Some volleyball notes from Tuesday night across all divisions as teams continue their work to league championship and better postseason placement.
- Briggsdale and Haxtun are first and fourth in RPI today and both picked up their 19th win of the season on Tuesday. The Falcons swept Lone Star and the Bulldogs took down Prairie.
- Springfield stepped up to Class 3A to face Trinidad and the Longhorns gained an impressive 3-0 win over the Miners.
- In a game featuring clubs ranked 11th in Classes 1A and 2A, Flatirons Academy (1A) held off Byers (2A) in five sets.
- Sedgwick County used their 3-0 sweep of Holyoke to clinch the Lower Platte league championship. They’re 7-0 in the conference and will look to finish off their perfect league run against Caliche on Friday. Holyoke drops into a third place tie with Merino and Wiggins.
- Wiggins went just 1-3 at the Sterling tournament over the weekend but bounced back nicely on Tuesday by taking out Limon in three sets. The win should secure a home regional for the Tigers who enter the match 7th in RPI. Limon still has a shot to be at home next week as they opened the match at #10.
- Denver Christian officially wrapped up the Mile High championship by beating Heritage Christian 3-1. The win kept the Thunder unbeaten against league rivals.
- Fowler wins again in the Santa Fe league as they swept Swink 3-0. The Grizzlies are 19-1 overall and an impressive 14-0 against league competition.
- Ignacio officially grabs second in the San Juan by beating Dolores for a second time this season. Both matches, including tonight’s battle, finished 3-1. The Bobcats finished tied with 1A Dove Creek atop the league standings but lost the head-to-head matchup.
- Hoehne started the night 15th in RPI and in position to still contend for a home regional. Their win over #10 Sargent (3-0) could help their case.
- Lamar moved to 21-0 on the season and followed up their Sterling tournament title by downing Ellicott 3-0. The Savages gave up only 29 points in the win. Manitou Springs is the runner-up team to the Savages in the Tri Peaks and they collected an important 3-0 win over La Junta. The Mustangs are 13th in RPI and battling to host a regional tournament.
- DSST-Montview won the regular season Frontier conference title earlier this month and added the league tournament title on Tuesday by downing Academy 3-1. The match actually began on Saturday but had to be resumed tonight after the tournament facility suffered lighting issues.
- Coming off a IML clinching win over Centauri on Saturday, Bayfield adds a rivalry sweep of Durango to their 2021 resume tonight.
- Faith Christian kept pace with Lutheran atop the Metro by beating St Mary’s Academy in three sets. The two league unbeatens break the tie and determine the league champion on Wednesday.
- Resurrection Christian closed the Patriot league schedule unbeaten with a 3-1 decision over Eaton. Sterling stayed in second with their win over Valley.
- North Fork stayed tied with Aspen for second place in the Western Slope with their 3-0 win over Basalt. The Miners and Skiers step on the same court this Saturday. Aspen kept pace by surviving a five-setter with Moffat County. Delta is the league champion.
- Nice follow-up win for Palmer Ridge as they moved past Air Academy 3-0. The Bears were seeing their first action since beating Rampart to clinch the Pikes Peak title last Friday.
- Classical Academy stayed in a first place tie with Falcon in the Colorado Springs Metro North. The Titans took out third place Elizabeth 3-0. TCA and Falcon split two conference matches and could end up sharing the championship. Falcon was ranked 9th and TCA 11th in RPI before matches opened tonight. Falcon stayed part of the first place mix by sweeping Sierra 3-0.
- Woodland Park is the Colorado Springs Metro South champion. They clinched with their 3-0 win over Coronado.
- Pueblo West beat Pueblo Central in three to remain alone atop the South Central. The Cyclones face Pueblo County for a second time on Wednesday and that match will determine the top two spots in the standings. County stayed a game back by sweeping Pueblo Centennial.
- Holy Family boosted their postseason bracketing with a solid 3-1 win over Erie. Holy Family was 18th in RPI start the night with Erie #8.
- Windsor collected a fourth consecutive league championship with their 3-0 win over Mead.
- Broomfield had already clinched the Front Range championship but their win over Mountain Range (3-0) let the Eagles finish the conference slate without a loss.
- Cherry Creek beat Eaglecrest and Grandview downed Cherokee Trail so the top two ranked teams in the state will collide for the Centennial challenge championship on Thursday. Cherry Creek won the conference matchup earlier this year and the regular season crown.
- Chaparral had already won the Continental championship but they finished the rugged league schedule without a loss (10-0) after sweeping Ponderosa 3-0.