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Coal Ridge tops Huskies, win first game of 2009

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

RIFLE, Colorado ” Coal Ridge finally got its chance to relish a 2009 baseball victory on Thursday, topping visiting Battle Mountain 13-3 at Deerfield Park in Rifle.

The Titans rapped out 11 hits and stole 10 bases in the five-inning, mercy rule-shortened contest. Jonathon Roessler went 2-for-2 with three runs and an RBI, while Nathan Terrin was 3-for-4 with a couple of runs and an RBI.

“We played a fundamentally sound defensive ballgame,” said Coal Ridge coach Steve Ryan, whose team improved to 1-9.

Terrin, Roessler and Cameron Cotton teamed up to handle the pitching duties for the Titans.

PARACHUTE, Colorado ” Jeremy Lawrence pitched a six-hitter and walked just one, leading Grand Valley to a 13-3 baseball win over visiting Meeker on Thursday.

“Jeremy pitched an outstanding game for us,” Cardinals coach Casey Coulter said.

Beyond Lawrence’s outing, just about everyone on the roster contributed at the plate, the first-year coach relayed.

“Honestly, it was everybody doing their job,” Coulter lauded. “It wasn’t one person standing out. It was a team effort. When we do that, we’re going to win ballgames.”

Originally, Grand Valley was supposed to travel to Meeker for Thursday’s game. Poor field conditions in Meeker prompted the game’s shift to Parachute.

RIFLE, Colorado ” Coming out slow and sluggish in the early going, Rifle fell behind quickly in a 6-0 girls soccer loss to visiting Steamboat Springs on Thursday.

“We came out pretty rough in the first half,” Rifle coach Jennifer DeHamer said. “In the second half, we picked it up. Steamboat’s definitely pretty good. They move the ball around really well.”

EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado ” Grand Valley’s boys took home second place from Wednesday’s Battle Mountain Invitational track and field meet, finishing behind only Eagle Valley.

Omar Melendrez ran to wins in both the 100-meter dash (11.45) and the 400 (52.12) for the Cardinals. Colton Cowan won the 110 hurdles (16.18), Jared Tonder the 300 hurdles (42.56) and Austin Germiller the 1,600 (5:01.87).

Grand Valley’s boys also scored relay wins in the 4×100 (46.06) and the 4×400 (3:49.31).

The Cardinal girls, who finished third among five scoring teams, got wins from Erin Vanderpool (100 hurdles, 16.8; 300 hurdles, 50.83).

Rifle also sent a few of its athletes to the meet. Kyle Zumbrennan won the boys vault by clearing 12 feet, 6 inches. Tori Jorgenson matched the feat in the girls competition, topping out at 9 feet.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Battle Mountain edged Glenwood Springs 8-7 in boys lacrosse action on Thursday.

Both teams now hold a 1-8 record.

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