PARACHUTE, Colorado - Grand Valley High School girls soccer coach Eric Sarno couldn't have been happier with the Cardinals' effort against Aspen on Saturday. Or the final result of Saturday's game, for that matter.
Randi Sheridan and Ashlynn Speakman each scored a pair of goals for the Cardinals, who rolled to a 5-1 victory over the Skiers in a Class 3A Western Slope League match.
"This was by far our best performance of the season," Sarno said. "I know it's a cliche, but there's an old saying that if you do the little things right, good things will happen. Well, we really did today."
Hanna Cornelius's goal in the 20th minute gave Grand Valley (5-1-0 overall, 3-1-0 league) the lead for good. Speakman scored two minutes later on a penalty kick, and, in the 32nd minute, scored again on a Reagan Cyphers pass.
Sheridan added to the scoring, as Jordanne Williams assisted her goal in the 52nd minute. Sheridan then put the Cardinals up, 5-0, in the 70th minute, sealing the win against the Skiers (3-1-2, 2-1-0).
RIFLE, Colorado - Rifle High School's baseball team split its Class 4A Western Slope League doubleheader against Summit, winning the opener, 9-3, before losing, 6-5, in the nightcap.
In the opener, Danny Bartels finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double, then combined with Triston Quigley and Teig Hauer for a four-hitter. Quigley also was 2-for-3 with two doubles, one of them a bases-clearing hit in the sixth inning. Hauer and Wyatt Robinson each executed suicide squeeze bunts.
In the nightcap, Bailey Hoffmeister threw a complete game on the mound, allowing five hits with three strikeouts. He was also 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Robinson finished 3-for-3 with a double.
CEDAREDGE, Colorado - Grand Valley's baseball team was swept by Cedaredge in a Class 3A Western Slope League doubleheader, losing 10-0 and 14-4.
Grand Valley's Trent Reidle went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Cardinals (1-7, 1-6 league) in the opener. Jose Ramirez threw four strong innings on the mound in the second game, leaving prior to the fifth inning with Grand Valley leading 4-1.
The Cardinals continue league play Tuesday at Coal Ridge.
PEACH VALLEY, Colorado - Palisade's offense was clicking on all cylinders and wouldn't let up as the Bulldogs earned a 20-1 victory over Coal Ridge.
Jason Keener drove in Hunter Hasenberg for the only run of the game for the Titans, who were down 3-0 headed into the third inning.