Baseball springs back into prep schedule
High school sports get off to a fast start this week with baseball and girls soccer on today’s schedule.
The Roaring Fork baseball team, fresh from a conference doubleheader sweep of Basalt last weekend, will host Cedaredge at 4 p.m. today at Patch Memorial Field.
The game is a 3A Western Slope League contest.
Basalt also is in action today. The Longhorns are scheduled – weather permitting – to play at Gunnison this afternoon.
In an intriguing interleague matchup, Rifle will play at Eagle Valley in Gypsum at 4 p.m. in a contest of 4A and 3A league leaders, respectively.
And the Bears, who hammered Battle Mountain in a doubleheader on Saturday, will face a key 4A Western Slope League game on Tuesday when Palisade visits Cooper Field.
Rifle is 7-3 overall and 5-1 in conference.
The Glenwood Demons also return to the diamond on Tuesday. They are scheduled to play at Battle Mountain – again, weather and field conditions permitting.
The game might be moved from the Vail area, depending on conditions this afternoon.
Girls soccer also features some unique matchups early this week.
The Rifle girls will play at Eagle Valley this afternoon in a nonconference match.
Then on Tuesday, Aspen will play at Basalt in a key 3A Western Slope League match.
Also Tuesday, Moffat County will play at Roaring Fork in another interleague match.
Tennis also will serve up an interesting schedule this week.
Glenwood Springs will host Aspen – and highly regarded No. 1 singles player Laura Gordon.
Gordon, a nationally ranked junior, is the defending state runnerup.
She and her teammates will hit the courts at Sayre Park and Veltus Park at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The Demons of coach Kim Schlagel are coming off a big 6-1 victory over Hotchkiss last weekend.
The Demons won all four doubles matches and two of the three singles matches.
Erin Leighty and Courtney McCollum won at No. 1 doubles 6-3, 6-0. Demon teammates Micela O’Leary and Jennifer Weast won 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
At No. 3, Regina Waltsak and Caitlin Hogue also won in two sets, 6-4, 7-5.
Jeri Cable and Crystal Carver were victorious at No. 4 doubles 6-0 and 6-3.
In singles, Celeste Cashel won her match at No. 2 over Louise Schum 7-5, 6-1.
Molly Axelson of the Demons won at No. 3 singles over Mindy Homan 6-3, 6-1.
At No. 1 singles, Haley Benson of Hotchkiss defeated Tessie Tracy 6-0, 6-0.
The Demons also split a pair of JV matches against Hotchkiss. Tracy and Zancanella won 6-1, 6-2 in one doubles match.
Ward and Wilson lost in three – 5-7, 6-4, 10-6.
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The Coal Ridge High School volleyball team closed out the 3A Western Slope League season at home Thursday night with a three-game win over Aspen (25-20, 25-11, 25-14).