An early score by Colorado Springs Christian's soccer team had Delta fans on edge. A vicious wind made any kick, or pass, anything but a sure bet to arrive at an intended target last Saturday in Colorado Springs' UCCS Mountain Lion Stadium.
The Delta Panthers survived a torrid 80 minutes of physical exertion and overcame a determined Bayfield Wolverine soccer team in the opening round of this year's 3A state soccer championships. The match, played in Delta, was evenly matched for nearly 80 minutes of play.
A rough schedule the last part of the week could have hurt the Panthers chance for a good seed in this year's 3A Boys State Soccer Championships.
Delta's win over Moffat County was an 8-0 rout and did more harm than good in building the prime seeding instrument seemingly used by CHSAA for its pairings.
Weather had something to do with last Friday's Delta versus Vail Mountain soccer match. The match, played at Delta High School's football field, had strong winds blowing from the south.
The Delta High School soccer team is still on a roll of no losses after a second-game loss to Montrose Aug. 29. Since that time the Panthers have won nine straight contests including a 4-0 win Oct. 3 in Basalt and escaped injury, and a loss, in Aspen last week with a 0-0 tie after playing two overtime periods.
Delta's Panthers have been riding high on success this season and added to the list of wins by scoring a 2-1 win over Coal Ridge's Titans last week in New Castle.
The Panthers (3-0 and 9-1) scored twice, once in each half, to effect a sweep over the Titans (1-1-0 and 6-2-1).
The 3A WSL leading Delta Panther soccer team notched two more victories this past week and takes records of 2-0-0 and 8-1-0 overall into this week's action.
Delta defeated Crested Butte (4-2 and 4-4 overall in 3A Intermountain League) by a score of 4-0 Sept. 19. On Saturday, Sept. 23, the Panthers pounced on Grand Valley for an 8-0 victory.
Last week's soccer action was played on Delta's Cottonwood Fields with Central High School and Colorado Rocky Mountain School visiting the North Delta fields.
Delta faced Central's Warriors on Sept. 11 and scored a 4-0 non-conference win.
Delta Elks Lodge 1235 invites all area boys and girls ages 4-13 to compete in the annual Elks Soccer Shoot Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Delta Middle School.
Soccer is one of the fastest growing youth activities in the country.
Delta's Panthers began their soccer season the right way with a 6-0 win over visiting Cortez on Aug. 26. Delta's inability to put the ball in the net against Montrose on Aug. 29 cost it a 2-0 setback.
After advancing to the second round of the state tournament last year, this year's Delta High School soccer team has its sights set on a return trip. The Panthers, winners of the 3 A Western Slope League title, were bounced from the state tournament by Vail Mountain in second round action.
A slight breeze warded off some of the heat at Cottonwood Field where Delta's Panthers swarmed all over the field on their way to a dominating 6-0 victory.
Sophomore Martin Corral, last year's leading scorer for Delta, continued his scoring prowess with a pair of goals in the win.
The Paonia Soccer Club is accepting registration for the fall season. The program is open to girls and boys born between 2003 and 2013.
The City of Delta is excited to run the youth recreational soccer program this season. Registration will be open through Sunday, July 23. Late registrations will be accepted until July 30 with a $10 late fee.
Delta sophomore Missa Webb played in 13 matches this season, scored 14 goals and had three assists to finish the year with 31 points for the Panther offense. Webb took 50 shots (3.8 shots a game) during the season.
Delta's soccer team played Coal Ridge at Cottonwood Fields on Tuesday, April 25. The Titans (9-4-0 overall and 7-1-0) are currently third in the eight-team 3A Region 3 standings. Delta (4-9-1 and 2-5-0) is in seventh place.
Three games last week resulted in one win and two losses for Delta's girls soccer team. The Panthers defeated Vail Christian (2A Region 2, 1-6 and 2-7) 6-0 on Tuesday, April 11, but fell to league-leading Vail Mountain (7-0 and 8-1) and Aspen (3-2 and 5-4).
Delta High School's soccer team owned an early 2-0 lead in the opening half of last week's soccer match against Grand Valley. Unfortunately for the Panthers, Grand Valley regrouped for a second half run to outscore Delta 3-1 and earn a 4-3 victory in 3A Region 3 play.
Delta's Panthers began their 2017 girls soccer season on March 11 against Ridgway's Demons on the Panthers' home field. The Demons were no match for Delta and suffered a 5-0 loss.
Colton Godwin is about to become a Grizzly. Last Friday the Paonia senior signed to play soccer at Adams State University in Alamosa, which competes in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Godwin plans to study business marketing after taking a business class this year with Brent McRae.
The City of Delta is excited to run the youth soccer program this season. Registration opens Jan. 4 and continues until Sunday, Feb. 22.
Delta High School soccer coach Elaine Wood released the names of six Panthers who were selected to this year's All-Conference teams. Only 11 players from the 3A WSL were chosen for All-Conference First Team honors.
The last story on Delta High School's soccer team mistakenly reported the 3A WSL team title was won by Vail Mountain High School. That information was in error as Delta's Panthers were this year's league champions with their 8-1 league mark.
A great soccer season came to a screeching halt last weekend in the second round of this year's 3A state soccer playoffs.
Delta won its opening round contest against Peak to Peak (the number 13 seed) by a 3-0 score.
Another two wins look good on Delta's resume after last week's matches in Moffat County and Carbondale. The Panthers took care of business with a 1-0 win against Moffat County and ran past Roaring Fork, 4-1, on Thursday.
A win and a loss highlighted last week's soccer competition for Delta High School.
The Panthers blasted past Caprock Academy, 10-0 on Oct. 11 and suffered a double overtime loss, 2-1, against Vail Mountain over the weekend.
Two more wins for Delta's soccer team and the Panthers are now the top team in 3A WSL standings at 5-1 and 9-2 overall. Delta outplayed Basalt's Longhorns, 2-1, on Oct. 4 and easily downed Aspen, 6-0, on Oct. 8. Both contests were played on the Cottonwood Fields in North Delta.
Delta's Panthers had an excellent week of soccer. Coal Ridge is ranked third in Class 3A soccer with its 2-1-0 and 8-1-0 record in 2016.
Delta's Panthers were never threatened in their soccer match against the 3A WSL ninth-place team Grand Valley. Delta's offense worked the ball methodically throughout the contest and scored five goals in the first half on its way to a 7-0 shutout.
The 1-1 and 4-2 Delta soccer team regrouped, after last week's 2-1 loss to Roaring Fork, with a 6-0 rout over Colorado Rocky Mountain School (Carbondale).
Delta tallied two goals in the opening half of play and added another four goals in the second half for the 6-0 conference win.
Delta's soccer team is looking to make some noise in its new conference (3A WSL) and has played well so far this season. The Panthers have defeated Cortez, Grand Junction Central and Palisade early in the season.
Delta High School's soccer team upped its season record to 2-1 after recording a 7-0 win over Central last week.
The Panthers had seven players score goals including Luis Munoz, Marcos Edmondson, Martin Corral, Danny Mendoza, Luis Meraz, Isaac Fuller and Pedro Montes.
With 20 returning players from last season's squad, Delta High School boys soccer coach, Elaine Wood enters her 14th year with plenty of optimism. She will have Steve Hartman, in his fourth year, as an assistant and Raul Ortiz who will join the coaching staff for his first year of mentoring.
Fall sports, with the exception of boys golf, is slated to get underway this week. Golf programs at both Delta High School and Cedaredge High School have been playing since Aug. 11.
The City of Delta is eager to run the youth soccer program this season. Registration is open through Sunday, July 31.
Soccer is for ages 5-14 with birth dates from Jan. 1, 2003, to Dec. 31, 2012.
Thanks to efforts of volunteers, the generosity of Delta County businesses, and support from a Denver-based nonprofit, North Fork area soccer enthusiasts of all ages now have two soccer rebounder walls.
Josh Swanson of Windsor established the nonprofit Goals for Glory in 2014 with a goal of building rebounder walls in communities throughout the country.
Delta's soccer team is currently resting on the bottom of the 4A WSL standings with its 1-10-0 and 3-11-0 ledger.
The Panthers lost, 6-0, to the league's number three team, Palisade (8-3 and 11-3-0), 6-0, and fell 3-0 to number one, Steamboat Springs (10-0-0 and 12-1-0) last week.
Delta High School's soccer team played in three contests last week, beginning with the Montrose Indians, on March 22. Montrose was able to score a lone goal in overtime to defeat the Panthers 1-0.
Delta's Panthers began their soccer campaign with matches against Glenwood Springs, a 5-0 loss, on March 10 and with Eagle Valley, a 3-2 setback, on March 12.
Last week's edition of the DCI included a feature on Delta County athletes who were honored for fall sports participation.
Delta's final soccer match of the season was a 1-0 win over Palisade, in a contest played on the campus of CMU.
Sophomore Ian Downey scored the match's only goal at the 27:05 mark of the first half.
Delta's Panthers have played some good soccer in 2015. And they have played some very good teams.
Last week, Delta lost two of the three matches played to bring its season record to 2-5 in league play and 2-7 overall.
Delta High School's soccer team picked up its first win of the season last week against Palisade. The Panthers got three goals from sophomore Danny Mendoza and another two from sophomore Brandon Harper. Junior Luka Htoo and sophomore Ian Downey scored goals as well.
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