Prep roundup: Crisler sets pace for Titans at Hotchkiss; Central slips by Glenwood Springs in boys soccer
HOTCHKISS — Noah Crisler of Coal Ridge High School managed a fifth-place individual finish at the Hotchkiss Invitational cross country meet, highlighting the efforts of Garfield County runners in the event Saturday.
Crisler finished in 19 minutes, 20.81 seconds to barely beat Ian Meek of Montrose (19:22.22). Andrew Tiedmann of Hotchkiss won in 17:59.17.
Also excelling were Grand Valley runners Joel Carrasco (seventh place, 19:32.41) and Miguel Valles (12th, 20:18.50). Sam Jorgenson was the next highest placer for Coal Ridge, finishing 15th in 20:34.92.
On the girls’ side, Molly Mello of Coal Ridge had the highest finish of female area runners, finishing 19th in 25:22.43. Brittan Bianco was next for the Titan girls, placing 25th in 27:47.68. Natalie Anderson of Hotchkiss won the 5,000-meter race in 20:53.39.
Grand Junction Central 4, Glenwood Springs 3
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Oscar Gallegos had a pair of goals and sophomore Cameron Horning also scored for Glenwood Springs, but the Warriors (2-5-0 overall) held off the Demons (3-4-0 overall) in a nonleague boys soccer match at Stubler Memorial Field.
Will Osier added an assist and Elias Vasques had a pair of assists for Glenwood. Shane Pittenger and Ryan Nott combined for nine saves in goal, with Pittenger recording six in the first half.
Glenwood continues Class 4A Western Slope League play Tuesday at home against Rifle.
Coal Ridge 18, Grand Valley 0
PEACH VALLEY — Enrique Bucio finished with four goals and six assists and Edgar Enriques added four goals and four assists for fourth-ranked Coal Ridge (5-1-0, 2-0-0 Class 3A Region 3 play).
Ten different players for the Titans found the net in the victory. Ben Coleman finished with eight one-on-one saves in goal for the Cardinals.
Rifle 15, Grand Valley 0, 5 innings
RIFLE — Rifle pounded out 11 hits as a team and got a 3-for-3, four-RBI performance at the plate from Emma Speer in a mercy rule, nonleague victory over the Cardinals at Deerfield Park.
Brittany Neuroth had three RBIs, two hits and a double, and Antonia Booth and Mary Wright also doubled for the Bears (5-6 overall), who limited the Cardinals (5-8) to just two hits.
Taylor Gore struck out six and walked two to earn the pitching victory for the Bears.
Gunnison def. Roaring Fork 25-9, 25-16, 25-22
GUNNISON — Toni Gross finished with 14 assists and 13 digs and Taila Howe added five kills for the Rams (4-6 overall, 2-3 3A Western Slope League), but it wasn’t enough against the fifth-ranked Cowboys (11-3, 4-0).
“The girls played extremely well,” Roaring Fork coach Jenn Dority said. “Unfortunately, they were up against a well-oiled machine.”
Josie Horn added 15 digs for Roaring Fork, which continues WSL play Tuesday at Moffat County in Craig.
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