Area Sports Roundup
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
RIFLE, Colorado ” Tori Fazzi collected four hits and scored twice and Alisha Rodebaugh pitched a complete-game shutout as Rifle dispatched of Palisade 6-0 on Thursday.
Rodebaugh struck out 12 and allowed just two hits in improving to 10-4. She also had a double in three trips to the plate. Also picking up hits for Rifle were Cortney Cordova (two), Makalya Wilkins (two) and Dannan Dueitt.
The win kept the Bears perfect in the 4A Western Slope League at 6-0. They are now 12-4 overall.
AVON, Colorado ” Glenwood Springs couldn’t keep pace with Battle Mountain in volleyball on Thursday, losing in three games at the Huskies’ home.
Kelly Lawson smacked five kills and blocked two balls to pace the Demons’ net attack. Toni Gottschalck finished with two kills and three blocks and Leah Mansfield had five digs.
Glenwood dropped to 3-8 overall and to 2-4 in the 4A Western Slope League with the defeat, while second-place Battle Mountain is now 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the 4A WSL.
GYPSUM, Colorado ” Rifle’s volleyball team ran up against 4A WSL-leading Eagle Valley on Thursday, losing in three games (25-12, 25-17, 25-11).
Morgan Patrick led the Bears with five kills and Sandy Samson finished with 10 assists.
“My two seniors stepped up tonight,” Rifle coach Geneva Farr said.
The Bears dropped to 6-5 overall and to 1-5 in the 4A WSL, while Eagle Valley improved to 9-1 overall and 6-0 in league.
GRAND JUNCTION ” Palisade, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A by RockyPreps, pummeled visiting Steamboat Springs 39-14 at Stocker Stadium Thursday.
The win knocked the No. 4 Sailors (4-1 overall, 3-1 in the 3A WSL) out of its tie for first in the league standings, while Palisade improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in league.
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Down 14-7 with less than 11 minutes left in regulation, Rifle head coach Todd Casebier decided it was time to deviate from his ground-and-pound offense for a bit of an aerial attack.