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Issue 12

Published November 21, 2013

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Knighted Eagles soar in 6-man title game KAT COUNTRY 98.3 TO CARRY CHAMPIONSHIP GAME DAYSPRING CHRISTIAN @ CALICHE Saturday, Nov. 23 - Kickoff at 1pm Pregame starts just after 12pm

Faith Christian stops Diggers in second half

Knighted Eagle Trevor Thompson goes up for a reception in the title game Photo by Jerry Patterson


Class 1A 6-Man Football

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Knighted Eagles claim state title

By Kerry Sherman

Plains Cooperative Telephone would like to congratulate the 2013 Class 1A 6-Man State Champion Liberty/Stratton Knighted Eagles & the Lady Knighted Eagles 2013 Class 1A State Volleyball Tournament Qualifiers

1A 6-Man Football Bracket Quarter Finals Nov. 2

Semi Finals Nov. 9

(1)Liberty/Stratton

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(8)Flager

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Finals Nov. 16

Liberty/Stratton 84 Liberty/Stratton

(4)Prairie

36

(5)Otis

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(3)Eads

Prairie 38 Liberty/Stratton 44

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(6)Peetz

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(2)Hi-Plains

60

(7)Hanover

6

Hi-Plains 40

Eads 29 Hi-Plains Hi-Plains 71

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Everyone expected the six-man title game to be one for the ages, and it lived up to the hype. Liberty/Stratton and HiPlains put on a show that went down to the wire, with the Knighted Eagles eventually claiming a 4440 victory. Both offenses scored twice in the first half, but Hi-Plains held a 16-12 edge at the intermission after the Patriots converted both of their PAT kicks and the Knighted Eagles missed both of theirs. Liberty-Stratton put two touchdowns on the board in the third quarter to grab a 28-16 edge and it seemed like all of the momentum was firmly behind the Knighted Eagles. That changed quickly. Alex Nelson returned a kick-off 70 yards for a touchdown and just moments later, Justin Miltenberger struck with a pick-6 to tie the game. The action continued to go back-and-forth in the fourth quarter, with both teams throwing two touchdown passes in the frame. The difference would be two converted kicks by Flint Corliss, who made his last four after missing his first two tries of the day. Trevor-Thompson was a huge factor in Liberty/Stratton's victory, as the junior four touchdowns, three to Clay Corliss, and he came away with four takeaways on defense. Thompson intercepted two passes and recovered two fumbles. One of the fumble recoveries came in the end zone, keeping the Patriots from putting points on the board. Liberty/Stratton finished the season at a perfect 12-0. Hi-Plains finished at 10-2.

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Class 1A 6-Man Football

Championship Photo Highlights

Congratulations

The Stratton R-4 and Liberty J-4 School Districts would like to congratulatethe 2013 Class 1A 6-Man State Champion Liberty/Stratton Knighted Eagles & the 2013 Class 1A State Volleyball Tournament Qualifiers Lady Knighted Eagles Photo by Jerry Patterson OTSPORTSCHEK Check out www.otsportschek.com

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Installation Available Trevor Thompson and Cordell Burton are presented with the State Championship Trophy


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1A 8 North Plains Football

Caliche knocks out top seeded Hoehne Farmers By Kerry Sherman The road to an all-Plains Division final in 8-man football was a difficult one, but one that was navigated well by Dayspring Christian and Caliche. Both teams earned hard-fought victories on the road in last Saturday's semifinals to set up this Saturday's rematch. Caliche had the unenviable task of going on the road to

face top-seeded Hoehne. The Farmers had won 39 of their last 40 games, but the Buffs did not flinch. Caliche stood toe-to-toe with the defending champs and emerged with a 44-40 victory. All was not sunshine and roses, however, for the Buffs, who lost Chase Debus to a serious knee injury. For Caliche, that victory

kept alive a streak of avenged losses. In the opening round, the Buffs took out Walsh, who had defeated them in last year's playoffs. Caliche then took care of Simla, who ended the Buffs' run in the 2011 postseason. Finally, the win over Hoehne avenged the 2010 championship game loss to the Farmers. Dayspring Christian had

1A 8 Man Football Bracket Round 1

Qtr. Finals

Nov. 2

Nov. 9

Semi-Finals Nov. 16

*Top Bracket (1)Hoehne

54

(16)Granada

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(8)Dove Creek

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(9) Sanford

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(4)Simla

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(11)Akron

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(5)Caliche

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(12)Walsh

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Hoehne 48 Hoehne 40 Sanford 28

Simla 28 Caliche 44 Caliche 46

Finals Nov. 23 Caliche vs. Dayspring

*Bottom (3)Norwood

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(14)W. Grand

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(6)Kiowa

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(11)Merino

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(7)Sargent

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(10)Vail Christ.

16

(2)Dayspring

47

(15)Fowler

8

Norwood 12 Norwood 43 Kiowa 6

Sargent 28 Dayspring 44 Dayspring 43

Caliche’s #2 Mitch Davison with the carry. its hands full, as well. The second-seeded Eagles made the long trip to Norwood where they found a feisty Maverick squad. The Eagles had trouble getting separation from the Mavs in the first half and only led 28-19 at the half. Finally, with a 13-8 edge in the third quarter, it looked like Dayspring was ready to pull away and put the game on ice, but the home team had other ideas. Norwood scored 16 straight points to open the final frame, grabbing a 43-41 lead in the process. The game would come down to a Collin Kerr field goal attempt in the closing minute. Kerr's kick split the uprights and gave the Eagles a 44-43 victory. Dayspring Christian has won the last three meetings with Caliche, all of which were in regular season play. The Buffs were the last team to win the Plains Division before Dayspring Christian claimed the last three. Caliche will host the title game on Saturday, with a 1 p.m. kick-off on tap.

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Brush suffers disappointing blow

All Brush Photos by Cindy Schneider.

Class 2A Patriot League Football Nov. 16 @ Brush Report Faith Christian By Kerry Sherman With two of the top three seeds in the bracket, it looked like a sure thing that the Patriot League would be represented in the Class 2A state championship game. That is the case heading into this weekend's title contest, but the team to make it through might not be the one most people expected to see. Top-seeded Brush met its play-off nemesis, Faith Continued on next page

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How do other colleges measure up? Dare to compare at MorganCC.edu *8$5$17(('ÂżQDQFLDODLGWR TXDOLÂżHGUHFHQWKLJKVFKRROJUDGXDWHV (who else does this?) through might not be the one most people expected to see. Top-seeded Brush met its play-off nemesis, Faith Christian, in last week's semifinal round. The Beetdiggers surrendered the opening touchdown to the Eagles, but then scored the next two to grab a 14-7 lead.

By Kerry Sherman With two of the top three seeds in the bracket, it looked like a sure thing that the Patriot League would be represented in the Class 2A state championship game. That is the case heading into this weekend's title contest, but the team to make it

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Faith would tie the contest at the half and then seal the upset with 10 points in the fourth quarter. Brush saw its season come to an end in the postseason, 24-14, once more, at the hands of the Eagles. Platte Valley had the task of Continued on page 9


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2A Football Bracket Round 1

Qtr. Finals

Nov. 2

Nov. 9

*Top Bracket (1)Brush 55

Brush 33-14

(16)The Academy

6

(8)Florence

26

(9) Strasburg

20

(4)Faith Christian

49

(11)Aspen

14

(5)Gunnison

49

(12)Fort Lupton

28

Semi-Finals Nov. 16

Brush 14 Florence

Faith Christian 48-0 Faith Christian 24 Gunnison

Finals Nov. 23

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Faith Christian vs Manitou Springs *Bottom (3)Platte Valley

49

Platte Valley 48-11

(14)Ridge View Academy 0 (6)Bennett

14

(11)Olathe

13

(7)Kent Denver

21

(10)Lamar

12

(2)Manitou Springs

49

(15)Jefferson

8

Platte Valley 13 Bennett

Kent Denver 7-9 Manitou Springs 7 Manitou Springs Kyle Rosenbrook of Brush. Photo by Cindy Schneider

2013 Brush Football Roster

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8-Man Photo highlights

1A 11-Man Football Bracket Round 1

Qtr. Finals

Nov. 2

Nov. 9

Semi-Finals Nov. 16

*Top Bracket (1)Buena Vista

48

(16)Front Range Christian

12

(8)Platte Canyon

20

(9) Res. Christian

36

(4)Paonia

34

(11)C.S. Christian

6

(5)Monte Vista

20

(12)Cedaredge

7

Buena Vista 42-35 Buena Vista 14 Res. Christian

Paonia 31-15 Paonia 28 Monte Vista

Finals Nov. 23 Paonia vs. Centauri *Bottom (3)Centauri

28

(14)Wray

0

(6)Hotchkiss

7

(11)Burlington

27

(7)Yuma

42

(10)Rye

0

(2)Limon

40

(15)Lyons

6

Centauri 27-13

Burlington

Centauri 27

Yuma 0-22

Limon

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Caliche’s #7 Joel Contreras Photos by Pam Stieb


3A East Metro Football

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Round 1

3A Football Bracket Qtr. Finals

Nov. 9

*Top Bracket (1)Discovery Canyon 13 (16)Pueblo East

47

(8)Evergreen

14

(9)Silver Creek

47

(4)Holy Family

41

(11)Delta

42

Semi-Finals

Nov. 16

Nov. 23

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Pueblo East 14 Silver Creek

Silver Creek 34

Delta 13 Delta

(5)Elizabeth

13

Glenwood Springs 9

(12)Glenwood Springs 14

Finals Nov. 30 *Bottom (3)Roosevelt

47

(14)Frederick

13

(6)Coronado

34

(11)Rifle

31

Roosevelt 27 Coronado

Coronado 29

(7)The Classical Academy 14 (10)Conifer

12

(2)Palisade

35

(15)Lutheran

25

The Classical Academy 24 The Classical Academy

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LPAA VOTES NO By Kerry Sherman CHSAA's Classification and League Organizing Committee (CLOC) had a busy agenda at last Tuesday's meeting. Among the hot topics were several programs looking to play down in classification and others looking for new leagues to play in. Almost every team requesting to play down in football had their request granted, with only Estes Park, Abraham Lincoln and Palmer being denied. Some of the requests that were granted include Antonito, Miami-Yoder and South Park all moving from 8-man to 6man for the upcoming 2014-16 cycle. In realignment new, Burlington was looking to leave the Union Pacific and join the Lower Platte, but the LPAA voted 9-0 against that move. The committee

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Super Seniors

Super Senior #2 Christina Stratton of Flagler photo by otsportschek By Alicia Barry As the fall sports season winds down, area athletes are going full force. This week’s Super Seniors are Christina Stratton of Flagler and Mitch Davison of Caliche. Stratton helped lead the Lady Panthers to the State

Tournament, where they went 1-1 in pool play, finishing their season at 21-6. She ranked second in team kills, landing 128 kills on 622 attempts. She also put up 3 solo blocks and 1 assist on the year. Stratton was second in digs, with 319.

What may be her most impressive stat is her 97.5 serving percentage. Stratton had 19 aces on 446 serves, and with only 11 errors. Stratton is a 5’5” threesport athlete for the Lady Panthers, also competing in basketball and track and field. Davison is a 170-pound athlete for the 11-1 Buffaloes. Through the first eight games of the season, he led the Buffs in passing with 49/74 completions for 598 yards, averaging 12.204 yards per pass and 74.8 yards per game. He is also the leading rusher, running for 1,140 yards on 96 carries, and averaging 11.88 yards per carry and 142.5 yards per game. Combined, he has covered 1,738 yards, an average of 217.3 yards per game. Davison has crossed the goal line 20 times. He has been good for one PAT and 2 field goals. Defensively, he is among the top. He has wrapped up 50 solo tackles and 92 assisted, averaging 17.8 tackles per game. Davison

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Super Senior #2 Mitch Davison of Caliche. Photo by Pam Stieb has grabbed 4 interceptions. Davison also plays basketball and baseball for the Buffaloes. Caliche edged out undefeated Hoehne in the 8Man Semifinals this past

weekend, coming out on top 44-40. The win advanced them to the State Championship game against Dayspring Christian (12-0) Saturday at Caliche High School.

drive the rest of the way. Platte Valley grabbed a spot in the title game with the 137 victory. This marks consecutive seasons in the championship game for the Broncos, who lost to Kent Denver last year, 28-17. Platte Valley also reached the finals in 2006 and 2007. Faith Christian defeated Platte Valley 41-7 back in 2006, and the Broncos took down Platte Canyon, 21-7 in 2007. The Eagles are 3-0 all-time in championship games, adding wins in 2004 and 2009.


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