Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 22nd, 2016: Swink Lions @ Fowler Grizzlies (CHSAA Class 2A Volleyball)

It must be rivalry week in high school sports this week. On top of Rocky Ford vs. La Junta in softball, we have Fowler vs. Swink in volleyball. Maybe it’s not as big as Rocky vs. La Junta, but in recent years these teams have battled it out for the Santa Fe League crown. Fowler of course as we all know use to be a powerhouse in 2A Volleyball. Swink has been on the rise as of late. This game is going to be good. Here’s how each team has done heading into the matchup:


Swink Lions:

  • (5-2) Overall in 2016, (5-1) in Santa Fe League
    • Tied for 2nd with Fowler
      • Behind Hoehne (#1)
  • (4-1) in last 5 matches:
    • Lost to Hoehne 3-0 (28-26, 27-25, 25-13)
    • Defeated Crowley County 3-1 (25-15, 25-16, 14-25, 25-16)
    • Defeated John Mall 3-1 (17-25, 25-19, 26-24, 30-28)
    • Defeated Rocky Ford 3-2 (16-25, 26-24, 25-13, 25-23, 15-10)
    • Defeated Swallows Charter Academy 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-12)
  • Ranked 16th in Class 2A Volleyball
  • 4-match win streak
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Meira Stanger (Senior)
    • Tierra Holland (Sophomore)

Fowler Grizzlies:

  • (6-2) Overall in 2016, (5-1) in Santa Fe League
    • Tied with Swink for 2nd
      • Behind Hoehne (#1)
  • (4-1) in last 5 matches:
    • Defeated Las Animas 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-18)
    • Defeated Fountain Valley 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-16)
    • Defeated Swallows Charter Academy 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-17)
    • Lost to Colorado Springs School 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-14)
    • Defeated John Mall 3-2 (24-26, 23-25, 25-19, 25-10, 15-12)
  • Ranked 13th in Class 2A Volleyball
  • Had 5-game win streak snapped by Colorado Springs School last Thursday
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Elizabeth Hagerman (Junior)
    • Gabrielle Leone (Junior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Fowler vs. Swink never fails to disappoint. Look for this game to be no different, its going to be close throughout. Swink has a fairly young team, but that won’t be a problem. They’ll come out on top.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Swink defeats Fowler in 5 sets.”


Action from Fowler gets underway around 6:30pm. John Tomky has you covered on 92.1 FM KTHN Thunder Country. Also catch it online on network1sports.com. That’ll do it for this Thursday edition of “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day. We got Friday night football action tomorrow look for those previews tomorrow morning or afternoon.