GPSA Stories


Listed below are stories done by The Pueblo Chieftain on honorees selected to the GPSA and the GPSA Greatest Moments in Pueblo Sports History dating back to 2017. 

Greatest Moments:
2018 
GPSA honors Moses and 1984 wrestling team | By Marcus Hill | The Pueblo Chieftain | July 24, 2018
Picture-perfect moment for Willits twins | By Marcus Hill | The Pueblo Chieftain | June 24, 2018

2017
Wildcat run on the courts: Central's tennis title in 1950 was third in six years | By Jeff Leftosky | The Pueblo Chieftain | July 23, 2017
Sparkling in the water: Saiz feted by GPSA following top-notch prep, college career | By Jeff Leftosky | The Pueblo Chieftain | July 9, 2017
CSU-Pueblo Baseball Team's Magical 1996 Season  | By Jeff Leftosky | The Pueblo Chieftain | June 25, 2017

2015
A Leap Into History: Pack's 2014 national title instantly noted by GPSA | By Joe E. Cervi | The Pueblo Chieftain | July 12, 2015
Dash to Glory: Centennial runner's twin 400 Wins honored by GPSA | By Larry Lopez | The Pueblo Chieftain | July 5, 2015

 

Honoree Stories:

2023
'Heart of a champion' | By Josué Perez | The Pueblo Chieftain | March 5, 2023 
He was just a great person | By Josué Perez | The Pueblo Chieftain | Jan. 1, 2023 


2022
Greater Pueblo Sports Association celebrates 50 years with the newest Hall of Fame class | By Chris Abdelmalek | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 17, 2022 
GPSA turns 50, welcomes new hall of fame class | By Chris Abdelmalek | The Pueblo Chieftain | Oct. 30, 2022

GPSA to celebrate 50 years of service in Pueblo with annual banquet | By Jeff Leftosky | The Pueblo Chieftain | July 17, 2022

2020
Hoy Frakes remembered as one of Pueblo's great sports leaders | By Jeff Leftosky | The Pueblo Chieftain | April 7, 2020
Longtime Pueblo Sports Contributor Art Gonzales Passes Away | By Jeff Leftosky | The Pueblo Chieftain | Feb. 1, 2020
Letofsky: Art Gonzales hit home run in game of life | By Jeff Leftosky | The Pueblo Chieftain | Feb. 1, 2020

2018
Remembering Ranson | By Jeff Leftosky | The Pueblo Chieftain | May 9, 2018
Rick Macias set to join GPSA Hall of Fame on Nov. 14 | By Austin White | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 12, 2018
Legendary coach Larry Pickering dies | By Mike Spence | The Pueblo Chieftain | June. 15, 2018

2017
Gallina thrived with old-school approach | By Craig Sesker | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 14, 2017
Big O knew what to do with a ball | By Larry Lopez | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 13, 2017
Gymnast turned in historic performance for Central | By Craig Sesker | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 11, 2017
Miller-Lisac was one of Pueblo's top women athletes | By Jeff Leftosky | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 10, 2017
Lane maneuvers X's and O's into GPSA hall | By Joe E. Cervi | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 9, 2017
An all-around sports fanatic | By Larry Lopez | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 8, 2017
Cosby found drive(way) to success | By Jeff Bersch | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 7, 2017
Urenda still making huge impact in wrestling | By Craig Sesker | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 6, 2017
Gonzales the Giver earns place in GPSA | Jeff Leftosky | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 4, 2017
Being a big kid helped form Critchett | By Jeff Bersch | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 3, 2017
Henson helped lay groundwork for girls | By Joe E. Cervi | The Pueblo Chieftain | Nov. 1, 2017
Busia Twins: Lords of Bessemer | By Larry Lopez | The Pueblo Chieftain | Oct. 31, 2017

 

REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN GPSA INDUCTEES

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2023 induction ceremony on Nov. 15.

 

 

Daniel RosalesDaniel
Rosales

12/13/2023
Class of 2002

Everett C. ThalhamerEverett C.
Thalhamer

12/23/2023
Class of 2014