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Gilpin’s Lady Eagles soar over Front Range Christian in volleyball

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Varsity football team scores 2 TD’s in game against Hayden

by Patty Unruh

Action at the Net

Gilpin High School’s varsity volleyball squad outmatched the Front Range Christian Falcons (FRC) of Littleton 3-0 in an away conference game on Thursday, September 13. It was Gilpin all the way in three hard-fought sets: 25/21, 25/22, and 25/16.The win gave the Lady Eagles their first thrilling victory of the season. FRC is 3 and 3 so far.

Gilpin was not so fortunate in their match-up with the Lions of Lyons when they visited those rivals on Tuesday, September 11 for a conference battle. The Gilpin girls struggled with three set losses against the Lions, coming in at 8/25, 15/25, and 13/25. Lyons’ season tally is 5-4.

Bailey Hobson-Kroll was the Eagles’ kills leader during the Lyons’ test with 6, followed by Nicole Adams with 4. Gilpin netted five serving aces, one each by Hobson-Kroll, Adams, Jasmine Crook-Arends, Courtney Holmes, and Claire Diekman. Holmes helped her team with 14 digs, and Sarah Trujillo came in with 8 ball handling assists. Holmes had 19 serve receptions, Hobson-Kroll followed with 15, and Crook-Arends with 10.

The Lady Eagles traveled to Longmont Christian for a game on Tuesday, September 18. Results will be available in next week’s Weekly Register-Call.

Football Team Makes Progress

Gilpin’s varsity football athletes celebrated two touchdowns in their contest with the Hayden Tigers on Friday, September 14, on Hayden’s field. The Tigers won the conference bout 28-12, but the game shows that Gilpin is making progress, as they scored for the first time in four games this season. The Eagles continue to work toward reversing their low-scoring trend. Both teams approached the game coming in off of losses – Gilpin to Sedgwick County and Hayden to Simla.

Hayden was looking to pay Gilpin back after the Eagles whipped them 38-0 during their October 2017 confrontation. The Tigers have a 2-1 record this year.

Gilpin players and fans were encouraged with a quick TD in the first quarter. Hayden, however, ran for a 22-6 lead during the first half. The Eagles scored again in the third quarter, but as with the first trip to the end zone, were unable to get the 2-point conversion. Hayden remained scoreless during that period but ran in for 6 in the final period to clinch the victory.

Join the crowd on Saturday, September 22, when Gilpin hosts Soroco at 1:00 p.m.

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