Friday, May 8
Coal Ridge vs. TBA
Class 3A state playoffs
Coal Ridge vs. Sterling in Greeley, 4 p.m.
TRACK AND FIELD
Roaring Fork, Coal Ridge, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Grand Valley at Tiger Invitational, Stoker Stadium, Grand Junction, all day
Saturday, May 9
Class 3A state playoffs, second round, TBA
TRACK AND FIELD
Roaring Fork, Glenwood Springs, Rifle at Tiger Invitational, Stoker Stadium, Grand Junction, all day
Grand Valley at West Grand Invitational, Kremmling, 9 a.m.
Coal Ridge at Cedaredge Bruin Invitational, 9 a.m.
• Coal Ridge High School’s baseball team lost its final two games of the regular season this past Saturday, falling to Class 3A Western Slope League champion Gunnison by scores of 15-0 and 11-1. The losses moved the Titans’ overall record to 9-10 with a league record of 8-6. The losses, coupled with a pair of wins by Moffat County over Roaring Fork in Carbondale, dropped the Titans into fourth place in the standings.
• Rifle High School’s track and field team got a standout performance from Brenden Wagler in the distance events at the Class 4A Western Slope League Championships this past Saturday at Stoker Stadium in Grand Junction. Wagler won the 3,200 in 9 minutes, 49.86 seconds and came within a second of beating the school record of 9:49.55, which was set in the early 1980s.
Also doing well during the meet in the weight events was Rifle’s Joe Kosht, who placed fifth in the discus with a mark of 134 feet, 1 inch, with teammate Ethan Strouse (124-11) finishing seventh. Deleny Aguirre of Rifle finished fifth in the girls shot put with a mark of 32-1. The next day, top finishers for Rifle’s boys included Jose Prado and Kosht in the shot put (second and third place, respectively), Rifle’s Eric De La Rosa (second in the 100 and 200) and the Bears’ 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams (second place). Rifle’s girls, who finished seventh in the eight-team league meet, got a third-place finish from their 4×100 relay (54.04) and a sixth-place finish from Aguirre in the discus.
• Grand Valley’s track and field team got a standout performance from Ben Coleman and Kylyn Rigsby in the 3A WSL meet at Stoker Stadium. Coleman, a senior, won the 110 hurdles in 15.70 seconds, was second in the triple jump with a mark of 40-8 3/4, and was fifth in the long jump at 19-8. Rigsby finished first in the 100 hurdles in 48.33, was fifth in the 110 hurdles in 18.02 and finished second in the high jump (4-10). Grand Valley finished sixth as a team in both the girls and boys team standings.
• Grand Valley’s baseball team finished the season by splitting its season-ending doubleheader at Aspen, winning the first game 19-7 in five innings before the Skiers rallied to win the second game, 9-8. The Cardinals finished the season with a 4-14 overall record, including a 3-11 record in 3A Western Slope League play.
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