The Cedaredge boys' basketball team made a trip to Carbondale on Tuesday (Feb. 21) for a play-in game against Roaring Fork's Rams. The winner would advance to the 3A WSL district tournament held at Central High School in Grand Junction.
Unfortunately for the Bruins, the league's third place team was up to the challenge and, on its home court, used a blistering pace to score a 72-44 win. The loss eliminated Cedaredge (3-6, 9-11) from this year's district tournament and ended its season.
Not even 24 points from Christian Reynolds, and another 15 from Isaac Swoffer could slow down the Rams' express. Accurate perimeter shooting and an adequate inside game was too much for the Bruins' team.
Roaring Fork lost its first round game in tournament play to No. 2 Basalt (19-3). Against Delta in the tournament's third-place game, the Rams used a fourth quarter run to earn a 52-40 decision.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.