Category: 3A Sports

3A Softball State Championship Schedule

Its here. The Rocky Ford Meloneers look to defend their 2016 Class 3A State Softball title, they enter #10. La Junta enters #6 after winning the Region 6 Tournament. Here is the schedule for this weekend up in Aurora:

*NOTE: All games played at Aurora Sports Complex, single elimination format. First Round through Semi-Finals will be played at Complex A. Championship game is at Complex B.*


BOLD=Winner

Friday October 20th:

First Round

Game 1: #1 Brush Lady Beetdiggers vs. #16 Fort Lupton Lady Blue Devils: 16-5

Game 2: #8 Weld Central Lady Rebels vs. #9 University Lady Bulldogs: 14-9

Game 3: #4 Lamar Lady Savages vs. #13 Sterling Lady Tigers: 12-4

Game 4: #5 Faith Christian Lady Eagles vs. #12 Limon Lady Badgers: 11-1

Game 5: #3 Strasburg Lady Indians vs. #14 Delta Lady Panthers: 13-3

Game 6: #6 La Junta Lady Tigers vs. #11 St. Mary’s Lady Pirates: 13-3

Game 7: #2 Eaton Lady Reds vs. #15 Valley Lady Vikings: 7-3

Game 8: #7 Meeker Cowgirls vs. #10 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers: 7-6

Quarterfinals

Game 9: #1 Brush Lady Beetdiggers vs. #9 University Lady Bulldogs: 8-4

Game 10: #13 Sterling Lady Tigers vs. #5 Faith Christian Lady Eagles: 9-8

Game 11: #3 Strasburg Lady Indians vs. #6 La Junta Lady Tigers: 2-0

Game 12: #2 Eaton Lady Reds vs. #10 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers: 8-0

Saturday October 21st:

Semifinals

Game 13: #1 Brush Lady Beetdiggers vs. #5 Faith Christian Lady Eagles: 14-4

Game 14: #3 Strasburg Lady Indians vs. #2 Eaton Lady Reds: 10-9

Championship

Game 15: #1 Brush Lady Beetdiggers vs. #3 Strasburg Lady Indians: 10-2

3A Softball Regional Schedules

Regional Softball is this weekend, La Junta received a #6 seed. Even with the high seed the Tigers will have to travel to Limon as the #11 Lady Badgers won their district, thus allowing them to host. Rocky Ford received a #7 seed and will host Region 7 in Rocky Ford. Here are the schedules for all 8 Regional Tournaments.

*NOTE: Top two teams from each region qualify for State Tournament next weekend in Aurora. Regional Champions are guaranteed a Top-8 seed at State, seeded by RPI. Regional Runner-ups get bottom 8 seeds, seeded based off RPI.*

*NOTE: Game 4 in each region only played if higher seed loses Game 3.*


BOLD=Winner

Region 1:

Host: Brush

Semi-Finals:
Game 1: #1 Brush Lady Beetdiggers: BYE

Game 2: #16 Valley Lady Vikings vs. #17 Cedaredge Lady Bruins: 11-9
Championship:
Game 3: #1 Brush Lady Beetdiggers vs. #16 Valley Lady Vikings: 8-4
State Qualifiers:
1) #1 Brush Lady Beetdiggers (Regional Champion)
2) #16 Valley Lady Vikings (Regional Runner-up)

 

Region 2:

Host: Eaton

Semi-Finals:
Game 1: #2 Eaton Reds: BYE

Game 2: #15 Basalt Lady Longhorns vs. #18 Fort Lupton Lady Blue Devils: 14-5
Championship:
Game 3: #2 Eaton Lady Reds vs. #18 Fort Lupton Lady Blue Devils: 18-3
State Qualifiers:
1) #2 Eaton Lady Reds (Regional Champion)
2) #18 Fort Lupton Lady Blue Devils (Regional Runner-up)

 

Region 3:

Host: Strasburg

Semi-Finals:
Game 1: #3 Strasburg Lady Indians: BYE

Game 2: #14 Sterling Lady Tigers vs. #19 Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers: 11-1
Championship:
Game 3: #3 Strasburg Lady Indians vs. #14 Sterling Lady Tigers : 4-3
State Qualifiers:
1) #3 Strasburg Lady Indians (Regional Champion)
2) #14 Sterling Lady Tigers (Regional (Runner-up)

 

Region 4:

Host: Lamar

Semi-Finals:
Game 1: #4 Lamar Lady Savages: BYE

Game 2: #13 Delta Lady Panthers vs. #20 Lyons Lady Lions: 10-4
Championship:
Game 3: #4 Lamar Lady Savages vs. #13 Delta Lady Panthers: 18-9
State Qualifiers:
1) #4 Lamar Lady Savages (Regional Champion)
2) #13 Delta Lady Panthers (Regional Runner-up)

 

Region 5:

Host: Faith Christian

Semi-Finals:
Game 1: #5 Faith Christian Lady Eagles: BYE

Game 2: #12 St. Mary's Lady Pirates vs. #21 Burlington Lady Cougars: 10-0
Championship:
Game 3: #5 Faith Christian Lady Eagles vs. #12 St. Mary's Lady Pirates: 3-2
State Qualifiers:
1) #5 Faith Christian Lady Eagles (Regional Champion)
2) #12 St. Mary's Lady Pirates (Regional Runner-up)

 

Region 6:

Host: Limon

Semi-Finals:
Game 1: #6 La Junta Lady Tigers: BYE

Game 2: #11 Limon Lady Badgers vs. #22 The Academy Lady Wildcats: 20-4
Championship:
Game 3: #6 La Junta Lady Tigers vs. #11 Limon Lady Badgers: 10-3
State Qualifiers:
1) #6 La Junta Lady Tigers (Regional Champion)
2) #11 Limon Lady Badgers (Regional Runner-up)

 

Region 7:

Host: Rocky Ford

Semi-Finals:
Game 1: #7 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers: BYE

Game 2: #10 Weld Central Lady Rebels vs. #23 Florence Lady Huskies: 12-2
Championship:
Game 3: #7 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers vs. #10 Weld Central Lady Rebels: 9-3
“If” Game (Only Played if Rocky Ford Loses Game 3):
Game 4: #7 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers vs. #23 Florence Lady Huskies: 11-1
State Qualifiers:
1) #10 Weld Central Lady Rebels (Regional Champion)
2) #7 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers (Regional Runner-up)

 

Region 8:

Host: Meeker

Semi-Finals:
Game 1: #8 University Lady Bulldogs: BYE

Game 2: #9 Meeker Cowgirls vs. #24 Sheridan Lady Rams: 16-1
Championship:
Game 3: #8 University Lady Bulldogs vs. #9 Meeker Cowgirls: 19-2
“If” Game (Only Played if University Loses Game 3):
Game 4: #8 University Lady Bulldogs vs. #24 Sheridan Lady Rams: 2:30pm
State Qualifiers:
1) #9 Meeker Cowgirls (Regional Champion)
2) #8 University Bulldogs (Regional Runner-up)

#ArkValleyPreps Schedule (10/2-10/8)

Football season is heating up as it’s Week 2 of league play for 8-Man though 2A in the Arkansas Valley. Softball wraps up this week as Regionals is next weekend. Volleyball begins to wind down as league races are beginning to pick up. Here is this week’s sports schedule:


BOLD=Winner

Tuesday October 3rd:

Volleyball:

-Cheraw Lady Wolverines @ Genoa-Hugo/Karval Pirates (1A Non-Conference): 3-1
-Manzanola Lady Bobcats @ Edison Lady Eagles (1A Non-Conference): 3-0
-Las Animas Lady Trojans @ Fowler Lady Grizzlies (2A Santa Fe): 3-1
-Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers @ #4 Hoehne Lady Farmers (2A Santa Fe): 3-0
-#5 Swink Lady Lions @ Crowley County Lady Chargers (2A Santa Fe): 3-0
-Colorado Springs Christian School Lady Lions @ La Junta Lady Tigers (3A Tri-Peaks): 3-0

Softball:

-#4 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers @ #10 La Junta Lady Tigers (3A District 2): 6-5

 

Thursday October 5th:

VolleyBall:

-Crowley County Lady Chargers @ Fowler Lady Grizzlies (2A Santa Fe): 3-0
-#4 Hoehne Lady Farmers @ Las Animas Lady Trojans (2A Santa Fe): 3-0
-#5 Swink Lady Lions @ John Mall Lady Panthers (2A Santa Fe): 3-2

Softball:

-#5 Lamar Lady Savages @ #4 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers (3A District 2): 11-8
-Burlington Lady Cougars @ #10 La Junta Lady Tigers (3A Non-Conference): 5-4

 

Friday October 6th:

Volleyball:

-Antonito Lady Trojans @ Manzanola Lady Bobcats (1A District 6): TBA

Football:

-Deer Trail Eagles @ Cheraw Wolverines (A-6 Non-Conference): Cheraw Forfeits
-#5 Hoehne Farmers @ #7 Fowler Grizzlies (A-8 Southern): 34-28 OT
-Las Animas Trojans @ Wiley Panthers(A-8 Southeast): 47-20
-Rocky Ford Meloneers @ Trinidad Miners (1A Santa Fe): 20-7
-#4 La Junta Tigers @ Manitou Springs Mustangs (2A Tri-Peaks): 45-14

 

Saturday October 7th:

Volleyball:

-Manzanola Lady Bobcats vs. #4 Holly Lady Wildcats (McClave Tournament): 2-0
-#5 Swink Lady Lions vs. (1A) #10 Eads Eagles: 3-0
-Las Animas Lady Trojans @ Trinidad Lady Miners (1A/2A Non-Conference): 3-1
-Manzanola Lady Bobcats vs. Walsh Lady Eagles (McClave Tournament): 2-0
-#5 Swink Lady Lions vs. Sangre de Cristo Lady Thunderbirds: 3-1
-Manzanola Lady Bobcats vs. Granada Lady Bobcats (McClave Tournament): 2-1
-Swallows Charter Academy Lady Spartans @ Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers (2A Santa Fe): 3-0
-La Junta Lady Tigers @ Salida Lady Spartans (2A Tri-Peaks): 3-1
-#5 Swink Lady Lions vs. Springfield Lady Longhorns: 3-2

Football:

-Swink Lions @ Custer County Bobcats (A-8 Southern): 42-32

 

Playoff Baseball Is Here!

It’s May, Graduation is right around the corner but first its time for playoff baseball. For all schedules throughout the postseason, look now further. As long as an Arkansas Valley team is involved we’ll be following. Here are the schedules:

2A District 6

Play-in Game (Higher Seed Hosts)

Monday May 8th:

#6 Las Animas Trojans vs. #7 John Mall Panthers: 11-1

Quarterfinals (Higher Seed Hosts)

Game 1: #1 County Line Rivals (BYE)
Game 3: #2 Rocky Ford Meloneers (BYE)

Wednesday May 10th:

Game 4: #3 Swink Lions vs. #6 Las Animas Trojans (Game in Las Animas, Swink is Home): 3-1

Thursday May 11th:

Game 2: #4 Crowley County Chargers vs. #5 Fowler Grizzlies (Game in Pueblo, Crowley County is Home): 8-4

Semifinals/Championship (County Line Hosts)

Saturday May 13th:

Game 5 (Semifinal #1): #1 County Line Rivals vs. #5 Fowler Grizzlies: 10-3
Game 6 (Semifinal #2): #2 Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. #3 Swink Lions3-1
Game 7 (Championship): #1 County Line Rivals vs. #2 Rocky Ford Meloneers10-6

 

2A REgionals/State

First Round *REgional Semifinals*                    (Runyon Complex Hobbs/Andenuccio Fields)

Friday May 19th:

Game 1 (First Round): #1 Paonia Eagles vs. #16 Sargent Farmers (Hobbs Field): 12-2
Game 2 (First Round): #4 County Line Rivals vs. #13 Evangelical Christian Eagles (Andenuccio Field): 6-2
Game 3 (First Round): #8 Hotchkiss Bulldogs vs. #9 Dayspring Christian Academy Eagles (Hobbs Field): 4-2
Game 4 (First Round): #5 Burlington Cougars vs. #12 Yuma Indians (Andenuccio Field): 3-1

Saturday May 20th:

Game 7 (First Round): #3 Sedgwick County Cougars vs. #14 Front Range Christian Falcons (Andenuccio Field): 8-6
Game 8 (First Round): #2 Peyton Panthers vs. #11 Limon Badgers (Hobbs Field): 1-0
Game 9 (First Round): #6 Holyoke Dragons vs. #11 Rocky Ford Meloneers (Andenuccio Field): 10-1
Game 10 (First Round): #7 Haxtun Bulldogs vs. #10 Lyons Lions (Hobbs Field): 5-1

Quarterfinals *REgional Championship*           (Runyon Complex Hobbs/Andenuccio Fields)

Friday May 19th:

Game 5 (Quarterfinal #1): #1 Paonia Eagles vs. #8 Hotchkiss Bulldogs(Hobbs Field): 1-0
Game 6 (Quarterfinal #2): #4 County Line Rivals vs. #5 Burlington Cougars  (Andenuccio Field): 6-5

Saturday may 20th:

Game 11 (Quarterfinal #3): #2 Peyton Panthers vs. #10 Lyons Lions (Hobbs Field): 8-2
Game 12 (Quarterfinal #4): #14 Front Range Christian Falcons vs. #11 Rocky Ford Meloneers (Andenuccio Field): 10-1

State Semifinals                                                        (Runyon Complex Hobbs Field)

Saturday May 27th:

Game 13 (Semifinal #1): #1 Paonia Eagles vs. #4 County Line Rivals (Hobbs Field): 9:00am
Game 14 (Semifinal #2): #10 Lyons Lions vs. #11 Rocky Ford Meloneers (Hobbs Field): 12:00pm

State Championship                                                 (Runyon COmplex Hobbs Field)

Saturday May 27th:

Game 15 (Championship): Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 15 (Hobbs Field): 2:30pm

 


3A Region 3:

SemiFinals/Championship (LA Junta Hosts)

Saturday May 13th:

Game 1(Semifinal #1): #1 La Junta Tigers vs. #4 Jefferson Academy Jaguars4-0
Game 2 (Semifinal #2): #2 Gunnison Cowboys vs. #3 Weld Central Rebels1-7
Game 3 (Championship): #1 La Junta Tigers vs. #3 Weld Central Rebels: 2-1

 

3A State

first Round/winner’s bracket Second Round           (Butch Butler Field/Niwot High School)

Friday May 19th:

Game 1 (First Round): #1 Lamar Savages vs. #8 Colorado Academy Mustangs (Butch Butler): 7-6
Game 2 (First Round): #2 Eaton Reds vs. #7 Salida Spartans (Silver Creek High School): 7-3
Game 3 (First Round): #4 La Junta Tigers vs. #5 Peak to Peak Pumas (Butch Butler): 5-4
Game 4 (First Round): #3 Faith Christian Eagles vs. #6 Valley Vikings (Silver Creek High School): 2-1
Game 5 (Champ. Qtr-Final #1): #8 Colorado Academy Mustangs vs. #5 Peak to Peak Pumas (Butch Butler): 10-0
Game 6 (Champ. Qtr-Final #2): #2 Eaton Reds vs. #6 Valley Vikings (Silver Creek High School): 15-12

Loser’s Bracket First Round & Quarterfinals           (Butch Butler Field/Niwot High SChool)

Saturday May 20th:

Game 7 (Loser First Round): #1 Lamar Savages vs. #4 La Junta Tigers (Silver Creek High School): 1-0
Game 8 (Loser First Round): #7 Salida Spartans vs. #3 Faith Christian Eagles (Butch Butler): 10-0
Game 9 (Loser Quarterfinal #1): #2 Eaton Reds vs. #4 La Junta Tigers (Silver Creek High School): 12:30pm
Game 10 (Loser Quarterfinal #2): #5 Peak to Peak Pumas vs. Faith Christian Eagles (Butch Butler): 12:30pm
Game 11 (Winner Quarterfinal): #8 Colorado Academy Mustangs vs. #6 Valley Vikings (Butch Butler): 3:00pm

State Semifinals                                                                        (BUtch Butler Field)

Friday May 26th:

Game 12 (Semifinal #1): Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 9 (Butch Butler): 12:00pm
Game 13 (Semifinal #2): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 11 (Butch Butler): 2:30pm

State Championship                                                                  (BUtch Butler Field)

Saturday May 27th:

Game 14 (Championship): Winner Game 12 vs. Winner Game 13 (Butch Butler): 10:00am
Game 15 (Championship IF Game): Winner Game 14 vs. Loser Game 14 *If 1st Loss* (Butch Butler): 12:30pm

Arkansas Valley Baseball Schedule April 3rd-April 8th

We’re one month into the prep baseball season, and league schedules begin to take precedent. We’re in the second week of our league schedules. It’s still early in the season but teams are beginning to pull away. But any given team can win on any given day and anything is possible in high school baseball. Here is this weeks schedule:


BOLD=Winner

Monday April 3rd:

County Line Rivals @ Fowler Grizzlies (2A Santa Fe League): 9-5
County Line Rivals @ Fowler Grizzlies (2A Santa Fe League): 13-0

Tuesday April 4th:

Crowley County Chargers @ Genoa-Hugo Pirates (1A/2A Non-Conference): 4:00pm

Cheyenne Wells Tigers @ Las Animas Trojans (1A/2A Non-Conference): 4:00pm

Friday April 7th:

Highland Huskies vs. La Junta Tigers (Northern Colorado Tournament): 1:30pm

Granada Bobcats @ Manzanola Bobcats (1A Non-Conference): 3:00pm

TBA vs. La Junta Tigers (Northern Colorado Tournament): 3:00pm

Granada Bobcats vs. Manzanola Bobcats (1A Non-Conference): 5:00pm

Saturday April 8th:

County Line Rivals @ Swink Lions (2A Santa Fe League): 10:00am

Crowley County Chargers @ Fowler Grizzlies (2A Santa Fe League): 10:00am

Las Animas Trojans @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (2A Santa Fe League): 10:00am

County Line Rivals @ Swink Lions (2A Santa Fe League): 12:00pm

Crowley County Chargers @ Fowler Grizzlies (2A Santa Fe League): 12:30pm

Las Animas Trojans @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (2A Santa Fe League): 12:30pm

TBA vs. La Junta Tigers (Northern Colorado Tournament): 1:00pm

 

La Junta Makes 3A State Tournament Field

The La Junta Tigers are going dancing! The Tigers made the 3A State Tournament field as a #16 seed. Here’s a break down the state tournament schedule. Times will be posted as they become available:


Winner=BOLD

3A


Friday March 3rd (Round of 32) *Top 8 Seeds Host*:

Host: Kent Denver School

Game 1: #16 La Junta Tigers vs. #17 Jefferson Academy Jaguars: 68-64

Game 2: #1 Kent Denver Sun Devils vs. #32 Ridgeview Academy Rams: 58-40

Host: Denver School of Science & Tech-Valley Ranch

Game 3: #8 DSST-Valley Ranch Raptors vs. #25 The Pinnacle Timberwolves: 52-51

Game 4: #9 Basalt Longhorns vs. #24 University Bulldogs: 62-32

Host: Bayfield High School

Game 5: #12 Alamosa Mean Moose vs. #21 Rye Thunderbolts: 52-44

Game 6: #5 Bayfield Wolverines vs. #28 Delta Panthers: 78-75

Host: Resurrection Christian School

Game 7: #13 Faith Christian Eagles vs. #20 The Academy Wildcats: 58-35

Game 8: #4 Resurrection Christian Cougars vs. #29 Pagosa Springs Pirates: 74-55

Host: Manitou Springs High School

Game 9: #15 Manual Thunderbolts vs. #18 Roaring Fork Rams: 73-64

Game 10: #2 Manitou Springs Mustangs vs. #31 Montezuma-Cortez Panthers: 57-39

Host: Coal Ridge High school

Game 11: #10 Sterling Tigers vs. #23 Buena Vista Demons: 67-44

Game 12: #7 Coal Ridge Titans vs. #26 Frontier Academy Wolverines: 77-57

Host: Denver School of Science & Tech-Stapleton

Game 13: #6 DSST-Stapleton Knights vs. #27 Colorado Academy Mustangs: 85-69

Game 14: #11 Strasburg Indians vs. #22 Bishop Machebeuf Buffaloes: 58-56

Host: Colorado Springs Christian School

Game 15: #3 Colorado Springs Christian Lions vs. #30 Grand Valley Cardinals: 74-41

Game 16: #14 Lutheran Lions vs. #19 The Vanguard School Coursers: 72-61

 

Saturday March 4th (Sweet 16) *Top 8 Seeds Host*:

Host: Kent Denver School

Game 17: #1 Kent Denver Sun Devils vs. #16 La Junta Tigers: 1:00pm

Host: Denver School of Science & Tech-Valley Ranch

Game 18: #8 DSST-Valley Ranch Raptors vs. #9 Basalt Raptors: 1:00pm

Host: Bayfield High School

Game 19: #12 Alamosa Mean Moose vs. #28 Delta Panthers: TBD

Host: Resurrection Christian sChool

Game 20: #4 Resurrection Christian Cougars vs. #13 Faith Christian Eagles: 3:00pm

Host: Manitou Springs High School

Game 21: #2 Manitou Springs Mustangs vs. #18 Roaring Fork Rams: 1:00pm

Host: Coal Ridge High school

Game 22: #7 Coal Ridge Titans  vs. #10 Sterling Tigers: 2:00pm

Host: Denver School of Science & Tech-Stapleton

Game 23: #6 DSST-Stapleton Knights vs. #11 Strasburg Indians: 1:00pm

Host: Colorado Springs Christian School

Game 24: #3 Colorado Springs Christian Lions vs. #14 Lutheran Lions: 2:30pm

 

Thursday March 9th (Elite 8) *university of Denver*:

Game 25: Winner Game 17 vs. Winner Game 18: TBD

Game 26: Winner Game 19 vs. Winner Game 20: TBD

Game 27: Winner Game 21 vs. Winner Game 22: TBD

Game 28: Winner Game 23 vs. Winner Game 24: TBD

 

Friday March 10th (Final Four) *University of Denver*:

Game 31: Winner Game 25 vs. Winner Game 26: TBD

Game 32: Winner Game 27 vs. Winner Game 28: TBD

 

Saturday March 11th (7th/5th/3rd PLace & Champ.) *University of Denver*:

Game 35 (3rd Place): Loser Game 29 vs. Loser Game 30: 2:00pm

Game 36 (Championship): Winner Game 29 vs. Winner Game 30: 6:00pm

Playoff Basketball Time: 1A, 2A & 3A District Basketball Schedule

Its the end of February which means one thing, its time for playoff basketball. Arkansas Valley teams are all vying for a spot in the State Championships in their respective classifications. Here’s each district schedule:


Winners=BOLD

Districts:

1A


1A Girls District 2:

Tuesday February 21st (QuarterFInals) *Lamar Community BUilding*:

Game 1: #1 Kit Carson: BYE

Game 2: #6 Granada Lady Bobcats vs. #3 Eads Lady Eagles: 55-26

Game 3: #5 Cheraw Lady Wolverines vs. #4 Cheyenne Wells Lady Tigers: 54-33

Game 4: #2 McClave Lady Cardinals: BYE

Thursday February 23rd (Semifinals) *Lamar Community Building*:

Game 5: #4 Cheyenne Wells Lady Tigers vs. #1 Kit Carson Lady Wildcats: 45-28

Game 6: #3 Eads Lady Eagles vs. #2 McClave Lady Cardinals: 44-42

Saturday February 25th (3rd PLace/Championship) *Lamar Community Building*:

Game 7 (3rd Place): #4 Cheyenne Wells Lady Tigers vs. #2 McClave Lady Cardinals: 2:00pm

Game 8: (Championship): #3 Eads Lady Eagles vs. #1 Kit Carson Lady Wildcats: 4:40pm

 

1A Boys District 2:

Tuesday February 21st (Quarterfinals) *LAmar Community Building*:

Game 1: #1 Cheyenne Wells Tigers: BYE

Game 2: #6 Granada Bobcats vs. #3 Cheraw Wolverines: 53-43

Game 3: #5 Eads Eagles vs. #4 McClave Cardinals: 65-30

Game 4: #2 Kit Carson Wildcats: BYE

Thursday February 23rd (Semifinals) *Lamar Community Building*:

Game 5: #4 McClave Cardinals vs. #1 Cheyenne Wells Tigers: 49-30

Game 6: #3 Cheraw Wolverines vs. #2 Kit Carson Wildcats: 54-41

Saturday February 25th (3rd PLace/Championship)

Game 7 (3rd Place): #4 McClave Cardinals vs. #3 Cheraw Wolverines: 3:20pm

Game 8 (Championship): #2 Kit Carson Wildcats vs. #1 Cheyenne Wells Tigers: 6:00pm

 

1A girls District 6:

monday February 20th (play-in Games) *Higher Seed hosts*:

#10 Augilar Lady Wildcats vs. #7 Primero Lady Bulldogs: 72-39

#9 Moffat Cowgirls vs. #8 Manzanola Lady Bobcats: 48-37

tuesday february 21st (Quarterfinals) *Higher seed hosts*:

Game 1: #8 Manzanola Lady Bobcats vs. #1 Antonito Lady Trojans: 78-11

Game 2: #5 Cotopaxi Lady Pirates vs. #4 Sangre de Cristo Lady Thunderbirds: 50-23

Game 3: #7 Primero Lady Bulldogs vs. #2 La Veta Lady Redskins: 80-20

Game 4: #6 Creede/Lake City Lady Miners vs. #3 Sierra Grande Lady Panthers: 34-27

thursday february 23rd (Semifinals)*adams state University*:

Game 5: #4 Sangre de Cristo Lady Thunderbirds vs. #1 Antonito Lady Trojans: 51-28

Game 6: #3 Sierra Grande Lady Panthers vs. #2 La Veta Lady Redskins: 49-46

Saturday February 25th (Championship) *Adams State University*:

Game 7: #3 Sierra Grande Lady Panthers vs. #1 Antonito Lady Trojans: 12:00pm

 

1A Boys District 6:

Monday February 20th (Play-in Games) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

#11 Aguilar Wildcats vs. #6 Centennial Rams: 53-24

#10 Manzanola Bobcats vs. Antonito Trojans: 56-49

#9 Moffat Cowboys vs. #8 La Veta Redskins: 45-40

Tuesday February 21st (QuarterFinals) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

Game 1: #10 Manzanola Bobcats vs. #1 Primero Bulldogs: 77-34

Game 2: #5 Cotopaxi Pirates vs. #4 Creede/Lake City Miners: 59-55

Game 3: #10 Manzanola Bobcats vs. #2 Sierra Grande Panthers: 80-41

Game 4: #6 Centennial Rams vs. #3 Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds: 52-19

Thursday February 23rd (SemiFinals) *Adams State University*:

Game 5: #4 Creede/Lake City Miners vs. #1 Primero Bulldogs: 51-42

Game 6: #3 Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds vs. #2 Sierra Grande Panthers : 65-64

saturday February 25th (Championship) *Adams State University*:

Game 7: #4 Creede/Lake City Miners vs. #3 Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds: 1:30pm

 

2A


2A Girls District 6:

Thursday February 16th (Play-in games) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

#8 Swallows Charter Academy Lady Spartans vs. #5 Crowley County Lady Chargers: 53-16

#7 Las Animas Lady Trojans vs. #6 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers: 51-37

Monday February 20th (QuarterFinals) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

Game 1: #1 Swink Lady Lions: BYE

Game 2: #5 Crowley County Lady Chargers vs. #4 John Mall Lady Panthers: 45-40

Game 3: #2 Fowler Lady Grizzlies: BYE

Game 4: #6 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers vs. #3 Hoehne Lady Farmers: 41-30

Thursday February 23rd (SemiFinals) *Otero Junior College*:

Game 5: #4 John Mall Lady Panthers vs. #1 Swink Lady Lions: 65-38

Game 6: #3 Hoehne Lady Farmers vs. #2 Fowler Lady Grizzlies: 46-36

Friday February 24th (3rd place/Championship) *Otero Junior College*:

Game 7 (3rd Place): #4 John Mall Lady Panthers vs. #3 Hoehne Lady Farmers: 3:30pm

Game 8 (Championship): #2 Fowler Lady Grizzlies vs. #1 Swink Lady Lions: 6:30pm

 

2A Boys District 6:

Friday February 17th (Play-in Games) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

#8 Las Animas Trojans vs. #5 John Mall Panthers: 52-48

#7 Swink Lions vs. #6 Swallows Charter Academy Spartans: 57-34

Tuesday February 21st (QuarterFinals) *Higher Seed HOst*:

Game 1: #1 Crowley County Chargers: BYE

Game 2: #5 John Mall Panthers vs. #4 Rocky Ford Meloneers: 60-47

Game 3: #2 Fowler Grizzlies: BYE

Game 4: #6 Swallows Charter Academy Spartans vs. #3 Hoehne Farmers: 80-51

Thursday February 23rd (SemiFinals) *Otero Junior College*:

Game 5: #5 John Mall Panthers vs. #1 Crowley County Chargers: 52-43

Game 6: #3 Hoehne Farmers vs. #2 Fowler Grizzlies: 50-33

Friday February 24th (3rd PLace/Championship) *Otero Junior COllege*:

Game 7 (3rd Place): #5 John Mall Panthers vs. #3 Hoehne Farmers: 5pm

Game 8 (Championship) : #2 Fowler Grizzlies vs. #1 Crowley County Chargers: 8pm

 

3A


3a Girls Tri-Peaks

Saturday February 19th (Play-in games) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

#12 Vanguard Lady Coursers vs. #5 Trinidad Lady Miners: 52-27

#11 La Junta Lady Tigers vs. #6 Florence Lady Huskies: 45-35

#10 Salida Lady Spartans vs. #7 Buena Vista Lady Demons: 54-49

#9 James Irwin Lady Jaguars vs. #8 Rye Lady Thunderbolts: 40-22

Tuesday February 22nd (Quarterfinals) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

Game 1: #8 Rye Lady Thunderbolts vs. #1 Colorado Springs Christian Lady Lions: 58-19

Game 2: #5 Trinidad Lady Miners vs. #4 Manitou Springs Lady Mustangs: 40-34

Game 3: #10 Salida Lady Spartans vs. #2 St. Mary’s Lady Pirates: 71-31

Game 4: #6 Florence Lady Huskies vs. #3 Lamar Lady Savages: 76-29

Friday February 24th (Conso. Semifinals/CHamp. Semifinals) *Pueblo Central High School*:

Game 5 (Conso.): #8 Rye Lady Thunderbolts vs. #5 Trinidad Lady Miners: 55-31

Game 6 (Conso.): #10 Salida Lady Spartans vs. #6 Florence Lady Huskies: 1:00pm

Game 7: (Champ.): #4 Manitou Springs Lady Mustangs vs. #1 Colorado Springs Christian Lady Lions: 4:00pm

Game 8: #3 Lamar Lady Savages vs. #2 St. Mary’s Lady Pirates: 7:00pm

Saturday February 25th (7th PLace/5th PLace/3rd PLace/Championship) *Pueblo Central High School*:

Game 9 (7th Place): #8 Rye Lady Thunderbolts vs. Loser Game 6: 10:00am

Game 10 (5th Place): #5 Trinidad Lady Miners vs. Winner Game 6: 1:00pm

Game 11 (3rd Place): Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8: 4:00pm

Game 12 (Championship): Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8: 7:00pm

 

3a Boys Tri-Peaks

Saturday February 18th (Play-In Games) *Higher Seed HOsts*:

#12 Lamar Savages vs. #5 Rye Thunderbolts: 54-40

#11 Florence Huskies vs. #6 Buena Vista Demons: 68-50

#10 Trinidad Miners vs. #7 Salida Spartans: 60-36

#9 St. Mary’s Pirates vs. #8 James Irwin Jaguars: 57-50

Tuesday February 21st (Quarterfinals) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

Game 1: #9 St. Mary’s Pirates vs. #1 Colorado Springs Christian Lions: 69-38

Game 2: #5 Rye Thunderbolts vs. #4 La Junta Tigers: 51-32

Game 3: #7 Salida Spartans vs. #2 Manitou Springs Mustangs: 60-36

Game 4: #6 Buena Vista Demons vs. #3 Vanguard Coursers: 74-72

Friday February 24th (Conso. Semifinals/Champ. Semifinals) *Pueblo Central High SChool*:

Game 5 (Conso.): #9 St. Mary’s Pirates vs. #5 Rye Thunderbolts: 47-36

Game 6 (Conso.): #7 Salida Spartans vs. #3 Vanguard Coursers: 2:30pm

Game 7 (Champ.): #4 La Junta Tigers vs. #1 Colorado Springs Christian Lions: 5:30pm

Game 8 (Champ.): #6 Buena Vista Demons vs. #2 Manitou Springs Mustangs: 8:30pm

Saturday February 25th (7th PLace/5th PLace/3rd PLace/Championship) *Pueblo Central High sChool*:

Game 9 (7th Place): #9 St. Mary’s Pirates vs. Loser Game 6: 11:30am

Game 10 (5th Place): #5 Rye Thunderbolts vs. Winner Game 6: 2:30pm

Game 11 (3rd Place): Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8: 5:30pm

Game 12 (Championship): Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8: 8:30pm


Regional Brackets should be released on Sunday February 26th. We’ll have all the schedules for all 3 classifications.

–Triple R

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.”

 

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.