Week five of the volleyball regular season comes to a close this weekend and there were several important matchups played.  We run down the most important results.



  • Dove Creek stayed unbeaten in the 1A/2A San Juan as they bested Ignacio in four sets.  Both teams entered the match with just one loss overall and both are considered strong contenders to the league championship.  Dove Creek gets the early edge with the four set win.  Dolores kept pace by moving past Telluride 3-1.
  • #5 Eaton (3A) continues to round into shape for another post-season push.  They scored a big win over #6 Lutheran on Thursday and avoided a letdown in a quick 3-0 win over Eagle Ridge Academy.
  • #3 University (3A) will push Eaton, University, Liberty Common and Sterling for the Patriot league championship.  They also earned a three-game sweep of Saturday in downing 2A Yuma.
  • #4 Wiley (1A) finished off an emotional week by scoring a four-set win over #6 Stratton.  Two of the games were decided by two points so it was a tight battle.  The Panthers also beat South Baca on Tuesday in their first two matches since the terrible accident that took the lives of four students.  They sit at 6-0 on the season.
  • Cheraw followed up the quality win over Kit Carson on Friday by taking out Springfield 3-0.  The Wolverines are 8-0 and have won seven matches with a lone blemish coming early to Wiley.
  • #9 Erie (4A) was a newcomer to the statewide rankings last Monday and the Tigers should stay there and could move up thanks to a 3-0 sweep of 5A Fossil Ridge.  The win pushed their mark to 6-1.
  • #2 Briggsdale (1A) surrendered just 38 points in a quick sweep of Caliche.  The Falcon head to next week at 10-2 with both losses suffered to 2A #1 Sedgwick County.
  • West Grand had a busy weekend and came away with three league wins.  The stretch began with a win over North Park on Thursday, continued against Hayden on Friday and closed with a 3-0 sweep of 8th ranked Olathe (2A).  The Mustangs finished the week sharing first place with #3 Meeker who downed Rangely 3-0 on Saturday.
  • #3 Fleming (1A) took out Holyoke in three but it was far from easy as the total score was 25-22, 25-21 and 25-22.  The Wildcats added to their difficult schedule by picking up a match with 3A Valley which will be played on Wednesday.
  • Regis won the championship at the 2021 Eaglecrest tournament.  A best of three event, the Raiders outlasted the host Raptors in the title contest.



  • Huge win for Sedgwick County as they topped Merino in five hard-fought sets.  The Cougars are ranked #1 in Class 2A and the Rams also top the 1A rankings so both will collect valuable RPI points.  The Cougars also earned a high quality league win as they seek to land the Lower Platte title.  Next up is a date with Wiggins and Sedgwick County lost to the Tigers in the 2A state championship match last May.  Against Merino, two of the five sets went to extra points and the decisive fifth set ended 15-13.
  • Cheraw took a major step to the Hi Plains league championship as they swept Kit Carson.  It was their first win over the Wildcats since 2014.  Kit Carson was coming off a nice win over McClave earlier in the week but now need the Cardinals to upset Cheraw to have a chance at sharing the league title.  McClave and Cheraw meet next Tuesday.

NOTE:  Colorado Preps spoke with coaches at both Sedgwick County and Cheraw about Friday night wins.  You can hear those interviews and all others from the volleyball season by clicking here.