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Competing as foes on a football field for only the third time in history, the Cedaredge Bruins football team was defeated by the Buena Vista Demons 27-6 Sept. 13, putting a damper on the Cedaredge homecoming festivities.

Delta High School’s Panthers continue to work on many of the things that have plagued them in the team’s initial week of play. Unfortunately, continued numbers of walks (13) and errors (6) significantly handicapped the Sept. 3 prep softball game against Montrose. Delta gave up eight runs on …

Tunget Gymnasts competed at Synergy Gymnastics in Rifle during April. Competition included events at the bronze level. Places earned by Tunget gymnasts included Kenna Cook, third in vault and sixth all around; Bailey Loy was second in vault and floor, third all around and fifth in bars and b…

The Cedaredge High School football team was excited to play some ball under new head coach, Craig Cerise. On Sept. 6, the team played in Steamboat Springs. The home team took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown, which was not what the Bruins had envisioned. Immediately, Cerise and his c…

Paonia High School’s volleyball team, despite being in a supposed rebuilding year, found its way into the 2018 post-season playoffs where it defeated Calhan, 3-0, and fell to Denver Christian, 3-0, to end a highly successful 14-11 season.



Hotchkiss High School’s football team made the long trek across the Great Divide with all the usual distractions and pleasantries associated with riding a school bus over 200 miles for over four hours. The Bulldogs’ destination was Clear Creek High School with a little 1A football to be play…

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Hotchkiss High School’s football team made the long trek across the Great Divide with all the usual distractions and pleasantries associated with riding a school bus over 200 miles for over four hours. The Bulldogs’ destination was Clear Creek High School with a little 1A football to be play…

The Cedaredge High School softball team hosted the Gunnison Cowboys, Sept. 5. The scrappy league opponent proved to be a difficult task for the Bruins. However, for those who’ve been following Cedaredge this season, it came as no surprise to see the team come away with a hard fought 14-13 vi…

The DCI’s Game of the Week kicked off the 2019 football season featuring Delta’s Panthers against the visiting Thornton Trojans. The two teams are not strangers to each other having played in Thornton a year ago.

September 6-7, the Cedaredge volleyball team competed in the West Grand Tournament. After a successful offseason, the team was chomping at the bit to get going. Head coach, Heather Dunbar, brought just eight girls who all had court time.

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Paonia High School’s volleyball team, despite being in a supposed rebuilding year, found its way into the 2018 post-season playoffs where it defeated Calhan, 3-0, and fell to Denver Christian, 3-0, to end a highly successful 14-11 season.

With a final score of 23-22 one might surmise the athletic event watched was a football game. Instead, the contest was the result of play between Delta and Gunnison high schools in the Aug. 26 softball game played in Gunnison on a beautiful sunlit day. Neither team has had enough experience …

The Cedaredge High School softball team lost 12-1 to the Basalt Longhorns on Aug. 27. Cedaredge starting pitcher, Summer Young, had seven strikeouts on the night. Third baseman, Elle Lewis, plated the Bruins’ lone run by way of sacrifice fly in the first, scoring Young. Defensively, Lewis de…

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Preparing for the Delta County School District (DCSD) sports seasons is a year-round operation. One might not give much thought to who does all the work preparing the DCSD high school fields, tracks and courts used by student-athletes. The maintenance and custodial staff of the schools are s…

Delta High School opened its soccer campaign for 2019 with two matches the first week. The Panthers were on the road to Frisco and a showdown against 4A Summit on Aug. 26 and welcomed Central’s Warriors to Panthers Stadium, Aug. 29. Delta was the victor in both games, 1-0 and 8-0, respectively.

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The Delta High School Panther golf team was back in action at the Bookcliff Country Club course for the Grand Junction Tiger Invitational Aug. 26. Delta’s No. 1 golfer on the day was once again Atley Harris. Grant Freed finished just two strokes behind his teammate, while fellow golfer, Bren…

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A 3-1 loss at Caprock Academy on Aug. 29 and a 3-0 win at home against Ouray on Aug. 30, kicked off Hotchkiss High School’s volleyball season.

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Delta High School’s cross country teams met a dual challenge with two 5k races on back-to-back days, Aug. 30 and 31. Friday’s, Aug. 30, meet was the Devil’s Thumb Hill Climb with a second race on Saturday, Aug. 31, taking place in Minturn. Paonia High School’s cross country team was one of 1…

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If the first set of the Delta/Montrose high school’s volleyball match was any indication, fans were about to be treated to a great contest between the two teams. Unfortunately, the anticipated closely contested match did not develop with Montrose taking control in the second set and storming…

The Cedaredge Bruins softball team hosted Montrose High School Aug. 19, and even though the Bruins did not come out on top, they stayed true to Coach Terry Montoya’s season motto of “Grind.”

The 2019 cross country season had a cool start for Delta County’s three teams on Aug. 24. Delta, Hotchkiss and Paonia sent teams to the top of Grand Mesa at the County Line Trails. De Beque, Caprock Academy and Ouray joined the frolick on County Line trails under mostly cloudy skies and cool…

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Delta High School Panthers’ softball got off to a big start to the 2019 season in Aspen last Monday with a doubleheader sweep over the Skiers, 26-6 and 21-0.

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The Cedaredge High School golf team has been busy during the month of August, recently playing in three tournaments in four days. With such a short season, it has to be active, and that hard work has paid off.

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Delta High School senior Ben Cooper shot his lowest round of his career, an 83, at Adobe Creek Golf Course Aug. 19. Delta golf coach, Frank Walch, reported Zach Kuta and Brendan Baier also had their best year-to-date scores of 96 for the Panthers.

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Nine members of the Cedaredge High School golf team participated in the Montezuma-Cortez Panther Invitational Aug. 15 at Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez. The CHS nine took advantage of another opportunity to compete on the challenging 18-hole, par 72 course.

The 2019 Delta High School softball team participated in last weekend’s annual scrimmages held Aug. 17 in Grand Junction at Canyon View Park.

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Another week and another opportunity for the local volleyball teams to prepare for the first games of the regular season.

The inaugural Practice Greatness Youth Track Meet took place on July 25 at the Jack Kehmeier Track and Field Complex in Cedaredge. Despite a threat of thunderstorms, the event was successfully completed. Numerous young competitors from all over Delta County, and visitors from other states pa…

With the playing of last Monday night's Competitive and Recreational Coed league tournaments, the 2019 Adult Summer Softball programs officially came to a close.

Delta's Barracuda swim team has been busy making waves in three meets in recent weeks. On July 20 the Barracudas hosted the Last Chance Meet at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Prior to that the 8 and under WSL Championships and the CO WSL Championships were held at El Pomar Natatorium on Jul…

Cedaredge High School is pleased to have Mr. CJ Cannell as the new Assistant Principal and Activities Director (AD). When I asked him to take part in this interview, Mr. Cannell expressed to me his desire to continue to build on the excellence that has already been established at CHS.

Cedaredge High School's volleyball coach, Heather Dunbar, and her athletes have been working hard all summer. They've been hitting the weight room consistently before every open-gym session. Turnout has been high, which has led to success this summer. Coach Dunbar has been pleased with the s…

One week ago, Delta hosted a night of volleyball scrimmages. Cedaredge, Delta, Hotchkiss and Montrose brought teams to Delta High School and gained some valuable experience.

The 2019 Hotchkiss Football Golf Scramble included 14 teams registered, and playing in this year's fundraising event held at Devil's Thumb Golf Course, July 20.

The following article comes from Ellison Black, a high school student, at Cedaredge High School. Her challenge is for any young person who aspires to participate in track and field to try this planned event.

This year's Delta Intermediate 50/70 All-Star baseball team has earned the title Colorado State Champions after winning the Colorado State Tournament held in Thornton at Northern Lights Ball Fields.

The 3rd annual Cherry Days 5k Run/Walk attracted competitors of all ages ranging from 6 to 70 years old. In all, 61 runners took to the trails for this year's event.

Bill Heddles Recreation Center fitness coordinator Gary West organized his eighth Delta Doubles Duel Racquetball/Golf Tournament with competition being held on June 29 at Bill Heddles Recreation Center and the Cedaredge Golf Club.

Last week's Delta Barracuda Mini Meet #2 featured 17 events with five teams participating; Delta (Barracudas), Gunnison (Stingrays), Ouray, Grand Junction (Maverick Aquatics) and Rifle (Polar Bears).

Set your sights on July 27 for golf at Devil's Thumb Golf Club to support Delta High School's football team.

There's golf ahead at Devil's Thumb Golf Club in the month of July, including a fundraiser for Hotchkiss High School's football team. It's a sure bet to please fun-loving linksters who want to play 18 holes of golf at The Thumb and support the Bulldogs.

Delta's 50/70 Intermediate All-Star baseball team is on its way to the next level, state tournament play, in Thornton at Northern Lights Little League Fields on July 11. Delta's opponent is undetermined at this time as tournaments begin on Friday in the metro region.

The summer swim season is well underway for Delta County's Barracuda Swim Team. Three bigger swim meets were on this year's schedule, with one having been already completed. A mini-meet, Evening Splash, took place June 11 and the Grand Junction Invitational Meet was held June 24. According t…

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Track and Field program, through the university's Sports Information Director Eric Mason, recently announced former Delta High School student-athlete Skylyn Webb has been selected as the 2019 RMAC Woman of the Year.

Paonia wrestler Grey Neal won the 170-pound division and Zeb Etter was runner up at 152 pounds at the Western State Technique and Competition Camp All-Star duals at Western Colorado University in Gunnison.

Lamar Community College student-athlete Megan Sandoval was recently named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-West Region Second Team.

The third annual Cherry Days softball tournament is scheduled for July 6-7 at Volunteer Park in Paonia. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Paonia High School wrestling program. A men's wood bat tournament will be held Saturday, July 6, and the co-ed tournament (men use wood bats only) on…

Former student/athlete Jenny Celis, now Martinez, continued her successful track and field career at Oklahoma State with a seventh-place finish at the Division 1 Nationals Track and Field Championships in Austin, TX June 5-8. Celis-Martinez clocked a 4:14.30 in the finals of the 1500m and in…

It's time to start planning for the Cherry Days 5k run/walk. Scheduled for Friday, July 5, this year's race begins and ends at Apple Valley Park and follows the same course as past years. This year's race is being organized by Elementary School and the Paonia Parent Organization, which also …

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