Category: 2A Sports

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 9th, 2016: La Junta Tigers vs. Alamosa Mean Moose (CHSAA Class 2A 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 second being when the La Junta Tigers head on down to Alamosa to take on the Mean Moose. Alamosa is making the transition from the Western Slope-South League to the Intermountain League. La Junta still remains in the Tri-Peaks League. Last year La Junta ran away with a 34-8 victory. We’ll see how this year’s game goes tonight. Here is how each team stacks up heading into the game:


ALAMOSA MEAN MOOSE:

  • (1-1) Overall in 2016, has yet to play a league game
    • Defeated Florence 21-16 (Zero Week)
    • Lost to Buena Vista (1A) 22-21 last Friday
  • Currently tied for 1st in Intermountain League
    • Tied with Bayfield (1-1) & Montezuma-Cortez (1-1)
  • Currently ranked 8th in 2A Football
  • Averaging 91 rushing yards per game & 48.5 passing yards per game
    • Reis Martinez leads team with 7 carries for 64 yards (9.1 yards per carry)
    • Angelo Ramirez leads team with 4 receptions for 58 yards (14.5 yards per carry)

LA JUNTA TIGERS:

  • (1-0) Overall in 2016, has yet to play a league game
    • Defeated Gunnison 46-7 last Friday
  • Tied for 1st in Tri-Peaks League
    • Tied with The Classical Academy (1-0) & Manitou Spring (1-0)
  • Currently ranked 2nd in 2A Football
    • Only behind Delta (#1)
  • Ran for 386 yards & threw for 35 yards against Gunnison
    • Dax Bender leads team with 13 carries for 143 yards (11.0 yards per carry)
    • Apela Furtado-tom leads team with 1 reception for 21 yards

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“La Junta has started to dominate 2A Football, look for tonight to be no different. La Junta will get out early and often. Look for them to not turn back, crushing the Mean Moose.”

 

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Tigers defeat Mean Moose 56-8”


Pat McGee has the call for this game on AM 1400 KBLJ for those in the valley, if you’re out of it then go to network1sports.com. Tigers vs. Mean Moose gets underway at 7pm. This has been another installment of the “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day”. See you tomorrow!

–Triple R

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 6th, 2016: Hoehne Farmers vs. Swink Lions (CHSAA Class 2A Volleyball)

Lets kick off the week with some Santa Fe League volleyball action, sound like a plan? We get underway with a big match-up between the Farmers of Hoehne and the Lions of Swink, in the past these teams have given each other all they can, don’t expect this game to give any less than that. Here’s how the team’s compare heading into tonight’s big game:


HOEHNE FARMERS:

  • (2-1) Overall in 2016, (1-0) in Santa Fe League
    • Lost to La Junta 3-0 (25-17, 25-11, 25-11)
    • Defeated Primero 3-1 (25-10, 25-15, 11-25, 25-22)
    • Defeated Fowler 3-2 (25-19, 19-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-7)
  • Currently 3rd in SFL
    • Behind John Makl (5-0)(2-0) & Swink (1-1)(1-0)
  • Currently ranked 25th in Class 2A Volleyball
    • Received 2 votes this week
  • Shaelyn Walton leads Farmers in kills with 17

 

SWINK LIONS:

  • (1-1) Overall in 2016, (1-0) in Santa Fe League
    • Defeated Las Animas 3-1 (25-13, 25-20, 19-25, 25-15)
    • Lost to Sargent 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-11)
  • Currently 2nd in SFL
    • Behind John Mall (5-0)(2-0)
  • Not ranked in Top 25 in Class 2A Volleyball
  • Meira Stanger currently leads Lions in kills with 23

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Look for Hoehne & Swink to trade punches from start to finish. Its going to be a close game throughout. Swink will come out on top as they have the more balanced team.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Swink over Hoehne in 5 sets,”


Head on down to the “Lions Den” tonight for some great volleyball action. This game will be full of emotion and it should be a great atmosphere.

 

–Triple R

High School/College Sports Schedule (Week of 9/5-9/10)

We’re 2 weeks into the High School sports season, and the action is getting hot and heavy. Santa Fe League volleyball action has got underway and high school football is back in the swing of things! The CSU-Pueblo football team had a rough start to the season last week but they’re ready to bounce back this week! Here’s the Sports Schedule for the week:


BOLD=Winner

Tuesday September 6th

  • Volleyball:
    • Crowley County Chargers vs. Fowler Grizzlies (Fowler, CO) 5pm *KTHN*: 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-17, 25-20)
    • Hoehne Farmers vs. Swink Lions (Swink, CO) 4pm: 3-0 (28-26, 27-25, 25-13)
    • Swallows Charter Academy Spartans vs. Las Animas Trojans 5pm (Las Animas,CO): 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-12)
    • Cheraw Wolverines vs. Wiley Wildcats (Wiley, CO) 4pm
  • Softball:
    • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. St. Mary’s Pirates (Colorado Springs, CO) 4pm

Wednesday September 7th

  • Volleyball:
    • Angelo State (TX) Rams vs. Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves (Pueblo, CO) 7pm
    • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Colorado Christian Cougars JV (Lakewood, CO) 7pm

Thursday September 8th

  • Volleyball:
    • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Hoehne Farmers (Hoehne, CO) 5pm
    • Swink Lions vs. Crowley County Chargers (Ordway, CO) 5pm *KTHN*: 3-1 (25-15, 25-16, 14-25, 25-16)
    • Las Animas Trojans vs. Fowler Grizzlies (Fowler, CO) 5pm: 3-0 (25-14, 26-24, 25-18)
    • La Junta Tigers vs. Trinidad Miners (Trinidad, CO) 4pm
    • Western State University Mountaineers vs. Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves (Pueblo, CO) 7pm
  • Softball:
    • La Junta Tigers vs. Lamar Savages (Lamar, CO) 6pm *KBLJ*

Friday September 9th

  • Volleyball:
    • Manzanola Bobcats vs. Antonito Trojans (Antonito, CO) 1pm
    • Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas vs. Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolved (Pueblo, CO) 1pm
    • Kit Carson Wildcats vs. Cheraw Wolverines (Cheraw, CO) 4pm
    • Grand Valley Mountaineers vs. La Junta Tigers 4:45pm
    • Wayne State (Neb.) Warriors vs. Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves (Pueblo, CO) 6pm
    • La Junta Tigers vs. Englewood Pirates 7:15pm
    • Otero Junior College Rattlers @ NJC Pizza Hut Invite (Sterling, CO) 12 & 6pm
  • Soccer:
    • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Northwest College Eagles (Powell, WY) 2pm *Women’s*
    • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Northwest Kansas Tech Mavericks (Goodland, KS) *Men’s*
    • Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. Northeastern State Riverhawks (Tahlequah, OK) 6pm *Men’s*
    • Emporia State Hornets vs. Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves (Pueblo, CO) 7pm *Women’s*
  • Football:
    • Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Center Vikings (Center, CO) 7pm
    • Limon Badgers vs. Crowley County Chargers (Ordway, CO) 7pm: 14-7
    • Akron Rams vs. Fowler Grizzlies (Fowler, CO) 7pm
    • Holly Wildcats vs. Swink Lions (Swink, CO) 7pm: 29-0
    • La Junta Tigers vs. Alamosa Mean Moose (Alamosa, CO) 7pm *KBLJ*
    • Kit Carson Wildcats vs. Cheraw Wolverines (Cheraw, CO) 7pm *KTHN*

Saturday September 10th

  • Volleyball:
    • Swallows Charter Academy Spartans vs. Rocky Ford Meloneers (Rocky Ford, CO) 10am
    • Monte Vista Pirates vs. La Junta Tigers 10am
    • Adams State Grizzlies vs. Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves (Pueblo, CO) 3pm
    • Otero Junior College Rattlers @ NJC Pizza Hut Invite (Sterling, CO) 1 & 3pm
  • Softball:
    • La Junta Tigers vs. Discovery Canyon Thunder (Colorado Springs, CO) 11am *KBLJ*
  • Soccer:
    • Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Sheridan College Generals (Sheridan, WY) 2pm *Women’s*
  • Football:
    • West Texas A&M Buffaloes vs. Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves (Pueblo, CO) 6pm

 

 

 

Triple R Report’s Game of the Day September 1st, 2016: Fowler Grizzlies @ Rocky Ford Meloneers

We’re a little less than two weeks into the 2016 Class 2A Volleyball season and Santa Fe League action is beginning to pick up. Today’s “Triple R Report’s Game of the Day” features the Fowler Grizzlies traveling down Highway 50 to play the Meloneers of Rocky Ford at the “Melon Dome”. Here is how each team stacks up:


Fowler:

  • 0-1 on the early season
    • Lost to Hoehne in 5 sets on Tuesday (25-19, 19-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-7)
  • Looked great in season opener, just came up short
  • Will play Las Animas next Thursday for only game of the week for Grizzlies
  • Fowler will look to bounce back this week against the Meloneers
    • Have played great against Rocky in the past.

Rocky Ford:

  • 2-2 so far in 2016
    • Went 2-1 @ Ellicott Tournament (defeated Ellicott & Center 2-0, lost to Highland 2-0)
    • Lost to John Mall on Tuesday 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-20)
  • Last year the Meloneers:
    • Finished 7th in the Santa Fe League
    • Lost 3-1 to John Mall in the District 6 pigtail
    • Finished Ranked 45th in 2A Volleyball
    • Return 8 players from last year’s varsity squad:
      • Lost Hannah Moore, Hannah Mayne, Leann Sackett, Alexis Mayne to graduation.
        • Moore now playing for Colby CC
      • Lost Kaylee Soltero due to moving
    • Triple R’s bold prediction for the season:
      • “Rocky Ford has been on the move up as of the past few years, look for that to continue in 2016. They’re ready to make some noise in the SFL.

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Look for Fowler to get out early and stay there. As much as it pains me to say this being a former Meloneer, the Meloneers may have some trouble tonight. They may be playing from behind the whole night. But who knows maybe they’ll prove me wrong.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Fowler defeats Rocky Ford in 3 sets.”


Well there you have it. Another “Triple R Report’s Game of the Day” preview. But we’re not done be sure to check out our preview as we look at the big RMAC matchup between the #5 CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves and the #18 Colorado School of Mines Orediggers. But if you aren’t going to make that trip all the way up to Golden, go to the Melon Dome and watch some great Santa Fe League Volleyball.

 

Triple R Report’s Game of the Day August 30th, 2016: Fowler Grizzlies @ Hoehne Farmers (Volleyball)

Well it’s back! The 2016-17 High School sports season kicked off last week and action is about to turn up as rivalries are renewed and championship are to be won. For the first day of the “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day” segment we feature the Fowler Grizzlies and Hoehne Farmers in Santa Fe League volleyball action. Here’s each teams breakdown:


fowler:

  • This is Fowler’s 1st game of the season.
  • Last Year the Grizzlies
    • Finished 2nd in the Santa Fe League just behind Rye
    • Finished by going 1-1 in pool play @ the State Tournament
    • Finished ranked 10th in Class 2A Volleyball
  • They return most of the team
    • Lexie Bitter moved on to play @ OJC
  • Triple R’s Bold Prediction for the season:
    • “Look for Fowler to have a big year once again, possibly finishing in the top 10.”

Hoehne:

  • Begins 2016 1-1 overall
    • Lost to La Junta 3-0 (25-17, 25-11, 25-11)
    • Defeated Primero 3-1 (25-10, 25-15, 11-25, 25-22)
  • Last Year the Farmers:
    • Finsihed 4th in the Santa Fe League
    • Finished by going 0-2 @ District 6 Tournament
    • Finished ranked 33rd in Class 2A Volleyball
  • They return 9 players from last years squad
  • Triple R’s Bold Prediction for the season:
    • “Look for Hoehne to once again return to the domainant form they once had.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Fowler defeats Hoehne in 4 sets”


There is your breakdown and prediction for tonight’s game. Be on the lookout for more “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day”.

 

Arkansas Valley Sports Schedule (Week of 8/29-9/3)

High School sports are upon us, and we are in full swing of action this week. All football teams are back in action after a huge Zero Week for all. La Junta looks to get back to where they were last year, this time hoping to head to the State Title game. Rocky Ford is under new coaching staff as Sean McNames is now in charge. Rocky Ford and La Junta both competed up at the Eaton Tournament and both teams had great showings. The Meloneers are off this week, while the Tigers are back in action. Here is this week’s schedule and results as they become available:

BOLD=Winner

Tuesday August 30th:

Volleyball

-Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. John Mall Panthers (Walsenburg, CO) 4pm

-Crowley County Chargers vs. Swallows Charter Academy Spartans (Ordway, CO) 4pm

-Fowler Grizzlies vs. Hoehne Farmers (Hoehne, CO) 4pm

-Las Animas Trojans vs. La Junta Tigers (Las Animas, CO) 4pm (KBLJ/KTHN)

-Cheraw Wolverines vs. Manzanola Bobcats (Manzanola, CO) 5pm

 

Thursday September 1st

Volleyball

-Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Fowler Grizzlies (Rocky Ford, CO) 5pm

-Crowley County Chargers vs. John Mall Panthers (Ordway, CO) 4pm

-Swink Lions vs. Las Animas Trojans (Swink, CO) 5pm

-La Junta Tigers vs. St. Mary’s Pirates (La Junta, CO) 4pm

Softball

-La Junta Tigers vs. Pueblo County Hornets (La Junta, CO) 4pm (KBLJ)

 

Friday September 2nd

Volleyball

-Cheraw Wolverines vs. Edison Eagles (Cheraw, CO) 5:30pm

Football

-Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. Limon Badgers (Rocky Ford, CO) 7pm

-Crowley County Chargers @ John Mall Panthers (Walsenburg, CO) 7pm

-Fowler Grizzlies vs. Las Animas Trojans (Las Animas, CO) 7pm (KTHN)

-Swink Lions vs. Granada Bobcats (Granada, CO) 7pm

-La Junta Tigers vs. Gunnison Cowboys (Gunnison, CO) 7pm (KBLJ)

-Cheraw Wolverines vs. Edison Eagles (Cheraw, CO) 7pm

 

Saturday September 3rd

Volleyball

-Swink Lions vs. Sargent Farmers (Sargent, CO) 12pm

Softball

-La Junta Tigers vs. James Irwin Jaguars (La Junta, CO) 11am *Double-Header* (KBLJ)