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HENDERSON, Nev. — The Lady Trojan Softball team opened their 2020 season against some of the best teams in Arizona and Utah and held their own despite losing all four games.

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Last week, Sterling’s Brock Burkholder was mistakenly identified as Burkhalter. We apologize for the error. On Saturday, Burkholder and his Tiger teammates made school history by beating Delta 27-19 in the Class 2A football championship game, bringing home the first ever football title for S…

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On Monday, Oct. 23, The Chronicle-News published a photo we believed to be a past Hoehne High School baseball team found by reader Tonya Benich from Greeley (whose father-in-law Tom Benich coached the team). We asked our readers for help identifying the young men in the photo and readers Ken…

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As collectors of stories and information, The Chronicle-News has the pleasure every now and then to receive snapshots of our greater community’s past. Recently, that pleasure afforded itself in the form of a photo of a Hoehne baseball team sent to us by Greeley West High School braillist and…

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Trojan Cross Country competed at the UCCS Open at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs on Saturday, Oct. 12. Trinidad State President Dr. Rhonda Epper was there to cheer the team on. The meet featured many top NCAA DI and DII squads. The Trojans had many runners near the top of the stand…

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Gabriela Peraza, a 2019 Trinidad High School graduate, is currently attending Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC). She is enrolled full-time and working towards Associate Degrees in Science and Art. Gabriela was active in sports year-round during her four years at THS.

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It was a game they couldn’t afford to lose, but lose they did.  The Farmers fell to the Holly Wildcats 28-46 last Friday evening on the road.  It was not pretty, and the coach was not happy.  This season seems to be a bifurcation for the boys in blue.  Their two conference victories were won…

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After two big losses to top ranked foes Sedgewick County (38-0) and Dayspring Christian (36-6), the Hoehne Farmers turned the tables on the Springfield Longhorns at Jasper Butero Field last Friday evening, Sept. 20 with a four touchdown victory. With reserves playing a significant amount of …

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Former Trinidadian Bill Schroeder, currently residing in Pueblo, overcame Tom Schultz in the championship round to capture his second Azar championship at the Trinidad Municipal Golf Course last weekend, September 21-22. Schultz experienced difficulties on the par fives in the second round, …

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The Trinidad State soccer team picked up their first win of the season on Friday, Sept. 13 afternoon with a convincing 3-1 defeat of Western Nebraska and then dropped a hard-fought contest on Saturday, Sept. 14 to Northeastern JC. The games were the first home contests of the season for the …

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Leading off a jam-packed week of sports, Burlington head football coach, Glynn Higgs, picked up his 250th career victory last Saturday, as his Cougars overwhelmed Ellicott, 68-0. They led 28-0 after the first quarter and had the mercy clock rolling by the middle of the second. Andrew Burton …

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 The 2019 SOCO Classic Volleyball tournament was held at Scott Gym this past weekend. Teams from Kansas, Texas and Colorado competed in the event. TSJC went 2-1 over the weekend with wins over Clarendon and Dodge City before falling to Colby College on Saturday.

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The 2019 edition of the Hoehne Farmers couldn’t fend off an aggressive band of Cougars from No.1 ranked Sedgewick County at Jasper Butero Field last Friday, falling in their opener 34-0.

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—Ed. note: The Chronicle-News has partnered with Colorado Preps Network to bring you this weekly column that will recap high school prep sports action in southeast Colorado. For more, visit www.coloradopreps.com.

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The highly popular Latin Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Trinidad Municipal Golf Course on June 8-9, with 124 players in the field, is celebrating its 43rd year. This one was won convincingly by the tandem of Eric Dominguez and David Baca.

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Alamosa, Colorado is not quite heaven, but Benadine Chelimo didn’t know that in August of 2018 when she sat at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya waiting to board a plane. “I was just feeling excited and nervous to be in America and see this country because everybody alway…

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With three track meets under its belt so far this spring, the Primero High School track team is building momentum as it works to, once again, qualify runners for state.

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March comes to an end and we roll into the final stretch of another academic year. April is a very busy month for the athletic department and this week should prove to be an excellent example of that. Softball and Baseball will both play crucial home contests and then on Saturday night we wi…

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We have reached spring break and many of the students headed out for a week of rest and relaxation before the final stretch run of the semester. With many of the students gone, parts of the campus shut down as well, and this includes the food services. That means for the coaches of the teams…

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Trinidad High School’s Head Wrestling Coach Adam Ortivez just finished his second season as the man in charge of the Mighty Miners grappling squad. He’s ably assisted by Assistant Coach Rich Gallegos. Coach Ortivez was asked how felt about the team’s season, and how they had progressed throu…

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We are past mid-terms and headed quickly to spring break. The semester is flying by. Something else that is approaching very quickly is the annual TSJC Educational Foundation’s Fun and Friendrasier event.

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We were watching the weather forecast last week at this time, and as predicted the bad weather changed the schedules of the outdoor teams pretty dramatically. We went into the week prepared for ten games, but ended up only playing half of those contests.

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Hopefully, a busy week lies ahead for Trojan athletic teams. With the predicted bad weather coming into the area, it is putting a damper on the plans of the outdoor teams this week. Baseball was supposed to host their home opener on Tuesday with Luna Community College. That game is already m…

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This past week was a better one for the Trojan teams. Despite a majority of the games still being played on the road, we came away with more wins than losses.

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It was a slightly strange week in the TSJC Athletic Department. We only had two games all week, and no contests over the weekend what-so-ever. It is odd to have some downtime this time of year, but it was a good chance to catch our breath before the spring seasons start play this coming week…

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We are off and running with a new semester at Trinidad State. The basketball teams are both back on campus, and the rest of the students are ready to arrive this weekend. The Athletic Department staff has been busy preparing for the upcoming semester. It should be an exciting time. We have t…

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The 83rd annual Trinidad State Junior College High School Invitational Basketball Tournament is in the record books. It was three days of entertaining basketball at Scott Gym, in which teams from 10 area high schools competed. Teams representing Trinidad, Hoehne, Primero, Raton, Kim, La Junt…

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Julesburg, Colo. — Chris Michel stood emotionless in the wild celebration.  The Sedgwick County coach looked up at a bruised colored sky and then basked in the rain as his players celebrated the aftermath of a heroic 58-14 victory over Hoehne in the Class A, Eight-Man State Championship game…

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There are many times throughout the year that it feels like the entire athletic department is running around with their hair on fire. We get busy and have teams going in all directions, but rarely do we have all of the teams in action at the same time. That will happen this week as every Tro…

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Charles “Ozzy” Osborne, Theodore “Teddy” Henderson and Joseph “The Professor” Broderick are three names baseball fans throughout the country will likely become accustomed to some day if this past weekend is any indication as the trio led the Triggers to the 2018 Pecos League final four with …

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The Trinidad Triggers are atop the Mountain Division of the Pecos League as they host key rival the Santa Fe Fuego twice later today for a Taco Tuesday doubleheader at Trinidad Central Park. Game one of the doubleheader is scheduled for a 2:05 p.m. first pitch and the nightcap is slated to b…

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The grounds crew for the 2018 John Tate Challenge Cup at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo had their work cut out for them in the early hours of Saturday, April 7. As meet volunteers scurried to remove snow and ice from the stadium in the 23-degree weather the meet officials announced to the coa…

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When Job Alexander made the decision to move from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Trinidad, Colorado his world changed overnight.  A standout basketball player in high school, he had offers from several NCAA Division III and Division II schools, but only one from a community college.  

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Spring has arrived and summertime fun is just around the corner, and for many locals and visitors the Trinidad Triggers 2018 baseball season offers the fun and excitement of evening baseball games at Trinidad’s Central Park. Triggers’ General Manager Kim Schultz presented information about t…

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A former Trinidad Triggers catcher died as the result of injuries he sustained in a California car accident on Sunday, March 11. Brett Mendoza, 30, spent the 2012 season with the Triggers in their inaugural year, and was working as the Assistant Baseball Coach at Peninsula High School in Red…

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