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After beating both St. Mary’s and Florence Thursday in the 3A Tri-Peaks cross-over tournament, Salida has qualified for the first round of the Colorado High School Activities Association 3A state baseball tournament.

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The Chaffee Recreation Council is providing a draft of the Chaffee Recreation Plan for community feedback. The plan’s goals are to protect natural resources, maintain exceptional outdoor experiences and sustain the economic benefits of recreation tourism. 

Senior Hadley Ross and junior Mya Rollo both qualified for the Colorado High School Activities Association 3A state golf tournament Wednesday.

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The Salida girls’ tennis team ended their season Friday on the first of the two-day CHSAA state playoffs in Pueblo.

Chaffee Recreation Council’s draft Chaffee Recreation Plan will be available for public feedback until June 20, offering the public time to review elements of the plan and provide comments on the Envision Chaffee County website. 

The Salida girls’ soccer team scored four goals in the first half, and that was all they really needed to shut out the Alamosa Mean Moose 4-0 in a non-league game at home Tuesday.

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Senior Jayda Winkler really used her head to score the Lady Spartan girls’ soccer team fourth goal in their 4-0 win over Alamosa High School’s Lady Mean Moose Tuesday at home.

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The Salida girls’ tennis team won the Colorado High School Athletics and Activities 3A Region 7 championship tournament Saturday by a literal coin flip.

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The Salida track and field team continued their work to qualify for state and set personal records Saturday at the Titan Invitational hosted by The Christian Academy in Colorado Springs.

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The Lady Spartan girls’ tennis team is sitting in first place Thursday, the first day of the Colorado High School Athletics and Activities 3A Regional 7 regional championships.

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A gray wolf in Colorado that was originally identified as male is now thought to be female and possibly mated with another wolf.

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Colorado Mountain College Leadville’s disc golf course will be closed to the public June 5-6 due to a National Amateur Disc Golf Tour tournament, though spectators are welcome.

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The Salida boys’ baseball team split a double header Thursday with the Colorado Springs Christian School Lions at home, winning the first 12-11 and losing the second 7-4.

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Salida High School Lady Spartan’s golfers played their final regular season tournament Thursday at the Monte Vista Invitational, a small, three-team competition.

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The Salida girls’ golf team won the third Tri-Peaks Tournament Wednesday at Trinidad, securing their spot in first place for the Tri-Peaks league.

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Like several other sports at Salida High School this spring, the boys’ baseball team is a young team, with only three seniors, but unlike the other spring teams, they were able to play together over the summer.

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The Salida High School track and field team had a good showing Friday at the Cañon City Blossom Invitational, with several athletes setting personal records. Team scores were not posted.

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While this year’s Salida High School girls’ soccer team might be short on upperclassmen, with four seniors and one junior, and long on freshmen, with nine, those upperclassmen have been playing soccer for a long time.

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The Lady Spartan tennis team faced off against Pueblo South Tuesday, one of the team’s Salida High School will face in regionals, and took home the win 5-2.

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The Salida boys’ baseball team split a double header Monday at Manitou Springs, beating the Mustangs 11-10 in the first and losing 6-5 in the second.

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Despite another day of bad weather, the Salida High School girls’ golf team managed to beat The Colorado Springs School 6-1 Saturday on the road.

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The Salida High School girls’ tennis team didn’t let uncontrollable circumstances control their match against the St. Mary’s Lady Pirates. They won 5-2 Monday in a match that started May 18 but was called partway through due to weather.

It’s been a long two years since the Salida High School girls’ golf team has been able to compete, and they are almost a whole new team, but they are excited to get back on the links.

The Salida High School girls’ golf team tied for second place after they ended up playing only nine of the planned 18 holes of their home tournament Tuesday because of rain, wind and cold.

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Senior Jonah Pursell winds up to deliver a pitch Friday, as an Alamosa Mean Moose player inches off first base. Get all of the latest Salida sports from The Mountain Mail.

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A group of Leadville locals are embarking on a 24-day unguided expedition to summit and possibly ski Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest peak. The team left Colorado May 1 and are planning to return sometime in June. 

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The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association will accept entries from May 22-July 1 for its seventh annual photo contest for Upper Arkansas River Valley nature photos, celebrating the group’s 25 years of nature education and stewardship. 

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Editor’s note: The following story was inadvertently omitted from the Friday edition.

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The Salida High School boys’ baseball team finished third in their home tournament over the weekend, beating Rye Saturday after losing to Alamosa and beating Pagosa Springs on Friday. Alamosa beat Bayfield Saturday to take first place.

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While the four seniors on the Salida High School girls’ tennis team have varying experience and skill levels, one thing they all agree on is they are ready for an “exciting and fun season” and to challenge themselves with some matches.

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The Salida High School girls’ track and field team finished in a three-way tie for ninth place, while the boys’ team finished 15th Friday at the High Altitude Challenge hosted by Alamosa High School. 

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The Salida High School girls’ tennis team finished their week 3-2 overall with a 5-2 win Friday over the La Junta Lady Tigers. 

Salida High School senior golfer Hadley Ross took fourth place at the Alamosa Invitational Thursday, while the Lady Spartans finished third of four teams with a team score of 375.

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