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It’s not every sport that values and respects the competition, team and community as much as the individual’s progress. That’s what several team captains of the Salida Racing high school mountain bike team said mountain biking means for them.

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Disc golf is a sport for everyone, said Skylar Schalit, one of the founders of HotRDG (Heart of the Rockies Disc Golf) disc golf course at Vandaveer Ranch, which opened in late December.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced it has selected specific deer hunts for mandatory chronic wasting disease testing to inform how and where to fight the spread of the disease.

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The Lady Spartans’ volleyball team fought hard against the Lamar Lady Thunder during their home game Saturday. They lost all three sets, but were happy to have played well against a formidable opponent. The Lamar Thunder has a 7-0 win rate this season and is ranked third in the Colorado 3A d…

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Don’t schedule the Spartans for your homecoming game — they might ruin your evening. The Salida Spartan football team crushed the Del Norte Tigers at their home game, 56-13 Friday.

With several members fighting illnesses, the Salida Mountain Bike team stepped up and toughed it out at the Snowmass bike race on Saturday, winning first place overall. 

Far from home, the Spartans cross country team supported and rallied around each other Saturday at the Rim Rock Farms Classic meet at Kansas University, with the girls team placing 10th and the boys’ team placing 25th. 

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The Salida High School cross-country team can do hard things, according to their motto. The team is partway into the season, and the runners are a source of inspiration and determination for each other, several team members and captains said.

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Salida High School golfers placed fourth in the varsity regional tournament Tuesday, scoring 251, just ahead of the Buena Vista Demons at 252 and the Vail Christian Saints with the same score. 

The second Monarch Hill Climb motorsports race of the year, put on by Colorado Hill Climb Association, will take place Oct. 1-2 on Forest Road 228.

The Salida High School volleyball team sank the Lady Vikings in Center Thursday, winning the first set 25-19, losing the close second set 28-26 and sweeping the last two sets 25-8, 25-17.

Salida High School golfers placed fourth in the varsity regionals tournament Tuesday, scoring 251, just ahead of the Buena Vista Demons, 252 and Vail Christian Saints with the same score.

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The Peak to Peak Pickleball Club will be holding a dedication ceremony of the new pickleball courts at the Buena Vista River Park at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Pickleball is a sport for everyone, Stephanie McDonald, USA Pickleball ambassador, said at the Peak to Peak Pickleball Club’s annual Rally in the Valley tournament, which took place Friday through Sunday.

It was a clear, cool night and the air was filled with cheers from the crowd, shouts from the players and a playlist consisting mainly of Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and Katy Perry Thursday as Salida High School hosted its 2022 homecoming powder puff games, where the girls play flag footbal…

The Salida High School boys’ golf team wrapped up their regular season Thursday with a trip to the Summit Tiger Invitational, where they battled the weather and a shortened roster to still place eighth of 12 teams with a score of 268.

Salida High School Lady Spartan volleyball was victorious during the homecoming game, a five-match sequence against the Florence Huskies. 

The Salida High School boys’ soccer players knew they were in for a fight when they faced The Vanguard Coursers Saturday on the road, losing 2-1.

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Amid 6 inches of dust and sweltering heat, Salida’s high school mountain bike team emerged victorious Sunday, placing second in the 1st Division team competition at their race in Eagle. 

The last time the Salida High School football team faced the Rye Thunderbolts was 2015, when Rye beat the Spartans at home, but this year the tables turned as the Spartans beat the Thunderbolts 24-14 Friday for their first win of the season and their first on the road since 2018.

It came down to three strokes for the Salida High School boys’ golf team to win the Tri-Peaks League championship this season, but they couldn’t pull it off, as St. Mary’s hung in for the win and Salida took second.

The Salida High School boys were a bit out of their element Monday when they played volleyball for a homecoming “Peach Fuzz” match, but the seniors prevailed to win.

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In the words of coach Joe I. Vigil, “If you’re going to eat today, you run today”—which is exactly what the Spartan team did at the 29th annual Joe I. Vigil Tournament in Alamosa on Saturday, with both the Salida boys’ and girls’ teams taking third place in the tournament. 

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The last time the Spartan football team faced the Rye Thunderbolts was 2015, when Rye beat Salida at home, but this year, the tables have turned, as the Spartans beat the Thunderbolts 24-14 Friday night for their first win of the season and their first on the road since 2018, starting a new …

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The Spartans knew they were in for a fight when they faced down The Vanguard Coursers Saturday on the road, losing 2-1.

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The Salida High School boys’ golf team placed seventh overall Tuesday in the Woodland Park Invitational, carding a 279.

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The Salida High School boys’ golf team struggled Thursday at the Butch Braswell Tournament, the team’s only home tournament and the second of three Tri-Peaks League tournaments, finishing fourth of 10 teams with a team score of 252.

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The Lady Spartans volleyball team lost in three sets Thursday to the Buena Vista Lady Demons in BV.

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The Salida High School volleyball team lost all three sets in their home match Tuesday against the La Veta Lady Redhawks. 

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The Salida Spartans and Woodland Park Panthers battled in a close-fought football game Friday, with the Panthers winning by 1 point in the final seconds, 22-21.

Tasso Koch of Black Hawk won the Rally AWD division and took first place overall Aug. 27-28 in the Monarch Hill Climb race, part of the Colorado Hill Climb Association racing circuit, local racer Fraser Crenshaw said.

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The Salida High School boys’ golf team took third place in a tournament Friday in Gunnison.

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The Salida High School girls’ volleyball team won two of their four matches Saturday at a tournament in Gunnison.

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The Salida High School cross-country team competed against 36 boys’ teams and 32 girls’ teams Friday at Koevend Park in Littleton, running in temperatures of more than 90 degrees.

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Salida’s high school mountain bike team, Salida Racing, had a successful start to its season after competing in the Cloud City Challenge Aug. 27 on the Colorado Mountain College campus in Leadville.

The Salida Spartans and Woodland Park Panthers had a close-fought football game Friday, with the Panthers winning by one point in the final seconds, 22-21. 

The Salida High School boys’ golf team finished third Monday at the Pueblo South Invitational, carding a 252 and beating some much bigger teams, including Pueblo Centennial, Pueblo South, Cheyenne Mountain, Pueblo East and Pueblo Central, all 4A schools.

With a team of mostly underclassmen and a new head coach, the dynamics of the Salida High School boys’ soccer team have changed a little this season.

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Tami Smith won gross champion, carding a 166, during the 2 day Salida Women’s Golf Association Stroke Play Championship Tournament Aug. 27-28.

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The Salida High School boys’ golf team took first place, with all four members of the team placing in the top 10, at the first Tri-Peaks League tournament Wednesday at Hollydot Golf Course in Rye.

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