Spartans Compete Despite Safety Protocols

Gracie Baker and Megan Vigil

It looked for awhile like all sports might be cancelled this year due to safety protocals, but after a summer of back and forth from CHSSA, four sports managed to compete this fall, and all are wrapping up their 2020 season. Football was also given the green light late in the year, and they are prepping for their first game on October 10.  The seasons are not very long, butstudents mostly seemed grateful to even have one. Cross country is doing very well this season as well as the boys golf team! The softball team has been struggling a bit, but overall the team is having fun! 

Cross Country 

In cross country the top four girls so far are Juniors Kendall Windsor, Lara Blizzard, Kayla Thresher, and Freshman Addi Leasure. The other girls running for varsity are Freshman Avery Blanc, Sophomores Tara Veggeburg,Natalie Lovato, Naomi Kidd and senior Ella Adler.The girls are ranked top 3 in the 5A PPAC/conference! The top four boys are Seniors Tyler Reese, and Ian Padilla , Junior Avery Whitesell and Sophomore Jacob Lynch! The other boys varsity runners are Ben Courtright and Reese Sparks, Freshman Soloman Latimer and Junior Max Whitmore.The boys are ranked top four in the PPAC/conference! Doherty has hosted six meets with the sixth being the championship meet at Monument Valley Park North on October 1st. “I’m disappointed we didn’t get a full season but we have had pasta parties and other team bonding activities!” said Coach Duensing. 

Boys Golf 

In this year’s boys golf, the top golfer is sophomore Jackson Theiler.He is in the top 10 for the 2020 league. The varsity team includes Jackson Theiler, Ryan Maccagan, Padraig O’Donnell, Nick Stinson, Jeth Fogg, Paten Buckwalter, Brody Garcia,and Brett Boone. Coach Cheri Rodgers said, “We are a very young team with no seniors, two juniors, and fifteen freshman and sophomores.” The junior varsity includes Evan Isense, Tj Boone, Brady Seay, Joe Spartz, Hunter Gose, John Genoshe, Jack Zabukover, and Dylan Garza. The boys golf team is 5th place in their league out of 9. “Believe it or not we are almost to the end of our golf season!!!!” said Mrs Rogers The Spartans, golf coach. The boys season will end on September 30th. Unless any of the golfers qualify for state! The state tournament is in the first week of October. 

Girls Softball

Girls Varsity Softball has wrapped up; the team had a very tough season and went 0-16. Softball had just gotten the new coach Shanell Costa. The two captains are Senior Jasmine Costa and Sophmore Ahmahnney Sago. Softball team members said they still had fun despite their losses and how short the season was. “ The season was very short, but I had so much fun and I am honored to play with such great people” said sophomore Jasmine Weeden. 

Boys Tennis

The boys tennis team only had 9 matches vs. 12 for this season.The team was one of the very few teams that participated in three tournaments.The team was barely filled with 12 players. What was unique is that some of the players had just picked up a racket at the start of the season.The roster consisted of 11 players.  They had one very bright spot in 1-singles,Vaughn Briggs. Vaughn went undefeated finishing the season going 15-0 and was selected as Colorado Springs Prep Player of the week in september! “We are very thankful to have a season to compete” Mr. Shepard said. After graduation this year tennis will only be losing three seniors so that should benefit the team.