There were some anxious moments near the end of last Friday's Delta versus Montezuma-Cortez football game in Delta. After building a 12-7 lead at halftime the Panthers found themselves in the midst of an exciting gridiron contest in the fourth quarter as Cortez had several challenging possessions in the second half of play.
Cedaredge fell to 1-2 in the 1A WSL football standings following last week's 48-12 loss to 2A WSL Aspen (2-1).
The Bruins completed just four of nine passes for 44 yards against the Skiers but had a solid running game that produced 315 yards of offense for a combined total of 359 yards.
Cedaredge High School had a great start to its softball week with a resounding 27-0 win over visiting Aspen. The Bruins led 1-0 after one inning and then paraded more than 20 batters to the plate in the second inning for a 20-plus run explosion.
Delta High School's softball team outscored its opponents 41-10 this past week raising its season record to 10-2 overall and 3-0 in WSL play.
A visit to Gunnison on Tuesday (Sept. 11) resulted in an 11-1 victory for Delta.
Delta's Panthers were in Paonia Sept. 11 for a long-time rivalry with the Eagles. The two teams have battled in sports for decades with little regard as to which team had the larger classification number.
The Cedaredge Bruins began their week in volleyball with a dominating performance in Olathe against the Pirates. The Bruins were in Gunnison on Thursday, Sept. 13, and brought home a 3-0 win over the Cowboys.
Hard work is paying off for Shad Lewis. The Delta junior ran the best cross country race of his career Saturday, on one of the toughest courses on the Western Slope, placing third at the Hotchkiss Invitational.
His time of 19 minutes, 17.35 seconds bested last year's eighth-place time by a full 27 seconds.
Cedaredge's softball team found last week's diamond opponents to be stout competitors with the Bruins falling 11-1 in Meeker on Sept. 4 and splitting a doubleheader with Cortez at the Field of Dreams Sept. 8, losing the opener 11-8 and claiming a 10-9 win in game two.
In game one Cortez jumped out to an early 9-2 lead but had to hold on for an 11-8 win.
A high-scoring first quarter ended with Buena Vista holding a touchdown lead, 14-21, heading to the second quarter.
Each team scored in the second quarter leaving the Bruins trailing by seven, 28-21 at halftime.
Delta High School's soccer team had its express train slowed down this past week with tough games against Crested Butte and Roaring Fork. Both matches were on the road and proved to be difficult contests.
After digging themselves into a first-half hole, Delta's Panthers won the second half but had too much to overcome in a 28-22 loss in Salida last Friday night.
The Panthers trailed 15-6 at halftime with a Felipe Bedoy's 40-yard field goal in the third quarter one of the game's highlights for Delta.
Beki Atchley led the Delta girls to place eighth at Hotchkiss with a time of 24 minutes, 48.66 seconds. It was Atchley's third consecutive top-10 finish at Hotchkiss.
A near-packed house enjoyed an absolutely beautiful evening for football last Friday. The Hotchkiss Bulldogs were bidding for a second straight win in the 2018 football season against the visiting Coal Ridge Titans.
Delta High School dominated a visiting Palisade Bulldogs' softball team in a doubleheader sweep Sept. 4 by scores of 13-3 and 14-4.
Sophomore Hailee Ruble went the distance for Delta and improved her season record to 4-1 with the win.