Murdock, 8-Season Cheerleader, Retires from Manitou Cheer

Ryan Murdock and Alice Stoneback at the February 16 home Basketball game

Anela Wright, Reporter

March 3, 2016

Ryan Murdock (12) has been a cheerleader for twelve years, and has been on the Manitou Springs High School cheer team since her freshman year. At a recent basketball game, Murdock was recognized by the 2016 cheer team for her commitment for the past four years. The girls lined up with roses, eac...

Boys’ Basketball Beats Trinidad, Earns Slot in Semifinals

Davyn Adamscheck (11) goes in for a layup as a Trinidad player blocks him. Adamscheck's season record for number of points in one game was made during a win against Fountain Valley on January 28, when he scored a total of 18 points.

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

February 25, 2016

Going into the basketball game against the Trinidad Miners on Wednesday, February 24, the Mustangs’ standings were high, as were the expectations of Manitou fans and spectators. Upon entering the gym, the team was feeling confident. “I’m not gonna lie, I was very confident going into tonig...

Heartbreaking Loss for Reigning State Cheer Champs

Ryan Murdock (12), Mahalia Henschel (12), and Kelsey Hartwig (12) lead the team in the completion of their jump sequence. All three girls have been on the cheer team since their freshman year.

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

December 15, 2015

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

The team celebrates after being announced the Tri-Peaks League 3A League Champions. In the front, newcomers Zoe Schnurman (10) and Brooke Sedlacek (9) hug in excitement.

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

December 3, 2015

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 ...

“Who We Are” Assembly

The senior class shows their school pride by throwing green and gold streamers. The goal was for the senior class to show the most spirit.

Bailey Visscher-Nickerson, Reporter

September 16, 2015

The "Who We Are" Assembly has been a beginning of the year tradition here at MSHS for about 4 years now. The point of this assembly is to show the students, freshmen especially, that high school isn't such a bad place and that Manitou is a fun and welcoming environment. Usually it also showcases the s...

Fall Sports Preview: Cheerleading

Ryan Murdock (12) leads a cheer at an early-season practice. The team has a new coach this year, Kaitlyn McTamney. McTamney hopes to change the aesthetic of the cheerleaders, making them more serious athletes and teaching them better technique.

September 4, 2015

“Our role is to promote teamwork and leadership in everything we do, in school and cheer,” says Ryan Murdock (12). “This past year, the team was really close because of our unconditional love for each other.” The Manitou Springs Cheer Team had a successful season last school year. Followi...

Sophomore Kory Mitchell takes to the competition floor for the first time

The Manitou Springs cheerleaders show off their pyramid. Kory Mitchell (10) takes center pyramid, which is a key part of the routine.

Lily Reavis, Reporter

January 27, 2015

Manitou Springs High School sophomore Kory Mitchell has been on the Manitou Springs Cheer team for four seasons, but this weekend was her first time on a competition floor. For Mitchell, who has Down syndrome, this was the payoff for seasons of hard work. Earlier this year, the Manitou Springs Cheer team pl...

Cheerleaders Place First at League

The team poses for a group photo.

Sita Ahlen and Aubrey Hall

November 21, 2014

Manitou Springs' High School Cheerleading team attended league on Thursday, November 20th. Out of the eight cheer teams at the event, Manitou took the floor second to last. They overcame several blips, and narrowly avoided some as well. One cheerleader nearly landed off of the mat, having t...

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