There was plenty of wrestling to keep fans happy over the weekend. There were 15 teams listed for competition at the annual Maverick Duals held at Colorado Mesa University last Saturday.
Cutter Garrison returns as Cedaredge High School's wrestling coach for the 2017-18 season. Garrison took six wrestlers to state last season with Sean Dale placing fourth in his 120-pound weight division and Jerad Hulteen earning a sixth-place finish at 152.
The Cedaredge High School girls basketball had a successful season a year ago and finished second in the 3A WSL. The Bruins put together an eight-game winning streak just before entering last year's 3A District tournament.
Craig Cerise, 11th year as a head coach (second at Cedaredge High School), will be looking to improve on last year's 9-11 record overall. The Bruins finished 3-6 in league play and failed to reach post-season play after losing to Roaring Fork in the 3A District Tournament quarterfinals.
Cedaredge girls basketball coach Ryan Hilbig wanted to start the season off right in Meeker last weekend. The Bruins granted their coach his wish with three victories to win the annual White River Shootout.
Delta High School will be looking for another successful wrestling season under the guidance of 11th year head coach Clayton Curtis.
The Panthers sent three athletes to state last season with Logan Church (SR) finishing the year with a 42-3 record and second-place finish in the 285-pound division.
Delta head boys wrestling coach, Clayton Curtis, can take what he learned from last week's CMU Duals and begin piecing together what could become a league title winner.
Expectations remain high following dual competition last week with four Panthers going 5-0 and two others finishing 4-1 in dual competition last Saturday.
A long season of volleyball has finally come to an end with the announcements of All-Conference awards going out to six Delta High School and four Cedaredge High School athletes.
The Panthers' All-Conference selections include seniors Harlee Roberts (Libero) and Lexi Quinn (OH) and junior Lauren Davey (MH).
Record-wise, Delta's Panthers weren't the shining jewel in the basketball display case with its 13-11 overall record. The Panthers did finish fourth (6-3) in a highly competitive 3A WSL conference which landed five teams in last year's state tournament.
The wait is about over for Delta High School girls basketball season to begin. Second year girls coach Kyle Crowder is probably as anxious to tip the season off as his team is.
Delta High School's soccer team landed five athletes on this year's Western Slope League All-Conference Team. Senior middle fielder Brandon Harper and junior fullback Jose Pantoja were selected to the league's All-Conference Team while senior fullback Ian Downey and striker Marco Edmondson were Honorable Mention picks.
For Rob Ames, the start to the 2017-18 basketball season may seem a bit strange. Ames, the freshman boys basketball coach for 24 years at Delta High School, finds himself with more leisure time in the mornings than he's used to. His 5:45 practice time each morning for 24 years became just another routine for him over the years.