The Paonia High School trophy case just got a little more crowded. After winning the Class 1A state football title last season, the Eagles put together another winning season, a perfect 13-0 season, defeating the Buena Vista Demons Saturday, 21-7, to retain their state champion status.
Since 2006, Delta resident Amy Manzanares has been competing in bodybuilding with several high finishes, including this most recent competition where she earned two titles.
Manzanares started her career in 2006 with her first show and just completed her 10th show Nov. 15 in Golden at the Colorado School of Mines.
Sometimes the game plan doesn’t seem to fit the game. Such was the case last Saturday afternoon in Delta when Delta High School hosted Class 3A’s top seed Discovery Canyon in prep football quarterfinal action.
The Eagles may have trailed by eight points following an interception early in their Class 1A state semifinal game against the visiting Resurrection Christian Cougars, but it was just little more than a reminder to the defending state champions that during playoffs, each game gets a lot harder than the last.
“That was my fault,” said head coach Brent McRae of the interception, which happened on their opening drive and less than two minutes into the start of the game.
It wasn’t pretty all of the time, but Delta High School’s first-round victory over Conifer, 24-21, was exciting as the Panthers had a 24-14 lead with around five minutes left in the game. A late fourth-quarter score by the Lobos pulled the Lobos to within three, at 24-21, to account for the final score.
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