Prep Roundup: Longhorns golf claims eighth in 3A state tournament
Traveling east to Aurora for Monday and Tuesday’s 3A state golf tournament at Saddle Rock Golf Course, the Basalt Longhorns claimed eighth overall as a team in the 14-team field with a two-round combined score of 493, just 48 shots behind 3A state champion Kent Denver with a 445.
For the Longhorns, Tanner Korn led the way with a two-round score of 164, tying for 32nd overall with Lutheran’s Justin Vaughn. Korn shot an opening round of 77 on Monday before following up with an 87 on Tuesday. Finishing just behind Korn was teammate Linc Kleager with a two-round score of 165 — just 21 shots over par. Kleager shot an opening round of 82 on Monday before following up with a day two round of 83 on Tuesday.
Along with Linc, his brother Holden finished with a score of 166, tying for 36th overall, just one shot behind Linc. Holden fired an opening round of 80 to put him in contention before stumbling on Tuesday with a round of 86. Rounding things out for Basalt was Drew Broadhurst, who finished tied for 56th overall with a score of 179. The Roaring Fork product struggled on Monday with a score of 94 before bouncing back strong on Tuesday with a round of 85.
RIFLE’S SMITH SHOOTS 161
As the lone Rifle representative in Carbondale at Monday and Tuesday’s 4A state golf tournament, Rifle’s Jacob Smith came through with a strong individual performance for the Bears, shooting a two-round score of 161 to finish tied for 35th overall in the state tournament.
Smith started things off in Carbondale with an opening round of 77 at River Valley Ranch golf course before following up with a round of 84 on Tuesday to finish a combined +17 overall.
Discovery Canyon’s Luke Trujillo won the 4A individual state tournament while leading Discovery Canyon too the team title with a two-day score of 140, finishing 4 below par.
TITANS ROMP OVER CARDINALS
Hitting the road Tuesday for a rivalry matchup with the Grand Valley Cardinals in Parachute, the Coal Ridge Titans’ boys soccer team took care of business with a decisive 11-1 win to move to 8-0 on the season.
In the win, senior captain Luis Galaviz Vega led the way with an astounding four goals for the Titans, while adding one assist as well. Junior striker Josh Fulk added a hat trick of his own, while fellow junior Marcus Amaya chipped in with two goals and one assist as well. Ezequiel Vasquez and Jordi Serna added one goal each, while Fernando Tena and Israel Navarro dished out one assist.
Individual stats for Grand Valley were not reported by the time of press. The loss drops the Cardinals to 0-7-1 on the season.
The Titans will travel to Delta on Saturday, while Grand Valley will travel to Basalt on Saturday.
BULLDOGS RALLY TO TOP BEARS
Despite holding a 3-0 lead at the half, the Rifle Bears came out flat in the second half Tuesday and lost a heartbreaking 4-3 soccer game to the visiting Palisade Bulldogs at Rifle High School.
In the second half Palisade scored four goals in 10 minutes to take the lead before holding on for the win.
“I really have to applaud Palisade,” Rifle Head Coach Dave Romero said. “After their second goal of the half we just fell apart. Even though we got some momentum late, we could not get a goal.”
Diego Suarez netted two goals for the Bears, while Esteban Espino added one.
With the loss, Rifle falls to 0-7-1 on the season. The Bears will travel to Steamboat Springs next Tuesday.
TITANS SPIKERS POUND BRUINS
On the road yet again for a midseason matchup Tuesday, the Coal Ridge Titans’ girls volleyball team came away with its fifth win of the season with a four-set win over the host Cedaredge Bruins, 25-18, 21-25, 25-19 and 25-15.
For the Titans, Nicole Mooney led the way with 18 kills, while Kaitlyn Harlow added eight kills against the Bruins. Dana Kotz chipped in with three kills while dishing out a game-high 30 assists for Coal Ridge.
Emily Wright stood out with 15 digs and four aces, while Cheyanne Williams and Santana Martinez added seven digs apiece.
Sitting at 5-2 on the year, the Titans will gear up for matchup with the Aspen Skiers Thursday on the road.
RAMS TOP SKIERS
Hosting the Aspen Skiers Tuesday, the Roaring Fork Rams boys soccer team came away with a 5-1 win thanks to a hat trick from Joe Salinas, while Lorenzo Andrade scored two goals for the Rams.
Ronald Clemente chipped in with one goal, while Axel Palomera added one goal as well. With the win, Roaring Fork improves to 6-1 on the season. The Rams will travel to Vail Mountain next Tuesday.
CARDINALS SWEEP LONGHORNS
Hosting the Basalt Longhorns Tuesday for homecoming, the Grand Valley Cardinals’ girls volleyball team pulled off the sweep by scores of 25-21, 25-16 and 25-21 to improve to 8-4 overall on the year.
In the win, Bryce Ettles led the way with four aces for the Cardinals under Head Coach Dave Walck. Grand Valley will have off until next Thursday when it travels to Coal Ridge for a rivalry match with the Titans in New Castle.
DEMONS STUNNED BY SAILORS
In a pivotal 4A Western Slope League road soccer matchup with the Steamboat Springs Sailors Tuesday, the Glenwood Springs Demons fell to the Sailors by a score of 7-0.
The last time these two teams met, the Sailors topped the Demons by a score of 4-1 at Stubler Memorial Field.
With the loss, Glenwood falls to 4-5 (2-4 4A WSL) on the year. The Demons now sit in fifth place in the league standings.
Glenwood will host Summit on Thursday at Stubler Memorial Field at 6 p.m. in a big league matchup.
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