Winter Sports Update


George Haddaway

Kylee McDougal , Sports Editor

As winter sports at Gunnison High School (GHS)  take off, all teams have participated in their first competitions. Girls swimming, boys and girls basketball, and boys and girls wrestling have all had their first meets, games and matches. 

The girls swim and dive team had their first meet on Dec 3, and there was a lot of success. Kathyrn Frey, a sophomore swimmer on the girls swim and dive team had this to say about the start of the season “ Our first meet was good, everyone had a good time and did their best. “ Frey also added that the girls were not far from where they were last year with skill level. The girls next meet was on the 10th at the Gunnison Rec Center. Maddie Stice, a swimmer on the team had this to say about their latest meet “ It went very well, a lot of girls were close to prs so it was good”. Girls swimming and diving are looking good and are excited for the rest of the season. 

On December 7th, boys varsity basketball had their first game of the season against Buena Vista. After a devastating buzzer-beater loss by 1 point the boys are ready for their next game. They play in Alamosa on the 16th of December, and are looking to pick up their first win of the season. 

The girls basketball team went to Buena Vista this past Tuesday, December the 7th and played their first game of the season. With the first half looking promising the girls were down five points at half time, but ended up falling short 31-53. The girl’s next game is Friday the 16th against Telluride at a home tournament. The Cowboys are looking forward to their next game and are also hungry for a win. 

Boys wrestling just hosted a home duael against Centari on December 9th. The guys wrestling did not disappoint, with a huge team win. The following Saturday the 10th, there was another meet in Saldia. Once again the boys had a strong showing, winning the tournament as a team, with multiple athletes placing first in their brackets. Boys wrestling’s next competition is in Utah, December the 16th. 

Girls wrestling has shown a spike in participants numbers with six new athletes. Their most recent dual against Olathe, here at GHS, went very well. Even though the girls lost due to having to forfeit because of lack of numbers, they still showed promise. With multiple pins and solid matches girls wrestling has a big future. 

As basketball, wrestling, swimming and diving just started there are high hopes heading into the new year.  


George Haddaway