Excitement surrounded the boy’s golf team on Monday afternoon as each player turned in respectable rounds in the mid-80s at Fox Hill Country Club. This was the first time in the season that the team had displayed consistency.
The state of affairs improved from there with Junior Jackson Elliott shooting a season-low 72 at Riverdale Knolls on Thursday. The team finished third in the tournament.
Coach Michael Riley will have tough decisions to make seeing as he can only send four players to this Friday’s regional tournament at Mariana Butte. With six players vying for the four spots, the Coyotes will produce a team capable of low rounds.
The Monarch High School softball team came to a grinding halt this week after a strong showing September 4th against 3A power Holy Family. The Coyotes were outscored on the week 38-10. Losses came to Greeley West (5-14), Poudre (0-9), and Fairview (5-15).
Coach Sara Tani will have to rally the troops for three more tough league games this week against Boulder, Mountain Range, and Fort Collins.
Boys soccer had no official wins heading into Wednesday’s match against Green Mountain. A chippy first half left the game knotted at 0-0. However, Monarch’s offense exploded for five second half goals against the Rams.
Goals seemingly came from every direction for the Coyotes. Senior forward Michael Maulsby led the way with two goals. Juniors Connor Herdy-Kelly and Luis Azpiros chipped in one apiece.
Senior center defender Jamie Falloon capped the victory by sailing in a 45 yard free kick.
The Coyotes stand at 1-2 with two tests this week against Poudre and local rival Fairview.
Cross country attended another big meet at the Liberty Bell Invitational.
Junior Parker Sitton finished 25th with a time of 16:23. The boys team finished 8th overall. An important side note was that sophomore Tyger Roch, who had finished first among his teammates in every previous meet, dropped off his early-season pace and finished 43rd with a time of 16:46.
The girls team finished shy of the top spot in the team competition to Fort Collins. Junior Claire Green finished highest among the team in ninth. Every runner in the Coyotes’ top five finished in the top 25.
Coach Tom Sullivan’s volleyball team faced a grueling week taking on state 5A powers Highlands Ranch and Cherokee Trail. After falling to Highlands Ranch in a close match on September 11th the team traveled to second-ranked Cherokee Trail. The team battled to five games but to no avail. The Coyotes fell in the deciding set 15-12. The week for the team ended on an emotional low as they fell to league foe Greeley West in three sets.