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Young race car drivers impressive on Cortez track

Moments after piloting a black micro-sprint car around an oval track at Fairgrounds Speedway at upward of 90 mph, 13-year-old Mancos native Waylon Hale removed his helmet, took a deep breath and...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Drivers flock to Fairgrounds Speedway for dirt track racing

While racetracks around the country remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Fairgrounds Speedway in Cortez emerged one of the most popular racing venues in the Southwest as drivers hit the road...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ranch Rodeo showcases rugged way of life

Since its founding in 1776, the United States of America has leaned heavily on ranchers who work sunup to sundown to raise the cattle that provide nourishment to the nation. Stout and rugged, such...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demolition Derby delivers big-time thrills during trying times in Cortez

A blazing orange sun illuminated Fairgrounds Speedway Saturday night as several hundred fans eagerly awaited the start of this year’s Demolition Derby. An annual staple of the Montezuma County...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three M-CHS basketball players named to two all-conference teams

After a vote by Intermountain League coaches, Teagan Whiteskunk and Titus Jackson of Montezuma-Cortez High School been named to the Intermountain League’s boys’ all-conference team for the...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos basketball players receive all-conference recognition

Over the course of the 2019-20 season, the Mancos High School boys and girls basketball teams produced several memorable victories and instilled energy in a local fan base that has long adored...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bluejays advance to regional championship with win over Hoehne

Playing host to the opening game of the Class 2A Region 4 Tournament on March 6, the Mancos High School boys basketball team (19-3) came out on fire and defeated Hoehne High School (11-12) by a...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bluejays suffer heartbreaking loss to Ignacio in regional final

After a stellar season that began with 19 wins in 22 tries, the Mancos Bluejays experienced the sudden and intense pain that sports can deliver when they lost Saturday to Ignacio High School 58-48...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bluejays come from behind to defeat Ignacio for district title

With his team trailing Ignacio High School by nine points at halftime, Mancos High School head coach Elijah Knepper did not mince words while loudly imploring players to be tough in Saturday’s...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lady Jays lose to Ignacio in semifinals

Opening the Class 2A District Tournament Friday against Ignacio High School, the Mancos High School girls basketball team kept things competitive for three quarters before losing 44-22 to the...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bluejays open district tournament with big win over Ridgway

Showing no postseason jitters, Mancos High School opened the Class 3A district basketball tournament Friday with a rout of Ridgway, 65-25. Standing out in the one-sided game was the Bluejays’...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lady Bears fall to Telluride in opening round of District Tournament

For offensive-minded basketball fans, a Class 2A District 3 contest between the Dolores High School and Telluride High School basketball teams on Feb. 28 was not the place to be. Fans intrigued by...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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