Paonia Eagles State Champions

Eric Goold

Behind stellar team play and solid individual performances by a deep senior class, the Paonia Eagles won its second consecutive 2A state baseball championship after defeating Dayspring Christian 7-2 and then Peyton 8-6 in Pueblo last weekend. KVNF News spoke with players and coaches during a jubilant celebration after the Eagles triumphed.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015


  • Delta County signs on for Thompson Divide Lease Swap
  • Western Slope receives grant for healthy workplaces
  • CDOT closes US 550 to retrieve crashed vehicle
  • Evaporation pit in Mesa County gets another treatment to stop smells
  • Paonia Eagles take state Track and Field championship for third time
  • Ballot initiatives bill becomes law

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Nov 25, 2014


  • Recap of championship football game
  • Colorado will deliberate on assisted suicide
  • Arrest made in Paige Birgfeld case

Rich Meck

For the second part of our program today, members of the Paonia Eagles football team and first-year Head Coach Brent McRae joined us to talk about the team's recent state championship win. 

This year marked the first time the Eagles have won a state title in over 50 years.

Rich Meck

The Paonia Eagles are Class 1A State Champions in football after beating out Centauri 32-24 on Saturday at Paonia Town Park. 

The Paonia Eagles football team experienced transformation this season, going from an average team with an average record in 2012, to hosting the Class 1A championship game on Saturday.

The Eagles posted a 10-game winning streak on their way to a 12-1 ecord, upsetting rivals Hotchkiss and the defending state champion Cedaredge Bruins along the way. In the state semifinal game, Paonia trounced the #1 ranked Buena Vista Demons.