Prep Sports Roundup: Gore pitches Bears past Palisade, 11-5
Taylor Gore pitched a complete game as Rifle’s softball team scored an 11-5 win over visiting Palisade on Tuesday.
At the plate, Norisa Navratil and Melissa Steinbach collected a pair of hits apiece. Emma Speer and Cassidy Blackard also had hits for the Bears, who finished the regular season with a 10-9 record.
Navratil drove in three runs, stole two bases and made a couple of tough catches in center field that saved runs. Steinbach drove in four runs.
On Monday, Rifle lost at Basalt, 5-3.
Speer collected a pair of hits, including a triple. Navratil and Brittany Neuroth also had hits.
Next up for the Bears is Saturday’s Class 3A District 5 tournament.
Sam Carpenter, Tommy Adgate and Enrique Abarca all scored goals, lifting Roaring Fork’s boys soccer team to a 3-0 win over visiting Aspen on Tuesday.
Ben Carpenter and Abarca picked up assists as the Rams improved to 6-5 overall.
Roaring Fork scored twice in the second half to extend its 1-0 halftime advantage.
Jose Rodriguez’s header off a free kick propelled Coal Ridge to a 2-1 boys soccer win at Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Tuesday.
Rodriguez’s goal, which found its mark midway through the second half, was enough to hold off the Oysters in Carbondale. The win was the Titans’ seventh straight.
Jorge Hernandez gave Coal Ridge the lead early, sending a corner kick into the net. CRMS tied it up late in the half.
“We played pretty well,” Titans coach Brian Blair said. “We had the ball a lot of the time. They’re organized. It was hard to get good opportunities.”
Blair’s squad improved to 9-3 overall with the win.
After dropping the opening game, Glenwood Springs roared back for a four-game volleyball win over visiting Eagle Valley on Saturday.
The Demons won by game counts of 11-25, 26-24, 25-22 and 25-19.
Lexie Warkentin’s 10 kills led Glenwood. Jenna Pearce added nine kills and Sarah Davis had seven.
Abby Russell finished with 19 assists and Delaney Gaddis 13 for the Demons, who improved to 7-8 overall and to 2-6 in the 4A Western Slope League.
Mikaela Richardson and Laura McDermott each had four solo blocks and Abby Norton finished with 15 digs. Lexie Warkentin added 14 digs and Delaney Gaddis had 13.
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