Bluejay Athletics

Weekly Update 11/01/2022

From the Athletic Director

Hello Bluejay Nation!

I apologize for this week’s newsletter being a day late. I had a weekend full of travel getting the opportunity to watch a couple of our teams in Colorado Springs. I then came back to a full day of league meetings and setting up the logistics for playoffs for our volleyball and football teams. This is such an exciting time for Mancos Athletics as we are coming into the end of our Fall Season. It started with our Mountain Bikers finishing strong, then right on the heels of that our Cross Country team had a great showing at their State Championships, and now we head into the postseason with both our Volleyball and Football teams. Our teams are representing Mancos well.

This past weekend Staci and I made the trip to the Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs for the Cross Country State Championships. This location just happens to be where Staci and I met at a rodeo 30 years ago. I have experienced the excitement of competition in this arena before and it was equally matched with excitement and intensity on Saturday. Our girls led by Coach Archer have been working all year for this opportunity and the hard work, sacrifices, and miles of roads ran were not wasted. Our girls ran a great race and ended up 10th as a team, even beating a couple teams who had placed higher at regionals the week before. I am so glad that I was able to attend this event. The excitement was everywhere with the runners pushing themselves as hard as they could and with fans and coaches running from one spot to the next along the course to encourage their athletes. There were cowbells ringing and cheering going on everywhere and it all came to a high at the finish line where the runners entered the arena to the stands being full for the exciting finishes. One of the greatest parts of this experience for me aside from watching our girls was the huddle that came together prior to the 2A girls race. In a great showing of sportsmanship and respect all of the 2A runners came together, arms around each other, in a huddle at the starting line. I am not sure what was said but it was powerful to watch as girls who would moments later be running against each other came together as one group with the same goal, “To Finish Strong”. I think we often look at others as those we are competing “against” . I think a better way of looking at others is as those we are competing “with’. I can’t wait till next year where I hope to be back in Colorado Springs again watching our Mancos Athletes competing with the best from all over our state.



Winter Sports

The first official practice for HS girls basketball, HS boys basketball and wrestling will be November 14th. Basketball schedules have been posted, wrestling schedules will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

Open gym for HS girls basketball is Monday's at 7:00 pm in the historic gym

Open gym for boys basketball is Tuesday at 7:00 pm and Friday at 10:00 am in the PC

Students are encouraged but not required to attend open gym times.

You must have your Blue Card to start the first official practice on November 14th.

If you have questions regarding the Blue Cards contact Destri in the high school office at 970-533-7746 or

Results from October 24-29

Results from October 24th to October 29th


Knowledge Bowl at Mancos

High School A team - 2nd Place

High School B team - 6th Place

Middle School - 5th Place


Middle School Basketball vs Dove Creek C and B teams

C Team - Loss

B Team - Win


Middle School Basketball at Telluride

C team - Loss

B team - Loss

A team - Win

High School Volleyball at St. Mary’s tournament in Colorado Springs

Vs Highland - Win 2-0

Vs Peyton - Win 2-0

Vs St. Mary’s - Loss 2-0

Vs Thomas MacLaren Win 2-0

High School Girls Cross Country at State Championships in Colorado Springs

Teagan - 17th - 21:01

Adaline - 47th - 22:40

Madilynn - 66th - 23:46

Sarah - 94th - 25:33

Chloe - 96th - 25:39

Mandi - 109th - 26:34

The Girls team finished 10th overall for 2A.

Congratulations on a great season to all of our Cross Country runners and Coach Archer!

This Week's Schedule

This week's events:


Middle School Boys Basketball at Dolores. C/B/A 4:30 pm

Players will depart at 3:30 pm.


High School Volleyball at Meeker for Regionals. Regional play starts at 2 pm.

Mancos vs Heritage Christian at 4:00 pm

Mancos vs Meeker at 6:00 pm

Girls will depart on Thursday at 10:30 am.


High School Football vs Swink in the opening round of the State Playoffs. Game time is 1:00 pm.

I hope to see you all here on Saturday as we get the opportunity to host a first round playoff game. Come out and support our kids.

As Always schedules and times are subject to change please refer the Mancos School District website for the most up to date information.