It’s postseason playoff time for the area’s high school basketball teams, starting with a series of home regional games this week for the Glenwood Springs girls and boys and Coal Ridge girls, as well as the opening rounds of the district 3A tournaments.
Starting with the Class 5A Regionals under this season’s reranks, the Glenwood Girls enter the 32-team tournament as the No. 1 seed.
The Lady Demons will host the n. If the Demons win on Tuesday, they will host a second-round game later this week.
As for the 5A Regionals boys, Glenwood Springs (16-7 and also the league champion with 6-0) took the No. 1 seed. at the Spencer-Chavez gym. The winner of that game would face No. 2 Air Academy. 1 away or the Gateway n. 32 at home.
In the new 4A standings, the Coal Ridge girls (16-7) enter as the No. 1 seed. 14, hosting Jefferson Academy No. 19 (14-9) at 17:30 on Tuesdays. The Titans finished fourth in the tough 4A Western Slope League. The winner of Tuesday’s match will play the winner of #3 University against #30 La Junta.
Also among the women’s teams earning a postseason bid is No. 27 Basalt, which will face the n. 6 Eaton away on Tuesday.
The Coal Ridge Boys finished 15-8, taking second place to Steamboat Springs in the 4A Western Slope League. The Titans enter the postseason as the No. 24 seed, playing the road at No. 9 Severance (17-6) at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The winner faces the winner of match no. Wednesday’s Colorado Academy #8 vs. Game #8 25 of Jefferson.
Defending state champion Aspen (under the former 3A rank) comes in as the No. 1 seed. 26 for the 4A regionals, against No. 7 Eaton on the road on Wednesday. Basalt is also the No. 30 seed, playing No. 3 Alamosa on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the area’s Class 3A teams (Roaring Fork and Grand Valley) are in their district tournament this week, starting Tuesday night with home games for the top seeds to determine who advances to the semifinals and championship. final later this week at Grand Junction Central High School.
The Roaring Fork Boys, runners-up in the 3A Western Slope League, will host a 5:30 pm game against Olathe, as will the Grand Valley Champion Girls, set for 5:30 pm at home against Aspen, followed by the Grand Valley Boys against the North Fork at 7:00pm. The Roaring Fork girls are on their way to Olathe for the opening round at 5:30pm on Tuesday.
The eight District 3A tournament winners advance to the 32-team regional round, with the other 24 slots being determined by Colorado High School Activities Association rankings.