The Paonia volleyball team won its conference game against Hotchkiss on Friday, Sept. 28, 25-13, 25-18, 25-18. Poppy Lightfoot led in kills with nine, and Jessica Deaton had eight kills. Carly Horn had 20 assists. Sadie Miller had six kills and eight serving aces.
Hotchkiss has a 4-9 overall, 1-6 conference record following Saturday's 3-0, 25-11, 25-17, 25-11 loss to undefeated Meeker, currently second in state in Class 2A RPI rankings. The Bulldogs host 7-8 Soroco at 3 p.m. Friday, and 3-8 North Park at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Eagles are now 6-5 overall and 4-2 in the 2A/1A Western Slope League following a 3-1, 24-26, 25-18, 23-25, 21-25 conference loss Saturday at Rangely (9-4, 5-2). The Eagles played at Cedaredge Tuesday. The 10-1 Bruins were sixth in Class 3A RPI rankings heading into the game; at 6-4, Paonia is 15th in Class 2A.
On Friday, Oct. 5, Paonia hosts North Park. The C team match begins at 3 p.m., followed by junior varsity at noon and the varsity match at 1 p.m. It's also Think Pink day in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. In addition to a great afternoon and evening of volleyball games, an all-you-can-eat soup dinner is available, and games, drawings and contests will be held, all to benefit HopeWest.