• Boys Basketball Preview 2017-2018

    After a heartbreaking loss in last year’s high school 4A boys’ basketball playoffs to Pueblo South, the Pueblo West Cyclones are looking to come back this season even better than they were before.

    Only losing two seniors in David Simental and Mitchell Mayber, the Cyclones look to bounce back and have a great season. After having gone deep into the playoffs the past two years there is a lot of pressure on the returning players.

    This year there are seven seniors, many of which who were on the class 4A state champion team two years ago. Guard Nieyeme Smyer-Williams and guard Pierre Taylor, alongside front court players Zebulon Jaquart, Hunter Louther, and Jacob Wilkinson, will look to lead the Cyclones to their second state championship in the past three years.

    Many would agree that the team has the talent and the size to have a great season and a deep playoff run. The question will be if they will use this talent to help each other and play as a team or use their individual talent to get their own. Hopefully the season will bring continued success to the players and to the program.


  • 2017 Radical Football Season

    The Pueblo West Cyclone Football Team has shown, throughout the 2017 season, to be indomitable. From their prowess victory over the Pueblo South Colts to archiving the annual Pigskin, to building their way up to a spot in the playoffs, performing with brazen and daunt they have been absolutely outstanding,

    Pueblo West, ranked sixth in 4A and sixteenth in the state of Colorado, is 4-1 in the league and 9-1 overall. With a total of 377 points and 55 touchdowns scored, the Cyclones have accomplished winning a large majority of the 10 games they have played against schools throughout the state, and in Pueblo.

    7 of the 10 games they have played is where you can see the team’s haughty strength and laud for their accomplishment. These games consist of the games played against Coronado 49-7, Air Academy 37-7, Dakota Ridge 31-7, Mesa Ridge 47-23, Pueblo East 36-14, and Pueblo County 28-7 having at least 20 prodigious points scored against the opposing team. In some games, like the Pueblo Centennial football game, they won 47-0, scoring 47 points in the lead, not even giving the other team an opportunity to score.

    The team has had baleful moments as well as winsome ones. Despite the fact that Pueblo West won the game against Pueblo South, the points scored were very close in the game going into double overtime, 55-54, within a point of each other. Pueblo West has had one other game played that is seemingly a game well-played, Widefield 42-30. The one loss they had during the season against Pine Creek 21-14, looks like it was a difficult game played for the Cyclones, but Pueblo West did not go down without a fight, having three touchdowns scored against them, and completed two on Pine Creek.

    Dain Rojas is a Pueblo West High School Senior and, #27 on the field playing football as the team’s kicker contributing to just about every game the Cyclones have had this season. Rojas says,” The season is going great because of the fact we’re 9-1, and I think the playoffs are going to be great because our team is solid throughout.” The team members feel sound about their season so far and confident for the challenges that lay ahead of them.


  • Volleyball Regionals

    The Pueblo West Cyclones have been an absolute powerhouse this season. The team led by coach Casey King have dominated other teams from throughout Colorado to give themselves a 19 – 4 record and rank thirty-seven in the state.

    All of the schools in Pueblo such as East, South, and County have lost to the Cyclones. Two teams ahead of Pueblo West are the Resurrection Christian Cougars in Loveland and the Centauri Falcons in La Jara.

    Cyclones have not lost a game against another Pueblo school. Almost all of their games this season the Cyclones have blown out their opponents winning 3 – 0.

    Amongst the losses, the Cyclones game against Liberty High school was the only game where they weren’t blown out. In the games against Lewis-Palmer, Fairview, and Arapahoe, the Cyclones were blown out 0-3.

    The next two games in the season against the Montrose Indians in Montrose Colorado and the Palisade Indians in Palisade Colorado should be easy wins. However, it is possible that they choke which happened against the Liberty Lancers where they lost the match 2-3.


  • Winter Sports: Important Dates for the Start of the Season.

     

    As Fall sports season comes to a close, with Girls’ Varsity Volleyball, and Boys’ Varsity Football entering the post season for the Pueblo West High Cyclones the next two weeks, Winter Sports are stepping into the limelight.

    Winter season is made up of four sports; Boys’ Basketball, Boys’ Wrestling, Girls’ Basketball, and Girls’ Swim and Dive. All of the sports, with the exception of Swim and Dive, include Varsity, Junior-Varsity, and Freshmen level teams.

    Both the Basketball teams host competitive tryouts, which means a selection process will occur before final team lineups for the season are announced. Wrestling has a rigorous selection process for its Varsity  squad, but guarantees that every person who signs up, and does not make Varsity, will have the opportunity to train with the team. Swim and Dive does not have an official Varsity and Junior-Varsity delineation, but does have lettering standards that must be met by the end of the season to receive a Varsity letter.

    For more information, a Winter Sports meeting will be held at Pueblo West High School Wednesday, November 11th, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. At the meeting, student-athletes and their parents will be given the mandatory forms to complete before practicing begins as well as schedules, uniform and gear ordering forms, and a more in-depth explanation of each team’s starting point for the season.

    The first mandatory practices can begin on November 10th per CHSAA regulations. The first scrimmages can be held as early as November 16th with official competition beginning November 29th.


  • Pueblo West High drama department presents: Dracula

    Through weeks of planning and rehearsing, the Pueblo West High School drama department is presenting Dracula.

    Opening night was Wednesday, October 25, but not to worry, there will be showings at 7:00 on Thursday and Friday as well. There is no admission but donations are always welcome.

    Dracula was a great decision, based on the fact that Halloween is only one week away. Last year the department performed Frankenstein. Drama teacher, Mr. McNeilly, explains a possibility for next year, “I might be doing a continuation of Dracula. I really like the characters that are in this one so might try to do a Dracula Part 2.”