SportsThought — Tony Rayl
We are getting closer to the local high school sports scene being in full swing.
Boys golf already is into its third week, and now comes volleyball.
And, oh, what an opener it is going to be for the Tribe — traveling up to where one can enjoy the Rocky Mountain view, to take on the Rez Christian Cougars in Loveland.
I promise this year’s match-up will be more competitive than when Rez came to town last year and beat up on a brand-new varsity team.
That team, however, went on to reach the state finals for the third consecutive year, and seven key players are back.
I still believe deep down that if the Indians had been able to get through pool play unscathed, and had not lost their best player to injury, and did not have to win a playoff to advance to the semifinals, that they likely would have won a second consecutive title. (The same goes for the other two teams in their pool, Paonia and West Grand.)
Still it made for a memorable state tournament experience. (One had to be there to truly understand the epically emotional nature of that day.)
Now it’s time to move on, and this squad gets a chance for a little payback against an old nemesis, Friday by the mountains (please, let the clouds stay away!).
It’s time to get busy.
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