Delta head wrestling coach Clayton Curtis (12 years head and three as an assistant coach) knows there is plenty of work to be done early on in the 2018-19 wrestling season. "Even though this is a rebuilding year for us because we lost a ton of seniors last year, I still feel that we will be very competitive in 3A," noted Curtis.
With a season of experience under their belts, Delta High School's girls basketball team is straining at the bit to kick off the 2018-19 hoops campaign.
After a 16-8 season last year the Panthers defeated Resurrection Christian in the opening round of the 3A state tournament and lost in the Sweet 16 round to top-seeded Kent Denver, 57-52, to end the season.
Cedaredge High School's wrestling coach is ever the optimist. No matter the situation, Cutter Garrison is the epitome of positive reinforcement.
Rob Ames took the reins of the Delta High School boys basketball team a year ago and enjoyed a ride through a 16-8 season which included a trip to the Class 3A State Basketball Championships. Delta defeated No. 17 Arrupe Jesuit before falling to No. 1 Sterling in the Sweet 16.
A new basketball season and lots of questions greet Cedaredge High School's Craig Cerise who coaches the boys team. Last year's Bruins had 14 players to work with on the varsity team and this year's total team (varsity/JV) number is 16.
Last weekend's wrestling season began for many teams across the state.
Delta was one of many teams to participate in the annual Maverick Duals hosted on the campus of CMU. The Panthers were 3-2 on the day.
Third year Delta County swim coach Karoline Roome is excited with this year's turnout for swimming. The Panthers show more than 25 athletes making waves at Bill Heddles Recreation Center during practice sessions.
Russell Coleman began his basketball tenure at Cedaredge High School last year as the junior varsity coach for Cedaredge High School's girls program. Coleman begins his varsity coaching experience for the Bruins with 11 letter winners from last season's 21-4 team on this year's roster and has plenty of reason to be excited for the 2018-19 season.
Cedaredge High School's wrestling team was impressive in its first action of the season at the Maverick Duals on the campus of CMU. The Bruins went 4-1 in a day-long endurance test with wins over Montezuma-Cortez 48-23, Moffat County 42-35, Bayfield 66-14 and Olathe 54-21.
Grand Junction High School (365) out-paddled the Durango swim team (347) to win last Friday's Delta Invitational at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Fruita finished third (249) with Gunnison placing fourth (217), Moffat County fifth (146) and host Delta sixth with 47 points.
Delta County schools recently completed successful fall sports programs. The winter sports season is underway with schools preparing for their separate opening day schedules which are set to begin as soon as this weekend for some schools.