Prep Roundup: Basalt places fifth overall at 4A golf championships
Looking to place in the top five as a team at the Colorado State High School Activities Association’s Class 4A State Championships on Monday and Tuesday, Basalt’s Holden Kleager led the way individually, finishing sixth overall with his scores of 76-79—155.
Brother and teammate Linc Kleager shot 75-84—159, while Drew Broadhurst of the Longhorns shot 92-86—176.
As a team, Basalt finished fifth overall with a score of 492, behind Eaton (488), Aspen (480), Kent Denver (462) and Peak to Peak (453).
Bears win fourth in last five behind complete-game three-hitter
Behind Kaitlyn Jackson’s complete game three-hitter, the Rifle Bears picked up their fourth win in five games, knocking off Palisade, 5-3, on Tuesday.
Jackson, who struck out five in the win, allowed just three hits on the day despite allowing three runs.
Offensively, Mackyla Parsons went 2-for-3 with one run batted in. Kaitlyn Harris went 2-for-4 with one RBI, while Amanda Green went 2-4 with a run scored. Shaeley Arneson provided the most offense for the Bears, going 1-for-3 with two RBIs in the win.
“This was by far the best game we’ve played this year,” Rifle head coach Troy Phillips said. “The girls played excellent today. They [Palisade] beat us earlier 12-3, but we played the best game we have all year.”
With the win, the Bears improve to 7-11 overall (2-4 WSL). Rifle will host Meeker at 6 p.m. Thursday. Before the first pitch, the Bears will honor seniors Payton Phillips and Parsons on Senior Night.
Rams swept by Devils at home
The Roaring Fork Rams were swept by the visiting Eagle Valley Devils on Tuesday, 13-25, 9-25 and 13-25. Despite the loss — their fourth straight — Rams head coach Jennifer Dority said she felt there was visible progress tonight from her young team.
“There was definitely a breakthrough tonight in terms of what we’re trying to do,” Dority said. “Especially with transitions from offense to defense and defense to offense. I’m just super proud of them.”
Coming into the game, the Rams knew just how good the Devils (9-5, 5-1) would be under the head coach Lindsey Myers.
Although the scores were lopsided in favor of the Devils, the Rams came out ready and played well for much of the night.
“Honestly, this was the best we’ve played all season even though the scores don’t show it,” Dority said. “They [Eagle Valley] are a very strong team. They hit well, but we showed a ton of scrap, heart and determination tonight. We played hard all night. We were prepared mentally, and our attitudes were adjusted accordingly.”
Coal Ridge-Rifle soccer rescheduled
Running into game official issues, Tuesday’s Coal Ridge Titans vs. Rifle Bears boys soccer game is rescheduled to 4:30 p.m. today.
Demons soccer falls to Huskies
Miguel “Papas” Peralta scored an early goal for the Glenwood Springs Demons, but that would be all the offense for them against Battle Mountain in a 2-1 loss on Tuesday.
Keeper Ryan Nott had 11 saves in the loss.
“Ryan and the defense really kept us in this one,” head coach Wayne Smith said. “Just a tough loss for us tonight.”
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