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2015 Colorado Class 1A State Tournament: Peetz exceeded expectations in 2014-'15


Ryan Hermens

Peetz High's Jordan Nelson reacts after the Bulldogs lost their consolation game on Friday in Loveland at the Colorado 1A State Tournament.

The Peetz High Bulldogs made it to the Colorado Class 1A state basketball tournament this season for the first time since 2008. Despite losing games against Sangre de Cristo and Ouray, the Bulldogs exceeded expectations and represented their team and school with pride.

Under the leadership of first-year head coach Jim Gardiner, Peetz was 15-11 on the season.

After Friday's 65-62 loss to Ouray, Gardiner reflected on the season and his players.

"They can't fault themselves one iota," he said.

The Bulldogs, a No. 8 seed, opened the state tournament last Thursday with a matchup against the top...

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