The Hotchkiss volleyball team defeated Soroco in four games Friday and lost 3-1 Saturday to Plateau Valley to finish the season with a 2-16 overall, 2-8 league record and in sixth place in the 2A Western Slope League heading into this week's 2A District 5 competition.
On Oct. 18, the Lady Bulldogs outplayed Soroco (25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-22) for the win.
Hotchkiss cross country coach Kelly Cowan knew that the boys' team didn't have a clear path to state. "We knew we'd have to run well and we did," said Cowan, whose team finished three runners in the top 12 to place third at Friday's 2A Region 4 meet.
This year's race for the 2A Region 4 cross country title and qualification for the 2013 state meet should be close between Telluride, Crested Butte Community School and Hotchkiss. Ranked one, two and three respectively heading into this Friday's meet, they each have one top-ranked runner in the state — Andrew Tiedeman of Hotchkiss, Forrest Smith of CBCS and No. 1-ranked Jack Plantz of Telluride.