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Alamosa's nickname came to be by accident. Back in the early 1970s, Alamosa went by the nickname The Moose. The school's mascot, as created by local cartoonist Charles Asay, featured a mean-looking moose. But when the school sent instructions to include the "mean moose" on basketball uniforms, the printer accidentally printed the words, "Mean Moose," rather than the logo. The name has stuck ever since, describing Asay's sketch perfectly.
Brush, a small farming town tucked away in Northeast Colorado, gets its name from the town's past. The dry land surrounding Brush has long been by supported a thriving sugar-beet industry. Hence the Beetdiggers, a device used to harvest the crop back in the day before giant machines simplified the process. A nickname that fits the town perfectly.
No, the Clear Creek Golddiggers weren't named after one of Kanye's exes. Though that's not a bad idea. These Golddiggers got their name because gold was first discovered in Colorado in an area not too far from Clear Creek. The school's mascot, Goldigger Gus, represents the miners and mining industry that led to pioneers originally settling in Clear Creek County.
The Oysters in and of itself would be a unique mascot. But to fully appreciate the charm behind the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Oysters, you must know that a rocky mountain oyster isn't seafood. Nope, it's a Colorado delicacy of fried bull testicles. As legend has it, Colorado Rocky Mountain School's nickname originated in the 1960s when a local farmer prepared a batch of rocky mountain oysters for the students to give thanks for the school welcoming him to dinner. The nickname stuck, though the girls' soccer team prefers the marine reference and calls itself the Pearls.
Rocky Ford, CO
Like many small-town high schools, Rocky Ford's mascot comes from the area's key economic driver. Local farmers are known for producing melons, most notably watermelon and cantaloupes. Hence the mascot. The school colors correspond with watermelons (red) and cantaloupes (gold), and the logo is the fiercest-looking watermelon you'll ever come across.