Pueblo games of the week to watch include boys and girls basketball

With school finally back in session after the holiday break, the winter sports season is back in full force.

There are plenty of great games to choose from this week for the best games to watch in Pueblo, including some girls and boys basketball action, plenty of wrestling action and some intra-city pool action for girls swimming and diving.

Each week, the Chieftain will bring you the must-watch games from all of Pueblo’s home teams throughout the week. Here are this week’s games to watch:

(Please note that hours are subject to change without notice.)

Girls Basketball

  • Pueblo Centennial vs. Swallows Charter Academy at Swallow Charter Academy, 4:30 p.m., Jan. 9
  • Salida vs. Rye at Rye High School, 5:30 p.m., Jan. 9
  • Falcon vs. Pueblo South at Pueblo South High School, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 9
  • Manitou Springs vs. Pueblo Centennial at Pueblo Centennial High School, 6 p.m., Jan. 10
  • John F. Kennedy vs. Pueblo County at Hornet Gym, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 11
  • Rampart vs. Pueblo South at Pueblo South High School, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 11
  • Pine Creek vs. Pueblo West at Pueblo West High School, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 12

The girls start the week with a clash between the Bulldogs and the Spartans at Swallows Charter Academy. Rye hosts Salida and South will host the Falcons on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs will host Manitou Springs on Wednesday and a doubleheader on Thursday with the Hornets hosting John F. Kennedy and the Colts hosting Rampart. The Cyclones will host Pine Creek on Friday to close out the week. The Cyclones are currently first in the South Central League standings with a 7-4 overall record, and the County is right behind them with a 5-3 record. No league matches have been played yet.

Girls swim and dive

  • Pueblo South vs. Pueblo South Central Village at Central Village, 5 p.m., Jan. 9
  • Pueblo County vs. Pueblo West at Pueblo County High School, 5 p.m., Jan. 9

Hornet Invitational

  • Pueblo Central vs. Pueblo West vs. Pueblo South vs. Pueblo County at Pueblo County High School, from 9am on January 12th to January 13th

There will be plenty of pool action this week as South and Central do battle on Tuesday, while County and West will also meet on the same day. Then on Friday, the Hornet Invitational begins with Central, West, South and County all competing at Pueblo County High School.

Boys Basketball

  • Classical Academy vs. Pueblo County at Hornet Gym, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 9
  • Salida vs. Rye at Rye High School, 7:30 p.m. January 9
  • Manitou Springs vs. Pueblo Centennial at Pueblo Centennial High School, 7:30 p.m., January 10
  • Abraham Lincoln vs. Pueblo Centennial at Pueblo Centennial High School, 11 a.m. Jan. 12
  • Harrison vs. Pueblo East at Pueblo East High School, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 12
  • Palmer Ridge vs. Pueblo County at Hornet Gym, 1 p.m., Jan. 13
  • Lewis-Palmer vs. Pueblo East at Pueblo East High School, 4 p.m., Jan. 13
  • Smoky Hill vs. Pueblo South at Pueblo South High School, 5 p.m., Jan. 13

Boys basketball is also in full swing with the Hornets hosting Classical Academy on Tuesday and Salida visiting Rye that night. The Bulldogs then host Manitou Springs on Wednesday before hosting Abraham Lincoln on Friday. East hosts Harrison on Friday as well. Then there’s a triple header on Saturday as Palmer Ridge visits County, Lewis-Palmer visits East and the Colts host Smoky Hill in the evening to finish the week. The Hornets currently lead the S-CL standings with a 7-2 overall record with West right behind them at 6-4. No league matches have taken place yet.

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Boys Fight

  • Centennial Village vs. Centennial Village Central Village at Central Village High School, 6:30 p.m.10
  • Pueblo East vs. Pueblo South at Pueblo South High School, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 10
  • Pueblo County vs. Pueblo West at Pueblo West High School, 6:30 p.m. January 10
  • Conifer vs. Pueblo West at Pueblo West High School, 6:30 p.m. January 12

Centennial Invitation

  • Pueblo West vs. Pueblo South vs. Pueblo East vs. Pueblo Centennial at Pueblo Centennial High School, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 13

There’s plenty of wrestling action this week as it’s rivalry week. Centennial and Central battle on Wednesday, with East heading to South and County visiting West on the same night. Later in the week, West will host Conifer on Friday, and then on Saturday, Centennial will host its annual Centennial Invite, where West, South and East are expected to compete.

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Christopher Abdelmalek is a sports reporter for the Pueblo Chieftain and can be reached at [email protected] or follow him on X, formerly Twitter, @chowebacca. Support local news, subscribe to The Pueblo Chieftain at subscribe.chieftain.com

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