Author: Randy Ray Robinson

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day October 21, 2016: Rocky Ford Meloneers @ Ellicott Thunderhawks (CHSAA Class 1A Santa Fe League Football)

Things are beginning to heat up in the 1A Santa Fe League. Rocky Ford heads down to Calhan, Colorado to take on the Ellicott Thunderhawks. A victory by the Meloneers pretty much makes for a Santa Fe League championship game in Rocky Ford between the Meloneers and Crowley County next Friday. But let’s not over look the Thunderhawks, they have a stout offense, they’re pretty even in all catergories. The same can be said for the Meloneers. It will be a defensive battle. Here’s how each team stacks up for tonight:


ellicott Thunderhawks:

  • (5-3) Overall, (2-1) in Santa Fe League
    • 3rd in Santa Fe League
  • Outscoring opponents 247-215
    • Defeated Ignacio 56-16
    • Defeated Wray 29-24
    • Defeated Monte Vista 36-31
    • Lost to Bennett 66-20
    • Lost to Peyton 16-6
    • Defeated DHPH 50-0
    • Lost to Crowley County 48-20
    • Defeated Trinidad 30-14
  • Averaging 176.9 passing yards & 168.9 rushing yards per game
    • Jalen Hayes leads team with 70 carries for 509 yards (7.3 yards per carry)
    • Chiante’ Stewart leads team with 27 receptions for 694 yards (25.7 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Jalen Hayes (Senior)
    • Matthew Davidson (Senior)

Rocky Ford meloneers:

  • (5-2) Overall, (2-0) in Santa Fe League
    • Tied for 1st in Santa Fe League (Crowley County)
  • Outscoring opponents 244-115
    • Defeated Byers 50-6
    • Lost to Limon 21-6
    • Lost to Center 55-52
    • Defeated John Mall 8-0
    • Defeated St. Mary’s 36-9
    • Defeated Trinidad 42-24
    • Defeated DHPH 50-0
  • Averaging 180 passing yards & 195.1 rushing yards per game
    • Diego Reyes leads team with 95 carries for 545 yards (5.7 yards per carry)
    • David Trujillo leads team with 30 receptions for 480 yards (16.0 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • David Trujillo (Sophomore)
    • Dillon Jaramillo (Sophomore)

Triple r’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Ellicott showed some life in the second half last time I saw them play which was against a tough Crowley County team, Rocky just dismantled DHPH two weeks ago. It’s going to be a defensive game tonight, it’ll come down to who’s defense comes to play. The weather will play a factor tonight as well. As of now the game-time temperature is at 59 degrees, with the temperature dropping to 51 by the time the game ends, look for this to play a key factor tonight.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Ellicott comes out on top over Rocky Ford in a hard fought victory 20-14. The game won’t be decided until the 4th quarter.”


 

Meloneers Enter State Tournament as #2 Seed La Junta Comes in at #11. Possible State Semi-Final Matchup Looms

It’s that time of year again folks, its time for the State Softball Championships up in Aurora this weekend. The Arkansas Valley will be well represented, both La Junta and Rocky Ford will be up competing yet again. There’s a good and a bad side to this. The good side is that both teams are up there and want to make an impression on the top teams in the state. The bad side is that only one of them will make the State Championship, if both reach the state semi’s that is. Reasoning behind that is they are on the same side of the bracket and could meet up in the state semi’s.

La Junta has a rough road to the state semi’s ahead of them. They’d have to go though two top-8 teams to reach it. If anyone can do that it’s the Tigers. Back in 2014 La Junta reached the peak of 3A softball, I mean back then they were the #3 seed but if they did it once they surely could do it again right? Seven of the girls on this years roster were they when the Lady Tigers defeated Strasburg for the 3A State crown. LJ only has one senior on the squad this year, that being middle infielder Erika Fernandez.

A deep run by the Tigers this year will surely set them up for great success next year. When it comes to October softball no one has been better than La Junta in the past. A team full of underclassmen will surely help LJ next season. Six girls on the roster are either sophomore’s or freshmen. Now back to how tough a road La Junta is going to have in order to meet Rocky in the state semi’s. The Tigers are going to have to upset the #6 seeded Valley Vikings and will have to come out strong and upset the #3 seeded , whom the Tigers lost 12-10 to at the Eaton Tournament.

As a freshmen, getting a great amount of playing time, and entering your first state tournament has to give you a lot of nerves. To enter a huge tournament with no prior experience has to play a factor in the mind of a young girl. The Tigers enter the weekend with two freshmen on their roster, shortstop/catcher Sarah Noll and first base/pitcher Robyn Wallace. We actually had the chance to interview Robyn and ask what this means to her, and what she expects to get out of the experience and use it to improve next year.

Q: Any nerves heading into the weekend?

A: “I think we all at eat least a little nervous but who isn’t going into the state tournament.”

Q: You guys will be the underdog the entire tournament, does that add any extra motivation to you guys?

A:  “I think we are going to go out and play our best no matter where we are, we want to go out and play like we know we can.”

Q: You’ve never been a player in a high school state championship tournament, how does it make you feel to be apart of one as a freshmen?

A: “I love the girls I play with and they made the journey fun, no matter the outcome I am happy I got to spend these few months with these girls and they made me feel welcomed coming from a new school and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

Q: You go to school in Swink, where everyone seems to go play softball for Rocky Ford. Why did you choose La Junta over Rocky?

A: “I chose La Junta because I grew up playing with the girls from here. I played La Junta All-Stars when I was 10 and I met a lot of people. I knew a lot of them from around, and I met some from other teams, like the Ark Valley Bandits and All-Star teams.”

Q: What’s one thing you want to take away from this tournament?

A: “Obviously a state title but if not I want to make it memorable and spend time with our senior Erika before she leaves.

Q: Any words for the fans from La Junta?

A: “Thanks for the support and encouragement throughout the season through everything. And thanks to the parents for everything they have done they’ve done a lot and made the season memorable and great.”

 

Rocky Ford quite possibly has the easiest road to the state semi’s, quite possibly the state championship. That is if you don’t want to count Strasburg’s road. The highest seeded team the Meloneers will have to face is the #7 seeded The Academy Wildcats. The Wildcats and the Meloneers will meet in the quarterfinals. Rocky Ford defeated The Academy rather easily 10-5 back in September. Only thing was that was a whole month ago, a lot has changed since then. Rocky can’t over look any of their opponents.

When it comes to the postseason in any high school sport, rankings and numbers mean absolutely nothing. Any team can be beat on any given day, not saying the Meloneers are going to lose but there are teams out there looking to be the ones to end their season. Here are some “numbers” on the Lady Meloneers heading into the state tourney: Rocky Ford has not lost a game since August 27th, that’s nearly two months without a loss. The Meloneers are on a 16-game winning streak. Based off their seed you can guess this next number, the Meloneers come in as the #2 team in Class 3A.

This year’s group of seniors for Rocky Ford have been to three state tournaments, out of the 4 years they have been in school. Before this state tournament, the Meloneers have never came in seeded higher than 4th. That was last year, the Meloneers received a 1st-round bye, but ended up losing to Brush in the quarterfinals 11-10. That loss has to be in the minds of all the seniors as they get ready for their last go at it. We had the opportunity to interview one of those seniors, middle infielder/catcher Whitney Nelson.

Q: You’ve been here before, but what does it mean to be here as a Senior, and to do this one last time?

A: “Just the fact that it’s my last year playing here one last time with a group of girls, I wouldn’t trade for the world.”

Q: Being the #2 team in the state in 3A, what does that mean to you?

A: “It means that all of the hard work that we have put in over the years is paying off.”

Q: You went to state in basketball in March and now softball (again), if you had to choose one which would you rather win a state title in?

A: “Softball, I love both the sports but if I had to choose it would be softball.”

Q: Any words for the fans from Rocky Ford?

A: “I just wanted to thank all of the fans for all the support and everything they have done for us. We are all very grateful and lucky to have you all out there.”

 

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day October 20th, 2016: Fowler Grizzlies @ Swink Lions (CHSAA Class 2A Santa Fe League Volleyball)

Swink vs. Fowler is coming at you again, this time its in the final week of the season. These two teams met a month ago and the Grizzlies swept the Lions. That was in Fowler though, this time they’re gonna meet in the “Lions Den”. Seeding for the upcoming district tournament is still up in the air. A win for the Lions and a loss by the John Mall Panthers the Lions will quite possibly move up a spot. Here’s how each team stacks up heading into the matchup:


Fowler Grizzlies:

  • (14-4) Overall, (11-2) in Santa Fe League
    • 2nd in Santa Fe League (Behind Hoehne by 1 game)
  • (5-0) in last 5 matches (all have been 3-game sweeps)
    • Defeated Limon 3-0 (26-24, 25-15, 25-19)
    • Defeated Las Animas 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 26-24)
    • Defeated Crowley County 3-0 (25-10, 25-9, 25-15)
    • Defeated Swallows Charter Academy 3-0 (25-4, 25-18, 25-9)
    • Defeated John Mall 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-16)
  • Currently on 6-game winning streak
  • Averaging 11.6 kills per set & 2.6 aces per set
    • Elizabeth Hagerman leads team with 3.7 kills per set
    • Elizabeth Hagerman, Gabrielle Leone & Lexi VanSickle lead team with 0.5 aces per set
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Gabrielle Leone (Junior)
    • Elizabeth Hagerman (Junior)

Swink Lions:

  • (10-8) Overall, (8-5) in Santa Fe League
    • 4th in Santa Fe League
  • (2-3) in last 5 matches
    • Lost to Springfield 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-15)
    • Defeated Sangre de Cristo 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-16)
    • Lost to Rocky Ford 3-1 (26-24, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19)
    • Lost to Del Norte 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-11)
    • Defeated Swallows Charter Academy 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-9)
  • Snapped 2-game losing streak Tuesday
  • Averaging 9.1 kills per set & 2.4 aces per set
    • Meira Stanger leads team with 3.9 kills per set
    • Tierra Holland & Brianna Denton lead team with 0.6 aces per set
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Kyla O’Neal (Sophomore)
    • Brianna Denton (Sophomore)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Last time I previewed a Swink/Fowler volleyball game I said it would be close, it wasn’t. I don’t see this one being any different. Fowler is just to strong and is clicking at the right time.

Triple R’s Game PRediction:

“Fowler gets out early and never looks back. Grizzlies defeat Lions in 3 sets.”


That’ll do it for this Thursday edition of Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day. Tomorrow is a big day for us, we preview: Rocky Ford & La Junta at the 3A State Tournament, Rocky Ford @ Ellicott in Santa Fe League football action & we’re back to Fowler @ Swink this time in football action. Look for the previews tomorrow. We’ll start with Rocky & La Junta softball as both teams are slated to play at 12:15pm in Aurora.

–Triple R

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day October 18th, 2016: Las Animas Trojans @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (CHSAA Class 2A Santa Fe League Volleyball)

In the final week of the 2A volleyball season we have a couple of great Santa Fe League games. The first one is this one between Las Animas & Rocky Ford. The Trojans travel west down Highway 50 and invade the Melon Dome tonight. First serve is set for around 6:30pm. Here’s how each team stacks up:


Las Animas Trojans:

  • (4-13) Overall, (3-9) in Santa Fe League
    • 6th in SFL
  • (2-3) in last 5 matches
    • Lost to Trinidad 3-2 (25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 21-25, 15-9)
    • Lost to Fowler 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 26-24)
    • Lost to Hoehne 3-1 (25-9, 25-27, 30-28, 25-25)
    • Defeated Crowley County 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-18)
    • Defeated Wiley 3-2 (29-27, 21-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-7)
  • Averaging 6.9 kills per set & 2.6 aces per set
    • Haylie Stwalley leads team with 2.7 kills per set
    • Madison Gonzalez leads team with 1.0 aces per set
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Katie Peterson (Senior)
    • Haylie Stwalley (Senior)

Rocky Ford Meloneers:

  • (9-8) Overall, (5-7) in Santa Fe League
    • 5th in SFL
  • (2-3) in last 5 matches
    • Lost to John Mall 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-17)
    • Lost to Fowler 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-17)
    • Lost to Hoehne 3-1 (26-24, 25-16, 21-25, 25-20)
    • Defeated Swallows Charter Academy 3-0 (25-10, 25-8, 25-15)
    • Defeated Swink 3-1 (26-24, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19)
  • Averaging 8.8 kills per set & 3.5 aces per set
    • Emi Romero leads team with 3.7 kills per set
    • Lynell Rodriguez leads team with 0.9 aces per set
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Kierstin Lucero (Junior)
    • Stephanie Frantz (Senior)

That’ll do it for today’s previews. Day off tomorrow but we’ll be back with you on Thursday for Fowler vs. Swink. See you then!

–Triple R

High School/College Sports Schedule 10/16-10/22

State Softball, the final week of volleyball, the Region IX soccer tournament and more league football games are on tap for us this week. Here’s how the schedule looks this week:


BOLD=Winner

Sunday October 16th:

Soccer:

  • Westminster College Griffins vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves *Men’s* 1pm (Pueblo, CO): 3-1
  • New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves *Women’s* 3pm (Pueblo, CO): 2-1

Tuesday October 18th:

Volleyball:

  • Cheraw Wolverines vs. Crowley County Chargers 4pm (Ordway, CO)
  • Las Animas Trojans vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers 5pm (Rocky Ford, CO)
  • Swink Lions vs. Swallows Charter Academy Spartans 5pm (Pueblo West, CO)

Thursday October 20th:

Volleyball:

  • Fowler Grizzlies vs. Swink Lions 4pm (Swink, CO)
  • Florence Huskies vs. La Junta Tigers 4pm (La Junta, CO)
  • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Crowley County Chargers 5pm (Ordway, CO)
  • Las Animas Trojans vs. John Mall Panthers 5pm (Walsenburg, CO)
  • South Baca Pirates vs. Cheraw Wolverines 5pm (Cheraw, CO)
  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Western Nebraska Community College Cougars 6pm (Scottsbluff, NE)

Friday October 21st:

Soccer:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Hardrockers *Men’s* 12pm (Rapid City, SD)
  • Colorado Mesa University Mavericks vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves *Women’s* 7pm (Pueblo, Colorado)

Softball:

  • #15 Meeker Cowboys vs. #2 Rocky Ford Meloneers *CHSAA Class 3A State Championships* 12:15pm (Aurora, CO)
  • #11 La Junta Tigers vs. #6 Valley Vikings *CHSAA Class 3A State Championships* 12:15pm (Aurora, CO)

Volleyball:

  • Manzanola Bobcats vs. Aguilar Wildcats 3pm (Aguilar, CO)
  • Kim Mustangs vs. Cheraw Wolverines 5pm (Cheraw, CO)
  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. McCook Community College Indians 5pm (McCook, NE)

Football:

  • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Ellicott Thunderhawks 7pm (Calhan, CO)
  • Crowley County Chargers vs. Trinidad Miners 7pm (Trinidad, CO)
  • Fowler Grizzlies vs. Swink Lions 7pm (Swink, CO)
  • Granada Bobcats vs. Las Animas Trojans 7pm (Las Animas, CO)
  • La Junta Tigers vs. Salida Spartans 7pm (Salida, CO)
  • Manzanola Bobcats vs. Aguilar Wildcats 7pm (Aguilar, CO)
  • Branson/Kim vs. Cheraw Wolverines 7pm (Cheraw, CO)
  • Regis University Rangers vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves 7pm (Pueblo, CO)

Saturday October 22nd:

Soccer:

  • Western Nebraska Community College Cougars vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers *Region IX Women’s 1st Round* 3pm (La Junta, CO)
  • Northwest College Trappers vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers *Region IX Men’s 1st Round* 6pm (La Junta, CO)

Volleyball:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Northeastern Junior College Plainsmen 1pm (Sterling, CO)
  • Chadron State College Eagles vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves 7pm (Pueblo, CO)

Football:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets 1pm (Spearfish, SD)

 

Triple R Report Game(s) of the Day October 15th, 2016: #2 Rocky Ford Meloneers @ 3A Regional Softball Tournament (CHSAA Class 3A Softball)

It’s finally here, its time for some playoff softball and the Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers are hosting the Region 2 Tournament. They received a 1st round bye, and will play the winner of the Delta/Fort Lupton game at 10am. Here’s how each team stacks up heading into the tourney:


Delta Panthers:

  • (11-8) Overall, (8-4) in League
    • 3rd in league standings
    • #15 seed in Class 3A
  • (4-1) in last 5 games
    • Defeated Montezuma Cortez twice in Double Header (4-3, 12-2 (5innings))
    • Lost to Basalt 6-5
    • Defeated Aspen twice in Double Header (20-0, 19-0)
  • Enters on 2-game win streak
  • .355 team batting average, 30 Home Runs and 3.71 ERA
    • Jenna Sutliff leads team with .529 batting average
    • Lily Lockhart leads team with 19 Home Runs & 3.36 ERA
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Lily Lockhart (Senior)
    • Sami Lane (Sophomore)

Fort Lupton BLue Devils:

  • (10-9) Overall, (6-6) in League
    • 4th in league standings
    • #18 seed in Class 3A
  • (1-4) in last 5 games
    • Lost to Arvada 7-6 (8 innings)
    • Lost to Conifer 15-5 (5 innings)
    • Lost to Niwot 10-0 (5 innings)
    • Defeated Englewood 7-6
    • Lost to Weld Central 19-1 (4 innings)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Aiyana Bravo (Sophomore)
    • Renee Morgan (Senior)

Rocky Ford Meloneers:

  • (18-1) Overall, (12-0) in Tri-Peaks League
    • 1st in Tri-Peaks League
    • #2 Seed in Class 3A
  • (5-0) in last 5 games
    • Defeated La Junta 12-3
    • Defeated James Irwin twice in Double Header (21-0 (3 innings), 25-0 (3 innings))
    • Defeated La Junta 6-4
    • Defeated Lamar 8-1
  •  Enters on 15-game winning streak
    • Haven’t lost since 8/27 (1st week of season)
  • .380 team batting average, 8 Home Runs and 1.33 earned run average
    • Chantae Rodriguez leads team with .509 batting average
    • Feliciti Jaramillo leads team with 4 Home Runs
    • Selena Medina leads team with 1.4 ERA
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Chantae Rodriguez (Sophomore)
    • Whitney Nelson (Senior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction for the Tournament:

“Rocky Ford is obviously coming out of this region #1, I believe Delta will follow and Fort Lupton will be going home empty handed. Rocky is just too tough and clicking at the right time they will blow out Delta in the Championship.”

Triple R’s Game Predictions:

“Delta defeats Fort Lupton 10-5.”

“Rocky Ford defeats Delta 19-2.”


There you have it, Rocky moves on to the State Tourney with at least a #2 seed. Unless Strasburg absolutely falters, Rocky goes in at 2, Strasburg at 1. That’ll be the State Championship game in my opinion. But a lot can happen leading up to that. Catch the Rocky Ford game on 92.1FM and online at network1sports.com.

Next we’re previewing the CSU-Pueblo’s homecoming game with Fort Lewis. Stay Tuned.

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day October 14th, 2016: Lamar Savages @ #1 La Junta Tigers (CHSAA Class 2A Tri-Peaks League Football)

Well folks, it’s here. The annual Whistle Game is tonight, and the Tigers are ranked #1 this time. In the biggest rivalry in the Arkansas Valley, La Junta looks to keep rolling and Lamar looks to get back on track. It’s going to go down in La Junta tonight, be there or be square. But first here is how each team stacks up:


Lamar Savages:

  • (1-5) Overall, (0-2) in Tri-Peaks League
    • 6th in Tri-Peaks
    • Currently on 2-game losing streak
  • Being outscored by opponents 192-36
    • Lost to Eaton 35-0
    • Lost to Brush 34-0
    • Lost to Burlington 40-13
    • Defeated Trinidad 10-0
    • Lost to Manitou Springs 48-7
    • Lost to Florence 38-6
  • Averaging 61.7 passing yards & 140.5 rushing yards per game
    • Christian Nieschburg leads team with 81 carries for 315 yards (3.9 yards per carry)
    • Trevor Butler leads team with 3 receptions for 118 yards (39.3 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Valentin Flores (Junior)
    • Christian Nieschburg (Senior)

#1 LA Junta Tigers:

  • (6-0) Overall, (2-0) in Tri-Peaks
    • 1st in Tri-Peaks League
    • 18 game regular season win streak dates back to 10/24/2014
      • 8 game home regular season win streak dates back to same date
  • Outscoring opponents 220-34
    • Defeated Gunnison 54-0
    • Defeated Alamosa 32-7
    • Defeated Kent Denver 35-0
    • Defeated Elizabeth 35-6
    • Defeated TCA 24-21
    • Defeated Manitou Springs 40-0
  • Averaging 73.0 passing yards & 264.0 rushing yards per game
    • Dax Bender leads team with 64 carries for 560 yards (8.8 yards per carry)
    • Apela Furtado-tom leads team with 16 receptions for 186 yards (11.6 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Jon Nuschy (Sophomore)
    • Dax Bender (Senior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“I can sum this game up in 5 words….’it won’t even be close’. La Junta is to tough and Lamar is struggling mightily.”

Triple R’s Game PRediction:

“La Junta demolishes Lamar (and keeps the whistle) 56-0.”

*Extra Prediction*: “Running clock by the middle of the 3rd.”


Lamar vs. La Junta has a kickoff slated for 7pm from Tiger Stadium. If you can’t make the game KBLJ has you covered on the radio (AM1400) and online (network1sports.com). And I have you covered on Facebook (Randy Ray Robinson) and on Twitter (@triplerreport). Look for updates all night.

Tomorrow we preview Regional Softball and CSU-Pueblo’s homecoming game vs. Fort Lewis. We’ll see you then.

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day October 13th, 2016: Swink Lions @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (CHSAA Class 2A Santa Fe League Volleyball)

The Swink Lady Lions travel under 8 miles down Highway 50 to invade the Melon Dome to take on the Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers. This is a huge Santa Fe League rivalry so if you’re not into the Broncos/Chargers game tonight go check it out. First serve should be around 6:30. Here’s how these rivals matchup:


Swink Lions:

  • (9-6) Overall, (7-4) in Santa Fe League
    • 4th in SFL
  • (3-2) in last 5 matches
    • Defeated Crowley County 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-22)
    • Lost to John Mall 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 25-27, 25-19)
    • Defeated Eads 3-1 (25-16, 25-10, 23-25, 25-20)
    • Lost to Springfield 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-15)
    • Defeated Sangre de Cristo 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-16)
  • Averaging 9.00 kills per set & 2.3 aces per set
    • Meira Stanger leads team with 3.8 kills per set
    • Tierra Holland & Brianna Denton lead team with 0.6 aces per set
  • Players to Watch:
    • Meira Stanger (Senior)
    • Kyla O’Neal (Sophomore)

Rocky FOrd Meloneers:

  • (8-8) Overall, (4-7) in Santa Fe League
    • 5th in SFL
  • (2-3) in last 5 matches
    • Defeated Crowley County 3-0 (26-24, 26-24, 25-19)
    • Lost to John Mall 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-17)
    • Lost to Fowler 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-17)
    • Lost to Hoehne 3-1 (26-24, 25-16, 21-25, 25-20)
    • Defeated Swallows Charter Academy 3-0 (25-10, 25-8, 25-15)
  • Averaging 8.7 kills per set & 3.5 aces per set
    • Emi Romero leads team with 3.6 kills per set
    • Lynell Rodriguez leads team with 0.8 aces per set
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Stephanie Frantz (Senior)
    • Savana Stites (Junior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Could an upset be in the making? I say yes, Rocky Ford seems to always turn it up in the final matches of the season, it will be close but Rocky comes out on top.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Meloneers over Lions in 5 sets.”


Rocky Ford vs, Swink, not much more needs to be said.

 

Stay tuned we preview OJC vs. Lamar coming up!

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day October 11th, 2016: Trinidad State Junior College Trojans @ Otero Junior College Rattlers (NJCAA Region IX Volleyball)

Region IX South Volleyball action has began to pick up Otero came away with a couple of huge wins last week. They’ll face a struggling TSJC squad tonight at “The Pit”. Here’s how each team stacks up:


Trinidad State Junior College Trojans:

  • (5-22) Overall, (1-2) in Region IX, (1-2) in Region IX South
    • 2-match losing streak currently.
  • (1-5) in last 5 matches
    • Lost to West Texas College 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-8)
    • Lost to Midland College 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-22)
    • Defeated McCook CC 3-2 (25-22, 25-16, 17-25, 23-25, 17-15)
    • Lost to Northeastern JC 3-2 (23-25, 25-15, 25-13, 22-25, 15-12)
    • Lost to Western Nebraska CC 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-22)
  • Averaging 9.00 kills per set & 8.27 assists per set
    • Madeline Hagedorn leads team with 2.47 kills per set
    • Alicia Hall leads team with 4.63 assists per set
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Vaylie Sigler-Sanders (Freshmen)
    • Alicia Hall (Freshmen)

Otero Junior College Rattlers:

  • (15-12) Overall, (2-6) in Region IX, (2-1) in Region IX South
    • Had 2-game win streak snapped on Saturday
  • (3-2) in last 5 matches
    • Defeated Lee College 3-2 (20-25, 25-18, 25-16, 22-25, 16-14)
    • Lost to Midland College 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-21, 25-22)
    • Defeated Western Nebraska CC 3-1 (25-22, 16-25, 25-22, 25-16)
    • Defeated McCook CC 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-19)
    • Lost to Northeastern JC 3-2 (22-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-17, 15-5)
  • Averaging 10.09 kills per set & 9.55 assists per set
    • Beatriz Souza leads team with 3.23 kills per set
    • Kendra Steffen leads team with 5.04 assists per set
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Beatriz Souza (Freshmen)
    • Karina Erreguin (Sophomore)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Otero Volleyball has shown they can play with the ‘big dogs’ this year. They knocked off a top-10 ranked team in Westen Nebraska last week. The loss against NJC shouldn’t deter them. They’ll get out early on a struggling TSJC squad and never look back.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Lady Rattlers defeat Lady Trojans in 4 sets.”


We take a day off tomorrow but we’re right back here for previews from Swink @ Rocky Ford in 2A volleyball action, along with the Rattlers traveling to Lamar to take on the Runnin’ Lopes.

–Triple R

High School/College Sports Schedules 10/9-15

Softball playoffs are among us, volleyball season is winding down and football is getting down to the nitty gritty. This weeks features: Regional Softball, the final week of volleyball and some key matchups in football. Here’s how the schedule goes:


BOLD=Winner

Sunday October 9th:

Soccer:

  • Metro State University Road Runners vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves *Women’s* 1pm (Pueblo, CO): 1-0
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Adams State University Grizzlies *Men’s* 2:30pm (Alamosa, CO): 1-0

Basketball:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers @ 2016 Southwest Showcase *Women’s Scrimmage* TBA (Frisco, TX)

Tuesday October 11th:

Volleyball:

  • Granada Bobcats vs. Cheraw Wolverines 4pm (Cheraw, CO)
  • Crowley County Chargers vs. Las Animas Trojans 5pm (Las Animas, CO) -KTHN-
  • Swallows Charter Academy Spartans vs. Fowler Grizzlies 5pm (Fowler, CO)
  • Trinidad State Junior College Trojans vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers 7pm (La Junta, CO)

Wednesday October 12th:

Volleyball:

  • Centennial Rams vs. Manzanola Bobcats 5pm (Manzanola, CO)

Thursday OCTOBER 13th:

Soccer:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Eastern Florida State College Titans *Women’s* 2pm (Cheyenne, WY)

Volleyball:

  • La Junta Tigers vs. Manitou Springs Mustangs 4pm (Manitou Springs, CO)
  • John Mall Panthers vs. Fowler Grizzlies 4pm (Fowler, CO)
  • Swink Lions vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers 5pm (Rocky Ford, CO) -KTHN-
  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Lamar Community College Runnin’ Lopes 7pm (Lamar, CO)

Friday October 14th:

Soccer:

  • Sheridan College Generals vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers *Men’s* 11am (La Junta, CO)
  • Sheridan College Generals vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers *Women’s* 1:30pm (La Junta, CO)
  • Colorado Mesa University Mavericks vs. Colorado State Univerity-Pueblo Thunderwolves *Men’s* 7pm (Pueblo, CO)

Volleyball:

  • Cheraw Wolverines vs. Cheyenne Wells Tigers 4pm (Cheyenne Wells, CO)
  • University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs Mountain Lions vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves 7pm (Pueblo, CO)

Football:

  • Dolores Huerta Prep Scorpions vs. Crowley County Charger 7pm (Ordway, CO)
  • Simla Cubs vs. Fowler Grizzlies 7pm (Fowler, CO)
  • Swink Lions vs. Kiowa Indians 7pm (Kiowa, CO)
  • Las Animas Trojans vs. Springfield Longhorns 7pm (Springfield, CO)
  • Lamar Savages vs. La Junta Tigers 7pm (La Junta, CO) -KBLJ-
  • Cheraw Wolverines vs. Cheyenne Wells Tigers 7pm (Cheyenne Wells, CO)
  • Cripple Creek-Victor Pioneers vs. Manzanola Bobcats 7pm (Manzanola, CO)

Saturday October 15th:

Soccer:

  • Northwest College Trappers vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers *Women’s* 5pm (La Junta, CO)
  • Northwest College Trappers vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers *Men’s* 7pm (La Junta, CO)

Softball:

  • #13 La Junta Tigers vs. #20 University Bulldogs TBD (Brush, CO) -KBLJ-
  • #2 Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Winner of #15 Delta/#18 Fort Lupton TBD (Rocky Ford, CO) -KTHN-
  • #13 La Junta Tigers vs. #4 Brush Beetdgiggers TBD (Brush, CO) *IF LA JUNTA DEFEATS UNIVERSITY* -KBLJ-

Volleyball:

  • The Vanguard School Coursers vs. La Junta Tigers 10am (La Junta, CO)
  • Hesston College Larks vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers 11am (La Junta, CO)
  • Del Norte Tigers vs. Swink Lions 12pm (Swink, CO)
  • Crowley County Chargers vs. Hoehne Farmers 2pm (Hoehne, CO)
  • Wiley Panthers vs. Las Animas Trojans 2pm (Las Animas, CO)
  • Metro State University Road Runners vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves 7pm (Pueblo, CO)

Basketball:

  • Otero Junior College @ Dodge City Jamboree *Men’s Scrimmage* TBD (Dodge City, KS)

Football:

  • Fort Lewis College Skyhawks vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves 2pm *Homecoming* (Pueblo, CO)