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Buena Vista went to another highly competitive multi-classification tournament the past weekend and finished fifth behind Centauri, Alamosa, Eaton and Mullen.

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The Lady Demons split games in the past week to move to 5-2 for the season.

The 51-38 loss to league power The Vanguard on Friday, Jan. 7 was their first Tri-Peaks League loss and they now stand at 2-1. On Wednesday, they traveled to Banning Lewis Academy and returned home with a 48-21 victory.

The Buena Vista Demon wrestlers gained valuable experience at the Cheyenne Mountain Classification Clash Saturday, Jan. 8.

Representing Class 2A, the Demons placed 11th out of 16 teams. Individually three Buena Vista wrestlers placed second and one placed fifth.

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The Lady Demons went 1-1 at their own home tournament. On Friday, they soundly defeated Gunnison 44-23, then fell to Grand Valley 47-22 Saturday afternoon.

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After making a schedule adjustment when the season’s first winter storm stopped travel to the Western Slope Friday, the entire Buena Vista wrestling team headed south to Salida for the Rob Mickel tournament.

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Four teams entered the Class 1A football semifinals undefeated and only two would remain for the state championship the following weekend.

The Buena Vista Demons were one of the odd-teams-out as Centauri handed the Demons their only loss of the year, 42-6.

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Second-ranked Centauri has outscored its opponents 41-7 this season based on a balanced attack and big-play opportunism.

No. 3 Buena Vista (11-0) travels down the San Luis Valley for a 1 p.m., kickoff at 10-0 Centauri High School in La Jara in the Class 1A state semifinals.

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Buena Vista defeated Meeker for the second time this season with a game-ending play Saturday, but the state quarterfinal playoff game needed extra time to resolve the 22-15 final.

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The second round of the state Class 1A playoffs brings back the 8-2 Meeker Cowboys, who visited in Week 5 and left following Tam Flower’s 40-yard field goal as time expired to loft 10-0 Buena Vista to a 17-14 victory.

That Saturday afternoon Sept. 25 saw Cowboy running back Kelton Turner run over, through and around the Demon defense, gashing them for 100-plus rushing yards in the opening quarter on his way to 215 mostly first-half yards

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The Buena Vista Demons advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A state football playoffs via a 42-14 home victory over the Gunnison Cowboys.

Buena Vista hosts a rematch of Week 5’s thriller over Meeker.

No. 3 seeded Buena Vista will host Gunnison at 7 p.m., Friday in the opening round of the 2021 CHSAA State Football Playoffs Class 1A tournament.

“I like the draw for sure,” Buena Vista coach Matt Flavin said. “Friday night, 7 p.m., should be a fun time.”

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The Buena Vista track teams both qualified for the state meet for the fifth consecutive time Friday at Rocky Ford.

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The Buena Vista track teams both qualified for the state meet for the fifth consecutive time Friday at Rocky Ford.

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BV Racing saw 10 riders compete in the Colorado High School Racing League state championships at Durango Saturday.

The team finished 11th overall, led by Mitchek Colley’s 26th-place finish in the 101 racer varsity girls event.

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Buena Vista lost a tough volleyball match Thursday in Manitou Springs. The 14-1 Lady Mustangs tripled kills over the Volley Demons en route to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-17 victory.

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Buena Vista jumped right in and kick-started its offense into a touchdown run less than 2 minutes into a 49-6 rout of Rye Friday night.

The 7-0 Demons had struggled early in recent games, so this week coach Matt Flavin flipped the script.

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BV Racing finished runner-up at Eagle and in its conference while securing a dozen riders at state in Durango later this month.

Leading Buena Vista’s entry in the Colorado High School Racing League state championship Oct. 23-24 are varsity riders Ace England and Mitchek Colley.

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Buena Vista lost matches at The Vanguard School and Pagosa Springs last week.

“We had a rough week another couple of tough games that we had opportunities to win but couldn’t quite finish,” Buena Vista coach Jamie Page said.

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The Hill Gang turned out in numbers to cheer the Buena Vista High School cross country teams Saturday in Salida.

Zaila Smith won the girls 5k Salida Cross County Classic race at Hutchinson Ranch in 20 minutes, 8 seconds.

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Three fourth quarter touchdowns Friday night propelled Buena Vista to a second straight thrilling finish, this time a 28-21 victory over North Fork in Hotchkiss.

The Demons (5-0) fell behind the Miners (4-1) 14-0 in the second quarter, rallied in the fourth quarter to take the lead, immediately lost it and then drove 80 yards in five plays for the game winner.

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The Lady Demons dropped a volleyball match to Banning Lewis last week.

The match, which Buena Vista dropped 25-22, 25-20, 19-25, 25-15, was hastily scheduled after Tuesday’s scheduled county rival Salida was quarantined.

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The line waited, Jacob Phelps set Seth Moss’ long snap down and Tam Flowers booted it 40 yards for a game-winning field goal as time expired Saturday, lifting the Demons to a 17-14 homecoming victory over Meeker.

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The Buena Vista Demons beat Peyton the old-fashioned way Friday - with a hard-earned victory.

Buena Vista (4-0) trailed for the first time this season through the second quarter but asserted itself in the second half to claim a 21-8 victory.

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The Buena Vista Classic high school cross country meet was held for the first time at McMurry Ranch in Nathrop Tuesday and BVHS boys and girls varsity teams both earned wins at the inaugural event.

Molly McMurry placed second for the Lady Demons with a time of 23 minutes, 42.5 seconds and Nate Plotner took first place in 19:10.40.

The Chalk Creek Stampede time trials were held at McMurry Ranch in Nathrop Sept. 11–12. 22 teams sent almost 300 racers around the 13-mile course over 2 days. BV Racing entered 26 participants in the event. Salida Racing entered 27.

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The Chalk Creek Stampede returns to the McMurry Ranch in Nathrop Sept. 11-12 where BV Racing will open the Colorado High School Cycling League season opener.

BV Racing coach Taf McMurry says the event this weekend still needs volunteers and race marshals for both days. 

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Buena Vista’s Zaila Smith won the 2A girls race at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede (Pre-State) 2021 by almost 26 seconds.

Smith finished the 83-runner, 5,000-meter event in 20 minutes, 14.4 seconds, well ahead of runnerup Eliana Caucutt of Golden View Classical Academy’s 20:40.2.

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The Demons golf team and Collegiate Peaks Golf Course hosted the second round of the Tri-Peaks League Tournament Tuesday.

Tournament medalist Chandler Smethers led the Demons to a third-place team finish. Smethers carded a 78 to finish 4 strokes ahead of a 2-way tied for second.

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Buena Vista blew out the rivalry game in the fourth quarter, racking up 24 final points en route to a 47-0 home win over in the season opener Salida Aug. 26.

The BVHS Demons opened the unofficial football preseason with a multi-team scrimmage at defending 2A spring state champion Manitou Springs Aug. 19.

“Thursday night went very well for both JV and varsity teams.  The coaches loved our effort and communication,” Demons head coach Matt Flavin said. “Those were the goals we wanted them to work on. We are still making mistakes, but those can and will be fixed during the season.”

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Coming off its best season in years, the Lady Demons placed three players on the Class 2A all-state soccer team.

Buena Vista’s leading scorer, junior forward/midfielder Jamison Litvay, earned one of the dozen first team honors.

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The National High School Trail Championship race came down to a photo finish for the boys, as brothers Sullivan and Porter Middaugh raced across the finish line just 0.02 second apart, with Porter diving forward trying to beat his older brother.

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The Lady Demons brought home a seventh-place team finish including a state champion from 46 teams competing at the Class 2A state track and field championships at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood last weekend.

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The Buena Vista Lady Demons soccer team played in the final 8 of the Class 2A State Soccer Championships on Saturday, June 19. They were on the road to play Crested Butte on the pitch at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison.