Tiger teams looking for big wins today


— Hayden's football and volleyball teams will be looking to extend their winning streaks today.
The volleyball team will host two teams they lost to earlier in the season.
Hayden will take on league rival West Grand starting at 1 p.m. The varsity is expected to take the court at 3 p.m.
Hayden will then take on Baggs, Wyo., at 5 p.m.
The Tigers football team will be traveling to Collbran, where they will take on third-ranked Plateau Valley. Both team's are 1-0 in Western Slope play. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
The football team will be looking to match the feat of the volleyball team.
The volleyball team beat Plateau Valley last Friday, winning the match in two games.
The win extended the Tigers' winning streak to three matches. The team is 2-2 in league play and 3-3 overall.
First-year head coach Kipp Rillos is looking forward to the weekend.
"We have a big weekend coming up," he said.
On Saturday, the girls will be looking to avenge losses earlier in the season against West Grand and Baggs.
"West Grand was our first game of the year," Rillos said of the Sept. 8 match the girls lost in two games. "I'm looking for the girls to play them tough here."
The girls also lost to Baggs in two games when the team traveled to Wyoming Sept. 12.
After starting the season 0-3, the Tigers have won three straight matches. They have defeated Soroco, Moffat County's junior varsity and Plateau Valley.
"We are riding on some momentum now," he said. "The girls are playing with a lot of confidence and enthusiasm. Hopefully, we can keep it up."
The football team also is looking to keep its momentum going against Plateau Valley.
However, it will not be easy, said Kevin Kleckler, the Tigers' head coach.
"It is a big game," he said. "They are the third-ranked team in the state. They have 18 seniors. I expect a very difficult game. We are going to have to play well."
The Tigers go into the game coming off a big victory over West Grand, 22-6.
Last Friday, the Tigers, 2-2, ended a seven-year losing streak to the Mustangs.
"If we come out with emotion and passion the way we did against West Grand, we should give Plateau Valley a run for their money."

To reach Gary E. Salazar call 871-4205 or e-mail gsalazar@amigo.net


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