Category: 1A Sports

Triple R Report’s Game of the Week: Crowley County Chargers @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (Crimson Helmet Game/Santa Fe League Championship)

In quite possibly the biggest game of the year in the Arkansas Valley, Crowley County travels down Highway 71 to Rocky Ford to do battle with the Meloneers. Unlike past years this game means more than just bragging rights. On top of the “Crimson Helmet” Trophy, also up for grabs is: the Santa Fe League Championship & a playoff spot.

Both teams deserve to be in the postseason but, due to RPI playing a factor now, only one probably will. But don’t get me started on that. The Chargers Comes in 14th in RPI while the Meloneers come in 24th. Only League Champions get automatic bids to the postseason. Followed by the next top 8 teams.

With Rocky Ford being so low in RPI I don’t see them getting in the playoffs without a win tonight, with a loss the Meloneers will start Wrestling/Basketball season. Crowley County with a win is in, with a loss they will be cutting it close.

The “Crimson Helmet” series has been owned by Crowley County. The Meloneers have never owned the trophy, nor have the Meloneers scored a game for the trophy. Crowley is outscoring Rocky Ford 197-0. But this year has been a different one than past ones for the Meloneers.

It’s all going to go down in Rocky Ford tonight. Kickoff is set for 7pm, catch all the action on 92.1 FM and network1sports.com. Craig and Randy will have the call. But first here’s how each team is faring heading into the game:


Crowley County:

  • (6-1) Overall, (3-0) in Santa Fe League
    • Tied for 1st in Santa Fe League (Rocky Ford)
  • (3-0) in away games
  • (2-1) in games vs. teams above .500
  • Outscoring opponents 254-68
    • Defeated Colorado Springs Christian 32-22
    • Defeated John Mall 20-6
    • Lost to Limon 14-7
    • Defeated Yuma 52-6
    • Defeated Ellicott 48-20
    • Defeated DHPH 49-0
    • Defeated Trinidad 46-0
  • On 4-game winning streak
  • Averaging 53.9 passing yards & 272.7 rushing yards per game
    • Dylan Tuma leads team with 100 carries for 934 yards (9.3 yards per carry)
    • Colton Gruntorad leads team with 8 receptions for 124 yards (15.5 yards per reception)
  • Defense is only allowing 180.3 total yards per game
    • Teams are averaging 97.9 rushing yards
    • Teams are averaging 82.4 passing yards per game
  • Opponents are averaging 9.7 points per game
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Bradley Clabey (Senior)
    • Chris Meyer (Junior)

Rocky Ford:

  • (6-2) Overall, (3-0) in Santa Fe League
    • Tied for 1st in Santa Fe League (Crowley County)
  • (2-1) in home games
  • (1-2) in games vs. teams above .500
  • Outscoring opponents 286-141
    • 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
    • Defeated Ellicott 42-26
  • Currently on 5-game winning streak
  • Averaging 194.9 passing yards & 190.5 rushing yards per game
    • Diego Reyes leads team with 120 carries for 649 yards (5.4 yards per carry)
    • David Trujillo leads team with 36 receptions for 667 yards (18.5 yards per reception)
  • Defense Is allowing 250.4 total yards per game
    • Teams are averaging 172.6 rushing yards
    • Teams are averaging 77.8 passing yards
  • Opponents are averaging 17.6 points per game
  • Players to Watch For:
    • David Trujillo (Sophomore)
    • Carlos Romo (Junior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

‘It’ll be a close one all night, both teams want it. It’s going to come down to who wants it more. It is going to take longer than 48 minutes to decide this one. Which means…OVERTIME!”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Chargers defeat Meloneers 30-24 in Overtime.”

Fun Facts/Trivia From the Week:

  • Since 2004, Crowley County has won 7 of the 12 meetings. The longest win streak in that time frame is Crowley County, 5 games (2011-2015) … Rocky’s longest streak in that time frame is 4 games (2005-2008)
  • Since the “Crimson Helmet” Trophy was introduced in 2012, which team has outscored the other and what is the point differential?
    • Crowley County, Rocky Ford has never scored in the “Crimson Helmet Game”. The Chargers have outscored the Meloneer 197-0 in games where the trophy is up for grabs.
  • Since 2004, of the 12 League Championships up for grabs, Crowley County has won 4 (’04, ’11, ’14, ’15). Rocky Ford has won 2 (’05, ’07
  • Since the “Crimson Helmet Game” was introduced in 2012, which team has a higher total yard average and what is the difference in yardage? (Only games between Crowley County & Rocky Ford)
    • Crowley County holds the higher total yard average. They’ve averaged 421 total yards to Rocky’s 68 total yards. That is a difference of 353 yards.

I already know the prediction isn’t going to set well with some people but Rocky has not proved to me they can win when it counts. I hope they prove me wrong tonight. Crowley is just the better team on paper. As we all know though anything can happen in High School sports. This was a tough game to predict, my heart wanted Rocky to win but history just is not on their side. Kickoff from Rocky Ford is at 7pm, catch the action on 92.1 FM and network1sports.com.

–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)

 

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)

 

 

High School/College Sports Schedule 10/2-10/8

Volleyball & softball season are coming to an end, football season is in full swing, and college basketball/wrestling are about to start. It’s a great time of year, and we have you covered for everything you need. Here’s this weeks schedule:


BOLD=Winner

Sunday October 2nd:

Soccer:

  • Colorado School of Mines Orediggers vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves *Women’s* 1pm (Pueblo, CO): 2-0
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Metro State University Roadrunners *Men’s* 2:30pm (Denver, CO): 5-2

Tuesday October 4th:

Softball:

  • La Junta Tigers vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers 4pm (Rocky Ford, CO) -KBLJ-: 6-4

Volleyball:

  • Hoehne Farmers vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers 5pm (Rocky Ford, CO): 3-1 (26-24, 25-16, 21-25, 25-20)
  • Crowley County Chargers vs. Swink Lions 5pm (Swink, CO): 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-22)
  • Fowler Grizzlies vs. Las Animas Trojans 5pm (Las Animas, CO): 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 26-24)
  • La Junta Tigers vs. Colorado Springs Christian Lions 6pm (Colorado Springs, CO):
  • Genoa-Hugo/Karval Pirates vs. Cheraw Wolverines 4pm (Cheraw, CO): 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-10)

Wednesday October 5th:

Soccer:

  • Trinidad State Junior College Trojans vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers *Men’s* 11am (La Junta, CO)
  • Trinidad State Junior College Trojans vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers *Women’s* 2pm (La Junta, CO)

Thursday October 6th:

Softball:
  • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Lamar Savages 6:30pm (Lamar, CO) -KTHN-
  • La Junta Tigers vs. Burlington Cougars 4:30pm (Burlington, CO) -KBLJ-

Volleyball:

  • Fowler Grizzlies vs. Crowley County Chargers 5pm (Ordway, CO)
  • John Mall Panthers vs. Swink Lions 5pm (Swink, CO)
  • Las Animas Trojans vs. Hoehne Farmers 5pm (Hoehne, CO)
  • Western Nebraska Community College Cougars vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers 6pm (La Junta, CO)

Friday October 7th:

Soccer:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Fort Lewis College Skyhawks *Men’s* 3pm (Durango, CO)
  • Regis University Rangers vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves *Women’s) 7pm (Pueblo, CO)

Volleyball:

  • Cotopaxi Pirates vs. Manzanola Bobcats 5pm (Manzanola, CO)
  • McCook Community College Indians vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers 6pm (La Junta, CO)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo vs. Colorado Mesa University Mavericks 7pm (Grand Junction, CO)

Basketball:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers @ Mullins/Mitchell Jamboree *Men’s Scrimmage* TBA (Dallas, TX)

Football:

  • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Dolores Huerta Prep Scorpions 7pm (Pueblo, CO) *CSU-Pueblo Thunderbowl*
  • Fowler Grizzlies vs. Hoehne Farmers 7pm (Hoehne, CO)
  • Custer County Bobcats vs. Swink Lions 7pm (Swink, CO)
  • Manitou Springs Mustangs vs. La Junta Tigers 7pm (La Junta, CO) -KBLJ-
  • Cotopaxi Pirates vs. Manzanola Bobcats 7pm (Manzanola, CO)

Saturday October 8th:

Soccer:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Iowa Western Community College Reivers *Men’s* 2pm (Council Bluffs, IA)
  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs *Women’s* 5pm (Rock Springs, WY)

Volleyball:

  • Eads Eagles vs. Swink Lions 9am (Swink, CO)
  • Springfield Longhorns vs. Swink Lions 11am (Swink, CO)
  • Salida Spartans vs. La Junta Tigers 11am (La Junta, CO) -KBLJ-
  • Northeastern Junior College Plainsmen vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers 1pm (La Junta, CO)
  • Sangre De Cristo Thunderbirds vs. Swink Lions 2:15pm (Swink, CO)
  • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Swallows Charter Academy Spartans 2pm (Pueblo West, CO)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo vs. Western State Colorado University Mountaineers 7pm (Gunnison, CO)

Basketball:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers @ Mullins/Mitchell Jamboree *Men’s Scrimmage* TBA (Dallas, TX)

Football:

  • Ellicott Thundehawks vs. Crowley County Chargers *Homecoming* 1pm (Ordway, CO) -KTHN-
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Adams State University Grizzlies 1pm (Alamosa, CO)
  • Cheraw Wolverines vs. Genoa-Hugo Pirates 2pm (Hugo, CO)

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 30th, 2016: Trinidad Miners @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (CHSAA Class 1A Santa Fe League Football)

On this wonderful last Friday and final day of September we have a crucial Santa Fe League football matchup. The Trinidad Miners head up to the Arkansas Valley to do battle with their “new” Santa Fe League foe the Rocky Ford Meloneers. Rocky Ford is coming off a huge homecoming victory over St. Mary’s, their first homecoming win in 4 years. Trinidad comes off a low scoring loss to the Lamar Savages, they look to get back on track this week. Here’s how each team stacks up:


Trinidad Miners:

  • (1-4) Overall in 2016, 1st league game of the year
    • 4th in Santa Fe League
    • Moved down from 2A (Tri-Peaks League)
  • Being outscored by opponents 112-52
    • Lost to Peyton 28-0
    • Defeated Raton (NM) 27-0
    • Lost to John Mall 26-18
    • Lost to Alamosa 48-7
    • Lost to Lamar 10-0
  • Ranked 31st in Class 1A Football
  • Averaging 47.0 passing yards per game & 137.4 rushing yards per game
    • Ethan Duran leads team with 93 carries for 449 yards (4.8 yards per carry)
    • Izzy Manzanares leads team with 6 receptions for 160 yards (26.7 yards per carry)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Luis Viera-Flores (Senior)
    • Ethan Duran (Senior)

Rocky Ford Meloneers:

  • (3-2) Overall in 2016, 1st league game of the year
    • 3rd in Santa Fe League
    • Behind Ellicott (#2) & Crowley County (#1)
  • Outscoring opponents 152-91
    • 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
  • Ranked 19th in Class 1A Football
  • Averaging 172 passing yards per game & 173.8 rushing yards per game
    • Diego Reyes leads team with 75 carries for 389 yards (5.2 yards per carry)
    • David Trujillo leads team with 20 receptions for 351 yards (17.6 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • David Trujillo (Sophomore)
    • Cody Venem (Senior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Rocky Ford got a huge homecoming win last week against St. Mary’s, while Trinidad has played mostly 2A teams (with the exception of Peyton). Look for both teams to battle with each other throughout the night. In my opinion Rocky Ford doesn’t make the playoffs without winning the Santa Fe League, this is a huge game for the Meloneers.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Rocky Ford gets the upper hand late and defeats Trinidad 28-20.”


Extra Information:

  • Last time Rocky Ford had a 3-game winning streak:
    • 9/10-23, 2011
      • Was a 4-game winning streak (went through 9/30/2011)
  • Last time Rocky Ford made the playoffs:
    • 2010
  • Last time Rocky Ford made it past the 1st round of football playoffs:
    • Prior to the 1999 season

Rocky Ford is looking for a huge win to continue their winning ways, Trinidad looks to get back on track after a bad start. Rocky Ford is the place to be in the Arkansas Valley. If you can’t make it, don’t worry I’ll have you covered on 92.1 FM & network1sports.com. Kickoff is set for 7pm, Rocky Ford band boosters are holding a tailgate prior to kickoff, so bring your money, bring your appetite and come on down to watch some great football action. We’ll see you there!

High School/College Sports Schedule 9/25-10/1

La Junta’s big win over Kent Denver was the highlight of Week 4 of the high school sport season. It sets up a huge Tri-Peaks League matchup with The Classical Academy Titans. The CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves won their second RMAC game in a row with a blowout win over New Mexico Highlands. Their game against Colorado Mesa this week is the main feature on our schedule this week. Winner gets the upper hand in the conference. Here’s the schedule:


BOLD=Winner

Sunday September 25th:

Soccer:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets *Women’s* (Rapid City, SD) 1pm: 3-2
  • Fort Lewis College Skyhawks vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves *Men’s* (Pueblo, CO) 1pm: 2-1

Tuesday September 27th:

Volleyball:

  • John Mall Panthers vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers (Rocky Ford, CO) 4pm
  • Crowley County Chargers vs. Swallows Charter Academy Spartans (Pueblo West, CO) 4pm
  • Hoehne Farmers vs. Fowler Grizzlies (Fowler, CO) 4pm
  • Swink Lions vs. Las Animas Trojans (Las Animas, CO) 5pm
  • Rye Thunderbolts vs. La Junta Tigers (La Junta, CO) 6pm –KBLJ-

Wednesday September 28th:

Basketball:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers Men’s/Women’s Basketball “Midnight Madness” (La Junta, CO) 9pm

Thursday September 29th:

Volleyball:

  • Crowley County Chargers vs. John Mall Panthers (Walsenburg, CO) 4pm
  • Swink Lions vs. Hoehne Farmers (Hoehne, CO) 4pm
  • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Fowler Grizzlies (Fowler, CO) 5pm
  • Las Animas Trojans vs. Swallows Charter Academy Spartans (Pueblo West, CO) 5pm
  • Otero Junior College vs. Midland College Chaps (Midland, TX) 5pm
  • Edison Eagles vs. Manzanola Bobcats (Manzanola, CO) 6pm
  • La Junta Tigers vs. Lamar Savages (Lamar, CO) 6:30pm -KBLJ-

Friday September 30th:

Soccer:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Colorado Christian University Cougars *Women’s* (Lakewood, CO) 1:30pm
  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Western Nebraska Community College Cougars *Women’s* (Scottsbluff, NE) 2pm
  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Western Nebraska Community College Cougars *Men’s* (Scottsbluff, NE) 4:30pm
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Lions vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves *Men’s* (Pueblo, CO) 7pm

Volleyball:

  • Otero Junior College @ Midland College Invite (Midland, TX) 12pm & 4pm
  • Primero Bobcats vs. Manzanola Bobcats (Manzanola, CO) 5pm
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Metro State University Road Runners (Denver, CO) 7pm

Football:

  • Trinidad Miners vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers (Rocky Ford, CO) 7pm -KBLJ-
  • Fowler Grizzlies vs. Custer County Bobcats (Fowler, CO) 7pm
  • Simla Cubs vs. Swink Lions (Swink, CO) 7pm
  • McClave Cardinals vs. Las Animas Trojans *Homecoming* (Las Animas, CO) 7pm
  • La Junta Tigers vs. The Classical Academy Titans (Colorado Springs, CO) 7pm -KBLJ-
  • Cheraw Wolverines vs. Walsh Eagles (Walsh, CO) 7pm
  • Primero Bulldogs vs. Manzanola Bobcats (Manzanola, CO) 7pm

Saturday October 1st:

Soccer:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles *Men’s* (Cheyenne, WY) 1:30pm
  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles *Women’s* (Cheyenne, WY)

Softball:

  • James Irwin Jaguars vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers *Double-Header* (Rocky Ford, CO) 10am & 12pm
  • Florence Huskies vs. La Junta Tigers *Double-Header* (La Junta, CO) 11am & 1pm -KBLJ-

Volleyball:

  • Otero Junior College at Midland College Invite (Midland, TX) 8am & 12pm
  • Rye Thunderbolts vs. Fowler Grizzlies (Fowler, CO) 9am
  • Trinidad Miners vs. Las Animas Trojans (Las Animas, CO) 10am
  • Lamar Savages vs. Fowler Grizzles (Fowler, CO) 12pm
  • Eads Eagles vs. Crowley County Chargers (Ordway, CO) 1pm
  • Limon Badgers vs. Fowler Grizzlies (Fowler, CO) 4:30pm
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Lions (Colorado Springs, CO) 5pm
  • La Junta Tigers vs. Buena Vista Demons (Buena Vista, CO) TBA

Football:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Colorado Mesa University Mavericks (Grand Junction, CO) 1pm

 

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 23rd, 2016: St. Mary’s Pirates @ Rocky Ford Meloneers *Homecoming* (CHSAA Class 1A Football)

It’s homecoming time once again! This time it’s the Rocky Ford Meloneers turn, they’ll be playing hosts to St. Mary’s tonight at 7. Rocky Ford narrowly escaped with a victory against the John Mall Panthers last week when they won 8-0. The Meloneers look to continue their winning ways tonight. St. Mary’s moves down to 1A after playing last year in the 2A Tri-Peaks League. They’ll be looking to spoil Rocky’s night tonight. Here’s how each team stacks up:


St. Mary’s Pirates:

  • (0-3) Overall in 2016, have yet to play a league game
    • 6th in 1A Tri-Peaks League
    • Lost to Manitou Springs 43-0
    • Lost to Burlington 49-14
    • Lost to Florence 42-0
  • Currently ranked 35th in Class 1A Football
  • Averaging 67 passing yards per game & 31.7 rushing yards per game
    • Charles Gloumeau leads team with 28 carries for 47 yards (1.7 yards per carry)
    • Chance Podoll leads team with 3 receptions for 100 yards (33.3 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Camden Raedel (Junior)
    • Chance Podoll (Senior)

Rocky FOrd Meloneers:

  • (2-2) Overall in 2016, have yet to play a league game
    • 3rd in 1A Santa Fe League
      • Behind Ellicott (2nd) & Crowley County (1st)
    • Defeated Byers 50-6
    • Lost to Limon 21-6
    • Lost to Center 55-52
    • Defeated John Mall 8-0
  • Currently ranked 19th in Class 1A Football
  • Averaging 173.5 passing yards per game & 147.8 rushing yards per game
    • Diego Reyes leads team with 60 carries for 301 yards (5.0 yards per carry)
    • David Trujillo leads team with 17 receptions for 266 yards (15.6 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • David Trujillo (Sophomore)
    • Jacob Rodriguez (Senior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Rocky Ford has not won a homecoming game in 4 years, it’s been a tough stretch for the Meloneers. I should know I was in school for 1 of them. It pains me to say that I think this trend will continue tonight. As of now Rocky Ford has yet to prove to me that they can win when it counts.”

Triple R’s Game PRediction:

“Being a Meloneer myself it makes it hard to make this prediction but, the Pirates defeat the Meloneers 28-14.”


Stay tuned we still have the top matchup in the state to preview tonight. The La Junta Tigers host Kent Denver.

High School/College Sports Schedule 9/18-9/24

Rocky Ford Softball is ranked #2, the Crowley County & Rocky Ford football teams returned to their winning ways and the Colorado State University-Pueblo football is back to winning. All is right in the world as we enter another week of sports action. Full slates of soccer, volleyball, softball and of course football fill this week. So lets get to the schedule:


BOLD=Winner

sunday September 18th:

Soccer:

  • Colorado School of Mines Orediggers vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves *Men’s* (Pueblo, CO): 3-0
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Adams State University Grizzlies *Women’s* (Alamosa, CO): 2-1

Tuesday September 20th:

Softball:

  • Lamar Savages vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers 4pm (Rocky Ford, CO)
  • La Junta Tigers vs. Dolores Huerta Prep Scorpions 4pm (Pueblo, CO) -KBLJ-

Volleyball:

  • Fowler Grizzlies vs. John Mall Panthers 4pm (Walsenburg, CO)
  • Hoehne Farmers vs. Crowley County Chargers 4:30pm (Ordway, CO)
  • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Las Animas Trojans 5pm (Las Animas, CO)
  • Cheraw Wolverines vs. McClave Cardinals 5pm (McClave, CO)
  • Aguilar Wildcats vs. Manzanola Bobcats 5pm (Manzanola, CO)

Wednesday September 21st:

Volleyball:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Adams State University Grizzlies JV 7pm (Alamosa, CO)

Thursday September 22nd:

Softball:

  • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. La Junta Tigers 4pm (La Junta, CO) -KBLJ-

Volleyball:

  • Crowley County Chargers vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers 5pm (Rocky Ford, CO)
  • Swink Lions vs. Fowler Grizzlies 4pm (Fowler, CO) -KTHN-
  • John Mall Panthers vs. Las Animas Trojans 5pm (Las Animas, CO)
  • Cheraw Wolverines vs. La Veta Redskins 5pm (La Veta, CO)
  • Colorado Christian University Cougars JV vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers 7pm (La Junta, CO)

Friday September 23rd:

Soccer:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Central Community College Raiders *Men’s* 4pm (Columbus, NE)
  • Adams State University Grizzlies vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves *Men’s* 7pm (Pueblo, CO)

Volleyball:

  • Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves 7pm (Pueblo, CO)

Football:

  • St. Mary’s Pirates vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers *Homecoming* 7pm (Rocky Ford, CO)
  • Wiley Panthers vs. Fowler Grizzlies *Homecoming* 7pm (Fowler, CO)
  • Swink Lions vs. Las Animas Trojans *Homecoming* 7pm (Las Animas, CO) -KTHN-
  • Kent Denver Sun Devils vs. La Junta Tigers 7pm (La Junta, CO) -KBLJ-
  • Sierra Grande Panthers vs. Cheraw Wolverines *Homecoming* 7pm (Cheraw, CO)

Saturday September 24th:

Soccer:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Northeastern Junior College Plainsmen *Women’s* 3pm (Sterling, CO)
  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Northeastern Junior College Plainsmen *Men’s* 5pm (Sterling, CO)

Volleyball:

  • Manzanola Bobcats vs. Mountain Valley/Moffat Indians 11am (Saguache, CO)
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Hardrockers vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves 3pm (Pueblo, CO)

Softball:

  • La Junta Tigers vs. St. Mary’s Pirates 10am (Colorado Springs, CO) -KBLJ-

Football:

  • Manzanola Bobcats vs. Mountain Valley Indians 1pm (Saguache, CO)
  • New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys vs. Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves 6pm (Pueblo, CO)

High School/College Sports Schedule 9/12-9/17

A little late getting this schedule out due to being busy with school. But here we go we’re fully into the high school and college sport season and the action is about to pick up. Two homecoming are happening in the valley this week (La Junta & Swink) so go support those athletes in one of the greatest times in high school. Here’s this weeks schedule:


BOLD=Winner

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13th:

SOCCER:

  • Eastern New Mexico College Greyhounds vs. Colorado State University Pueblo Thunderwolves *Women’s* (Pueblo, CO): 2-0 (FT)

VOLLEYBALL:

  • Swink Lions vs. John Mall Panthers (Walsenburg, CO): 3-1 (17-25, 25-19, 26-24, 30-28)
  • Cheraw Wolverines vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers (Rocky Ford, CO): 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-21)
  • Fowler Grizzlies vs. Swallows Charter Academy Spartans (Pueblo West, CO): 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-17)
  • Hoehne Farmers vs. Las Animas Trojans (Las Animas, CO): 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-15)
  • Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers (La Junta, CO): 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-16)

SOFTBALL:

  • Dolores Huerta Prep Scorpions vs. La Junta Tigers (La Junta, CO): 16-1 (5 Innings)

Wednesday September 14th:

SOCCER:

  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Trinidad State Junior College Trojans *Women’s* (Trinidad, CO): 1-1 (FT)
  • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Trinidad State Junior College Trojans *Men’s* (Trinidad, CO):

Thursday September 15th:

VOLLEYBALL:

  • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Swink Lions (Swink, CO) 5pm -KBLJ-
  • Las Animas Trojans vs. Crowley County Chargers (Ordway, CO) 5pm
  • Fowler Grizzlies vs. Colorado Springs School Kodiaks (Colorado Springs, CO) 6pm
  • James Irwin Jaguars vs. La Junta Tigers (La Junta, CO) 6pm
  • Primero Bulldogs vs. Cheraw Wolverines (Cheraw, CO) 5pm

SOFTBALL:

  • Lamar Savages vs. La Junta Tigers (La Junta, CO) 4pm -KBLJ-
  • Florence Huskies vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers (Rocky Ford, CO) 4 & 6pm -KBLJ-

Friday September 16th:

VOLLEYBALL:

  • Cheraw Wolverines vs. Eads Eagles (Eads, CO) 4:30pm
  • Manzanola Bobcats vs. La Veta Redskins (La Veta, CO) 4pm
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Colorado Christian University Cougars (Lakewood, CO) 6pm

SOCCER:

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Fort Lewis College Skyhawks *Women’s* (Durango, CO) 12:30pm
  • Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs vs. Otero Junior College Rattlers *Women’s* (La Junta, CO) 1pm
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Colorado Christian University COugars *Men’s* (Pueblo, CO) 7pm

FOOTBALL:

  • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. John Mall Panthers (Walsenburg, CO) 7pm
  • Yuma Indians vs. Crowley County Chargers (Ordway, CO) 7pm
  • Fowler Grizzlies vs. Sargent Farmers (Monte Vista, CO) 7pm
  • McClave Cardinals vs. Swink Lions (Swink, CO) 7pm -KTHN-
  • Elizabeth Cardinals vs. La Junta Tigers (La Junta, CO) 7pm -KBLJ-
  • Cheraw Wolverines vs. Eads Eagles (Eads, CO) 7pm
  • Manzanola Bobcats vs. La Veta Redskins (La Veta, CO) 7pm

Saturday September 17th:

VOLLEYBALL:

  • Manzanola Bobcats vs. Creede Miners (Cotopaxi, CO) 9am
  • Las Animas Trojans vs. Trinidad Miners (Trinidad, CO) 10am
  • Manzanola Bobcats vs. Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds (Cotopaxi, CO) 11am
  • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Fountain Valley Danes (Colorado Springs, CO) 3pm
  • Swallows Charter Academy Spartans vs. Swink Lions (Swink, CO) 2pm
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Colorado School of Mines Orediggers (Golden, CO) 5pm

FOOTBALL:

  • Las Animas Trojans vs. Custer County Bobcats (Westcliffe, CO) 1pm
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Hardrockers (Pueblo, CO) 6pm

 

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 9th, 2016: Limon Badgers vs. Crowley County Chargers (CHSAA Class 1A Football)

We’re nearing the end of Week 3 for high school sports and it is time for some “Friday Night Lights”. Two big games are featured in this edition of the “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day”. The first being when the Limon Badgers head down Highway 71 to take on the Crowley County Chargers. These two teams were apart of the former South Central League and had some great matchups, but now the Chargers are apart of the “new” Santa Fe League while the Badgers are apart of the North Central League. Just because they’re in different leagues doesn’t mean it will be any less of a fight. Here is how each team stacks up heading into the game:


LIMON BADGERS:

  • (1-0) Overall in 2016, has yet to play a league game
    • Defeated Rocky Ford 21-6 last Friday
  • Currently tied for 1st in North Central League
    • Tied with Holyoke (1-0)
  • Currently ranked 9th in 1A Football
  • Ran for 319 yards & threw for 53 yards against Rocky Ford
    • Braden Kappel leads team with 23 carries for 158 yards
    • Cole Younger leads team with 1 reception for 28 yards

CROWLEY COUNTY CHARGERS:

  • (2-0) Overall in 2016, has not played a league game
    • Defeated Colorado Springs Christian 32-22 (Zero Week)
    • Defeated John Mall 20-6 last Friday
  • Currently tied for 1st in Santa Fe League
    • Tied with Ellicott (2-0)
  • Currently ranked 3rd in 1A Football
    • Only behind Buena Vista (#1) & Paonia (#2)
  • Averaging 241.5 rushing yard per game & 49.5 passing yards per game
    • Dylan Tuma leads team with 30 carries for 242 yards (8.1 yards per rush)
    • Colton Gruntorad lead team with 4 receptions for 55 yards (13.8 yards per catch)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Crowley County is once again dominate in 1A football. They’re going to continue their dominance this year. Limon has also been on the rise for the past couple of years. This game is going to be a close one and come down to the final possession.”

 

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Chargers defeat Badgers 28-21.”


Head on down to Charger Field in Ordway for some great football action. It won’t be anything short of exciting. That will do it for game 1 of “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day”, next up is La Junta heading to Alamosa.