Category: La Junta Tigers

Friday Pick ‘Em (October 22, 2021)

The season is winding down, league races are still tight especially in the A-8 Southern and Ark Valley. The Whistle Game is tonight as well, here’s this week’s edition of the Friday Pick ‘Em


FriDAY PICK ‘EM

Record: 25-11

Last Week: 3-2

6-Man

#8 Cheraw Wolverines (5-3) @ #10 Genoa-Hugo Pirates (5-1)

Series (Since 2004): First Meeting

Last Game: First Meeting

Last Week: Cheraw defeated Cotopaxi 70-20, Genoa-Hugo lot to Cheyenne Wells 56-8

Players to Watch: Cade Phillips (Junior, Cheraw), Trey Smith (Sophomore, Genoa-Hugo)

Prediction: A top-10 matchup comes our way this week. And it will be a great one. Cheraw 56-48

 

8-MAN

Crowley County Chargers (5-2, 3-1) @ HOehne Farmers (4-3, 3-2)

Series (Since 2004): Crowley County 1-0

Last Game: 10/14/2005 Crowley County 34-21

Last Week: Crowley County defeated Fowler 26-6, Hoehne lost to Holly 43-0

Players to Watch: Robert SanJuan (Sophomore, Crowley County), Dario Vezzani (Junior, Hoehne)

Prediction: Crowley County basically has their fate in their hands. A win here and next week vs. Holly will give them the Ark Valley crown. Hoehne is trying to play spolier. Chargers get it done 28-12.

 

Swink Lions (4-2, 3-1) @ Pikes PEak Christian Eagles (3-2, 2-1)

Series (Since 2004): Pikes Peak Christian 3-2

Last Game: 11/6/2020 Swink 44-22

Last Week: Swink defeated Simla 36-30, Pikes Peak Chrsitian lost to Calhan 26-24

Players to Watch: Garlan Guerin (Junior, Swink), Mick Kopriva (Senior, Pikes Peak Christian)

Prediction: Swink needs a win to keep pace with Calhan, the Bobcats hold the head to head tie breaker. The Eagles are trying to do the same. Its a barn burner in Springs tonight, Lions 28-21

 

Las Animas trojans (1-6, 0-5) @ Wiley Panthers (2-3, 2-3)

Series (Since 2004): Wiley 4-2

Last Game: 10/4/2019 Wiley 42-26

Last Week: Las Animas lost to McClave 62-16, Wiley defeated Springfield 34-8

Players to Watch: Markus Vigil (Senior, Las Animas), Riley Comer (Senior, Wiley)

Prediction: The Trojans are having a tough 2021 campaign after a great showing in the spring. Wiley has had a decent showing. Panthers take this one 45-6

 

Fowler Grizzlies (5-2, 4-1) @ #8 Holly Wildcats (6-1, 5-0)

Series (Since 2004): Fowler 4-2

Last Game: 11/13/2020 Fowler 16-14

Last Week: Fowler lost to Crowley County 26-6, Holly defeated Hoehne 43-0

Players to Watch: Jake Manchego (Junior, Fowler), Dakota Eaton (Senior, Holly)

Prediction: The Ark Valley League is a 3-team race. This game has HUGE implications in it. And we have an UPSET ALERT, Grizzlies 45-38

 

1A

Trinidad Miners (0-4, 0-1) @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (1-6, 0-2)

Series (Since 2004): Rocky Ford 5-0

Last Game: 10/25/2019 Rocky Ford 47-0

Last Week: Trinidad lost to Rye 55-12, Rocky Ford lost to Peyton 44-6

Players to Watch: Luis Sarmiento (Senior, Rocky Ford)

Prediction: The Meloneers have parents night tonight and they aren’t going to give up the undefeated record in the series. Rocky Ford 52-6

 

2A

La Junta Tigers (3-4, 1-1) @ Lamar Savages (1-6, 0-3)

Series (Since 2004):Lamar 12-5

Last Game: 10/23/2020 Lamar 34-14

Last Week: La Junta lost to Bayfield 31-13, Lamar lost to Manitou Springs 34-26

Players to Watch: Luke Garner (Sophomore, La Junta), Daigan Adame (Junior, Lamar)

Prediction: 2 words. Whistle. Game. The Savages have had control of the Whistle for the last two years. But the Tigers get it back here. La Junta 35-14

3A State Softball Schedule/Results

It’s here, the 2021 State Softball Championships take place in Aurora at the Aurora Sports Complex this weekend. Here’s the schedule and results from the weekend.


First Round

Game 1: #1 Lutheran Lady Lions def. #16 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers: 15-0

Game 2: #9 Limon Lady Badgers def. #8 Brush Lady Beetdiggers: 14-4

Game 3: #4 Sterling Lady Tigers def. #13 Meeker Cowgirls: 12-0

Game 4: #12 Montezuma Cortez Lady Panthers def. #5 La Junta Lady Tigers: 18-17

Game 5: #3 University Lady Bulldogs def. #14 Weld Central Lady Rebels: 14-3

Game 6: #6 Lamar Lady Savages def. #11 The Academy Lady Wildcats: 14-4

Game 7: #2 Eaton Lady Reds def. #15 Peak to Peak Lady Pumas: 12-0

Game 8: #7 Fort Lupton Lady Blue Devils def. #10 Strasburg Lady Indians: 7-4

 

Quarterfinals

Game 9: #1 Lutheran Lady Lions def. #9 Limon Lady Badgers: 9-1

Game 10: #4 Sterling Lady Tigers def. #12 Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers: 6-5

Game 11: #3 University Lady Bulldogs def. #6 Lamar Lady Savages: 6-5

Game 12: #2 Eaton Lady Reds def. #7 Fort Lupton Lady Blue Devils: 6-2

 

Semifinals

Game 13: #1 Lutheran Lady Lions def. #4 Sterling Lady Tigers: 15-0

Game 14: #3 University Lady Bulldogs def. #2 Eaton Lady Reds: 8-7

 

Championship

Game 15: #1 Lutheran Lady Lions def. #3 University Lady Bulldogs: 13-2

3A Softball Regional Schedules/Results

We’re nearing the end of the 2021 softball season, which means Regional Softball is this weekend! La Junta received a #5 seed and will host Region 4, while Rocky Ford received the #18 seed and will travel to Eaton for Region 5. Both teams just need 1 win to get to Aurora for the State Softball tournament, as the top 2 teams from each region advance. Here’s the full schedule and results for the weekend…


Region 1

Game 1: #1 Lutheran Lady Lions def. #32 Sand Creek Lady Scorpions: 15-0

Game 2: #17 Peak to Peak Lady Pumas def. #16 Wiley Lady Panthers: 10-0

Game 3 (Championship): #1 Lutheran Lady Lions def. #17 Peak to Peak Lady Pumas: 12-0

 

Region 2

Game 1: #9 Montezuma Cortez Lady Panthers def. #24 Arvada Lady Bulldogs: 17-0

Game 2: #8 Lamar Lady Savages def. #25 Holyoke Lady Dragons: 11-4

Game 3 (Championship): #8 Lamar Lady Savages def. #9 Montezuma Cortez Lady Panthers: 7-1

 

Region 3

Game 1: #4 Sterling Lady Tigers def. #29 Burlington Lady Cougars: 13-2

Game 2: #13 Weld Central Lady Rebels def. #20 Valley Lady Vikings: 18-0

Game 3 (Championship): #4 Sterling Lady Tigers def. #13 Weld Central Lady Rebels: 2-1

 

Region 4

Game 1: #5 La Junta Lady Tigers def. #28 Gunnison Cowgirls: 12-1

Game 2: #12 The Academy Lady Wildcats def. #21 Wray Lady Eagles: 4-3

Game 3 (Championship): #5 La Junta Lady Tigers vs. #12 The Academy Lady Wildcats: 14-4

 

Region 5

Game 1: #18 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers def. #15 Lyons Lady Lions: 7-0

Game 2: #2 Eaton Lady Reds def. #31 Cedaredge Lady Bruins: 15-0

Game 3 (Championship): #2 Eaton Lady Reds def. #18 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers: 12-1

 

Region 6

Game 1: #10 Fort Lupton Lady Blue Devils def. #23 Delta Lady Panthers: 9-3

Game 2: #7 Limon Lady Badgers def. #26 Dolores Huerta Lady Scorpions: 13-5

Game 3 (Championship): #10 Fort Lupton Lady Blue Devils def. #7 Limon Lady Badgers: 10-0

 

Region 7

Game 1: #3 University Lady Bulldogs def. #30 Sierra Lady Stallions: 11-1

Game 2: #14 Meeker Cowgirls def. #19 Faith Christian Lady Eagles: 15-2

Game 3 (Championship): #3 University Lady Bulldogs vs. #14 Meeker Cowgirls: 10-0

 

Region 8

Game 1: #6 Strasburg Lady Indians def. #27 Alamosa Lady Mean Moose: 12-0

Game 2: #11 Brush Lady Beetdiggers def. #22 James Irwin Lady Jaguars: 12-2

Game 3 (Championship): #11 Brush Lady Beetdiggers def. #6 Strasburg Lady Indians: 8-7

 

State TOurnament Qualifiers

  1. Lutheran Lady Lions
  2. Peak to Peak Lady Pumas
  3. Montezuma Cortez Lady Panthers
  4. Lamar Lady Savages
  5. Sterling Lady Tigers
  6. Weld Central Lady Rebels
  7. La Junta Lady Tigers
  8. The Academy Lady Wildcats
  9. Eaton Lady Reds
  10. Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers
  11. Fort Lupton Lady Blue Devils
  12. Limon Lady Badgers
  13. University Lady Bulldogs
  14. Meeker Cowgirls
  15. Brush Lady Beetdiggers
  16. Strasburg Lady Indians