Category Archives: Sports

The Colorado Classic

Pro Cycling returns to Colorado by Dave Gibson From the years 2011 through 2015 the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Bicycle Race rolled through the mountains and brought Coloradoans a professional sport that has long been enjoyed in Europe with race … Continue reading

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That’s why it’s called “fishing”

Enjoy the journey By Randy Beaudette Not all fishing adventures end with success. Preparing a boat for a day on the water requires some sort of a checklist. There is the State-required equipment like boat registration, fire extinguisher, life jackets … Continue reading

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Acers are the 2017 winners of the Tonya Putnam Memorial Tournament

Team triumphs 10-8 over the Champs by Patty Unruh The month of July concluded with a favorite pastime – the annual adult co-ed slow pitch softball league’s Tonya Putnam Memorial Tournament. As typical, the final showdown was between the Acers … Continue reading

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Golden Gate Canyon State Park site for top 50K footrace

Proceeds from the Dirty 30 benefit Gilpin school teams by Patty Unruh The trails in Golden Gate Canyon State Park saw plenty of traffic on Saturday, June 3, as nearly 600 trail racers ran in the ninth annual Dirty 30. … Continue reading

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Gilpin School board debates track and field concerns

Members consider seat belts for buses by Patty Unruh The Gilpin County Board of Education met on Tuesday, June 6. Craig Holmes, Kersten Armstrong, and Steve Boulter were the Board members present. Member Charlotte Taylor participated by telephone, and Brook … Continue reading

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Gilpin County High School spring sports awards

Track and baseball athletes recognized for season accomplishments by Patty Unruh Gilpin County High School held its spring athletic awards program on Tuesday, May 23. This was the third year that Gilpin had its own track and baseball teams and … Continue reading

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Hunting cagy high country turkeys

Do you have the skill and patience? By Randy Beaudette Turkey hunting is growing in popularity and in Colorado, exceptional hunting opportunities are offered for two sub species during two separate seasons – the Merriam, which are native to Colorado, … Continue reading

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Gilpin baseball team runs past Clear Creek in tournament contest

Jack Ball to run in Colorado State Track & Field Meet by Patty Unruh Eagles v. Golddiggers Baseball The Gilpin High School Eagles varsity baseball team surprised the Clear Creek Golddiggers of Evergreen with a come-from-behind 12-8 tournament win on … Continue reading

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Gilpin track squad participates in first 2A League meet

Eagles baseball results by Patty Unruh Mile High League Track Meet Gilpin’s high school runners and field athletes participated in their first league meet since advancing to the 2A Mile High League classification. The Mile High/Northern/Tri-Valley meet was held at … Continue reading

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Legends Football League

Football or fluff? by Dave Gibson Lingerie Football caught my eye in 2004 when it was offered as a Super Bowl halftime entertainment alternative. Taken as seriously as the Puppy Bowl, it nonetheless grabbed male viewers’ attention. Combining two of … Continue reading

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