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 of the Day September 30th, 2016: #1 La Junta Tigers @ #2 The Classical Academy Titans (CHSAA Class 2A Tri-Peaks League Football)

Hey La Junta Fans, its your turn now. This time y’all travel to Colorado Springs and take on TCA. For the second week in a row we have a #1 taking on a #2, La Junta took care of Kent Denver last week (rather easily I add). Can they do it again against a tought Classical Academy team? Find out tonight kickoff slated for 7pm. Here’s how each team stacks up:


The Classical Academy Titans:

  • (4-0) Overall in 2016, 1st league game of year
    • Tied for 1st in Tri-Peaks League
      • Tied with La Junta & Manitou Springs
  • Outscoring opponents 171-42
    • Defeated Sierra 48-0
    • Defeated Sterling 44-21
    • Defeated D’Evelyn 42-14
    • Defeated Pueblo Central 37-7
  • Ranked 2nd in Class 2A Football
    • Received 2 first place votes
  • Averaging 137.8 passing yards per game & 192.5 rushing yards per game
    • Austin Weingart leads team with 53 carries for 298 yards (5.6 yards per rush)
    • Brayden Luft leads team with 6 receptions for 135 yards (22.5 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Cade Bethany (Junior)
    • Sawyer Weeks (Senior)

LA JuntA Tigers:

  • (4-0) Overall in 2016, 1st league game of year
    • Tied for 1st in Tri-Peaks League
      • Tied with TCA & Manitou Springs
  • Outscoring opponents 148-20
    • Defeated Gunnison 46-7
    • Defeated Alamosa 32-7
    • Defeated Elizabeth 35-0
    • Defeated Kent Denver 35-6
  • Ranked 1st in Class 2A Football
    • Received 13 first place votes
  • Averaging 53.5 passing yards per game & 269 rushing yards per game
    • Dax Bender leads team with 43 carries for 370 yards (8.6 yards per carry)
    • Apela Furtado-tom leads team with 9 receptions for 110 yards (12.2 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Jon Nuschy (Sophomore)
    • Dax Bender (Senior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“La Junta has been blowing through 2A football this year, I don’t see them slowing down anytime soon. Their defense is too tough, TCA will put up a fight but the Tigers come out on top.”

Triple R’s game Prediction:

“La Junta defeats TCA rather easily 35-20.”


If the Tigers win this game, they should cruise to the Tri-Peaks League title and a #1 seed in the playoffs. A loss and the Tigers fall no further than #5. Colorado Springs is the place to be for Tiger fans, but if you can’t make it Pat & Chas have you covered on AM 1400 and network1sports.com. This has been another “Friday Night Lights” edition of the “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day”. Tomorrow we highlight a huge RMAC game between CSU-Pueblo and Colorado Mesa. Stay tuned for that.

–Triple R

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!

Triple R Report’s Game of the Day September 27th, 2016: John Mall Panthers @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (CHSAA Class 2A Santa Fe League Volleyball)

Another week of sports action is upon us, big weeks for football, softball and volleyball. As football gets set to begin their league seasons volleyball and softball seasons are coming to an end. Today we highlight a huge Santa Fe League volleyball matchup, as the John Mall Lady Panthers invade the “Melon Dome” to take on the Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers. Here’s how each team stacks up:


 


 

John Mall LAdy PAnthers:

  • (8-3) Overall in 2016, (4-3) in Santa Fe League
    • 4th in SFL
      • Behind Swink (#3), Fowler (#2) & Hoehne (#1)
  • (2-3) in last 5 matches:
    • Defeated Swallows Charter Academy 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-14)
    • Lost to Swink 3-1 (17-25, 25-19, 26-24, 30-28)
    • Lost to Hoehne 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 28-26)
    • Lost to Fowler 3-2 (24-26, 23-25, 25-19, 25-10, 15-12)
    • Defeated Las Animas 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-15)
  • Ranked 17th in Class 2A Volleyball
  • Snapped a 3-match losing streak last Thursday vs. Las Animas
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Erika Bradsby (Senior)
    • Jacqueline Santistevan (Senior)

Rocky FOrd Lady MEloneers:

  • (7-5) Overall in 2016, (3-4) in Santa Fe League
    • 5th in SFL
      • Behind John Mall, Swink, Fowler & Hoehne
  • (4-1) in last 5 matches:
    • Defeated Cheraw 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-21)
    • Lost to Swink 3-2 (16-25, 26-24, 25-13, 23-25, 15-10)
    • Defeated Fountain Valley 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-22)
    • Defeated Las Animas 3-1 (25-27, 25-19, 25-18, 25-22)
    • Defeated Crowley County 3-0 (26-24, 26-24, 25-19)
  • Ranked 29th in Class 2A Volleyball
  • 3-match win streak
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Stephanie Frantz (Senior)
    • Kierstin Lucero (Junior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“It’s always a fun one when these two teams get together. They met for the first time this year the first week of the season. John Mall swept Rocky, But there’s bad news for the Panthers, they’ll be playing a completely different Meloneer squad, one who is on a hot streak. Rocky gets out early and never looks back.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Meloneers dominate the whole night, Rocky Ford defeats John Mall in 3 sets.”



Well there you have it. It’s going to be a big night for sports action. And there’s more to come. Tomorrow we highlight the Otero Rattlers Basketball teams in their “Midnight Madness” activities. Stay tuned!

–Triple R

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 24th, 2016: New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys @ Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves (NCAA D-II RMAC Football)

The Pack is back on track. After a huge Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference win the T-Wolves are ready to win another this week. The Cowboys from New Mexico Highlands come in and try to stop that from happening. Action from the Neta & Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl get underway at 6pm. It’s Youth Football Night so take your youngster, they get in free if they’re wearing their jersey. Here’s how the RMAC foes stack up:


New Mexico Highlands Cowboys:

  • (0-3) Overall in 2016, (0-2) in RMAC
    • 10th in RMAC
    • Lost to Dixie State 21-14
    • Lost to Colorado School of Mines 54-14
    • Lost to Northern Arizona University 73-3
  • Not ranked in the Top 25
  • Average 10.3 points per game, 68.3 rushing yards per game & 215.7 passing yards per game
    • Jairan Manning leads team with 33 rushes for 104 yards (2.8 yards per carry)
    • Vincent Venegas leads team with 14 receptions for 157 yards (11.2 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Cody Keith (Senior)
    • Donte Lynch (Junior)

Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves:

  • (1-2) Overall in 2016, (1-1) in RMAC
    • 6th in RMAC
    • Lost to Colorado School of Mines 57-21
    • Lost to West Texas A&M 26-10
    • Defeated South Dakota Mines 37-10
  • Not ranked in Top 25
  • Average 22.7 points per game, 176.3 rushing yards per game & 183.7 passing yards per game
    • Bernard McDondle leads team with 35 carries for 292 yards (8.3 per carry)
    • Osha Washington leads team with 13 receptions for 193 yards (14.8 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Brandon Payer (Sophomore)
    • Austin Micci (Redshirt Freshmen)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Defense and the rushing game were big last week for the Pack, don’t see that changing this week. Thunderwolves win big tonight.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Pack defeats Cowboys 45-7.”


The Thunderbowl is going to be rocking tonight, a huge win tonight and the Pack is back in the hunt for the RMAC Championship, a lose and it will be even tougher to come back. Defense was huge in last week’s win, the D is going to have to be tough again tonight. Kickoff at 6pm from Pueblo. Look for updates on Facebook (Triple R Report) & Twitter (@triplerreport). Hope to see you at the Thunderbowl, and don’t forget to “Bring The Thunder”.

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 23rd, 2016: #1 Kent Denver Sun Devils @ #2 La Junta Tigers (CHSAA Class 2A Football)

In what could quite possibly turn into a State Championship preview the #1 Kent Denver Sun Devils travel to take on the #2 La Junta Tigers in a matchup of the top 2 teams in 2A. La Junta has been on the up as of late in football, Kent Denver has been a powerhouse for quite some time now. It’s going to be a hard hitting, energetic football game that you’re not going to want to miss. Here’s how each team stacks up:


#1 Kent Denver Sun Devils:

  • (3-0) Overall in 2016, have yet to play a league game
    • 1st in 2A Colorado League
    • Defeated Prospect Ridge Academy 44-0
    • Defeated Eagle Valley 18-8
    • Defeated Faith Christian 27-12
  • Currently ranked #1 in Class 2A Football
  • Averaging 103.3 passing yards per game & 174 rushing yards per game
    • Joshua McDonald leads team with 34 carries for 197 yards (5.8 yards per carry)
    • Max Walabaum leads team with 6 receptions for 95 yards (15.8 yards per carry)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Joshua McDonald (Junior)
    • T.J. Love (Junior)

#2 La Junta Tigers:

  • (3-0) Overall in 2016, have yet to play a league game
    • Tied for 1st in Tri-Peaks League with Manitou Springs & The Classical Academy
    • Defeated Gunnison 46-7
    • Defeated Alamosa 32-7
    • Defeated Elizabeth 35-0
  • Currently ranked #2 in Class 2A Football
  • Averaging 71.3 passing yards per game & 322 rushing yards per game
    • Dax Bender leads team with 38 carries for 360 yards (9.5 yards per carry)
    • Apela Furtado-tom leads team with 9 receptions for 110 yards (12.2 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Jon Nuschy (Sophomore)
    • Dax Bender (Senior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“La Junta is going to be a tough out this year, Kent Denver is the same. This could be a preview of a matchup we see in late November. Get ready for some fireworks tonight. It’ll be all offense tonight but the Tigers come out on top.”

Triple R’s Game PRediction:

“Tigers defeat Sun Devils 35-28”


Tiger Stadium is the place to be tonight in the Arkansas Valley, it will be rocking and will feature a great game. You’re not going to want to miss this. If you can’t make it to the stadium Pat McGee and Coach Chas Phillips have you covered on AM1400 and network1sports.com. That’ll do it for this Friday edition of “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day”. Tomorrow we feature the CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves as they finish up their “homestand”.

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.

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.

Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 22nd, 2016: Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. La Junta Tigers (CHSAA Class 3A Softball)

“#2”. That’s the ranking you’ll find in front of “Rocky Ford Meloneers” if you look in the most recent CHSAAnow.com poll. Which means the Lady Meloneers are on a roll, and they don’t look to be slowing any time soon. The Lady Tigers from La Junta, are the next ones up to try and break the 10-game win streak. Can they do it? Find out later this evening at Tippy Martinez Park, 4pm first pitch. Here’s how each teams stacks up.:


Rocky Ford Meloneers:

  • (13-1) Overall in 2016, (7-0) in Tri-Peaks League
    • Overtook Lamar for #1 spot on Tuesday
  • (5-0) in last 5 games:
    • Defeated Brush 5-0
    • Defeated The Academy 10-5
    • Defeated Florence twice in Double Header (14-0, 20-0)
    • Defeated Lamar 10-0
  • Ranked #2 in CHSAAnow.com 3A Softball poll
    • Received 2 first place votes
    • Only behind powerhouse Strasburg
  • On 10-game winning streak
    • Have not lost a game since first week of season (8/27)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Whitney Nelson (Senior)
    • Ashley Jaramillio (Junior)

La Junta Tigers:

  • (7-6) Overall in 2016, (5-2) in Tri-Peaks League
    • Currently 3rd behind Rocky Ford (#1) and Lamar (#2)
  • (2-3) in last 5 games:
    • Lost to Lamar 7-5
    • Lost to Discovery Canyon 8-2
    • Defeated Dolores Huerta 16-1
    • Lost to Lamar 11-6
    • Defeated Dolores Huerta 10-0
  • Currently in a strech of crucial Tri-Peaks League games.
    • Travels to St. Mary’s Saturday
    • Hosts Florence for double header next Saturday
    • Travels to Rocky Ford on 10/4
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Lexi Smith (Junior)
    • Cheyenne Norton (Sophomore)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Rocky Ford handled Lamar fairly easily on Tuesday, that was the Lady Meloneers biggest test heading into the post season. Their schedule doesn’t show them playing anyone close to their potential. Look for Rocky to get out early and end the game early.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Lady Meloneers defeat Lady Tigers 18-2”


Quite possibly one of the biggest rivalries in the Arkansas Valley happens this afternoon. Get to Tippy early and watch some great action. Can’t make the game? Pat McGee and Chas Phillips have you covered. Tune into AM1400 for play-by-play action, also available on network1sports.com. This is only game one of our Thursday edition of “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day” stay tuned for more.

–Triple R