After a narrow season-opening win at Olathe and a three-point loss at home to No. 1 Buena Vista, the Bulldogs kicked their game into high gear Saturday, defeating Del Norte 42-12, at Del Norte.
It was the first loss of the season for the Tigers (2-1 overall, 0-0 Southern Peaks League), who were also celebrating their homecoming.
The Hotchkiss girls track team earned 47 points to place sixth at last week's state 3A track meet. Sophomores Natalie Anderson and Jenni Celis combined in individual events for 31 of those points.
Hotchkiss mid-distance runner Cody Bartlett wasn't expected to win at last week's 3A Western Slope League track meet. Distance coach Richard Hypio said he knew Bartlett would better his times in the 800- and 1600-meter runs, and probably place.
The Olathe Pirates were full of confidence heading into Saturday's 3A District 3 baseball tournament at Hotchkiss. They'd finished the season with a 14-5 record and in third place in the Western Slope League.