The Delta High School Panthers' softball team added another chapter to its 2018 season with a 3-2 win over Montezuma-Cortez last Saturday. Delta won the 3A WSL title with a 19-2 overall record and finished 11-0 in league play. Not only did the Panthers win a league title, again, they finished second in Class 3A in RPI standings to mark the first time a Delta softball team has been ranked in the top five for that category.
Hotchkiss High School has had its difficulties getting its volleyball program back on track this season and last week's three-set loss to 2A/1A WSL second-place Vail Mountain dealt another blow to the Bulldogs' season.
The Gore Rangers are currently sitting in second place in 2A WSL standings at 11-1 in league play and 15-3 overall.
The 3A WSL softball league sent four teams into regional competition this past weekend. Only Delta achieved a chance to host.
Cedaredge High School split a pair of volleyball matches this past week with a win in Carbondale over the Roaring Fork Rams and a 3-0 loss at home to Coal Ridge.
The loss to Coal Ridge has the Titans on top of the 3A WSL standings at 8-0 in league play and 12-5 overall.
Delta's Panthers played just one volleyball match this past week and posted a 3-1 decision after visiting Basalt on Monday, Oct. 8.
Delta won the first two sets 25-11 and 25-8 before losing set three 25-23.
After suffering five straight losses in games played in consecutive weeks, Cedaredge High School's football team broke through to the win column again with a 30-18 1A WSL victory in Parachute over Grand Valley's Cardinals.
Both teams contributed points through the air and on the ground with the Bruins winning the total yardage battle by a mere three yards, 359-356.
Terry Montoya and his Cedaredge Bruins lost their bid to advance to this year's Class 3A state softball tournament with an 8-0 loss to No. 12 Fort Lupton (14-8) in last weekend's Region 5 qualifying tournament in Arvada.
Faith Christian came into last week's regional play with an 18-5 record as the number five seed. The Bruins (9-13) were seeded 21st.
Delta's Panthers redeemed themselves, to a large degree, in last week's football game in Basalt. The ugliness of a torrential rain a week ago against Rifle was absent last Friday in Basalt.
Heather Dunbar's Bruins are enjoying a stellar season on the volleyball court. Though Cedaredge is listed second in 3A WSL standings, 6-0 and 13-1, the Bruins have a better record and higher RPI than Coal Ridge, 6-0 and 10-4.
Delta High School's volleyball team has had its ups and downs in 2018, but they continue to battle and play well at times.
The Panthers traveled to Carbondale early last week and scored a 3-1 victory over the Roaring Fork Rams.
Delta's shot at knocking off a perennial power football team went by the wayside in the second half of a penalty-plagued and miscue-riddled contest. Mother Nature played the biggest part in the game with a steady downpour for the first half of play.
A stout Meeker football team showed an unbreakable defense and added to the evening's rain-soaked misery with a shower of its own to the tune of 34-0 decision over the Bruins last Friday night.
With the loss, Cedaredge slipped to 0-2 in the 2A WSL and finished the week with a 2-4 overall record for 2018.
Delta High School's 2018 softball team made history this season. The Panthers were the 3A District 5 champions with a league record of 11-0 and finished 19-2 for the season.