The opening round of play in the 2014 state softball championships pitted two teams, that, on paper, nearly equaled each other.
Going into the game, coach Matt Hall noted how much the Burlington Cougars relied on their hitting.
Hotchkiss High School will run both of its teams to the state cross country championships at Colorado Springs this Saturday.
The girls’ team placed three runners in the top 10 last Friday at the 4A Region 6 cross country meet, scoring 14 points to place second.
Mykayla Music knew she was competing with a strong field of runners at Friday’s 4A Region 6 cross country meet, and her start needed to be perfect.
“I fixed my start yesterday in practice,” said Music, “and I went out too fast today.
Paonia junior Chelsea Meilner didn’t run her best race of the season, but her 5,000-meter time of 20 minutes, 49.66 seconds was fast enough for qualification to the 2014 Class 2A Colorado state cross country championships, which will be run this Saturday at Colorado Springs.
This is the third state qualification for Meilner, who placed eighth overall.
In the final game of the season ahead of district playoffs, the Paonia Eagles volleyball team maintained its undefeated status with a 3-0 win over Hotchkiss (25-12, 25-12, 25-7).
The game also celebrated Pink Night, in honor of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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