Tuesday brings us a new project for volleyball coverage as inside of just posting results, we want to provide a breakdown of what those results to conference races and the playoff picture. Check back with us throughout the night to get updates as finals come in. We would appreciate any feedback you have on this idea and whether it’s better than just listing results.
- Fossil Ridge remains unbeaten and alone atop the Front Range with a 3-0 win over Horizon. Fort Collins beat Mountain Range 3-0 and stays one game back and in a second place tie with Loveland pending the Indians result with Monarch.
- Doherty swept Pine Creek tonight. Both teams were unbeaten in the CS Metro but now the Spartans are part of a two-way tie for the top spot with Rampart. Pine Creek can climb back into the race when they meet Rampart on Thursday.
- Cherry Creek’s win over Arapahoe gives the Bruins an undefeated run through the Centennial league for a second straight season. Grandview also knocked off Cherokee Trail and Eaglecrest posted a win so the three clubs share second place.
- Valor Christian collects a fourth straight Jeffco win by sweeping Arvada West. The Eagles remain one game ahead of Lakewood, Chatfield and Ralston Valley.
- There’s now a three-way tie for the East Metro lead as Prairie View upset first place Brighton 3-2 and Rangeview swept Aurora Central 3-0. All three teams share the league lead with one loss apiece.
- Fruita Monument opened a two game lead in the Southwestern League with an exhausting five set win over Montrose. Game five went to the Wildcats 16-14 as they finished off the season sweep of the 4A Indians.
- Top ranked Lewis Palmer beat Sand Creek (3-0) and #2 Discovery Canyon downed Vista Ridge (3-0) so the two teams continue to share the Pikes Peak lead but will break it when they collide on Thursday. Palmer Ridge is now alone in third with their win over Air Academy.
- Classical Academy will keep a share of the Colorado Springs Metro lead with their win over Mitchell. The Titans are now 3-0 and will visit Woodland Park (3-0) on Thursday.
- Pueblo County kept sole possession of first place in the South Central by beating Pueblo Central 3-0. Pueblo West, which ended a 80-match league winning streak with a loss to County last week, remained in second by beating Pueblo South 3-0.
- Windsor and Holy Family both won on Tuesday as they beat Frederick and Mead respectively. The Wizards and Tigers are both unbeaten in league play and will square off for the likely championship on Thursday. Mead and Frederick both fell two games off the pace with losses.
- Longmont keeps their hold on first place in the Northern by sweeping Northridge. The Trojans are up on Niwot by one game. The two meet for a second time on October 18th.
- Englewood (3A) and Weld Central both picked up wins on Tuesday to remain tied for the Colorado 7 lead. Englewood drops into 3A for the post-season and are in the top 12 of RPI standings there.
- Faith Christian handed Lutheran their first loss of the season by stunning the top ranked Lions in 4 sets Tuesday. The result creates a three-way tie for the Metro conference lead between the two clubs and Prospect Ridge. Lutheran has beaten Prospect Ridge while the Miners topped Faith Christian last week so there’s a good chance the three will share the title. Prospect Ridge downed Kent Denver 3-0 to keep a share of the lead.
- Bennett moved to 5-1 in the Frontier by beating Jefferson 3-0 and their win makes their trip to Middle Park on Thursday a factor in the league chase. The Tigers trail the Panthers by one game in the standings so the winner will end up with the championship.
- Colorado Springs Christian and Manitou Springs remain 1-2 in the Tri Peaks with wins over Buena Vista and Salida respectively. Both matches finished in three sets. CSCS has beaten Manitou in league play so the Lions have control of the title chase.
- Eaton, Platte Valley and Sterling all posted wins on Tuesday and the trio remains tied for the Patriot lead. The three teams also have at least a two game edge on all other teams. Eaton topped Valley and Platte Valley beat University for the Vikings and Bulldogs each have two league losses. Sterling knocked off Frontier Academy.
- Important wins for both Coal Ridge and Cedaredge on Tuesday. The titans swept Grand Valley and the Bruins did the same to Roaring Fork. Both clubs improved to 7-o in league play and they square off on Saturday in what should be the conference championship match.
- Alamosa clinches the Intermountain league title in exciting fashion topping Centauri in five sets. Game five went to the Moose 15-13 as they move to 10-0 in league play and 21-0 overall.
- Denver Christian kept sole possession of first place in the Mile High by beating Nederland in three sets. The Thunder are 9-0 in league play ahead of an important meeting with Highland on Thursday. The Huskies are part of a three-way tie for second.
- Lyons stayed within one game of Denver Christian with their sweep of Twin Peaks. The Lions have already lost to the Thunder so moving past them in the league standings will take some help from others.
- Wiggins gets a quality win over 1A Briggsdale (3-1) and now preps for their Lower Platte showdown with #1 Yuma on Friday. Both teams are unbeaten in conference play.
- McClave finishes High Plains league play at 4-1 by downing Eads on Tuesday. The Cardinals will finish second to Kit Carson.
- Otis falls from the list of unbeatens with a four-set loss to Haxtun. It was a non-conference loss for Otis but the two sets of Bulldogs could pair up again in the district tournament later this month.
- Walsh locked up the Ark Valley championship with a four-set win over neighboring Springfield. The win pushed the Eagles to 3-0 in league play and they’ve beaten second place Wiley and now third place Springfield.
- Denver Waldorf clinches the 5280 championship with a win over Front Range Baptist.