A double regional with cheese

Yuma High School will be hosting boys and girls Class 3A regionals Friday and Saturday in The Pit.

It will be the first time both teams are home for regional since 2019.

The girls won their district last weekend at Manual High School and are the fifth seed in the 32-team bracket.

The boys finished third in district, but still ended up as the fourth seed in the CHSAA Selection & Seeding Index.

Coming to Yuma on the girls side are Brush, Montezuma-Cortez and Meeker. Brush has one of the shortest trips among regional participants, while Montezuma-Cortez has to travel more than 500 miles to Yuma, and Meeker has a 364-mile trip.

Yuma’s boys will be joined by Liberty Common, Windsor Charter Academy and Thomas MacLaren School. Liberty Common is a charter school in Fort Collins, and Thomas MacLaren is a charter school located in Colorado Springs. (WCA’s location is pretty obvious.)

The Outlaws will play the middle two games of Friday’s regional semifinals.

Windsor Charter Academy, the 13th seed with a 16-5 record, and Thomas MacLaren, the 20th seed with a 9-11 record, tip it off at 3 p.m.

That will be followed by the Yuma girls, 13-8, taking on 28th-seed Brush, 8-14, at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The Yuma boys, 17-4, will follow against 29th-seed Liberty Common, 9-13, at approximately 6 p.m.

Montezuma-Cortez and Meeker will roll off the bus for the day’s final game at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers come town with an 11-10 record and are the 12th seed, while the Cowgirls are 10-10 and the 21st seed.

Friday’s winners will meet in the Sweet 16 games Saturday afternoon. The girls regional final is at 1 p.m., followed by the boys.

Saturday’s winners will advance to the Class 3A Great 8 in Hamilton Gymnasium on the Denver University campus, beginning next Thursday.