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OTSPORTS 3 Published October 1, 2013

Vol. 1 Issue 5

OVER TIME

Falcons flying high in 6-North Page 6

3A Softball..by Kerry Sherman Strasburg Lady Indians outscore opponents 184-9..Page 13 Front Cover -Briggsdale Senior #72 Bubba Erickson & Peetz’ #42 Garrin Cox in game at Peetz ... Photo by Jerry Patterson

Conference Title on line in 6-Central...page 7


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3A East Metro Football

Class 3A Metro-East Football Report By Kerry Sherman Heading into last weekend, only one team from the Metro-East was in the top10, with Elizabeth holding the #2 spot in the poll. The same can be said this week, although the ranking for the Cardinals is a little different this week, following an upset loss to Roosevelt. Not only did the Cardinals feel the sting of a loss last week (36-16), but so did Englewood, the other team in the league who entered action at 3-1. The Pirates received a 48-13 beating on the road by Pueblo County. The only two teams in the league to earn wins last week were Fort Morgan and Weld Central. One week

after only managing a safety, the Mustangs rolled Denver North by a 38-8 count. Fort Morgan had shut-out through three quarters. They open league play on Friday at Englewood. As for the Rebels, they rode senior running back, Wayne Arnold, to a 28-7 victory over Alameda. Arnold carried the ball 19 times for 190 yards and three scores in the win. The Rebels will need another strong effort like that this Friday when they open their league slate against Skyview. The other contest in the Metro-East this week has Elizabeth hosting Vista

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3A Max Preps Top 10 Week of Oct. 2, 2013 Team 1 Palisade 5-0 2 Coronado 6-0 3 Rifle 5-0 4 Discovery Canyon 5-1 5 Holy Family 3-1 6 Roosevelt 2-2 7 Silver Creek 3-1 8 Elizabeth 3-2 9 Delta 3-2 10 Evergreen 4-1

Mustangs offense rolls over Vikings

Week of Oct. 2, 2013

L. Team Elizabeth 0-0 Englewood 0-0 Ft. Morgan 0-0 Weld Central 0-0 Vista Peak 0-0 Skyview 0-0

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The Mustangs #22 Jose Faudoa follows his blockers up the middle in the game with Denver North at Ft. Morgan last Friday. The Mustang’s took control of the game in the 1st half of the contest going up 26 to 0 in the half. The final score of game 38-8. The Mustangs will take on the Englewood Pirates at Englewood Friday night. Photo by Cindy Schneider.

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2A Patriot League Football

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Diggers offensive line continues to dominate opponents Patriot League Football Report By Kerry Sherman And then there was one... one undefeated team in the Patriot League, that is. One of the toughest leagues in Class 2A continues to beat itself up, as the only losses four teams have suffered so far this season have come to fellow Patriot teams. Sterling ended a two-game skid with a 44-21 win at Valley. The Tigers racked up 469 yards of offense against the Vikings, 241 from the arm of James Skerjanec.

Tigers 44, Vikings 21 Tiger QB #5 James Skerjanec was 12 of 19 for 241yds in the game with Valley at Valley last Saturday. Junior tailback #2 Ethan Rose led the Tigers in rushing with 11 carries for 125yds. Senior #51 Darren Sanders led the Tigers in tackles with 7 solo and 2 assist.

Much of the Beetdiggers success in 2013 has been the dominance of their offensive line. Photo Caption: Brush’s running back Michael Gutierrez runs through a wide gap in the 2nd quarter of play against the University Bulldogs at Brush last Friday night. (B)#70 Joe Carwin, #72 Jose Rodriquez, #83 Calin Brandt. The Beetdiggers will travel to Strasburg to play the 4 & 1 Indians on Friday. Photo by Jerry Patterson There was no hangover previously unbeaten win over the Bulldogs. 45 yards on 27 carries, but the Patriot have Sterling after a big win over Platte University squad last week. Platte Valley also faced an Jeff Merritt's 299 yards and hosting University and Valley for Brush, as the top- The game was scoreless undefeated league oppo- four touchdowns through Eaton visiting Valley. Topranked Beetdiggers took after one quarter, but the nent, and the Broncos went the air kept the Blue Devils ranked Brush will visit #8 care of business against a Beetdiggers did all the damoff on the Strasburg Indians. in the game. The difference Strasburg and secondage they would need in the The Broncos led 32-0 was a missed extra point. ranked Platte Valley visits second. Three scores by through three quarters and This week's match-ups Fort Lupton. Brush, including a scoop- went on to win by a 32-12 between unranked teams in and-score by Alec Pette- count. One week after droprson, would send the large ping a one-point contest to Homecoming crowd into a University, Eaton bounced frenzy by the half. Kyle back to take down Fort Rosenbrock added an 80- Lupton, by one point, 28yard scoring run on a QB 27. The Reds held Fort keeper early in the third and Lupton's rushing attack to the rout was on. Brush moved to 4-0 with the 56-13

2A Max Preps Top 10 Week of Oct. 2, 2013

2A Patriot League Standings Week of October 2, 2013 Team Brush Strasburg EAton Platte Valley Sterling University Fort Lupton Valley

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Team 1 Brush 4-0 2 Platte Valley 3-1 3 Kent Denver 4-1 4 Manitou Springs 5-0 5 Lamar 5-0 6 Strasburg 4-1 7 Florence 3-2 8 Faith Christian 4-2 9 Bennett 3-2 10 Eaton 2-2


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1A 11 North Central Football

Tigers only unbeaten in North Central North Central League Football Report By Kerry Sherman Following another crazy week in the North Central League, fans were left questioning what was going on. When the action was completed, only one team still had a goose egg in the loss column and it became apparent that six of the seven teams in the league could claim the crown. The two games that left most people scratching their heads had Resurrection Christian downing Holyoke, 34-29, and Cornerstone Christian knocking off Wray, 35-28. Holyoke, one week after thumping Cornerstone, turned it over twice in losing to the Cougars, who one week earlier lost to Yuma. Wray already holds a victory over Yuma, but has now lost two straight since that win over the Indians. Yuma had no trouble with Highland, dropping the winless Huskies, 50-13. The Indians are now 2-3 on the season, but more importantly, 2-1 in league play. Wiggins was the only team with a non-league game last

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Wiggin’s Terran Freauff places the ball down for #27 Corey Ritchey’s PAT attempt. Despite the rain Ritchey nailed 4 of 6 PAT attempts for the night. Photo by Jerry Patterson week, and the Tigers pound- contributed to the rushing ed Rocky Ford, 48-0. In the attack that amassed 320 true definition of a "team yards. Five of those nine effort", nine different Tigers were freshmen, and one, Blake Ferris, led the team with 83 yards. This week's schedule is filled with match-ups that could lead to another round of shoulder shrugging when it is finished. Wiggins visits Wray, Yuma welcomes in Holyoke, Cornerstone Christian hosts Highland, “Serving Northeastern Colorado for over 31-years.” and Resurrection Christian travels to Calhan for a nonleague tilt.

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Week of Oct. 2 2013 L. OA Team 1-0 4-0 Wiggins 2-1 2-3 Yuma 2-1 4-1 Holyoke Resurrection 1-1 3-2 Cornerstone 1-1 2-2 1-1 2-3 Wray 0-3 0-5 Highland

Wray’s #66 Cameron Hoff blocking in the game with Cornerstone Christian last Friday night. Wray will take on unbeaten Wiggins on Friday. Photo by Dan Stoeber.

1 Buena Vista 5-0 2 Hotchkiss 4-1 3 Centauri 4-1 4 Limon 5-0 5 Monte Vista 4-1 6 Holyoke 4-1 7 Paonia 4-1 8 Cedaredge 3-2 9 Wiggins 4-0 10 Crowley County 4-1


1A 8 North Plains Football Page 5

Rams head for Buffalo country on Friday second-ranked Eagles got more than they were bargaining for in the meeting with Merino last week. The Rams, coming off their first win of the year a week earlier, only trailed 14-8 at half time. The Eagles would tack

Caliche’s win over SedgCo moves them into a tie with Dayspring Christian in the 8-North Plains League. The Buffalos will take on the Akron Rams Friday @ Caliche. Photo Caption: Caliche’s #2 Mitch Davison carries the ball around the end in the game with SedgCo. (C) #26 Ryan Walther. (SC) #22 Cole McKinley, #51 Jani Krueger. Photo by Pam Stieb.

8-Man Plains Division Football Report By Kerry Sherman Another weekend of great match-ups is on tap for the Plains Division. Three of the six teams in the division are still ranked in the top five and one of this week's contests will feature two of them going at it.

SedgCo @ Caliche Third-ranked Caliche got an emotional 33-12 victory last Friday over Sedgwick County, surrendering twice

1A 8-North Plains Week of Oct. 2, 2013

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as many points to the Cougars as they had all season. The Buffs led the Homecoming contest 20-6 at the half. This week, they welcome in fifth-ranked Akron.

Haxtun @ Akron The Rams had their hands full last week against the Haxtun Bulldogs. It was just a 6-0 halftime lead for the Rams, who exploded for 22

Class 1A 8-Man Rankings Week of Oct. 2, 2013 1 Daysprings Christian 2 Hoehne 3 Caliche 4 Akron 5 Simla 6 Kiowa 7 Fowler 8 Granada 9 Sangre de Cristo 10 Soroco

third quarter points to pull away. They would eventually win the game by a 36-6 count. Last year's meeting between the Rams and Buffs followed a very similar script as this year. Akron went into that contest at 4-1, with the only loss coming to Dayspring Christian. Caliche was 5-0, having allowed a total of 18 points in those five games. The Rams jumped out to a 24-8 lead by the end of the first quarter last year and never looked back, winning the game 44-8 and racking up 524 yards of offense along the way. If Caliche can rewrite that script and come away with a win, the Buffs would stay on track for a potential division title clash with Dayspring Christian in two weeks.

Dayspring @ Merino Speaking of Dayspring, the

on a second-half touchdown to win 22-8, but Merino held them to just 201 total yards. Merino will try to match that defensive effort this week when the Rams visit Haxtun. Dayspring

Christian, who has won the last two weeks with defense, will try to get the offense rolling again when it visits Sedgwick County.

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Class 1A 6-Man Football

Falcons on top in 6-North contest by drubbing Kit Carson, 58-14. That one was only a 26-14 Arickaree lead at the half. Arickaree and Hi-Plains are both 5-0 and 3-0 in the Central Division. The winner will most likely win the division crown.

Eads vs Deer Trail Eads only completed one pass in its 44-12 win over Deer Trail, but with Dylan Dixon ripping off 223 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, the aerial game was not needed. Dalton Eldringhoff gouged the Eads defense for 221 yards on 23 carries, but Deer Trail lost two fumbles and had a punt blocked. Eads steps out of Southeast Division play this week with a Saturday game at Cotopaxi. The Pirates are 41 and have won four straight since a 46-0 loss at Eads on opening night. Cotopaxi is tied with Hanover atop the Southwest Division standings.

Briggsdale @ Peetz Briggsdale has almost locked up the North Division title, but the fifth-ranked Falcons cannot afford to look ahead. Rick Mondt's team claimed a big 54-24 win at Peetz on Saturday, leaving them as the only unbeaten team in the division. The Falcons host North Park this week, and the Wildcats have not won a league game in four tries this season. If Briggsdale takes care of business, and Prairie slips up in either this week's game against Pawnee or next week's against Fleming, the Falcons are division champs.

Fleming @ Otis Falcon’s #10 Caleb Fassler picking up some yards in the game at Peetz last Saturday. (B) #1 Brandon Gorman. (P) #6 Logan Vach,#21 Tre Lewis. Photo by Jerry Patterson

6-Man Football Report

By Kerry Sherman The bottom half of the 6-man rankings remains very fluid, while the top half has been pretty much locked in place the

1A 6-North Plains Week of October, 2, Team L. Briggsdale 3-0 Peetz 3-1 Fleming 2-1 Prairie 2-1 Weldon Valley 1-2 Pawnee 1-3 North Park 0-4

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1A 6 Southeast Week of Oct. 2, 2013 Team Lib./ Stratton Flagler Eads Kit Carson Deer Trail Cheraw

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last five weeks. The top four teams are unchanged from a week ago, while an old face makes a return to the poll at number seven.

Liberty/Stratton @ Cheraw Top-ranked Liberty/Stratton put up an astounding 74 points in a game where the mercy clock was rolling midway through the second quarter. The Knighted Eagles were up 60-6 at the half over Cheraw and won it 74-6. Kyle English touched the ball eight times on offense for the Knighted Eagles. He gained just short of 200 yards and scored five touchdowns. The Knighted Eagles will host Flagler this week while the Wolverines visit Deer Trail. Both are Southeast Division contests.

Hi-Plains @ Flagler Second-ranked Hi-Plains nearly matched the feat, as the Patriots led Flagler 55-14 at the half on Saturday. Dave Sheffield's squad surrendered a couple late touchdowns, but still won 63-28. The Patriots have a big one on tap this week as they visit #4 Arickaree. The Indians tuned up for that

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Otis moved back up to sixth in the poll this week after a 4618 win over Fleming last Friday. Eli Palser may need a new pair of cleats after carrying the ball 35 times for 435 yards and five touchdowns in that contest. Terry Nation led a Bulldog defense that held the Wildcats scoreless over the final three quarters. The Bulldogs are home for the third straight week, hosting Idalia on Friday. The Wolves feature an explosive back themselves. Erik Enriquez torched Genoa-Hugo/Karval for 284 yards and five touchdowns on just 13 carries last week. Fleming dropped to 2-3 on the season, but all three losses are to teams in the top six. The Wildcats are eighth in this week's rankings and they will be home against Peetz on

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Class 1A 6-Man Football

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Arickaree’s #16 Garrett Shaffer drops back to pass in the game with Otis on August 29. The Indians host #4 Hi-Plains on Friday @ Arickaree. (A) #6 Trent Leoffler. (O)#40 Brynnan McCall, #7 Terry Nation, #45 Kendall Geoglein. OTsportschek file photo - Photo by Jerry Patterson

6-man Continued from Page 6 Friday. The Bulldogs are smarting after Briggsdale saddled them with their first loss of the season. Back in the rankings at #7 this week is Bethune. The Bobcats were ranked the first two weeks of the season, but back-to-back losses against Hi-Plains and Arickaree knocked them out. They earned their way back into the poll with a 36-26 win last Saturday over previously unbeaten and eighth-ranked Hanover. Monte Gutowski's Bobcats trailed 12-0 late in the first quarter but then scored the next 20 points. Hanover had a chance to break a 20-all tie right before halftime, but the Hornets were stopped twice on run plays inside the Bethune one-yard line. The Bobcats rode that momentum in the second half to get

the lead and pull off the upset. Justin Seamans was huge for Bethune in the contest, scoring three times on the ground, including a 35-yarder where it looked like he would be dropped for a loss, but he lowered his shoulder and ran over a defender to find open pasture. The Bobcats, who's first four games were all in the Central Division, will travel to Weldon Valley on Saturday for their second straight out of the division

Class 1A Top 10 Football Rankings Week of September 23 6 Peetz 1 Liberty/Stratton 7 Eads 2 Arickaree 8 Prairie 3 Briggsdale 9 Bethune 4 Hi-Plains 10 Hanover 5 Otis

1A 6 Southwest Week of Oct. 2, 2013 Team L. OA Hanover 3-0 4-1 Cotopaxi 2-0 4-1 Primero 1-2 3-2 Mtnn Valley 0-3 0-4 CSF D & B 0-3 1-4

1A 6 Central Week of Oct. 2, 2013 Team Arickaree Hi-Plains Bethune Otis Idalia Genoa/Hugo

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4A Colorado 7 Volleyball Max Prep League Standings September 30

Elizabeth Weld Central Fort Lupton Fort Morgan Skyview Vista PEAK Prep Englewood

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September 26 @ Fort Morgan Vista Peak Prep 19 8 Fort Morgan 25 Ft. Morgan Player Sv. #1 M. Bashears (JR) 0 #10 Karli Baker (SO) 8 #11 Nicole Kauffman (SR) 9 #15 Ashley Lauck (JR) 7 #16 Lia Shaver (JR) 21 #2 Maddy Linton(JR) 4 #3 Karley Pflager (SO) 0 #4 Brianna Frick (SR) 5 #5 Amy Anderson SO 0 #8 Haley Harden (SR) 20 Vista Peak Sv #1 Malia Kennedy JR 5 #10 Jaylynn Johnson SO8 #11 Anna Meier SR0 0 #14 Allison Embury JR 0 #2 M Browning JR 7 1 #3 C Hartley SR 9 1 #5 Casey Lopez SO 7 #7 Heather Bach SR 7 #8 Kylee Baker JR 0 0

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By Kerry Sherman Fort Morgan has ran off three straight wins, all against league opponents, but that still has the Lady Mustangs squarely in the middle of the Colorado 7 standings. Only one team from the league is in the rankings for Class 4A, the Elizabeth Lady Cardinals, who at 3-0, are the only unbeaten team in league play.

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Vista Peak #5 Casey Lopez and #1 Malia Kennedy. Ft. Morgan #3 Karley Pflager and #11 Nicole Kauffman. Photos by Cindy Schneider


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Patriot League Volleyball Report

3A Max Preps Rankings 1 William Smith 2 Valley 3 University 4 Trinidad 5 The Pinnacle 6 The Classical Academy 7 The Academy 8 Strasburg 9 Sterling 10St. Mary's Academy

1-9 9-2 2-4 2-9 3-6 6-7 7-8 4-6 7-2 5-6

Brush Tuesday, October 1 Brush @ Frontier Academy Thursday, October 3 Sterling Estes Park @ Brush 6:30 Brush Sterling Thursday, October 3 Platte Valley @ Sterling Saturday, October 5, Sterling @ Weld Central

By Kerry Sherman With four teams ranked in the top eight in Class 3A, the Patriot League is staking its claim as the toughest in the classification. Add to that a Frontier Academy squad that is just outside the rankings and a Lyons group that was tenth in last week's 2A poll, and you have a league that is stacked. Sterling has reeled off five straight wins to push its record to 8-2 on the season and garner the #8 spot in last week's poll. The Lady Tigers have not tasted defeat in over three weeks, with both losses coming to ranked 4A opponents, Roosevelt and Cheyenne Mountain, in the Silver Creek tournament back on Sept. 7. They picked up a pair of league wins last week, taking down Strasburg and Brush, both on the road and both in four sets. Next up for the Lady Tigers is a tough one this week against Platte Valley, who was third in last week's rankings. Joining Sterling and Platte Valley in the rankings are Valley (#1) and Eaton (#6). Valley, Eaton, Frontier Academy and Sterling are all unbeaten in the Patriot League, but the top spot currently goes to Sterling, who is 3-0 in league play. Valley is 2-0 and the other two are both 1-0. Brush has lost four out of six and is 1-3 in league play. The Lady 'Diggers still have matches against all of the top five in the league, except for Platte Valley.

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3A/2A Patriot Volleyball Standings September 30 Frontier Academy Sterling Valley Eaton Platte Valley Lyons University Strasburg Brush Estes Park Highland

Brush Beet Diggers #12 Ellie Monarch and #9 Mollie White block s #13 Sterling Tiger’s Serra Ourada. Photo by Debbie Monarch

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Akron Ram’s AJ Miller goes up for a block against Haxtun’s #20 and #5

Class 2A Volleyball Report By Kerry Sherman Six of the top seven teams in the rankings from last week got through their schedules unscathed, but there could be some new faces in the bottom three spots, as Simla, Byers and Lyons all suffered losses. Fifth-ranked Colorado Springs School also felt the sting of defeat. As many as nine other programs could wrestle a spot away from one of those three.

At the top of the poll, Lutheran has reeled off five straight wins to improve to 11-1. The Lady Lions picked up a nice four-set victory over Byers, dropping the first set and then winning the next three. Resurrection Christian moved to 11-0 on the season with sweeps of Denver Christian and Liberty Common. The Lady Cougars still haven't dropped a set this season and they might keep that run intact

leading up to a huge clash with Lutheran in two weeks. Fowler picked up five wins last week and only dropped one set along the way. The Lady Grizzlies fell in the first set of their match with Lamar (#10 in 3A) in a tournament hosted by Fowler, before roaring back to earn the win in four. Wins over Olathe and Rangely pushed Paonia to 11-0 on the season. The Lady Eagles are tied with Meeker atop the 2A/1A Western Slope League. Colorado Springs School fell to Simla in a five-setter to open the week but

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bounced back to win its next two matches. At 12-1, the Lady Kodiaks might slip a spot or two this week. Sargent (10-2) and Yuma (84) were #6 and #7 in last week's poll and both were perfect last week. Sargent had to survive a five-setter against Sanford on Saturday to keep its eight-match win streak alive. Simla got that nice win over CSS to open the week, but then fell in an exciting five-setter against Kiowa. The Lady Cubs took out their anger on Friday against Pikes Peak Christian, winning all three sets 25-10. The biggest skid by any of the ranked teams was by Byers, who had lost three straight heading into a match with Deer Trail late last week. While the result has not been reported, it is fairly safe to assume that the Lady Bulldogs took care of the Lady Eagles, who only had one win entering the contest. Rounding out last week's top-10 was Lyons. The Lady Lions went 2-1 last week,

How do other colleges measure up? Dare to compare at MorganCC.edu *8$5$17(('ÂżQDQFLDODLGWR TXDOLÂżHGUHFHQWKLJKVFKRROJUDGXDWHV (who else does this?) with 3-1 wins over Highland and Dayspring Christian sandwiched around a 3-0 loss to Valley. It is possible that Sangre de Cristo, Del Norte, Kiowa, Peyton, Hayden, Rye or Swink could find their way into the rankings this week. Locally, Akron and Sedgwick County join Yuma as the only teams over .500 on the season. Akron has won three straight to improve to 7-4 while the Lady Cougars are 7-6 after a 1-4 week.

2A Rankings 1. Res. Christian 2. Lutheran 3. Paonia 4. Fowler 5. Lyons 6. Sargent 7. Sangre De Cristo 8. Rye 9. Akron 10. Yuma

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September 26 @ Weldon Valley Wiggins Weldon Valley

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Wiggins #1 B. Robinson JR #10 Brooke Bostron SR #13 Shae Seiber SR #2 Brittney Jordan SR #3 Faythe Harris SO #4/L32 Dacey McCombs JR #5 Jessica Veeman SO #6/L33 Brienna Baer SO #8/L34 Laura Walker SO #9 Anabelle Celis SR Weldon Valley

Akron and Haxtun Photos Akron won in three sets. Photos by JCP

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September 28 @ Caliche Holyoke 3 23 17 0 Caliche 25 25 25 3 Holyoke Player 10 Jacinda Krueger SR 13 Jentry Andersen JR 14 Megan Parker SO 16 A. Humphreys SR 17 Jaylee Ham JR 27/L5 Tia Huffman SR 3/L5 Brook Prottsman FR 30 M Vieselmeyer JR 8 Megan Humphreys FR Caliche #1 J. Lambrecht SO #10 Megan Pierce SR #12 Sami Morgan SR #13 Jessica Taylor JR #2 Jenna Zink SR #3 Shayln Johnson JR #4 T. Weingardt SR #5 Rachael Edler JR #8 Leanna LeBlanc JR

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Class 1A Volleyball Report

By Kerry Sherman There will be a little shakeup in the 1A ranks this week, as two of the top-10 teams suffered losses, and only one of those losses came to higher ranked opponents. Fleming fell to Akron, while Flagler sent Hi-Plains to its second straight defeat. Top-ranked Caliche took care of Sedgwick County and Holyoke last week, both in 3-0 sweeps. The Lady

Buffs have won six straight matches, and they will host Peetz and Akron this week. Second-ranked Otis swept its way through Merino and Cornerstone Christian, surrendering a total of 71 points in the two matches. The Lady Bulldogs had a tough one scheduled on Tuesday, as they were to visit #5 Flagler. That is followed by a home contest on Friday against an Idalia squad that

spent the first few weeks of the season ranked. The #3 Lady Eagles from Eads rolled their record to 90 on the season with a pair of sweeps last week over Deer Trail and Crowley County. The Lady Eagles have only dropped three sets to date, and two of those were in the season-opener against Springfield. That run could very well continue through this week, as Eads faces Wiley and Cotopaxi. They will be tested next Tuesday when they visit Hi-Plains. Fleming was ranked fourth last week, but a five-set loss at Akron could cause them to slip a few spots this week. That loss ended a four-match win streak for the Lady Wildcats, who will look to bounce back with matches against league opponents Peetz and Briggsdale. As mentioned in the open, Flagler swept past Hi-Plains last Tuesday and then did the same to Burlington later in the week. The Lady Panthers should move up a spot this week because of Fleming's loss. Tuesday's match with #2 Otis should be a good measuring stick, as both teams are riding good winning streaks. Otis is at eight straight entering the week and Flagler had taken down six consecutive opponents. Liberty/Stratton will be busy this week, hosting Limon on Tuesday and then hosting a tournament on Saturday that features Hi-Plains, Flagler, Kit Carson, Merino and Burlington.

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Otis’ Haley Patterson spiking the ball and #21 Antonya Schaffert in back. Merino blockers #4 Kylie Mertens and #3 Josi Dreher and #5 Elsa Shino

September 24 Hi-Plains @ Flagler Hi-Plains 18 14 18 Flagler 25 25 25 Hi Plains Player #1 Hanna Herman JR #10 Kearsten Parry SO #14 Kacy Thomson SR #2 Ashlyn Richie JR #20 Michaela Keeler SR #3 Brittany Jones FR #4 T. McCaffrey SR 13 #8 Heidi McAuley SR Flagler #1 Hailey Allison SO #11 T. Bredehoft JR #12 E. Grimes SO #2 C. Stratton SR #3 Jade Hasz SO #4 Carissa Roan SR #5 Elisha Rodwell SO #6 Caitlyn Crisp FR #7 Aubree Petty JR Walsh bounced back from its only loss of the season to an unranked Wiley team the previous week to take down Holly in a tough four-setter last week. The Lady Eagles have matches during the week against Springfield and Cheyenne Wells, before participating in the McClave tournament on Saturday. HiPlains will look to shake its two game skid this week,

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Brush’s Kristen Berg goes for the tag on Sterling’s #12 Jordan Nelson in game with Sterling last Friday at Brush. The Lady Tigers won the game 3-2. Photo by Cindy Schneider.

Class 3A Softball Report By Kerry Sherman Five of the top nine teams in last week's 3A softball poll call District 3 home. That charge is led by the defending state champions, Strasburg, who has won 19 straight games dating back to last season. The Lady

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Indians are 14-0 this season, and have outscored opponents 184-9. That's not a typo. Hot on the heels of the Lady Indians are the Lady Tigers from Sterling. Sterling has built a 14-2 mark heading into this final week of regular season play. One of those two losses came to Strasburg, 7-0, and the two were scheduled to meet up on Monday to continue a contest that was suspended by rain last week. Strasburg held a 3-0 lead heading into the top of the third and that was were the game would be resumed. As if that wasn't a tough enough task for the Lady Tigers, they face fourthranked Valley on Tuesday for a double-header. The third-ranked Lady Tigers were just one game ahead of the Lady Vikings for second place in the district at the beginning of the week. Eaton was ranked eighth in last week's poll and Brush

came in at #9, but the Lady 'Diggers have lost their last two outings, so their hold on a spot in this week's poll seems to be tenuous, at best. Burlington, out of District 4, is poised to grab a spot in the rankings this week, sporting an 11-5 mark. The Lady Cougars are 8-0 in district play, but they have not fared well against ranked opponents. Burlington is 04 against teams in last week's poll. Three of those losses are to teams in District 2: Lamar, Rocky Ford and La Junta. Akron flirted with being ranked earlier in the year, but the Lady Rams have lost five of their last six, dropping them to 7-9 on the season. Akron was swept in a DH by Wray last week, giving the Lady Eagles their only district wins to date. The Lady Rams close the season with a pair against Holyoke, and those games will likely determine second place in District 4.

Fort Mogan’s #5 Francisco Gonzalez kicks the ball away from Berthoud’s #21 Everett Hindman in the match with Berthoud last Saturday at Ft. Morgan. The Mustangs won the match 3-2. Photo by Cindy Schneider.

4A Colorado 7 Soccer Standing Week of Oct. 2 Skyview 3-0-0 6-1-1 Fort Lupton 5-1-0 5-4-0 Vista P. Prep 3-1-0 5-4-0 Weld Central 2-2-0 4-4-0 Fort Morgan 0-3-0 4-3-1 Elizabeth 0-3-0 2-6-1 Englewood 0-3-0 1-7-0


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Saturday, Oct. 5

Highland @ Cornerstone Cheraw @ Deer Trail Bethune @ Weldon Valley Eads @ Cotopaxi North Park @ Briggsdale

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Tuesday, Oct. 1

Sterling @ Valley

Tuesday, Oct. 1 Weld Central @ Ft. Morgan Ft. Lupton @ Sterling

Thursday, Oct 3

Cornerstone C @ Sterling

Saturday, Oct. 5

Ft. Morgan @ Englewood Estes Park @ Sterling

Softball Monday, Oct. 1 Holyoke @ Wray Valley @ Sterling Eaton @ Brush

Thursday, Oct 3 Platte Valley @ Brush

Friday, Oct. 4

Akron @ Faith Christian Brush @ Eaton

Saturday, Oct 5 Holyoke @ Akron Limon @ Burlington

College Saturday, Oct. 5

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Wray @ Goodland Haxtun @ Creek Valley Yuma @ SedgCo Peetz @ Caliche Weldon Valley @ Deer Trail Otis @ Flagler Kit Carson @ Bethune Brush @ Frontier Academy Ft. Morgan @ Ft. Lupton

Thursday, Oct. 3

Akron @ Wray Perkins Co. @ SedgCo Weldon Valley @W Prairie Peetz @ Briggsdale Cheyenee Wells @ Hi-Plains Limon @ Stratton Estes Park @ Brush Platte Valley @ Sterling Weld Central @ Ft. Morgan Byers @ Burlington Caliche @ Wiggins

Friday, Oct. 4

Akron @ Caliche Wiggins @ Wray Haxtun @ Merino Holyoke @ Yuma Pawnee @ Prairie Hi-Plains @ Arickaree Idalia @ Otis Peetz @ Fleming

Saturday, Oct. 5

Merino @ Stratton Pawnee @ Union Colony Fleming @ Briggsdale Hi-Plains @ Stratton Sterling @ Weld Central

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