Cardinal grapplers down Cedaredge, 55-11
The Cardinal wrestling team came out victorious in its home-opener Thursday night, beating Cedaredge, 55-11.J.C. Williford had the quickest win off the night, finishing off Cedaredge’s Derek Wagner in 53 seconds. Fellow Cardinals Cody Miles and Kaleb Bell also pinned their opponents in times of 1:36 and 1:59 respectively. Tyler Harris beat Nick Miller in a 10-2 decision, and Justin Busch topped Drew Eyre in a 7-1 decision.Five other Cardinals, Casey Roman, Kelby Dillon, Drew McFarland, Jesse Forney and Joseph Joyner, all won due to forfeits.Grand Valley will have a day off before taking the mats again Saturday in the Delta Invitational.Roaring Fork boys and girls roll on in Steamboat ShootoutThe Roaring Fork boys basketball team topped Northridge 56-48 Thursday in the first round of the Steamboat Springs Shootout. The Rams will now face Montrose at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the semifinals.The Ram girls team also came out of round one with a victory over Pueblo City. No other information from the game was available. The Rams will battle Montrose in the semifinals tonight at 8:15 p.m.The girls championship will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and will be followed by the boys at 8:15 p.m. Grand Valley boys basketball falls to Middle ParkMiddle Park used a tenacious full court press to defeat the Grand Valley Cardinals 70-62 in the first night of the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout Thursday.Middle Park caused 26 Grand Valley turnovers in the game. Down 17-22 at the end of the first quarter, the Cardinals held Middle Park to 13 points in the second, but only managed 11 themselves. Middle Park ran its lead up to 14 during the third quarter, and the Cardinals could never catch up.Sam McKinley led all scorers with 22, including five 3-pointers. Luke Braby battled under the basket for 14 points and nine rebounds. Richard Gallegos and Dylan Culver chipped in eight and 11 points respectively.The Cardinals play Olathe in the second and game of the tournament.Rifle heads to PEG Championship matchRifle defeated Glenwood Springs 60-24 Thursday night in the eighth-grade boys PEG League tournament semifinals at Carbondale Middle School. Tyler Rust scored 19 points for the Bears and Loren Ross added another 10 in the Bear’s victory. Rifle will now play Aspen, who beat St John 37-36, in the championship game at 9 a.m. at Carbondale Middle School. The Demons will face St John in the battle for third-place at 10:30 a.m.Coal Ridge girls fall to Basalt JVIn its first home game ever, the Coal Ridge girls basketball team couldn’t get a victory, falling to the Basalt junior varsity team 52-42.The Titans will play in their first Western Slop League game Saturday when they host Soroco at 6 p.m.
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Senior quarterback/safety/punt returner Trey Caldwell used his legs to make up for some mistakes Rifle football made on Friday night and momentarily kept their hopes for a 2A state title alive.