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5A Volleyball
Marty Cesario

5A VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY REPORT

At the end of September, the volleyball directive at the Colorado Preps Network is to track and showcase the league races around our state. You know how it is each season around here. One doesn’t have to search much to find a match that makes ya double-take. Here’s a six-pack of send-it-at-your-face conference contests that should have your attention:   Tuesday, September 25: #9 Castle View Sabercats at #1 Chaparral Wolverines                  This is the fourth…...

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4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW – WEEK 4

The three most enticing match-ups on the Class 4A football schedule this weekend include a 250-mile roadie and two games stretching across classifications. Players from three of the current Top 10 teams in Class 4A will spend the weekend relaxing and recovering like responsible young athletes. Maybe that’s a stretch, too. The trio of games that command attention:   Thursday:  #8 Ralston Valley (5A) at #2 Loveland It was only a decade ago that these…...

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5A PREVIEW – WEEK 4

It took three weeks and dozens of games before a top-heavy Class 5A finally turned in a result that could be discussed as the first, legitimate eyebrow-raiser of 2018. ThunderRidge 28, Fairview 24 certainly qualifies. No, it wasn’t power vs. power, but a more-intriguing Grizzlies team in Highlands Ranch probably earning second-year coach Doug Nisenson a signature victory against a Knights program that has been a constant in the upper mix with a 44-5 regular-season…...

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Marty Cesario

5A VOLLEYBALL WEEK 3 REPORT

Okay, now we are starting to see a wider sample of volleyball results. With proof on the courts, players and programs are shakin’ out who they might be in 2018. And they are providing evidence to help support instincts about what looks good on the calendar. Here are a few matches that make me look and why.   Tuesday, September 4                             …...

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4A VOLLEYBALL WEEK 3 PREVIEW

Two-time defending state champion Lewis Palmer has played just one match to date but the schedule picks up intensity this week with the Rangers playing as many as six matches before week’s end.  Up first are matches against 5A rivals Grandview and Chaparral and then the Rangers host their annual tournament on Saturday. The one match the Rangers have played, they rolled past Coronado 3-0 and dominated in almost every category.  Lewis Palmer registered 33…...

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TOP GAMES FOR WEEK ONE (BIG SCHOOLS)

The official start of the 2018 football season is set for next Thursday and we look at the top matchups for week one across the Class 3A, 4A and 5A divisions.   CLASS 3A #1 Palmer Ridge at #1 Pine Creek (4A) Easily the most attractive matchup in week one, the defending 3A state champion Palmer Ridge make the short drive to visit the 4A state runners-up.  Palmer Ridge is coming off a 14-0 season…...

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4A BOYS WEEKLY PREVIEW

It’s difficult to believe that a month has passed in the 2017-18 boys basketball season — for that matter, it’s hard to believe it is 2018. But the simple fact is both statements are true. The first month has come and gone, as have the majority of the many tournaments that run early in the season. That can only mean that league play is just around the corner — or, in some cases, has already…...

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State Tournament Projections
Kevin Shaffer

GIRLS BASKETBALL – THURSDAY SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Thursday is a busier day for top ten teams as 18 clubs get on the court today and tonight.  All but one is involved in tournament play but the entire schedule for ranked teams is below. We’ll post final scores of these games as they become available and we’ll also add scores from teams outside the top 10 as well.  Final scores can be sent to Colorado Preps by text to 970.380.7737.   CLASS 1A…...

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Projected State Brakcets
Kevin Shaffer

4A GIRLS BASKETBALL TOP RETURNEES

We continue our early previews of the upcoming girls basketball season by providing a list of the top returnees in Class 4A.  The list involves the top ten returnees in several classes based on statistics they compiled during last season.   SCORING 1. Chloe Welch Mesa Ridge 18.0 2. Olivia Lough Pueblo west 17.3 3. Haley Lewis Fort Morgan 17.0 4. Abby Garnett Golden 16.9 5. Makena Prey Golden 16.2 6. Naomi Hildalgo Greeley Central…...

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5A FOOTBALL QUARTERFINALS PREVIEW

Welcome to the 2017 Class 5A quarterfinals, not to be confused with the 2016 5A quarterfinals. However, if you are, we understand. Seven of the eight teams from a year ago have returned — simply substitute Fairview for Mullen — including two-time defending state champion Valor Christian; Pomona, which has finished runner-up the past two seasons, and Cherry  Creek and Regis Jesuit, which also made the semifinals a year ago. All have been recognized as…...

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