seeded Mustangs in 3 games. The Mustangs knew, going in, the match would be tough. "I...

Volleyball battles for win in first round of State

Volleyball battles for win in first round of State

November 9, 2012


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The 12-seed Manitou Springs Volleyball team beat out 8-seed Holy Family in a five-game thriller for the first round of State on Saturday, November 9. This was the team's first trip to State since 2005, and the expectations were running high. "They were all overwhelmed, but this group knows what to expe...

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