Two proud football teams met on the field in Cedaredge last Friday night. One, the Paonia Eagles, is ranked number one in both 1A WSL and state 1A standings.
The Western Slope League champion Paonia Eagles will host the first round of regional volleyball play after going 4-0 and defeating Cedaredge in the championship game to win the 2A District 5 tournament at Soroco last weekend.
Sophomore Emily Pieper completed seven digs and Morgan Hartigan had 13 serve receives with one error in Paonia’s 25-13, 25-12, 25-15 opening pool-play win over Hayden (6-14, 5-7, Western Slope Gore league).
The Hotchkiss girls beat out Shining Mountain Waldorf by two points Saturday to place fourth at the Class 2A State Cross Country Meet at Colorado Springs.
Mae Anderson finished eighth overall with a time of 21 minutes, 33.5 seconds.
Despite a 40-7 conference loss to Meeker Friday, the Hotchkiss Bulldogs finished third in the 1A Western Slope Conference and squeaked into first-round playoffs as the No. 15 seed with a 4-5 overall, 3-2 conference record.
Hotchkiss was also coming off of a big loss to No. 1-ranked Paonia.
Delta needed a win over Palisade in last Tuesday’s volleyball match in Delta. With the win the Lady Panthers would pretty much wrap up a spot in postseason playoff action. Delta got the win but lost the next two matches to 4A WSL leaders Battle Mountain and Steamboat Springs.
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