In a crowd-pleasing three-game match, the Lady Bulldogs upset the visiting Lady Bears of Rifle last Friday night (25-27, 22-25, 19-25).
After exchanging leads several times in the opening game, the teams were tied at 24 all.
The Bulldogs played what head coach Zac Lemon described as "... our best game by far," defeating Monte Vista Friday, 48-20, at Monte Vista.
It was the first loss of the season for the Pirates (3-1), who are two-time defending Southern Peaks League champions and are currently in a three-way tie for first place heading into league play.
With wins at No. 2 and 3 singles and 3 and 4 doubles, the Hotchkiss tennis team posted a 4-3 win last Wednesday over Fruita Monument High School's junior varsity squad. The Bulldogs lost 4-3 against the 5A school on Aug. 23.
It was an up and down week for Hotchkiss, with the Lady Bulldogs volleyball team ending the week at 1-2, including a grueling three-set loss to Roaring Fork (8-1 overall, 1-0 3A Western Slope League) on Sept. 11.
Rams senior twins Megan and Hattie Gianinetti recorded seven kills toward Roaring Fork's win.