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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

PARACHUTE, Colorado – Kourtney Mitchell scored two goals and five other Titans chipped in with goals as Coal Ridge’s girls soccer team hung a 7-0 defeat on host Grand Valley on Saturday.

Chelsie Ryan, Drew Simonson, Alicia Cokley, Zoe Reece and Kelsey Fauser each scored one goal apiece to pace Coal Ridge, which improved to 5-0-1.

EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado – Rifle’s baseball team recorded a doubleheader sweep at Battle Mountain on Saturday, taking the opener, 13-7, and the second game, 6-0.



Chris Hesselberg turned in four innings on the mound in the first game, allowing one run and striking out five. At the plate, he had a double and two runs scored.

Michael Cash was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. Matt Barrett went 2-for-3 with an RBI and freshman Ryan Moeller belted a two-run home run.



Cash pitched a gem in the nightcap, tossing a complete-game shutout. He struck out nine.

Offensively, Hesselberg went 2-for-3 with three runs and two stolen bases.

PARACHUTE, Colorado – Roaring Fork escaped Parachute with a pair of a baseball wins on Saturday, defeating the Cardinals by counts of 15-10 and 7-2.

The Rams trailed much of the second game before exploding for three runs in the fifth inning and four in the seventh to put away the sweep.

Alex Rascon struck out 13 in seven innings of work on the mound to pace the Rams in that one.

In the offense-loaded opener, Frank Adgate and Oscar Beltran each went 3-for-5 with four RBIs. Shea Nieslanik went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and Jake Strack-Loertscher was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

FRUITA, Colorado – Drew Halsch and Jimmy Butcher scored goals for Glenwood Springs in a 16-2 boys lacrosse defeat at Fruita Monument on Saturday.

DELTA, Colorado – Glenwood Springs girls tennis team members Sarai Zilm and Courtney Bender took home top-three finishes from the Friday-Saturday Delta Tournament.

Zilm put together a 3-0 record to claim first at No. 3 singles, while Bender went 2-1 to take third at No. 1 singles.

The Demons’ No. 4 doubles duo of Anna Ratajczak and Tiffany Rodgers took fifth at No. 4 doubles, going 2-1 on the weekend.

No. 1 doubles pair Cari Barber and Kenzie Hill finished sixth, going 1-2.

Glenwood returns to the court Thursday at home against Grand Junction’s junior varsity team.


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