Area Sports Briefs
Despite only having freshmen and sophomores, the Coal Ridge boys track and field team took ninth and the girls took 11th out of 14 teams in the Eagle Valley Invitational.Titan David Anderson took second place in the 800-meter run in 2:12.73, and DaLin Murphy finished third in the 3,200 in 11:31.33.No individual girls scores were available.Collin Stewart had a big day for the Roaring Fork track and field team at the Eagle Valley Invite.Stewart ran to a victory in the 3,200-meter run in 10:51.75 and a second-place finish in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:59:60. His races helped the Rams boys team total 15 points to finish 11th. The girls team took 13th with 13 points.
Scoring three goals in the first half, Roaring Fork built up a solid lead and went on to beat Olathe 4-0 on Saturday.After Annie Tempest kicked in the Rams’ first goal, senior Whitney Campbell scored the next three. She even took a 20-minute break in the second half to make two saves in goal before scoring her last one.Nicole Smeins and Daisy Tena also filled in as goalies, combining for seven saves in the shutout.The Rams move to 2-1-2 in the Western Slope League with the win.
The Coal Ridge girls soccer team picked up its third win of the season on Friday, downing the Glenwood Springs junior varsity team 3-1.Tracy Pihl scored one goal and assisted another, while Patricia Jewkes and Alisha Boyles each scored a goal. Vanessa Hinojos made three saves in the Titan win.Coal Ridge (2-1-1 Western Slope league, 3-2-1 overall) will host Aspen today at 4 p.m.
In Friday’s story listing the Denver Post All-State teams, Roaring Fork basketball players Derek Parker and Laura Wright were accidentally left out.Parker, a senior who averaged 10 points per game, and Wright, a senior who averaged nine points, both received honorable mention. The Post Independent apologizes for not mentioning them in the story.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.