Prep golf teams tee off today |

Prep golf teams tee off today

Jim Noelker photoBrittney Rippy of Glenwood Springs (9) clears the ball against Roaring Fork's Brooke Zigurs (5).

The spring fling of high school sports continues today when prep golfers gather at River Valley Ranch.

The invitational high school girls golf tournament, featuring 12 teams from around the Western Slope, will begin at noon today on the picturesque layout at River Valley Ranch, located on the outskirts of Carbondale.

The combined team from Basalt-Aspen-Roaring Fork will host the prep tournament.

The Glenwood Springs girls golf team and the Rifle team also are scheduled to compete on the course that served as the boys 4A state championship course two years ago.

In other high school sporting activities today, the Rifle girls soccer team will return to action with a match against Battle Mountain at the Rifle High School Soccer Field.

The varsity match today is set for 5 p.m.

The Bears will try to bounce back from a road loss at Palisade on Tuesday.

Last weekend, the Rifle girls stunned league favorite Steamboat Springs with a late goal and a 1-1 tie in a key 4A Western Slope League match.

Area soccer fans also are anticipating the Friday night showdown in Glenwood Springs when Steamboat comes calling.

The match originally was scheduled for today, but was moved to Friday night to facilitate Steamboat Springs’ travel schedule.

Now the Glenwood-Steamboat varsity soccer showdown is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Stubler Memorial Field on the campus of Glenwood Springs High School.

A junior varsity match will precede the varsity contest.

Glenwood Springs is currently 2-0-0 in the 4A Western Slope League and 3-1-0 overall in girls soccer.

In area prep baseball updates, Roaring Fork dropped a 15-5 decision to powerhouse Paonia earlier this week. Also, Eagle Valley crushed Summit 22-7 in prep baseball.

Roaring Fork will host state-ranked Eagle Valley in a key baseball doubleheader at Patch Memorial Field in Carbondale at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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