PIONEERS STILL LOOKING FOR FIRST WIN
The Cripple Creek-Victor boys and girls basketball teams remain winless in the Class 2A Southern Peaks League.
The Pioneers boys lost to Sanford, 83-31, on Feb. 8. Junior forward Toby Wuellner led the Pioneers with 11 points, while sophomore forward Cody Rice added 10. Chris Irelan, the team's leading scorer, had just seven points.
Cripple Creek-Victor (3-11, 0-4) lost to Cotopaxi, 64-53, on Feb. 9 as four Pioneers players hit double figures - Rice (15), senior guard Cale Brown (14), sophomore guard CJ Salazar (12) and Wuellner (10).
“We're coming around a little bit better,” said Pioneers coach Jim Bertrand. “We're working on different things and scoring some points.”
The Pioneers girls lost to Sanford, 56-17, and Cotopaxi, 44-24, to fall to 2-11, 0-4.
Junior center Sarah Wywias scored a team high six points against Sanford, while sophomore guard Madison had five and freshman guard Julie Brown had four.
Junior guard/forward Katie Tapia scored a team-high 12 points against Cotopaxi, while Berger had six and sophomore guard Mikaela Schell had four.
DID YOU KNOW?
Marcus Rodholm, a junior forward on the Manitou Springs boys basketball team, lives in Woodland Park. He attended Woodland Park Middle School through his eighth grade year and transferred to Manitou Springs to begin high school.
Rodholm is averaging 4.6 points per game this season for the Mustangs. He also runs track for the school.
Rodholm's younger brother, Lucas, is an eighth grader at Woodland Park Middle School. It is not known whether Lucas will attend Woodland Park High School next year.
“I hope he does,” said Woodland Park coach Joel Herman about Lucas. “He could be a great athlete.”
SPRING PRACTICES BEGIN FEB. 25
The spring sports season for Woodland Park and Cripple Creek-Victor gets underway Feb. 25 when teams are officially allowed to assemble. First official contests are March 7.
COACHING AGAIN AT AIR FORCE
Bob Graf, a resident of Florissant and the father of Woodland Park girls basketball coach David Graf, is the jumps coach at the Air Force Academy again this season. Graf, 64, has been working with Falcons athletes since 2005.
Last year, Graf was inducted into the Colorado Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was Wasson High School's head coach in 1998 when the Thunderbirds won the Class 5A boys and girls state championship.