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Roaring Fork High Rams content with seeding in 3A postseason

Jon Mitchell
Post Independent Sports Editor

Roaring Fork High School’s baseball team was surprised by its seed in the Class 3A State Championships. Pleasantly surprised, that is.

“We’re not last,” said Roaring Fork coach Marty Madsen, whose team was given the 29th seed in the 32-team tournament field. “I guess the committee saw the hot streak we’ve been on and figured we’d be good where we were.”

The Rams (7-12 overall) snatched up the 3A Western Slope League’s fifth and final spot in the regional round of the tournament after a doubleheader sweep of Moffat County last Saturday. They’ll play Holy Family (15-3), the No. 5 seed, at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family. The winner will play later in the day against either University (10-6) or St. Mary’s (11-8) for a berth in the Class 3A State Tournament in Greeley.

Rifle (13-6) will play for a berth in the 4A state tournament. The Bears, who earned the 4A WSL’s third and final district tournament seed with a doubleheader sweep of Battle Mountain this past Saturday, earned the tourney’s No. 29 seed.

The Bears will play at Air Academy (13-6), which was given the 4A tournament bracket’s No. 4 seed and the right to host the District 3 Tournament. Game time is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, with the winner playing either No. 13 Wheat Ridge (10-9) or No. 20 Canon City (11-8) for a state tournament berth.

Starting state tournament action today will be the Glenwood Springs High girls tennis team. The Demons sent their No. 3 singles player, Sadie Dickinson, and their No. 2 doubles team of Ivy Wright and Morley Perrin, to the tournament held at Pueblo City Park.

Dickinson, a senior, will play D’Evelyn Sophomore Lexi Reed in today’s first round. Perrin and Wright will play a first-round match against Maura Derr and Izzy Stafford of Niwot. The tournament runs today through Saturday.


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