Crowley County Chargers @ Rocky Ford Meloneers PREVIEW


The Crowley County Chargers travel 13 miles down Highway 71 and invade the “Melon Dome”, to do battle with the Meloneers of Rocky Ford. In quite possibly one of the biggest rivalries in the Arkansas Valley.

The Lady Chargers come into the match-up 5th in the Santa Fe League ( 7-11 Overall, 7-5 SFL), while the Lady Meloneers come in 7th in the Santa Fe League (6-13 Overall, 5-10 SFL). The Lady Chargers come in already having the 5th seed in the upcoming District 6 Pigtail games, as the Lady Meloneers are looking to win (and hoping for a Hoehne loss @John Mall tonight) to move up to the 6th spot heading into next weeks pigtails. Look for tonights game to be close as the Meloneers are looking to come out still sizzling from their 90-10 all out beating of Swallows last Thursday. Crowley County looks to improve as they narrowly beat Hoehne 46-45 last Thursday as well. Both teams looking for momentum heading into Districts next week!

Players to Watch For:

–Clara Whitehead & Madison Berg (Crowley County)

–Stephanie Frantz & Hannah Moore (Rocky Ford)


Now to the Boys side of things, this one is for the #2 seed in the District pigtail game next Tuesday! Ask John Tomky and he’ll tell you that I am on record saying that this match-up will have major implications on seeding in District 6.

The Chargers come in 2nd in the SFL (15-3 Overall, 12-3 SFL), while Rocky Ford comes in 1 game back in 3rd (14-5 Overall, 11-4 SFL). Like i stated above this game is BIG for both teams, both are wanting and in my opinion deserving of a 2 seed in the District Tournament. Look for this game to be a shootout, being decided at the free throw line. It’ll all come down to who can shoot the most free throws. Rocky comes in narrowly escaping with an 8-point victory over Swallows last Thursday, while Crowley comes in hoping to turn things around after being upset on the road by Hoehne 46-37.

Players to Watch For:

–Bradley Clabey & Bryce Buhr (Crowley County)

–Johnathan Montanez & David Trujillo (Rocky Ford)


So if you’re in the area make sure to stop by the “Melon Dome” and catch some great Santa Fe League Basketball action tonight. If you can’t we understand, so be sure to turn into and as John and I have the call live. Girls Varsity should tipoff around 6pm. We’ll see you at the “Melon Dome”!