Year Inducted: 2010
Nominated By: Don Gray
Sports Competed In: Baseball, Basketball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Contributor

High School:
Attended Pueblo Centennial (graduated in 1966)...Lettered three years each (1964-66) for the Bulldogs in basketball (guard/forward), tennis (singles/doubles) and baseball (pitcher)... Played 3rd base or outfield when not pitching...Earned seven high school letters and was awarded Most Outstanding Athlete at Centennial in 1966...In American Legion baseball, Christy pitched a 7-inning game and faced 21 batters...One played got a single but was picked off of first base.

Christy BivinAchievements:
● Captain of Bulldogs baseball team and played every position except catcher.
● Bulldogs starting pitcher rotation all three years and pitched one no-hitter.
● Earned team's Most Valuable Player Award
● Carried a .400 batting average.
● Captain of Centennial’s basketball team in 1966 (Named All-City).
● Team took 2nd place in the State Tournament.
● Inducted into the Centennial Athletic Hall of Fame in 1966.
● Ability rating in tennis was a 6.0.
● Named captain of tennis team, participated at state as Bulldogs #1 singles player.

College:
Went to the University of Northern Colorado (graduated in 1970)...Lettered all four seasons (1966-70) in baseball (pitcher) and two more playing basketball (guard) for the Bears (1966-68)...Rated as one of Colorado’s top baseball players in 1966... Earned a place in the Bears starting pitcher rotation (all three years)... In Basketball, scored 26 points against Southern Colorado State College.

Related Activities:
Bivins spent seven years (1967-73) pitching for the Pueblo Diablos...Also played for the Colorado Springs Blue Sox...Christy beat the national Boulder Collegians 2-1...While playing for the Colorado Springs Blue Sox, Bivin made the all-star team four time and earned first team All-State tournament...Hit .600 during his last state tournament with four home runs...Was a regular .400 hitter.

Coaching:
Spent 15 years (1970-85) each as the head tennis coach at both Coronado High School and Doherty High School...Coached three years each at Coronado High School as boys freshman basketball coach and Doherty High School as junior varsity basketball squad (1970-73)... Spent four seasons (1970-74) as Coronado High School junior varsity baseball coach...Named "Coach of the Year" - three times for tennis...Won three District Tennis Championships, one season undefeated 11-0.

Occupation:
Teacher/Coach, Principal.

Personal:
Lives in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife. Jeanna.


GPSA "B" By The Numbers

LEGEND: p = awarded posthumously; ^= attended first meeting; * = deceased;+ = charter member (placed after year inducted)

 1

All Sports
Ernest E. "Ernie" Ballotti (1981*)

Athlete/Contributor
Dave Baxter (1981*)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Jordan B. Berge (2000)

Basketball/Football Offical
Dave Baxter (1981*)

Boxing
Jim Blanc (1989)

City Parks Supervisor of Recreation
Leonard Butler (1998)

Coach
Tom Brockman (1994)

Coach/Contributor
Raymond T. Baker (2009)

Contributor
Ross Beatty (1977*)

Cross Country
James A. "Spank" Blasing (1979)

Girls Sports
Jessie F. Banks (1996)

Honorees Awarded Posthumously
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)

Radio Announcer
Ross Beatty (1977*)

Tennis
Anne D. Beblavi (1995)

Wrestling
Jim Blanc (1989)

 

2
Basketball
James "Christy" Bivin (2010)
Jim Bongirno (1987*)

Softball
Robert "Bob" Bonner (2022)
Raymond T. Baker (2009)

Track
Richard Michael Busia (2017)
James A. "Spank" Blasing (1979)

Athlete
Michelle R. 'Shelly' Borton (2014)
Jeff Bonacquista (2007)
Anne D. Beblavi (1995)

3
Basketball
Michelle R. 'Shelly' Borton (2014)
James "Christy" Bivin (2010)
William F. "Bill" Brown (1994)

 

4
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Richard Michael Busia (2017)
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
Raymond T. Baker (2009)
Leonard Butler (1998)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Richard Michael Busia (2017)
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
Michelle R. 'Shelly' Borton (2014)
Jeff Bonacquista (2007)

Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Robert "Bob" Bonner (2022)
James "Christy" Bivin (2010)
Jim Blanc (1989)
Jim Bongirno (1987*)
James A. "Spank" Blasing (1979)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
James "Christy" Bivin (2010)
Anne D. Beblavi (1995)
Jim Blanc (1989)
Jim Bongirno (1987*)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Dave Baxter (1981*)
Lamar H.S., Lamar, CO
Tom Brockman (1994)
Thomas Jefferson H.S., Denver, CO
Joe Bonacquista (1997)
Trinidad H.S., Trinidad, CO
William F. "Bill" Brown (1994)
Wray H.S., Wray, CO

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Jesse F. Banks (1996)
Lindsay H.S., Lindsey, OK
Ernest E. "Ernie" Ballotti (1981*)
Mooseheart H.S, Mooseheart, IL
James A. "Spank" Blasing (1979)
Manhattan H.S., Manhattan, KS
Ross Beatty (1977*)
Chicago H.S, Chicago, IL

Football
Richard Michael Busia (2017)
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
Tom Brockman (1994)
Jim Blanc (1989)

 

 

 

5
Honorees Deceased
Ernie Ballotti (1981*)
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
Jim Bongirno (1987*)
Dave Baxter (1981*)
Ross Beatty (1977*)

Baseball
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
James "Christy" Bivin (2010)
Jeff Bonacquista (2007)
Jordan B. Berge (2000)
Joe Bonacquista (1997)

 

6
Athlete/Coach
Richard Michael Busia (2017)
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
Jordan B. Berge (2000)
Leonard Butler (1998)
Joe Bonacquista (1997)
William F. "Bill" Brown (1994)

 

21
Honorees in "B" Section

Remembering Our Fallen GPSA Inductees

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2022 induction ceremony on Nov. 16.

 

Dennis TrujilloDennis Trujillo
11/28/2022
Class of 2007