One of the season’s biggest matchups was played in Cedaredge last Friday. Paonia, a perennial basketball power, was unable to keep up with the quickness and more accurate shooting of host Cedaredge in a 58-38 win for the Lady Bruins.
Cedaredge began the week with a 64-38 win over Hotchkiss (see related story in today’s issue).
Ryan Hilbig, the Cedaredge girls’ head coach, was relieved after the game’s completion. “I was worried about the mental part of the game because we have not beaten them (Paonia) in a while.” The last time a Lady Bruins’ team beat Paonia was in 2007.
With last weekend’s wins in Eagle Valley and Rifle, the Delta Panthers have achieved a record of 17-1 in dual competitions. The only loss came a week prior to “a very tough Uintah, Utah, team,” noted Delta head coach Clayton Curtis.
The top three Class 2A wrestling teams, as ranked by On the Mat, are all located in Region 1 (Western region), and all three placed according to their ranking Saturday at the 26th annual Screaming Eagle wrestling tournament at Paonia.
The host Eagles scored 254 points for the win, with Norwood/Nucla finishing second with 211.5 points and Meeker third at 190 points.
Baseball season is just around the corner and the local umpiring association is in need of umpires to fill the increasing demand to replace those who have moved on or retired.
Anyone interested in umpiring high school baseball can contact Dan Cholas at 874-7162.
Cedaredge’s boys’ basketball team had a rough week with losses to league foes Hotchkiss on Tuesday (62-49) and Paonia (43-36) on Friday.
With the losses, Cedaredge (2-3, 4-9) finds itself in seventh place just ahead of Rangely.
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