Weekend preps roundup: Rifle sophomore Ana Robinson nabs second place at home invite

Coal Ridge runners Jackie Camunez (50) and Nicole Herrera (52) compete at the Coal Ridge High School Cross Country Invitational at VIX Park in New Castle on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.
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Rifle sophomore Ana Robinson fell less than 30 seconds short of winning the Coal Ridge Cross Country Invitational on Friday at VIX Ranch Park in New Castle. The invite included both Coal Ridge and Rifle.

Robinson took second place overall among a pool of 48 runners with a time of 22 minutes, 22.6 seconds. Battle Mountain senior Gabby Leonardo placed first with a time of 21 minutes and 56 seconds. 

Additional results for girls (top 15): Coal Ridge senior Marilyn Stephens, 6th (23:25.5); Coal Ridge senior Jackie Camunez, 9th (23:48.1); Coal Ridge senior Gwynn Apostolik, 10th (23:54.6); Coal Ridge junior Nicole Herrera, 12th (24:07.2).

For boys, Coal Ridge senior Tyler Parker led the charge. Parker took fifth place with a time of 18 minutes, 53.7 seconds, finishing behind a quartet of Battle Mountain runners. The Huskies won the meet, placing seven runners in the top 10. 

Additional results for boys (top 15): Coal Ridge junior Dallin Karren, 11th (20:03); Rifle sophomore Oliver Maness, 13th (20:23.2).

Meanwhile, Glenwood Springs senior Sophia Connerton-Nevin won the Division 2 race Saturday at the Liberty Bell Invitational in Littleton, hosted by Heritage High School. Connerton-Nevin finished in 19:14.8, six seconds ahead of Jackson Hole runner Madison Antonino. Steamboat’s Autumn Oslowski was third in 19:24.7.

Demons junior Gracie Westphal was 48th overall among the D2 girls, and for the Glenwood boys, sophomore Tanner Merritt was 44th with a time of 18:31.5.

In other cross country action, Grand Valley runners came up short in producing any top 15 finishes in the Grand Junction Tigers Invitational on Saturday.


After trailing 1-0 in the first half against Fruita Monument in tournament action at home Friday, Coal Ridge soccer tied the game in the second half.

The game headed into double overtime, and ended in a 1-1 tie.

Coal Ridge came back Saturday and beat Vail Mountain 2-0, scoring both goals in the first half.

Coal Ridge now sits 3-0-1. They’ve yet to play a 2A/3A Western Slope League game.

The Titans face Grand Junction (3-2) in Tigers territory at 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

Elsewhere, Colorado Rocky Mountain of Carbondale lost 11-1 against Crested Butte in Titans territory Friday.

Meanwhile, Glenwood Springs lost 3-0 to Eagle Valley away on Thursday.


Grand Valley beat Soroco 3-1 in Rams territory on Friday (19-25, 25-16, 25-22, 28-26).

Playing in a tournament on Soroco on Saturday, Roaring Fork picked up two wins and one loss. The Rams of Carbondale beat Calhan in the first round 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-14). The next round, they lost to an opponent (not reported on 3-1 (18-25, 26-24, 14-25, 15-25). 

The Rams would close out the tourney with a 3-0 win over another unreported opponent (25-16, 25-8, 25-12).


Results so far posted for Rifle girls softball show they picked up one loss and one win at a tournament (location, Saturday results not reported). They beat Liberty  15-9 and lost to Conifer 8-0. 

Elsewhere, Basalt hosted Doherty on Saturday, losing 23-21. The Spartans scored 15 runs to the Longhorns’ 6 in the first inning alone.


Coal Ridge elevated to 2-1 this past week, beating Olathe 41-6 on Thursday. On Friday, Glenwood Springs beat Rifle in Bears country 34-17, Roaring Fork lost its home opener to Basalt, 47-21, and Grand Valley hosted North Fork, losing 28-0.

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