The Paonia baseball team received a good challenge last week from Meeker after having outscored the Cowboys by 37 runs in its first doubleheader on April 4.
“That Meeker team actually showed up and hit the ball a little better,” said Eagles head coach Nate Miller after Paonia had to scramble to hold both games to five innings.
The Hotchkiss girls’ tennis team had a short week after the cancellation of the annual Delta County Invitational tournament, but managed to get in one match before the recent wave of storms hit.
Two-singles junior Jessie Holt had one of two wins against Montrose on April 14, defeating Kellyn Alexander, 7-5, 5-7, 10-2.
Last week’s inclement weather wreaked havoc with sporting events in western Colorado. Area athletics were put on hold by Mother Nature as a storm system made most contests unplayable.
Some of the best high school student-athletes today compete in summer leagues, and under a variety of coaches. Kayden Seriani, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound freshman at Paonia High School, is one such student.
Josh Altman will attend Colorado School of Mines in Golden. in the fall of 2016.
Altman signed his letter of intent to the School of Mines on April 16 and intends to wrestle while working on a degree.
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