Vail Daily travel feature: Pints and pools in Pagosa Springs

By caramie schnell

“On your marks … get set … go!” The race announcer yelled through his hand-held megaphone as we stood in Town Park, Pagosa Springs. It was an anticlimactic moment. Around me, racers wearing elephant ears and tutus, superhero costumes and some decidedly creepy zombie makeup sauntered over to their cruiser bikes. I looked at my friend and teammate; we both shrugged and ambled toward our own bikes that were leaning on their kickstands just a few yards away. This was no ordinary triathlon. The Cruise-A-Thong, billed as a race for “the Average Joe,” is the antithesis of triathlons seen in …

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Eagle Valley volleyball places second at Regis tournament

By Chris Freud

DENVER — Hey, Eagle Valley volleyball, you wanna pick on somebody your own size? The Devils jumped into the deep end this weekend in the silver division of the Regis Jesuit Jam Tournament and went 3-1, finishing second. In the process, the Devils beat 3A Kent Denver in four games, and then both 5A Mountain Range in three and 5A Poudre in four. The only blemish on the weekend was a tight loss to 5A Monarch in five, 19-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-11. “It really builds the character of your team,” Devils coach Lindsey Myers said of playing bigger competition. …

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Vail Christian football smacks Plateau Valley, 38-8

By Chris Freud

COLBRAN — There really is no need to block a punt if you can just tackle the guy instead. Vail Christian’s Alex Davis had the big play on special teams early and the Saints rolled to a 38-8 season opening win on Saturday afternoon in Colbran. Vail Christian’s defense pushed the Cowboys back on their first possession and Plateau Valley attempted to punt. Davis wrecked that nicely, giving the Saints the ball on the Cowboys’ 4. It was all blue, silver and white from there. “It’s always great to see,” Saints senior Sug Ellsworth said. “Our guys practice hard and …

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