Volleyball and football summaries
By Patty Unruh
The Gilpin County Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team won 3-0 against Denver Waldorf on October 22 in a home playoff match. Set scores were 25/18, 25/16, and 25/16.
As was often the case, Andi Ramsey led her team in kills with 12. Kelsi Buhr followed with 8, Stephanie Siegrist with 7, Siera Planck with 5, and Alyssa Chareunsouk with one.
Kim Wulf Balosch was the leader in serving aces with 3; Ramsey and Ashlen Cortez each had 2, and Chareunsouk and Planck each had one.
Ramsey and Siegrist each had one solo block.
In digging, Chareunsouk was on top with 22. Ramsey came in with 15, Balosch with 11, Planck with 6, Cortez with 5, Buhr with 3, and Siegrist with 2.
Cortez contributed 20 ball handling assists, and Ramsey, Siegrist, and Balosch had one apiece.
In serving received success, Chareunsouk again led with 14, followed by Ramsey with 13, Balosch with 8, Siegrist with 3, Kennedy with one, and Planck with one.
In close games, the Eagles lost matches with Heritage Christian on October 18 by a score of 3-0 in home conference play; with Belleview Christian 3-1 on October 24 in an away playoff match; and to Community Christian 3-1 on October 26 in a neutral playoff match.
The Eagles finished their season with a 13-10 record and 0-1 neutral.
Middle School Football
The A team won two games this year, and the B team won three games. The two teams combined had a 5-8 season. The B team won at the middle school football jamboree in Lyons 27-7 and proudly brought back a trophy.
Coach Paul Hanson noted, “This was a fun season. We had a great group of student athletes. They played hard all season and improved a lot. I was proud of the effort and sportsmanship that they demonstrated all season long.”
The combined teams scored 195 points during the season. They had 36 first downs, rushed for 1,391 yards, and passed for 253 yards.
Leading rushers were Jack Ball with 391 yards; Alex Wilhelm with 345 yards; and Kyle Viboolsittiseri with 168 yards.
Will Lorenz was the leading quarterback, with 46 pass attempts for 241 yards, the longest being 37 yards.
Leading receivers were Troy Blackmon with 6 completed passes for 124 yards, Wilhelm with 5 for 53 yards, and Josh Trujillo with 5 for 49 yards.
Solo tackles were made by Ball with 11, Manny Gomez with 8, and Viboolsittiseri with 7.
Blackmon returned kicks 5 times for 96 yards and Lorenz 5 times for 92 yards.
High School Football
The Eagles high school football team lost their away playoff game against Caliche on October 25 by a score of 57-0. The team is 4-5 for the season, with a 2-4 away record.