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Area cross country teams were busy competing in races in Ridgway, Gunnison and Fruita this past week. Delta and Hotchkiss high schools participated in the Ramble at the Reservoir at Ridgway State Park on Sept. 18, with both the boys and girls’ teams seeing action. The Panthers and Bulldogs a…

The 2019-20 basketball season has been a work in progress for both the girls and boys teams at Paonia High School. The untimely medical intervention for head girls coach Scott Rienks has certainly impaired the success for this year's team, but, growth has been evident as the season continued…

Paonia High School had success in the upper weights of last week's CHSAA 2A Region 1 tournament in Montrose. The Eagles took first place in the 160-pound weight division with senior Grey Neal, 195-pound division with junior Anthony Miller and in the 220-pound division with senior Austyn Norris.

Hotchkiss High School had wrestlers in all weight divisions at last weekend's CHSAA 2A Region 1 competition in Montrose. The Bulldogs finished the tournament with 168 points to place second and crowned three individual champions, junior Robert Cochran (120 pounds), junior Traycer Hall (152) …

Hotchkiss High School's girls and boys basketball teams were just opposite with results this past week. Hotchkiss' girls won two of three games while the boys lost two of three games played. The girls started the week with a make up game against Soroco for a win, 43-39, lost to Meeker, 70-61…

Hotchkiss High School's wrestling team wrestled five duals in last weekend's Meeker Duals. The Bulldogs defeated Palisade 36-24 and Hayden 40-30 with losses to Grand Valley 42-33, Moffat County 42-36 and Olathe 45-33.

Last week's basketball schedule for Paonia High School included home games against North Park and Soroco High Schools. Paonia's girls scored a 45-35 win over North Park on Feb. 7, with the boys following suit in a 62-19 decision over the Wildcats. On Saturday, both Paonia teams were defeated…

Hotchkiss High School was scheduled to play twice last week but had to settle for one game as Soroco High School was forced to postpone Friday's (Feb. 7) prep basketball game with the Bulldogs due to weather conditions which prevented the Rams from leaving Oak Creek. That game was reschedule…

Hotchkiss High School's wrestling program had a busy schedule this past week beginning with a dual at home with Gunnison High School on Jan. 30. The Bulldogs won that matchup by a 39-21 score but didn't have time to do much celebrating, with a trip to the San Luis Valley featuring competitio…

Paonia High School's girls and boys basketball teams lost varsity games in De Beque High School on Jan. 29. The girls lost their game, 43-32, and the boys fell 45-31 to the Dragons. Paonia's varsity girls played at home on Jan. 31, and came away with a 43-24 decision over Ouray's Trojans.

A number of wrestlers at Paonia High School have been battling the bug that has been circulating throughout the region, with recent outcomes of competition being affected by the loss of athletes. Paonia's Grey Neal was an example of the bug's bite at the recently contested dual against Cedar…

The basketball fortunes for the Paonia High School girls team continues with more losses against Plateau Valley, 43-31, on Jan. 23, and a 40-30 loss in Meeker on Jan. 25. Paonia’s boys used a strong second half against Plateau Valley on Friday to tie the game at 48-48 to force an overtime. T…

The Hotchkiss High School girls basketball team finds itself in the middle of a race with a 10-1 overall record and 5-0 in 2A/1A WSL standings. Last week’s game (Jan. 24) was played in Edwards where the Bulldogs used a 21-12 third quarter to defeat the host Vail Christian Saints by a score o…

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Thursday, Jan. 16: C team boys basketball at Olathe at 4/5:30 p.m.;Wrestling at Hotchkiss 7 p.m.; seventh and eighth grade boys basketball vs Columbine 4 p.m.

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Bill Heddles Recreation Center hosted the 2020 Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge competition on Jan. 6. Over 40 participants, both boys and girls, took part in shooting, passing and dribbling challenges.

When it comes to who’s got spirit, there’s not many spirit teams better than the Hotchkiss Bulldogs. In fact, there’s only one team that can boast being better after Hotchkiss finished the recent 2A State Pom competition with a second-place trophy. The Bulldogs were a mere 66-one hundredth o…

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The 2019 fall sports season is history and local Delta County schools were major contributors in some of the year's biggest stories. With previous stories for early fall sports and athletes honored for their success, it's time to turn attention to those athletes who were honored for accompli…

Competition began in the 160-pound division at the Dec. 19 wrestling dual in Hotchkiss between the Hotchkiss High School Bulldogs and the Delta High School Panthers. The first three matches were pins in less than 2:00 for the Bulldogs. Ethan Guy began the night with a pin over Delta’s Royce …

The week began with the Olathe High School Pirates in town on Dec. 17 and ended on a trip to New Castle to face Coal Ridge High School on Dec. 20 to complete a pair of non-conference basketball games to end the 2019 portion of Paonia High School’s basketball campaign. In girl’s action, the P…

Hotchkiss High School’s basketball teams played two games last week prior to taking a few days off for Christmas. The Bulldogs hosted the DeBeque High School Dragons on Dec. 18 with the girls posting a 52-45 decision over the Dragons and the boys losing, 64-58, to the No. 1 ranked 1A DeBeque…

The Hotchkiss High School girls basketball team pushed its season record to 3-0 with the Dec. 12 50-17 win on the road against Telluride High School’s Miners. In boys action, Eric Hollembeak’s varsity boys moved to 2-1 with a 63-58 decision over the Miners.

The 2019-20 prep basketball season has started with plenty of success for several teams. The Hotchkiss High School Bulldogs are sitting atop the girls (overall standings) with a 4-0 record with Paonia High School and Plateau Valley High School close behind with 3-0 marks. Hayden begins the y…

The Hotchkiss High School Bulldogs finished second in a field of 14 teams at the Dec. 14 Delta Invitational wrestling tournament. Cedaredge High School ran away with the team title with 207 points that included two individual titles, three runner-up finishes and three third-place finishes.

A long and illustrious career in sports has paid dividends for Paonia High School’s Scott Rienks. Rienks, who has paved a golden road to a memorable legacy, will be inducted into Colorado’s coaches Hall of Fame March 20, 2020 at the Radisson Hotel Denver Southwest. Joining Rienks in inductio…

The Hotchkiss High School girls basketball team is off to a great start following its 2-0 run through the Hotchkiss Shootout Dec. 6-7. On Friday night the Bulldogs had plenty of defense to stymie Ridgway High School’s offense in a 48-10 win on opening night. Saturday afternoon’s contest was …

A 15-4 run in the first quarter was one of the big reason’s the Paonia High School Eagles were able to outlast Nucla in an opening round game for boys in last weekend’s Hotchkiss Shootout. Nucla High School took advantage of miscues by the Eagles in the second quarter to shave three points o…

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