The Lee Marts Post 3371 Delta VFW is hosting a trap shoot on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Delta Trap Club. Proceeds to benefit the VFW's building fund.
This year's Cedaredge Ladies' Golf Club Sizzler had a theme of "Dogs & Cats." A $1000 donation was made to the Cedaredge Animal Shelter.
The Bulldogs are learning that wins in the 1A Western Slope Conference are hard to come by.
The Hotchkiss High School football team twice led the game in the early stages but gave up too many big plays as the visiting Grand Valley Cardinals beat the Bulldogs 36-19 last Friday night.
Delta High School stayed in control of the 3A WSL standings with three wins this past week. The Panthers defeated ninth-place Basalt (1-8 and 4-12) in three sets, held off upstart Cedaredge (4-4 and 8-12), the sixth-place WSL team, in three sets and raced past number eight Moffat County (2-8 and 5-13) in three sets as well.
A win and a loss highlighted last week's soccer competition for Delta High School.
The Panthers blasted past Caprock Academy, 10-0 on Oct. 11 and suffered a double overtime loss, 2-1, against Vail Mountain over the weekend.
The Hotchkiss High School volleyball team is finishing off the regular season the right way, with a couple of wins.
And like it has been all year, nothing came easy for the Bulldogs.
Delta's Panthers had an easy time of their football contest in Cortez. Delta outscored the host Panthers 21-0 in each of the two quarters in the opening half. Tristan Brown scored two touchdowns on the ground while teammates Kole Roberts and Damon Jensen scored one each.
The Paonia High School volleyball team won a couple more matches and continued its march toward the state tournament.
The Eagles held off a third set rally by visiting Rangely and beat the Panthers 3-0 last Saturday afternoon.
Five Western Slope 3A softball teams began the past weekend seeking second-round berths in the 2016 state playoffs. All but Gunnison have advanced past regional competition and are set to participate in this weekend's state tournament held in Aurora.
Cedaredge's Bruins hosted the 1A/2A San Juan Basin (SJB) League's top team on Saturday, Oct. 14. Nucla's Mustangs knocked off Ridgway, which was unbeaten at the time, to take over the top spot in the 2A SJB league and wanted to keep a lead over the Demons with a win in Cedaredge.
Meeker's Cowboys share the top of 1A WSL football standings with Paonia after their 42-14 win in Cedaredge. Each have a 7-0 overall record and 3-0 league marks. The Bruins fell to 1-2 in league play and are now 5-2 overall.
The Paonia High School football team keeps finding ways to win.
One week after just edging North Fork rival Hotchkiss 7-6, the Eagles shook off a sluggish start and dominated the second half in a 40-10 victory over Olathe last Friday night.
Paonia's volleyball team didn't lose any momentum during last week's play against Hayden and Hotchkiss. The Eagles won both contests in three sets and boast a widening lead in 2A District 5 volleyball standings.
Hotchkiss faced three tough foes in 2A District 5 play with all three winding up being losses. The Bulldogs began the week with Vail Mountain (7-2) and fell 3-0 to the Gore Rangers in Vail.
Cedaredge won its first volleyball match of the week but fell to both Ridgway and Rangely over the weekend.
The Bruins' win was against Olathe's Bruins on Oct. 6 and took just three straight sets, 25-10, 25-17 and 25-8.
Even though Delta's Panthers lost their softball game against Basalt, 6-5, the Panthers own an 11-8 overall record after defeating Aspen in doubleheader action 20-0 and 19-0 this past week.
Delta is third in 3A District 5 standings behind Basalt (11-1 and 15-4) and Cedaredge (10-2 and 14-5) with the regular season play completed. All three teams are headed to post-season play.
Alpine Bank's traveling pickleball series ended with an OctoberFest event in Delta. Players from Carbondale to Durango vied for titles in both men's and women's doubles on Saturday, Oct. 1, followed by epic finals in mixed doubles on Sunday.
Local players made their presence felt with Judy Fairchild, Betty Garrett and Rich Garrett all double medaling.
Hotchkiss High School's cross country team consisted of eight runners (five boys and three girls) this past weekend at the Delta Cross Country Pantherfest Invitational. Confluence Park, the site for the coming regional qualifying meet set for next week, hosted 75 boys and 69 girls.
The Cedaredge Bruins were on their game when they took on Gunnison's Cowboys on Oct. 4 in Gunnison. A 13-hit attack produced a 15-5 win after the Bruins rallied for seven runs in the top of the seventh inning.
The final score, 25-0, didn't reflect the true pulse of the game. A slow start, mixed with miscues on both sides of the ball, didn't deter Cedaredge's Bruins from claiming a 1A WSL victory over Olathe's Pirates last Friday night in Cedaredge.
Delta's Panthers are the only undefeated 3A WSL team following its 3-0 win over the visiting Aspen Skiers last week. The Panthers stand at 4-0 in league play and are 11-3 overall. Coal Ridge is second with its 5-1 and 8-2 marks while Roaring Fork is third with records of 6-2 and 10-5.
Alamosa's Maroons were in town for last Friday night's 2A Intermountain League football matchup and brought a 1-0 record with them. When they left, the Maroon had a 1-1 league record and had dropped to 3-3 overall following a 28-6 loss to Delta.
The annual North Fork football game between Paonia and Hotchkiss ended up being the closest game between the rival teams in recent history.
"They played hard, they played up to their ability and the level they're capable of," said Hotchkiss head coach Curtis Hintz.
Delta High School's boys cross country team scored just 44 points to win last Friday's Pantherfest Invitational cross country meet at Confluence Park. John Ames had his best time of the year as he crossed the finish line in 16:52.43, which was nearly nine seconds faster than last week's time at Sweitzer Lake.
Paonia assistant cross country coach Shauna Meilner passed along the following meet results from last week's Pantherfest Invitational at Confluence Park.
On Friday, Oct. 7 -- exactly two weeks before the regional cross country meet -- the Paonia Eagles had a precursor run on the same course at the Delta Pantherfest Invitational (Confluence Park).
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