The Salida High School boys’ soccer team got a rough start to their season Tuesday, losing 4-0 to the Cañon City Tigers in a nonleague game at home, the first time head coach Ben Oswald has lost to a Cañon City team as a Salida coach.

Muttin’ bustin’ winners Jackson Gillespie, 7, Eli Spanier, 6, and Brenna Coleman, 5, received their first-, second- and third-place belt buckles and gift cards from Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo royalty Maia Lee, Emma McWhirter, Adrianna Peeples and Faith Coleman.

Able Flowers holds on while his steer tries to corkscrew out from under him during the Saturday steer riding competition at the Chaffee County Fair & Rodeo. Flowers, who was riding a steer named Flower Child, won Saturday’s competition with a score of 81.

The Shin siblings cleaned up last weekend at the Cañon City Invitational swim meet, as the Salida Cyclones swim team took first place.

Groundbreaking for Peak to Peak Pickleball Club’s new courts on East Main Street in Buena Vista took place on June 16.

The Salida High School Lady Spartans’ golf team finished their second and final day of the Colorado High School Activities Association 3A girls state golf tournament Tuesday at Elmwood Golf Course in Pueblo.

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The Salida High School track and field team wrapped its regular season Saturday by hosting the Tri-Peaks League championship.

The Salida High School boys’ baseball team swept their two-game league cross-over tournament Thursday, beating St. Mary’s 8-7 and Florence 9-4.

The Salida High School boys’ baseball team ended their season Monday with an 8-3 playoff loss to Kent Denver, but coach Lee Lewis said they were proud to be the first Salida baseball team in four years to make the playoffs.

The Salida High School girls’ tennis team finished their season Friday during the first day of the two-day Colorado High School Activities Association 3A state tennis tournament in Pueblo, with only one team making it past the first round.

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

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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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.

The Lady Spartans’ tennis team is 4-0 this year when it comes to having canceled matches, after its latest cancellation occurred Monday.

Colorado High School Activities Association and Salida High School named 13 students to Season C Individual Academic All-State team for 2020-21.

Ark Valley High Rollers and Salida Parks and Recreation are starting a junior derby league for youth age 8 to 18 in Chaffee County and neighboring communities. All abilities are welcome.


Salida may have only scored two touchdowns all season before Thursday’s home game against the Littleton Lions, but they scored three more in about eight minutes to beat the Lions 20-14 for their last game of the season.

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The Salida Spartan football team put up a tough fight Friday but they just couldn’t stop the powerhouse Glenwood Springs Demons, losing 49-0.

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The Lady Spartan’s varsity volleyball game against the Colorado Springs Christian Lady Lions Tuesday was cancelled after the CSC team was quarantined due to a positive COVID-19 test. 

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The Salida football team had a tough battle at home not only against the Montezuma-Coretz Panthers, but against the elements themselves on a cold, snowy night Friday, losing 42-6.

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The Salida boys’ soccer team came back from a 0-1 halftime deficit to beat the St. Mary’s Pirates 2-1 in Colorado Springs Tuesday.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve taken a shellacking like this from Manitou Springs,” coach Ben Oswald said after the Salida boys’ soccer 4-0 loss at home Thursday against the Mustangs. “But I couldn’t ask anything more from these boys. It was a great effort. It was a real sign of their ch…

With just 5:42 minutes left in the game, junior Riggs Gorby drilled his shot into the back of the net as the Salida boys’ soccer team beat the Alamosa Mean Moose Tuesday 1-0.

After a close, back-and-forth battle Tuesday, the Lady Spartans’ volleyball team lost a close one to Ellicott in four sets, 24-26, 25-18, 21-25 and 17-25.

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After a long back and forth battle on a cold, windy spring day, the Salida boys’ soccer team secured victory when junior Riggs Gorby sunk one into the back of the goal with 5:42 left in the game, defeating Alamosa 1-0 Tuesday.

Based on the results from this year’s state wrestling championships, the Colorado High School Activities Association recently released its All-state boys wrestling team for the 2020-21 season.

Monarch Mountain will no longer require lift tickets to be pre-purchased for weekends and holidays for the remainder of the season. 

The 16th annual Run Through Time races were scheduled for last Saturday, but were postponed due to the weather forecast. 

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The City of Salida has been busy at Centennial Park and this week it will break ground on a new skatepark there. 

A new skate park, sand volleyball courts, new sidewalks and improved accessibility are among the renovations planned with work beginning this month on Holman Avenue and Centennial Park.

Colorado High School Activities Association’s board of directors voted to stick to the current modified 2020-2021 sports schedule last week, however, CHSAA announced late Wednesday that certain outdoor sports, including football, will be allowed this fall. Gov. Jared Polis signed off on the …

Salida Mountain Trails receives a Sustaining Sponsor donation of $2,500, Sept. 2, from Absolute Bikes. The money will be used for construction of new trails in the Arkansas Hills and Methodist Mountain Trail Systems. From left: Mike Smith, Jessica Downing, Dena Gillis, Marcel Sootheer, Spenc…

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