Sports: Prep Notes-Numbers October 30, 2008
Indians seek a spot in state VB
Montrose has a good volleyball team.
It’s just that simple. The Indians breezed through the Southwestern League losing only two games and compiled a regular season record of 15-4.
At the Indians’ district tournament, Montrose won the title by sweeping Palisade, Rock Canyon, Harrison and avenging an early season loss to Battle Mountain by defeating the Huskies 3-2.
With the win, Montrose finds itself in the Region C tournament at Roosevelt High School. The 12-1 Roughriders play host to Montrose, D’Evelyn and Greeley West.
“We want to get out of the regional and go onto to state,” Montrose coach Shane Forrest said. “We have looked at the competition and it is going to be a tough weekend.”
After a trip to state last season, the Indians hope to return behind the leadership of six seniors, including outside hitters Erin Reardon, Brianna Verbal and middle blocker Darby Jones.
Underclassmen Courtney Geesing and Kelsie Dardis have been big contributors to the Indians’ success.
“(Setter) Katie Abel has confidence that she can give it to anybody and they will take care of it,” Forrest said. “We have had so many girls step up at so many times.”
fresh and fast
Kelsey Slauson represented well as the only cross country runner from the Grand Valley at last week’s girls state final in Fort Collins. The Grand Junction freshman finished 52nd in 20 minutes, 2.73 seconds. The race was so tight, if Slauson had shaved off two seconds, she would have moved up four spots.
These are high times at Hotchkiss High School.
The Bulldogs’ football team is 8-1 and plays host to Holyoke in the first round of the Class A 11-man state playoffs this weekend.
To prove that you can have balance at a small school, Hotchkiss’ boys soccer team is 13-0-4 after winning its first- and second-round playoff games last week. Last Tuesday’s 4-0 victory over Middle
Park marked the first time Hotchkiss had ever played host to a 3A state soccer playoff game.
The Bulldogs have a tall order tonight at the No. 1-ranked team, 17-0 Colorado Springs Christian.
Nucla gave up the third-most points ever in a Colorado High School football game on Saturday when the Mustangs lost at Sanford 98-14.
The single-game scoring record is held by Hugo, which scored 176 against Vona in 1930. The second-most points scored in a game was by the 1922 Gunnison team, which scored 143 against
Redshirt freshman Alex Hays has played in four of the University of Wyoming’s football games this fall.
The 2007 Palisade graduate, who is 6-foot-3 and weighs 267 pounds, is playing defensive end and has two tackles.
hot ticket of the weekend
This weekend at Palisade High School, the Class 2A Region C volleyball tournament will determine state qualifiers. The four-team tournament will showcase Mancos (18-4), Meeker (17-7), West Grand (19-5) and Rangely (16-8), with the top two teams advancing to the state tournament Nov. 7-8 at the Denver Coliseum.
3: Times Palisade’s Matt Young touched the ball in the Bulldogs’ 48-6 victory at Rifle on Friday. Young caught one pass for 17 yards but returned two interceptions for touchdowns as a defensive back.
32: Points scored by Paonia’s Lukas Wiggins in the Eagles’ 58-21 victory over Rangely on Friday. Wiggins scored four touchdowns and kicked five extra points and a 35-yard field goal.
361: Rushing yards for Dove Creek running back Colton Huskey in the Bulldogs’ 65-34 district playoff victory over La Veta on Saturday. 6: Touchdowns scored by Huskey.