The Hotchkiss 2 doubles team of Bree Vernon and Tijay Lehman were the top finishers for Hotchkiss at the 2013 Delta County Invitational tennis tournament. Vernon and Lehman opened with a win over Cortez, then lost 8-3 in semifinals to Fruita Monument's junior varsity team.
Years and years of practice are paying off for Hotchkiss discus thrower Mason Oxford. After falling short of a state qualification in 2012, he has remained in the top 18 in Class 2A rankings since the start of the season and continues to improve.
After losing both games of a conference double-header against Paonia in March, Hotchkiss proved that it is a contender in the 2A Western Slope League by splitting its second double-header Saturday and outscoring Paonia 12-6 for the series.
Paonia squeaked by with a 3-2 win in game one.
The Bulldogs upped their record to 6-3 overall, 4-2 in 2A Western Slope League play after sweeping a conference double-header Saturday against Rangely (2-9, 1-5).
The Bulldogs opened the series with a 2-11 win over the Panthers.