Middle school football; varsity volleyball
By Patty Unruh
Football Skirmish with North Park
Gilpin County’s Middle School football team got their game on as they won over North Park (Walden) 44-26 at home October 10.
The Eagles promptly scored two touchdowns with accompanying two-point conversions in the first quarter, to make the score 16-0 Gilpin. The second half saw North Park make an effort to catch up as they ran in one TD, but no conversion. Gilpin once again answered in the second quarter with a TD and two-point conversion, to make the score 24-6.
Rain ushered in the second half. Due to the lopsided score, Coach Clinton Wenholz allowed the younger and more inexperienced players a chance to play. North Park didn’t give up, however, and both teams scored 20 points during the second half.
The Eagles put up over 400 yards of offense.
Gilpin’s record is 5-3; the team plays its last game on Monday, October 20, against Lyons on their field.
Volleyball Contest with West Grand
The Gilpin County High School varsity volleyball team suffered a loss against West Grand (Kremmling) 3-0 on October 9 in an away non-conference game. The Lady Eagles’ record is 9-7 for the season, 6-4 away.
A trio of seniors led in kills for Gilpin: Alyssa Chareunsouk with 7, followed by Stephanie Siegrist with 6, and Bailey Hanssen with 2. Teammates Alex Martin, Jada Gohdes, and Sierra Deleon contributed 1 kill each.
Chareunsouk slammed 4 serving aces, and Gohdes popped 1.
Siegrist had 3 solo blocks.
Tops in digs for the Eagles was Martin with 19; Deleon got in 12, Chareunsouk 9, Aspen Nadeau 6, Gohdes 5, Siegrist 4, and Hanssen and Cicely Lepro 3 each.
Deleon contributed 9 ball handling assists.
Siegrist was first in serving received success with 14. Chareunsouk came in with 11, Martin with 10, Lepro with 9, Nadeau with 5, Gohdes with 4, and Hanssen with 3.
Gilpin volleyball high school and middle school teams have three home games remaining in the season: Shining Mountain on October 14 beginning at 4:30 p.m., North Park on October 16 beginning at 4:30 p.m., and Nederland on October 17 beginning at 5:00 p.m.