Sailors, Palisade Bulldogs move on to quarterfinals
Representatives from the Class 3A Western Slope football league fared well in state playoff action this weekend, with three of the four teams picking up wins and advancing to the quarterfinals.Joining the Rifle Bears, who beat Elizabeth 35-10 on Saturday, in the win column are the Steamboat Sailors, who blanked Fort Lupton 28-0, and the Palisade Bulldogs, who shut out Centaurus 28-0.Moffat County was the WSL’s only losing team, as the Cowboys fell to the Summit Tigers 26-0 on Saturday.Palisade (8-3) will travel to defending state champion Florence (9-2) for a quarterfinal matchup this weekend while Steamboat (10-1) will head south to Pueblo County (9-2). Summit (11-0) won its coin toss and will be at home in the quarterfinals in a game against Englewood (9-2).
In state volleyball action, Class 3A WSL champion Basalt was eliminated from play after going 0-4 in pool play. After three losses on Friday, the Longhorns were knocked out after a three-game (25-12, 25-11, 25-17) loss to Colorado Springs Christian on Saturday. Basalt ends its season with a 25-6 record overall.Class 4A WSL champion Battle Mountain has landed a spot in the state finals after sweeping through pool play with a 4-0 match record and a 12-0 game record. After another 3-0 win against Cheyenne Mountain in the semifinals, the Huskies qualified for the final match.The Huskies played Mountain View, who also won all of its matches and games, in the state title match Saturday night. Results from the match were unavailable at press time.
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