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MS teams meet with disappointment

By Patty Unruh

Volleyball

The Gilpin County High School Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team achieved victory in two home games this week. Their record is now 7-3.

The Eagles trounced Sheridan 3-0 in non-conference play September 25. Set scores were 25/19, 25/15, and 25/9.

Andi Ramsey led the Eagles with 8 kills, followed by Kim Wulf Balosch with 7, Sarah Baisley with 5, Siera Planck with 4, and Ashlen Cortez with 2.

Cortez was first in serving aces with 4. Teammates Ramsey and Balosch had 2, and Baisley one.

Ramsey contributed 3 solo blocks for her team.

Digs were truly a team effort. Ramsey had 11, Siera Planck 10, Baisley 9, Cortez 8, Balosch 5, and Ariel Planck 2.

Cortez mustered an impressive 19 ball handling assists, followed by Balosch with 5 and Ramsey with one.

Serving received success was Ramsey with 13, Balosch with 9, Baisley with 8, and Siera Planck with 6.

In conference action September 27 against Community Christian, the team triumphed once again, playing an intense five sets. The final score was Gilpin 3-2, with set scores of 25/22, 21/25, 12/25, 25/21, and 15/3.

Ramsey led the Eagles with 21 kills. Cortez had 4 serving aces, and Stephanie Siegrist had one solo block. Cortez was first in digs with 19, followed by Ramsey and Alyssa Chareunsouk with 15 each and Siegrist with 12. Cortez was on fire with 23 ball handling assists. In serving received success, Ramsey had 22, Chareunsouk had 16, and Balosch 13.

Community Christian’s leader in kills was Taylor West with 15. Korbyn Skeens had 29 digs and serving received success of 40; Rachelle Smith led in ball handling assists with 30.

The junior varsity team was also successful in its match with Community Christian.

In middle school action, the A team lost its match 0-2 with Community Christian September 27, with set scores coming in at 10/20 and 22/24, although the girls battled hard and were frequently ahead in the second set. The B team lost its match as well.

Football

The Gilpin Eagles high school football team overwhelmed host Justice Phoenix from Lafayette 72-22 on September 28. The Eagles now advance to a 3-2 record.

Players of the game were Chase Boulter, overall player of the game, Dalton Dziedzic, offensive player of the game, and Tyler Stevens, defensive player of the game. Coach Eric Goodlett said Boulter commanded the offense well, passing for 104 yards, and played great on defense, with four tackles and one interception. Dziedzic had 19 carries for 227 yards, and Stevens made five tackles and had two interceptions, one for a touchdown.

Matthew Immordino led the team in scoring. He made 3 touchdowns and had 8 conversions, for 26 points; Dziedzic made 3 touchdowns and had 2 conversions, for 20 points; Tomlinson made 2 touchdowns and had 2 conversions, for 14 points; and Stevens made 2 touchdowns, for 12 points.

Other notable stats included Matthew Immordino’s 14 carries for 124 yards. Solo tackles included Dziedzic with 8, Eryk Lorenz with 3, and Dante Nadeau, Andrew Immordino, and Bjorn Tomlinson each with two. Andrew Immordino and Tomlinson each made 2 sacks, and Jonathan Sales made one. Stevens had 2 interceptions for 38 yards, and Boulter had one for 29 yards. Andrew Immordino recovered one fumble.

The middle school team had a hard time away from home when they played Cornerstone Christian on September 28. Coach Paul Hanson advised that one of the team’s best players suffered a broken shoulder on the first play. However, the coach said, “We are looking forward to finishing the season strong. We have two wins under our belt this season and are hoping to get some more.” The team has three more games scheduled this season.

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