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Girls basketball team off to best start in over a decade

Osborne Earl Smith, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

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The Greeley West girls basketball team beat Thornton on Tuesday night, 53-36, as part of the Centaurus Warrior Classic.  The win was the Spartans' third straight to start the season, which is good for their best start in over...

Sepeda makes college official by signing with Chadron State

Jackson Morgan, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

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On Wednesday November 14, point guard Andre Sepeda signed to continue his academic and athletic career at Chadron State College in Nebraska. Sepeda has been playing basketball since he was 5-years old. As he got older, he started...

Football success, future plans coming together for senior class

Hailey Ortega and Osborne Earl Smith

November 14, 2018

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As Greeley West’s football team primed for a battle with Montrose, two of its seniors were looking at potential college opportunties to play beyond Decemeber. Head coach Jason Renouf stated that seniors Garrett Beckman and...

Starkey’s will-power carries her to second-straight state cross appearance

Osborne Earl Smith, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018

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Junior cross country runner Megan Starkey’s competitive spirit was instilled early in life and continues to pay dividends – most recently on Thursday when she qualified for the Class 5A State race in Colorado Springs. Starkey...

West pilots newest CHSAA sport: unified bowling

Jackson Morgan, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

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This year, Greeley West is piloting a new sport called unified bowling. Unified bowling is an official CHSAA sport just like our other athletics programs. The unified bowling season lasts nine weeks and has a regional and state...

Boys tennis team makes recent history with victory over Legacy

Hailey Ortega, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

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Last Thursday, the Greeley West tennis team played against Legacy. Even though this may seem like a normal 5A Front Range match to most people, it was very important to coach, Mr. Ryan Pace and the rest of the team. If they...

Boys swim team finishes 11th at state

Tyler Holmes, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

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The Greeley West boys swimming team completed the 5A State Swim Meet and completed its best meet in school history.  In addition to placing 11th as a team (the highest the Spartans have ever placed), CHSAA announced the 5A coach...

Summer opportunities exist for most sports

Tyler Holmes, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018

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For the typical student around the U.S., summer is a nice break from school and everything else in the world. But for a high school athlete, summer is a constant grind of practices, lifting, and games to improve your ability in...

Senior Whyrick places 7th in state discus competition

Jarod Clark, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018

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The 5A State Track meet started this week and Greeley West had a few competitors. Greeley West has been very strong in their girl’s shot put and discus all year. In the prelims, the Spartans’ had two discus throwers finish...

West runners complete first half, full marathons

Megan Battleson, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018

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Like many others, senior Liz Baylon struggled to enjoy a sport that would soon become a passion of hers. “At first I despised running, but eventually I became in love with it,” Baylon said. For many, running can be a horrific...

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