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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 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.

Buena Vista High School recently completed its second spring season. This year included 5 Stand as a competition as well trap. On the trap range Buena Vista did exceptionally well.

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The Buena Vista Lady Demons soccer team had their final game of the season prior to entering state tourney competition when they went to Lake County in Leadville on Monday, June 7.

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The girls won the 14-team meet and the boys took fifth of 15 as the Buena Vista track teams competed in a twilight meet at Del Norte High School June 11.

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In the final week of school filled with all the usual activities including exams, final projects, graduation, prom and others, the Buena Vista Demon baseball team went 4-for-5 this week.

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Buena Vista’s girls soccer program is getting noticed around the state as they keep winning matches. The Lady Demons notched an 8-0 shutout on the road and 3-2 overtime win in their home opener.

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The Buena Vista girls brought home the trophy from the Del Norte Tiger Invitational May 21.

Zalia Smith and Mallory Salazar’s 1-2 podium punch in the 800 (2 minutes, 39.63 seconds and 2:43.67, respectively) and 1,600 (5:43.95 and 5:51.67) runs, a pair of relay team wins and a slew of other top 10 finishes gave Buena Vista the team win.

Season D sports are getting underway for Buena Vista High School athletics.

After a year of sports seasons in rearranged order due to COVID-19, the spring will have “Normal, traditional sport seasons,” said Buena Vista High School athletic director Troy Baker: Baseball, track and girl’s soccer.

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Demons quarterback Haden Camp could’ve given the Buena Vista backfield – but not the offensive line – the night off Friday as Class 2A spring football playoffs opened.

En route to a 49-0 drubbing of Clear Creek, Camp had a direct hand – and feet – in the Demons’ first five touchdowns, which spanned just the first quarter plus 10 seconds.

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The No. 1 Buena Vista Demons passed their biggest test of the spring football season 42-18 to enter the playoffs as the top 2A seed.

The Demons will host Clear Creek again, this time at 7 p.m., Friday. The Demons won the April 7 game at home 42-0.

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Demons quarterback Haden Camp could’ve given the Buena Vista backfield – but not the offensive line – the night off Friday as Class 2A spring football playoffs opened.

En route to a 49-0 drubbing of Clear Creek, Camp had a direct hand – and feet – in the Demons’ first five touchdowns, which spanned just the first quarter plus 10 seconds.

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The No. 1 Buena Vista Demons passed their biggest test of the spring football season 42-18 to enter the playoffs as the top 2A seed.

The Demons will host Clear Creek again, this time at 7 p.m., Friday. The Demons won the April 7 game at home 42-0.

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Clear Creek may have watched game film of the 4-0 Demons and decided they weren’t going to be the third team in a row tackled for a loss on the first play from scrimmage.

After surviving the opening kickoff fumble caused by Haden Camp’s hit, the Golddiggers (0-4) came out throwing. They could have tried running.

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Buena Vista won its first volleyball match of the spring season with a 3-match victory over South Park April 1.

The Buena Vista defense smothered Grand Valley by controlling the line of scrimmage in a 42-7 victory Saturday. The Demon defense ruled its home field by stopping the Fighting Cardinals on their first four possessions – and they stopped them hard. In order, Buena Vista ran back a punt for touchdown, forced and recovered a fumble and then picked off passes on consecutive defensive stands to open the game.

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Last weekend, when the Buena Vista Demons traveled to Pueblo for the CHSAA state wrestling championships, it represented the end of the Hutchings brothers career wrestling together in high school.

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Bright sunshine, clear skies, cold temps and low winds delivered a great day of ski racing Feb. 24 for the Lake County Middle School Panthers.

Alpine racers closed out their racing season with a slalom event at their home mountain of Ski Cooper on Black Powder.

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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Buena Vista wrestlers defeated Gunnison 36-19 in their first home dual of the year. Buena Vista rescheduled Friday and instead of going to Woodland Park, travelled to the northeast to battle the defending 3A state champion Eaton and the 5th-ranked 3A home squad, Bennett. 

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.

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