The Hotchkiss girls' cross country team earned 16 points to claim the state 2A championship Saturday at Colorado Springs. It was the first cross country title for the school and for head coach Kelly Cowan.
It's been an up-and-down season, but last weekend the Hotchkiss volleyball team posted consecutive and convincing wins over Soroco and Plateau Valley to end the season with a 7-11 overall, 4-7 league record.
"Tonight was awesome," said head coach Kendal Roberts following Saturday's three-set win over Plateau Valley, a team Hotchkiss had lost to in early-season play by a match total of 11 points.
Mae Anderson didn't expect to qualify for state cross country as an individual her freshman year. Running for Hotchkiss, the top-ranked 2A team in the state, she knew the team would qualify.
Once again, Hotchkiss claimed the win at the annual North Fork Bowl gridiron game against Paonia. The Bulldogs scored three first-half touchdowns and took advantage of seven Eagles' turnovers to win Friday night's game, 39-6, at Paonia.