Delta High School soccer traveled to Vail Mountain on Oct. 9 to face the Gore Rangers. Luck wasn't with the Panthers this time, however, as they fell in defeat to Vail 1-0.
North Fork Montessori at Crawford is sponsoring a family-friendly Color Run 2k/5k run-walk on Saturday, Nov. 3.
More than 6 million people in over 35 countries have experienced a Color Run.
Friday night Oct. 12 at Olathe High School was the soggy scene for varsity football. The Pirates contest against the Hotchkiss Bulldogs was highlighted by an extremely saturated field.
Delta's Panthers redeemed themselves, to a large degree, in last week's football game in Basalt. The ugliness of a torrential rain a week ago against Rifle was absent last Friday in Basalt.
With district tournaments less than two weeks away, the Eagles volleyball team is now 6-4 following last week's losses to the top two teams in the 2A/1A Western Slope League.
With two games remaining, Paonia is now focusing on holding on to its No. 3 spot in league standings.
Delta and Olathe will compete Friday at the 3A Region 1 cross country meet in Aspen. The course is located at an elevation of 7,901 feet.
With the top 15 finishers at this Friday's 2A Region 4 cross country meet advancing to the state championship meet on Oct. 27, Karlie Egging and Tevin Keller each have a strong chance of making the cut.
One of two Hotchkiss runners from Cedaredge, Keller has consistently improved on his times throughout the season.
The Paonia girls cross country team is favored to win the 2A Region 4 title this Friday at Confluence Park in Delta; the boys team is in a close race with Ouray for the regional title.
"For the girls to win it, it's going to come down to the third runner," said head coach Brandy Sparks.
Terry Montoya and his Cedaredge Bruins lost their bid to advance to this year's Class 3A state softball tournament with an 8-0 loss to No. 12 Fort Lupton (14-8) in last weekend's Region 5 qualifying tournament in Arvada.
Faith Christian came into last week's regional play with an 18-5 record as the number five seed. The Bruins (9-13) were seeded 21st.
After suffering five straight losses in games played in consecutive weeks, Cedaredge High School's football team broke through to the win column again with a 30-18 1A WSL victory in Parachute over Grand Valley's Cardinals.
Both teams contributed points through the air and on the ground with the Bruins winning the total yardage battle by a mere three yards, 359-356.
Delta's Panthers played just one volleyball match this past week and posted a 3-1 decision after visiting Basalt on Monday, Oct. 8.
Delta won the first two sets 25-11 and 25-8 before losing set three 25-23.
Cedaredge High School split a pair of volleyball matches this past week with a win in Carbondale over the Roaring Fork Rams and a 3-0 loss at home to Coal Ridge.
The loss to Coal Ridge has the Titans on top of the 3A WSL standings at 8-0 in league play and 12-5 overall.
The 3A WSL softball league sent four teams into regional competition this past weekend. Only Delta achieved a chance to host.
Hotchkiss High School has had its difficulties getting its volleyball program back on track this season and last week's three-set loss to 2A/1A WSL second-place Vail Mountain dealt another blow to the Bulldogs' season.
The Gore Rangers are currently sitting in second place in 2A WSL standings at 11-1 in league play and 15-3 overall.
The Delta High School Panthers' softball team added another chapter to its 2018 season with a 3-2 win over Montezuma-Cortez last Saturday. Delta won the 3A WSL title with a 19-2 overall record and finished 11-0 in league play. Not only did the Panthers win a league title, again, they finished second in Class 3A in RPI standings to mark the first time a Delta softball team has been ranked in the top five for that category.
The 2018 state golf tournament at Boulder Country Golf Club was intimidating for many competitors last week. The chance to play at the state's highest level of competition was the ultimate goal for those who played the course.
Alzbeta Hofmanova and Kateryna Ivlieva are making the best of their school year at Delta High School.
Hofmanova is from Prague, Czech Republic, and Ivlieva is from Kiev, Ukraine.
A stout Meeker football team showed an unbreakable defense and added to the evening's rain-soaked misery with a shower of its own to the tune of 34-0 decision over the Bruins last Friday night.
With the loss, Cedaredge slipped to 0-2 in the 2A WSL and finished the week with a 2-4 overall record for 2018.
Delta's shot at knocking off a perennial power football team went by the wayside in the second half of a penalty-plagued and miscue-riddled contest. Mother Nature played the biggest part in the game with a steady downpour for the first half of play.
Delta Panther varsity soccer has improved its overall record to eight wins, two draws and a lone loss with a convincing defeat of the Telluride Miners on October 6. The non-conference game took place at Delta's home, Panther Stadium.
Paonia senior Ethan Bartlett shattered his own school cross country record at the Pantherfest Invitational Cross Country meet with a time of 16 minutes, 27.84 seconds. His time gave him a ninth-place finish out of a field of 112 runners.
The Hotchkiss volleyball team dropped to 4-11 overall this week on losses to Soroco and North Park.
On Friday, Oct. 5, Hotchkiss took Soroco to five games but fell short in a 3-2, 20-25, 25-18, 25-21, 18-25, 10-15 conference loss.
Delta High School's volleyball team has had its ups and downs in 2018, but they continue to battle and play well at times.
The Panthers traveled to Carbondale early last week and scored a 3-1 victory over the Roaring Fork Rams.
John Ames knew heading into last Friday's Pantherfest Cross Country meet that it could be his last chance to break the Delta High School record. Rather than focus on his split times at the end of each mile, he took off his watch.
Paonia is now 8-6 overall and 6-2 in the 2A Western Slope League following conference wins over North Park and Soroco.
The wins came on the heels of a hard-fought, 3-0 loss to Cedaredge, which Paonia lost by a total of 11 points.
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