• Back on Track

    Spring has sprung and with that comes spring sports.  Track and field hasn’t been slacking off this year.  They have been training every day since November.

    Athletes that were able to, train and competed indoor track.  Under the club REAL Training they went to the Air Force Academy, Atlanta, Georgia, and Dallas, Texas.

    Rolling into the with the wind right into spring, they hit the ground running.  Outdoor season stared two weeks ago and the first track meet is this weekend, March 10.

    The team is actually being split into two.  The Early Bird Invite is at CSUP, and the Banana Belt Classic is held at Dutch Clark. “As of right now we have 136 cleared without basketball players,” head coach Menegatti said.

    On March 29, the Cyclones have chance to go the Austin, Texas for the Texas Relays. And later on, April 14, there is a meet in Oregon.  The trackletes just have to run fast, jump long, jump high, and vault high enough to qualify.

    Every year SCL is one of the most anticipated meets of the year.  Pueblo West and Pueblo South are great rivals and have great competition.

    For the past years West, has dominated over South and other Pueblo County schools.  This years they are looking for bigger things than just Pueblo good.  “With that kind of number you obviously gain depth, and when you gain more depth you are able to score more points across the board.  So, we should be fairly solid at the state level,” Menegatti said.

    By doing virtual meets, West boys have a shot of contesting the team State Championship. “I don’t want to jinx us, but I think the boys should place third and the girls top ten,” said Menegatti.  The state meet is set for May 17-19.

  • Winter vs. Summer Olympics

    Pueblo West High School disagree about many topics. Currently there is controversy throughout the Pueblo West High School student body regarding which Olympic Games are better, Summer or Winter?

    Out of 20 student surveyed, 12 students said they preferred the Summer Olympics.

    Pueblo West High School Student, and track athlete, Kaya Wick says, “Summer Olympics because there is track and field, and that is my favorite sport. I also enjoy watching the gymnastics.” Wick runs the 100m, 200m, 400m, pole vault, she also ran on the state qualifying 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, and sprint medley.

    Morgan Cologgi, a freshmen at Pueblo West High School, said,”Winter Olympics are better because they have snowboarding, they are more thrilling, and they just overall have better sports.” Cologgi is an avid snowboarder.

    There are currently 42 sports in the Summer Olympic Games and only 15 Winter Olympic sports. The Summer and Winter Olympic Games take place two years apart.


  • A Fight Against Bullies

    Bullying has become the new norm, and that is why Mark Koopman, a counselor and advisor at Pueblo West High school, has stepped up and began the process to create an anti-bullying program.

    Karen Cologgi, a mother of a PWHS student, gave and insight of what she thinks the program will bring to the school.

    She said, “I think it just needs to be done because it is not spoken enough at home and kids who are going through it at school or home, or anywhere else for that matter, need to know that someone is there to help and that help is easily accessible.

    To kick off this program, Koopman offered eight students, currently enrolled at the high school, to join several other schools on the 2018 Winter Xgames kid’s day.

    This year’s 2018 Xgames has campaigned a “Shred Hate” program as well. What really stood out from this campaign was the young girl who proudly walked the stage to share her story.

    As many may be able to relate, this young girl told the crowd how she had been bullied for being athletic and sporty, but with help she was able to move past this common occurring situation.

    Koopman wants students to feel like they aren’t alone just as this young girl was not, and he plans to do so with his upcoming anti-bullying program.

    As a counselor, Koopman explained his personal opinion on bullying as, “My personal perspective on bullying is that bullying comes out of fear, people who don’t know who they are yet, or understand that other people are maybe in a different place in their life or in a different place of their and throughout that , sometimes they come up as, either scared, or unknowing, and in order to balance the playing field a little bit, to make themselves feel a little bit better who they are,  or where they are, they tend to try to bring others to their level, and usually that ends with what we would call bullying”

    This is only one reason of several to why Koopman has decided to create the anti- bullying program

    This program will start with the class of 2022. Koopman plans to start with the freshmen class, that way they hear it first hand, on the first day, that PWHS is a safe place to be, as well as a good school, and a bullying free zone.

    From there, he plans to continue to engrave this idea throughout the entire school.

    He explained that this program will come with built in training, which will include an all staff preparation to help them to not only be able to spot bullying, but to also teach them how to talk someone who may be involved in bullying through the situation.

    Koopman explained that bullying isn’t as rare at Pueblo West High School as he, as well as the rest of the staff, would like it to be.

    On average, bullying is reported two to three times a week at PWHS alone. To help in Koopman’s fight against bullying, remember, PWHS is where respect is a way of life.

  • Spring Sports Meeting

    The annual meeting for all 2018 Spring Sports will be held next Monday, on February 19, at 6 pm.This is mandatory for all athletes, and their parents, planning to go out for a spring sport. 

    This meeting allows each sport to inform athletes and parents of everything that the athletes need for the upcoming season. If neither the parent or athlete can attend the meeting, contact needs to be made with the coach to get any paperwork that is necessary to join the team.

    All athletes, no matter the sport, need an updated physical. If athletes have already played a sport this year, they most likely have an up-to-date physical. The physical from the previous year will not work because it will expire. This is required before they can be allowed to practice.

    The sports that will be at the meeting are: Boys Volleyball, Baseball, Girls Golf, Track & Field, Girls Lacrosse, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Tennis, Girls Soccer

  • Sir West 2018 is coming

    Sir West has been a Pueblo West High tradition for years. This dance is where the roles flip and girls ask the guys. It also just a chance for students to have an excuse to get dressed up and dance the night away.

    It will be this Saturday night, on February 3. It officially starts at 8:00 and ends at 11:00; although, as most students would agree, half of the fun is the events before and after the dance itself. This years theme is the Winter Olympics.

    This year’s Sir West Court was comprised of a group of 7 members from the Class of 2018. The nominees were: Andrew Hensley, Garrett Cassio, Jared Aragon, AJ Arguello, Grant Guerra, Connor Farnworth, and Frankie Nash. Congratulations to Jared Aragon for being able to be this year’s King of the Court!

    Students, remember to be safe on Saturday, but mostly have a good time and take home the gold at Sir West 2018!