Winter sports preview: Manitou wrestling is going for glory

Dominic Frankmore (12) started wrestling when he was in seventh grade. He then won his first tournament in 8th grade. Currently he has lettered all three years in wrestling. He also plays football in the fall and is interested in art.

Ted Weiss, Reporter

December 13, 2014

For Manitou Springs wrestlers Billy Ryan (12) and Dominic Frankmore (12), it's not an easy task motivating their underclassmen. A better wrestler can't help a wrestler that's not as skilled, and a wrestler can't tag in Frankmore or Ryan. But there are other ways to help inspire their teammates. For Rya...

Winter Sports Preview: Boys Basketball Seeks To Exceed Expectations

Steve Jensen (11)  likes to scare his opponents with his growl. Jensen started playing basketball in 7th grade, and hopes to get some double-doubles this season, but also to help his teammates to succeed.

Ted Weiss, Reporter

December 13, 2014

Steven Jensen (11) has certain ways to dominate the paint for his Manitou Springs Boys Basketball team: "Be mean, be very aggressive, I usually pinch them or poke them with my elbows," but the best way to scare his opponents is his growl, he says. As one of the few upperclassmen on the team he steps up ...

Plasma for Penrose: Blood Drive

Students and teachers generously donate blood that could potentially save lives.

Sita Ahlen and Meghann Root

November 7, 2014

National Honor Society hosted a blood drive on Monday, November 3rd for Penrose Saint Francis Hospital. Students 16 years and older were eligible to donate 1 pint if blood used either for testing or for people in need. This year, about 40 students attended, which is around the same as last year...

For The Love Of The Game: Boys Soccer

Captain Leland Spangler dribbles the ball against CSCS

Ted Weiss and Daisy Erickson

November 6, 2014

  As Manitou Springs Boys Soccer Team rode home from their playoff game against Crested Butte, it all seemed like smiles. At the back of the bus, players were singing their favorite songs in unison, attitudes were high and happy. Although it wasn't a fairy tale ending for the Mustangs, as...

Fall Sports Preview: Boys Golf is Ready for a Big Win

Mendoza (12) and Culver (10) share many goals for this season, including they share quite including to winning more term goals, winning Regionals, going to State as a team, and winning 1st place at Tri-Peaks.

Sita Ahlen

September 19, 2014

    EDITORS NOTE UPDATE: Since this story was originally published Lucas Culver, Drew Mendoza, Adin Berns, and Ty Shaw qualified for state. Mendoza won Regionals.   Lucas Culver (10) and Drew Mendoza (12) both share the same aspirations for the last month of the golf se...

Fall Sports Profile: Volleyball’s Great Expectations

McKiel (11) has been a valuable player for the volleyball team since her freshman year.

Ted Weiss, Reporter

September 18, 2014

Last season (2013-14), Manitou volleyball exceeded expectations, making it all the way to state only to lose their last game in the state final to the Eaton Reds, who the mustangs had previously defeated earlier that season. Last year the Mustangs were coached and lead by Coach Benedict, who won ...

Fall Sports Preview: Manitou Cheer Continues to Thrive

Despite turbulent changes in coaching staffs over the last three years, the team prides itself on its close-knit and supportive attitude.

Ted Weiss

September 16, 2014

Over the last four years, Manitou’s cheerleaders have had what is arguably their greatest stint in the history of the program, winning first place at state in the 3A category two years in a row in 2011 and 2012, and placing second in 2013. Manitou cheer’s five seniors, four-year cheerleaders Brianna...

Fall Sports Preview: Boys’ Soccer is Ready for Anything

In addition to being co-captain of the soccer team, Spangler (12) is Student-Body Vice President, President of National Honor Society, and plans to apply to Stanford University in Stanford, California.

Meghann Root

September 11, 2014

This year, the boys' soccer team have set their goals and are climbing to reach them. But it's the two captains, seniors Carter Sandras and Leland Spangler, that are pushing the team to strive and make those goals come true. Spangler has been a varsity player since his freshman year. So far in hi...

Fall Sports Preview: Cross Country’s Optimistic Outlook

One of Weiss's two goals for this season is for the entire team to qualify for state, something that hasn't happened at Manitou for since 1995.

Ted Weiss

September 5, 2014

Although the Manitou Boys Cross Country team lost its highest-placing runner last year, Marcus Rodholm, two other runners have stepped up to fill the gap that was left last year, Senior Sam Weiss and Sophomore Jared Keul. Senior Sam Weiss has two goals for his last season on the boys cross country...

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