Mustangs Victorious in Annual Helmet Game

Mustangs Victorious in Annual Helmet Game

Talia Traxler, Reporter

September 16, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Manitou Springs Mustangs played rivals St. Mary's Pirates in the annual helmet game on Friday, September 2, which lead to a victory for the Mustangs. Manitou will hold possession of the helmet for another year. The game picked up when the Mustangs scored their first touchdown in the first four...

Boys’ Soccer Wins First Home Game

Boys’ Soccer Wins First Home Game

Mo Heiniger, Reporter

September 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Aug. 30th, the boys' soccer team played Atlas Prep at home. After a brief delay due to lighting in the area, the game began. Friends and family members of both teams scattered the bleachers. The first goal of the game was scored by Mustang forward, Jonathan Gerdes (11), within the first two mi...

Heartbreaking Loss for Reigning State Cheer Champs

Heartbreaking Loss for Reigning State Cheer Champs

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

December 15, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As Manitou’s cheer team took to the performance floor on Friday, December 11 at the Denver Coliseum, they carried with them the hard work of a long and arduous week. Along with the usual pressures leading up to the cheerleaders’ most important annual competition, there was the loss of their hea...

Cheerleaders Place First at League Competition

Cheerleaders Place First at League Competition

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

All were abuzz with anticipation on the evening of December 1, when cheerleaders and fans alike congregated in the new gym of Manitou Springs High School for the annual 3A Tri-Peaks League competition. This was the first time in three years that Manitou has hosted the event. After weeks of early ...

Volleyball to Continue Competing in Regional Competition

Volleyball to Continue Competing in Regional Competition

Bella Galardo, Reporter

November 4, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Friday and Saturday, October 30-31, the varsity volleyball team went head-to-head with some of the best teams in the state for a tournament. The team left school at 11:00 a.m. on Friday and stayed at Cheyenne Mountain High School until 7:00 p.m. On Friday, the team played schools Windsor (lo...

Annual Helmet Game: Varsity Football to Advance to Playoffs

Annual Helmet Game: Varsity Football to Advance to Playoffs

James Baker, Guest Writer

November 4, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Friday, October 30, Manitou played against St. Mary's in the annual "Helmet Game," which is a competition between the two rival schools. Manitou dominated on both sides of the ball. Chase Norman (12) ran for a touchdown on each of the Mustang's first three drives. However, the senior running b...

Preview: Helmet Game versus St. Marys

Preview: Helmet Game versus St. Marys

James Baker, Guest Writer

October 29, 2015


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One week after a tough loss to Trinidad (5-3), the Manitou Springs Mustangs football team (2-6) hopes for a different outcome at the end of their rival game with St Mary's (0-8). The Mustangs' head coach, Monte Gutowski, said, "The defense must stop the run, allow zero big plays and execute by the g...

Girls Finish Second in League Cross Country

Girls Finish Second in League Cross Country

Ashley Rodriguez, Senior Reporter

October 20, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Cross country Leagues went as expected. The whole team has been training hard for this race and did exceptionally well. Their leagues race was last Friday, October 16, in Florence. The girls' team got second place in the race, falling straight after the Salida girls' team, who got first place. Most girls ...

Boys’ Soccer Plays Back to Back

Boys’ Soccer Plays Back to Back

Theodore Weiss, Senior Reporter

October 19, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Thursday and Friday were polar opposites for the Manitou Springs Varsity Soccer Team playing back to back games. On Thursday, the soccer team played The Evangelical Christian Academy at home and won 3-0. The game started off with a goal from captain Josh Elkington (12) after goalie Toby White (11)...

Salida Shows Boys’ Soccer the Exit

Salida Shows Boys’ Soccer the Exit

Theodore Weiss, Senior Reporter

October 15, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The bus ride to Salida seemed never-ending for the Manitou Springs soccer team, and it felt even longer coming home, as the team lost 5-1. The Mustangs moved to a 3-6 record overall, and 0-2 for league. The game started off with Salida taking an early lead, as a through ball split the defense and...

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