Demons, Rams on the road to state
The Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork spikers will take to the road Saturday in the drive for the volleyball state tournament.Staff ReportThe Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork spikers will take to the road Saturday in the drive for the volleyball state tournament.Glenwood travels to the Class 4A Region D tournament at Mountain View High School in Loveland. Roaring Fork makes the trip to Pagosa Springs High School for the Class 3A Region D event. Both tournaments are single elimination with the top two teams advancing to the eight-team state tournament.The Demons knew they would be on the road after finishing second to Pueblo West at the district tournament. For Class 3A Roaring Fork, however, the need for a bus driver was a bit of a surprise.The Rams (18-3) were one of five district champions and are in the midst of a 16-game win streak, but were nudged out of the last host spot by Pagosa Springs (17-5) of the Intermountain League.The Rams could get the opportunity to show the seeding committee it erred in the process.No. 5 Roaring Fork takes on No. 12 Weld Central (17-9) of the Patriot League in the opening game. With a win the Rams guarantee themselves a spot at state, facing the winner of the match between No. 4 Pagosa and No. 13 Kent Denver (16-7).The other regional qualifier from the 3A Western Slope is No. 15 Hotchkiss (15-8). Hotchkiss faces No. 2 Valley (23-2) at Valley High School in the opener.Glenwood Springs (18-5) got the 12th seed and faces a familiar foe in its regional opener.Glenwood get its third shot this season against the Western Slope League Bulldogs (22-1), but the first two weren’t matches on which the Demons look back fondly. Glenwood was only able to win one game in its two matches against Palisade, and the fifth-seed Bulldogs haven’t lost a match since the second outing of the season – a 2-1 preseason tournament loss to No. 3-seed Pueblo West.The winner of the Palisade-Glenwood match advances to play the winner of the match between No. 4 Mountain View (21-2) and No. 13 Falcon (15-8).The only other Western Slope team to advance is No. 10 Steamboat Springs (16-6). The Sailors face No. 7 Sterling (19-4) in Region B at host Windsor High School (21-2). No. 15 Greeley Central (10-13) is also in the region.The only other Western Slope team to advance is No. 10 Steamboat Springs (16-6). The Sailors face No. 7 Sterling (19-4) in Region B at host Windsor High School (21-2). No. 15 Greeley Central (10-13) is also in the region.
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