As we previewed earlier today, it’s a very good weekend on the volleyball schedule and we’ll keep track of important results in our Thursday night blog. Please check back on a regular basis as we update what results mean throughout each class.
AKRON: Janae Lucero
The Rams ended a 14-match losing streak to Yuma by beating the Indians in the Pit. It was the second meeting between the two as Yuma won the first match in five.
- Two games were postponed because of COVID. St Francis KS could not host Lone Star and the Springfield-Kim/Branson game was also removed from tonight’s schedule.
- McClave bounced back from their first loss of the season to down South Baca 3-1. The Cardinals dropped a key league match with Kit Carson on Tuesday. KC plays Cheraw on Friday in another important game inside the High Plains.
- #4 Fowler did not suffer a letdown following an important win over Hoehne on Tuesday as they rolled Swink in three sets. The Grizzlies remain unbeaten inside the Santa Fe.
- #10 Limon earned a Union Pacific league win in sweeping Flagler. The Badgers are 2-0 in conference and now 6-1 overall. The lone loss is against 3rd ranked Meeker on the road.
- Following an 0-3 start, Calhan has won six straight; their latest coming on Thursday in a 3-0 sweep of Evangelical Christian
- Holyoke wins the three-team event with Prairie and Idalia as the Dragons swept both 1A opponents. The Dragons are 7-4 going into a tough test against 1A #3 Fleming on Saturday.
- Akron ended a long 14-match losing streak to Yuma by beating the Indians 3-1 on Tuesday. Yuma has spent time in the top 10 this year but now sit just 4-4. Akron collected their second win in as many nights as they also beat Weldon Valley (3-1) on Wednesday.
- West Grand started a busy weekend by beating North Park in five sets. They continue on the court tomorrow against Hayden and then face Olathe on Saturday. Tonight’s match the second five-setter between the two with North Park grabbing the win in match one.
- #3 University had little pushback in rolling to their ninth win in 10 matches as the downed Fort Lupton in three. The Bulldogs 2A Yuma on Saturday and then return to Patriot league play at Resurrection Christian next Tuesday.
- #9 Sterling is 7-2 after downing Eagle Ridge Academy in three sets. The Tigers go to Brush on Tuesday and then have a huge showdown with Eaton on the 23rd.
- In a match we could see again in the postseason, #5 Eaton scores an impressive 3-1 road win over #6 Lutheran. The Lions earned a first set win but then the Reds won the next three.
- Delta picks up a nice win over a bigger school as they down Class 4A Grand Junction Central 3-1.
- #1 Lamar earned an important conference win as the downed St Mary’s 25-12, 25-21 and 25-11. They’re back at tomorrow heading to Manitou Springs for an equally important battle inside the Tri Peaks.
- #8 DSST-Montview opened league play with a convincing 3-0 win over Arrupe Jesuit. The Knights are 9-1 overall and favored to land another Frontier league championship.
- In a highly anticipated matchup between #4 Frederick and #5 Thompson Valley, the host Warriors earned a four-set decision. It was a tight match with set four decided in extras (27-25). Frederick remains unbeaten in the Tri Valley but the two teams meet again to close the league schedule next month.
- Mead was involved in their fourth five-set match of the season and collected their first win that scenario in downing Holy Family 3-2. Game five closed at 15-12. The win occurred inside the NCAA where the Mavericks bumped their mark to 2-1. They’re 5-6 overall. Holy Family slid to 7-6.
- Top ranked Palmer Ridge earned the sweep over Pueblo County but it was far from easy as the Bears won 25-25, 27-25 and 25-12.
- #6 Niwot collected a three set win over Riverdale Ridge as they moved to 4-0 in the Longs Peak division. The Cougars are tied with Frederick atop the standings while the Ravens fell one game back to 3-1. They’re tied with Berthoud in third place as the Spartans also took out Fort Morgan
- Rock Canyon collected their first win in the Continental and balanced the league record at 1-1 by downing Heritage 3-0. The Jags were coming off a 4-set loss to Regis on Tuesday. Next up is a date with Chaparral next Tuesday.
- #9 Ralston Valley quickly worked Skyview in three sets in their final prep match ahead of Jeffco league play which starts next Thursday against Pomona. The Mustangs, along with Valor Christian, Chatfield and Columbine should battle for the conference crown.
- Denver East snapped a short two-game skid and may have earned their best win of the season in sweeping Columbine. The Angels improved to 5-4 and will next compete at the Eaglecrest Tournament on Saturday.
- #6 Rampart ended a short two-game slide in sweeping Lakewood. The Rams lost to both Broomfield and Heritage at the Cherry Creek tournament last Saturday but got back in the win column. They’re now 6-2.
- Hard to get sweeps in the Continental but that’s what #8 Highlands Ranch did to Legend on Tuesday. The Falcons moved to 2-0 in the conference with the win.
- #4 Mountain Vista handed Douglas County their first loss in a three-game victory. The Golden Eagles won each set by at least six points; 25-18, 25-16 and 25-19. It was their fourth straight since the opening loss to Cherry Creek; a streak that includes a 3-0 win over Grandview two nights ago (Tuesday).
- #3 Chaparral had all they wanted against league rival Castle View as the Wolverines survived in five. The teams traded sets 1-4 with the Wolverines grabbing set five narrowly 15-12.
- Brighton is heavily favored to land the EMCA crown this year and they continued to roll through non-league play with a 3-0 sweep of Rocky Mountain. The Bulldogs are 7-2 on the season.