Prep Sports Roundup: Titans charge back to take down Olathe
Coal Ridge’s volleyball team outlasted host Olathe in a Saturday road match, prevailing in five games.
After falling behind with 15-25 and 28-30 losses in the first two games, the Titans roared back to win the final three by counts of 25-20, 25-14 and 15-7.
“The kids battled back after a heartbreaking second-game loss,” Coal Ridge coach Scott Black said.
Britni Allen had eight blocks and five kills for the Titans, who improved to 11-2 overall and to 5-1 in the 3A Western Slope League. They’ve now won five straight matches.
Becca Mitchell’s 17 kills led the Coal Ridge attack. Paige Ryan added seven blocks and seven kills. Alicia Hampton finished with six kills and Leah Kanakaraj had 15 digs.
Maggie Bell served the Titans to an 8-0 lead in the fifth game with the aid of kills by Mitchell, Hampton and Ryan.
Roaring Fork’s volleyball team rolled at Cedaredge on Saturday, winning in three games (25-10, 25-16, 25-21).
“It was a good team effort,” Rams coach Carrie Shultz said.
As a team, Roaring Fork (13-2 overall, 4-1 in the 3A WSL) finished with 32 kills, 36 digs and seven blocks.
Olathe bounced back from its loss to Coal Ridge earlier in the day with a 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 volleyball win over visiting Grand Valley on Saturday.
The Cardinals dropped to 6-9 overall and to 3-3 in the 3A WSL with the defeat.
Vinny Marr landed Glenwood Springs’ top finish at Saturday’s Chris Severy Invitational in Aspen. Marr navigated the challenging 5K course in 19 minutes, 15 seconds to place seventh in the boys race.
Wyatt Till was the Demons’ next-best boys finisher. He timed in at 21:39 to take 44th. Zeb Thorsen was 58th at 21:48.
As a team, Glenwood’s boys placed 11th out of 17 teams.
In the girls race, Courtney Lippman paced the Demons. She finished 20th in 24:07.
Madi Spence was next for Glenwood. She placed 26th in 24:19. Lily Thorsen finished 35th in 24:54.
As a team, Glenwood’s girls finished sixth out of 10 scoring teams.
“The kids ran hard,” Demons assistant coach Kim Worline said. “It’s always a tough course.”
Eagle Valley took down visiting Rifle in boys soccer on Saturday, 5-1.
The loss dropped the Bears to 2-9 overall and to 1-8 in the 4A Western Slope League.
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