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Rams up in recent polls

A dominating 45-14 rout by Roaring Fork over Hotchkiss last weekend pushed the Rams up a sport in both Class 2A prep state football polls released Monday.

Roaring Fork’s one-sided win, which raised their unbeaten record to 4-0 (2-0 Western Slope Conference), moved them to No. 2 in the Denver Post/9 News rankings and No. 5 in the latest Rocky Preps state poll.

The Rams are the only area football team currently ranked among the state’s top 10, regardless of classification.



In other fall sports Rocky Preps poll, Glenwood Springs has two state-ranked teams.

The Demons’ 6-0 (4-0-0 league) boys soccer team remains at No. 10 in the Class 4A polls. They will put their unblemished record, along with their share of first place in the 4A Western Slope League, on the line tonight at GSHS’s Stubler Memorial Field against unranked Battle Mountain (4-0-0, 5-0-0).



This week’s 4A volleyball poll has Glenwood (9-1, 4-1) in the No. 8 position, a drop of two spots, after last Thursday’s loss to No. 7 Battle Mountain in Eagle Valley.

And, it doesn’t get much easier for the Demons this week. Glenwood resumes play with a road match at defending league champ Palisade, who currently sits in a second-place tie with the Demons, who sport identical 4-1 league marks.

Basalt has the largest representation of area high schools with three state-ranked teams in two different sports.

The boys and girls cross country squads are both No. 2 in the Class 2A poll. The Longhorns are scheduled to run at the Holy Family Invitational meet Friday in Broomfield.

Basalt’s boys soccer team, who boosted their 2005 record to 7-2 (5-0 league), moved to the No. 3 spot from last week’s No. 6 position in this week’s Class 3A soccer poll. They travel to Aspen for a league match this afternoon.


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