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Nope. Almost there, but turn it around and head home. That was the first cancellation of the week for the Basketball Demons. The second came less than an hour before tipoff. Still, Buena Vista did get one game in last week.

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The fall season for Buena Vista High School’s newest athletic group, the Clay Target Team, wrapped up November in third statewide, and the 2021 spring season began in February.

Third-ranked Buena Vista swept through a half-dozen wrestling matches last week, including win over a pair of Top 10 squads.

The Demons beats the hosts 54-21, Ellicott 57-4 and Salida 54-12 at Manitou Sprigs Feb. 2.

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The Demons battled through two solid wins last week and COVID uncertainty over the weekend to enter the week 3-0 on the young season.

The team was quarantined from Friday until Tuesday, when it was cleared following negative testing.

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Once delayed by heavy snow over Monarch Pass, the Lady Demons opened their season with a convincing win, then split action during week 2.

Buena Vista won 46-28 at Gunnison to open the season Jan. 28, fell to Colorado Springs Christian School and routed James Irwin last week.

Buena Vista and Gunnison both survived the opening quarter of the season with the Cowboys leading 5-4. Both teams relaxed into the flow of the game and battled to a one-point outcome.

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Buena Vista High School found a sense of normalcy in an unusual school year with a brief homecoming-style parade Saturday afternoon. The caravan of floats traveled down Railroad Street from East Main to the school.

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As of now, Buena Vista High School is planning on beginning Season B of its sports seasons on Jan. 4, said athletic director Troy Baker.

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The 2020 cross country season was an unprecedented one for Buena Vista High School – not only because of the looming omnipresence of COVID-19, not only because the Lady Demons finished the season undefeated, but because, for the first time in school history, the girls took home the Class 2A state championship.

Chandler Smethers and Cole Reavis finished the last two league matches at Pueblo Country Club and Hollydot G.C. to finish eighth and 10th in the final standings to earn all-conference honors in the Tri-Peaks League. Team finished in 4th place.

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The Buena Vista cross country teams hosted their annual run, this time over 3 days and away from its traditional home along the Arkansas River.

Buena Vista High School was closed to in-person instruction Tuesday to investigate a possible exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, Chaffee County Public Health director Andrea Carlstrom said.

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Buena Vista schools will participate in C season sports, including football during the spring this year, said Buena Vista School District athletic director Troy Baker.

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The Buena Vista cross country teams hosted their annual run, this time over 3 days and away from its traditional home along the Arkansas River.

Buena Vista High School was closed to in-person instruction Tuesday to investigate a possible exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, Chaffee County Public Health director Andrea Carlstrom said.

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Buena Vista schools will participate in C season sports, including football during the spring this year, said Buena Vista School District athletic director Troy Baker.

The Buena Vista High School Demons cross country varsity teams raced last weekend on the state course in Colorado Springs.

“It is always exciting to get everyone’s feet on the trails out there. We saw impressive performances across the board,” said BVHS coach Julia Fuller, adding “and it’s fun to foreshadow the possibilities for a state race a month from now.” 

After the Colorado High School Activities Association’s board of directors voted to stick to the current modified 2020-2021 sports schedule last week, the association took up the issue again on Friday

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Sports and art will imitate life this school year with slow rollouts of seasons and competitions that may take different approaches from previous seasons.

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The games will go on this year in Colorado, but the high school sports seasons have been modified and shortened in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Two Buena Vista High School basketball athletes received statewide recognition. Senior Maddy McFee and junior Isaac Bears were named to the Class 3A honorable mention all state teams.

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The Buena Vista High School Lady Demons finished their basketball season at Delta when they lost to regional host Delta 68-30. Delta was the No. 4-seed in the field of 32 teams.

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The Buena Vista Lady Demons picked up a win in the final game of Tri-Peaks District Tournament play and will advance to the 32-team state tournament regional round.

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Three Buena Vista wrestlers came home with medals as the Demons scored 67 points to finish ninth at the Colorado High School State Wrestling Tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver last weekend.

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Ten Buena Vista wrestlers are headed to Denver’s Pepsi Center to compete in the state championship tournament based on their performances at the regional tournament Feb. 14-15.

Buena Vista hosted Colorado Springs Christian School Jan. 31 and both teams came into the contest hoping to pick up a much-needed Tri-Peaks League victory. CSCS did so with a 53-35 win.

Buena Vista improved to 9-6, 4-2 with a league win over Colorado Springs Christian School Jan. 31, in a game that was close throughout.

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The Buena Vista Demons came up two points short in a close battle with Tri-Peaks League foe Ellicott Jan. 25. Earlier in the week they lost a non-league game at Summit County 62-32.

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It was a busy and challenging week for the Lady Demons, who played three games with two on the road and a Saturday home victory to finish it off.

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The Demons dropped a non-league contest to Battle Mountain 66-40 and a league matchup at The Vanguard 54-43. The team is now 4-5 overall and 1-3 in league play.

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The Buena Vista girl’s basketball team (7-4, 2-1) went 1-2 in the past week. They won 51-17 over Gunnison Jan. 14, then dropped games to Battle Mountain 42-31 and Vanguard 51-35, Jan. 15 and 18, respectively.

Buena Vista traveled to Tri-Peaks League foe James Irwin for their first game of 2020 and fell short 59-51 in a close contest.

The Buena Vista varsity wrestling team finished third at the Eagle Valley Invite, scoring 143 points. Ahead of them were Cedaredge with 183 and host Eagle Valley with 165 in the 16-team tournament.

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One of the top stories of 2018 was the passage of ballot measure 2A, which levied a tax to fund at least part of a new facility for middle and high school students in the Buena Vista school district.

Another was the district’s award of a BEST grant from the Colorado Department of Education that would fund the rest of the $50 million building.

That new building continued to be a big deal in 2019, and after years of being merely a dream of district administrators, began to take shape as a real physical space.

The Lady Demons went 2-0 the past week to improve to 4-2, 1-0. They won a non-league game against Monte Vista 34-32 and then secured their first Tri-Peaks League win over Lamar 43-38.

The Demons basketball team heads to the holiday break with a 3-2 record including 0-1 in Tri-Peaks League play.

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Weather played havoc with the weekend basketball schedule and the Demons ended up having just one game during the week.