Not many coincidences exist in the mind of Pueblo County High School girls swim coach Dan Radiff.
For the first time in his career, Radiff received coach of the year honors Saturday following the Class 3A state swim meet. The team gathered for photos Tuesday at Pueblo County High School alongside their trophy...
“We made a statement. This was icing on the cake. Our community was proud. Our team was proud.”
The Hornets’ longtime coach was serenaded with chants of “Radiff! Radiff! Radiff!” as he approached the podium and successfully made it to his spot without falling.
“Daisy James said we should start chanting Radiff,” Steele said. “So we all just went after it.”
The entirety of the situation — receiving 3A’s coach of the year honors, his divers having an outstanding weekend, and the swimmers fighting for every point, had Radcliff sentimental.
He knows his Max and Shirley continue to be a force in his life, as well as those around him.
“This is for all three of us,” Radiff said.
Source- Pueblo Cheiftain
Pueblo County's Dance Team celebrates the seniors time at county with a special night full of special dedications, roses, and lots and lots of hugs. The seniors leaving us after this year are: Taylor Anaya, Regina Razo, Nicolle Brazil, and Mikayla Alfonso
We are sad to see these girls go, but know they have a bright future ahead of them!
Valentines day is right around the corner, here are some helpful pick up lines to get you started...
STORY BY AUTUMN MONTOYA
If you don’t like those pick-up lines then here are a few more for you to use. Hope you get that person and good luck!
Starting off SnoBall week right with a traditional County assembly.
As students entered the gym and filed into there class seating, they got a chance to gaze at the wonderful gym decorations surrounding the large sparkling arch centered in the middle of the gym. The assembly began by the students standing for the National Anthem sang beautifully by Pueblo County's own Tanner Smith, as our color guard held our colors. Everyone than took there seats as the lights dimmed and a video appeared on the projection screen at the front of the gym. At this time the SnoBall court began walking down the rolled out carpet for the guys and their family to walk down. Than pausing under the arch, the crowd stands to there feet in applause as they make their way down the carpet. We began with Joseph Berrios followed by Cayden Camper, Max Hillebrand, Taylen Jones, Lane Sherwood, Jaedon Vargas: all of them escorted by family (mom and dad). As the court nominees took their seat, the crowd was entertained (by some well put together) lip syncing videos of the nominees. The assembly than was ended with each coach of a winter sports team saying a few words, and everyone was then dismissed to their 2nd hour class, and snoball week began.
Monday: This day was cancelled
Tuesday: Favorite Jersey
Wednesday: Graphic T-Shirt
Thursday: Hippy Day
Its time to pair up and grab a birdie, cause its Pueblo County's annual BADMINTON TOURNAMENT!!
Watch as couples, friends, teachers, and even janitors compete against each other for the ultimate badminton title. Each team can come up with a unique team name that fits there personality, a lot of partners also design personal t-shirts that match and show off there team name. Than the games begin, each team only has a couple times they are allowed to loose before they are pulled from the tournament. Which then leaves us with our last 2 teams which ended up being...
Everyone hopes to come up with a resolution that they want to accomplish in the new year, whether it be: eating better, exercising more, reading an hour a day, or just being nicer. So The Buzz decided to get a hard hitting story to start off the new year... what are our teachers New Years Resolutions?...
"Finish my Masters Degree"
"Get my kid to drive"
"To be nicer to my students"
"Get less wrinkles, be nice, more positivity"
"limit the negative energy around me"
"Be more present with my family"
If you’ve grown up in the Pueblo County area or kept up with high school sports, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Jeff Wilson. Jeff Wilson is well known in the Pueblo community, he began his journey as a teacher and ended up as the head coaching position for football at Pueblo County High School. He says this was his most memorable moment. “I’ve always wanted to come to County and coach, it was a goal of mine.” Wilson said. After being here for years, Wilson has decided to retire. I asked Wilson what he was going to miss the most about his job at Pueblo County. He answered, “I’m going to miss the people I work with, the kids, teachers, and the drive in the morning.” Wilson doesn’t have any plans next, but he said “I can’t see myself outside of football, but God will have a plan.”
by Isaiah Sanchez
Pueblo County JROTC RIfle Team Repeats as State Champions.
Hannah Brown won the State Championship
Brown and Nathaniel Romero were Co Two Man Team Champions
UPDATED INFORMATION JUST IN!!
Shooting their highest score of the postseason Pueblo County AJROTC narrowly defeated Zion Benton NJROTC 2187 to 2186 last week in the National Air Rifle League Championship Tournament. With the win Pueblo County will advance to the championship game to take on Nation Ford MCJROTC.
In their semi-final game Pueblo County AJROTC was led by, Nathaniel Romero who shot a 559. The remaining contributing members were Hannah Brown, Vannesa Martinez, Jennifer Knox, and . Pueblo County AJROTC is from Pueblo, CO, and is coached by Arnold Lewis.
Zion Benton NJROTC finishes the season with an overall 7 - 2 record. They are also the winners of the Navy JROTC Conference title, for the fourth year in a row. In their simi-final game Zion Benton NJROTC was led by, Bailey Hoenig who shot a 564. The remaining contributing members were Alexia Resendiz, Regina Raquino, Diana Roman, and Halie Creekmore. Zion Benton NJROTC is from Zion, IL, and is coached by Dan Hackstein.
The championship game this week, Nation Ford MCJROTC versus Peublo County AJROTC will be the first meeting between these two teams.
Stephen C. Klein
Senior Army Instructor
Pueblo County High School JROTC
Make-A-Wish is a foundation thats soul purpose is making children, who are fighting chronic illnesses, wildest fairytale dreams come true. It gives their family a well deserved break from all the doctors appointments, and focus on whats really important in life, happiness. Wish kids are some of the bravest and sweetest kids you'll ever know. They wish to work in a gummy factory, become a superhero, go snorkeling, give their baseball team new uniforms, and push all of the buttons in a tall building's elevator. Their innocence and unexpected wisdom stays with you.
They are the reason Colorado needs to come together and raise money to make these children's wishes come true.
County really became a part of making Hudsons, a 6 year old local, wish come true with our now annual Make-A-Wish assembly. The assembly consisted of a miracle minute, dodgeball, and even a dance off that Hudson competed in, and won! Not only did County reach our goal of over 13,000 dollars! but we helped make someones wish come true.. HORNETS GRANT WISHES!!!!
Student crowd into Pueblo County's swim room to watch fellow County students take on the feet of walking on water:
“Keep those shoes moving and be sure to control them. Watch it! You’re letting them get too far apart.”
For the third year, Musso, the dean of students at the School of Engineering and Biomedical Sciences at Pueblo County High School, was overseeing the Walk on Water challenge: a multi-heat competition in which first- and second-year engineering students are paired with senior mentors and tasked with performing a minor miracle, of walking on water.
You gotta have a little athletic ability, man” says Pueblo County Principal Brian Dilka to a young student preparing to begin his walk . “It’s not all about the flotation. So I hope you got it in your genes.”
Many students didn't make it far, and some made it too the finish. But all in all it was a ton of fun and a fascinating experience