Prep roundup: Rifle rips Devils on softball diamond; Roaring Fork beats Moffat County in four sets
RIFLE — Emma Speer finished 2-for-4 with three runs scored and Taylor Gore had three RBIs without getting a hit, helping Rifle High School’s softball team beat Eagle Valley 19-3 in a Class 4A Western Slope League game on Tuesday.
Emily Neuroth added two RBIs and three runs scored for the Bears (6-6 overall, 2-2 league), who have won two straight after a 3-2 loss at Delta on Sept. 17.
Gore, who earned the victory on the pitching rubber, had a run-scoring groundout in the first inning and, in the Bears’ nine-run third inning, had another groundout that scored runners from second and third base.
Antonia Booth finished 2-for-3, and Jenny Cross and Jordan Smith each doubled and drove in two runs for the Bears, who play a nonleague doubleheader at Durango on Saturday.
Roaring Fork def. Moffat County 25-19, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18
CRAIG — The Rams rebounded from a third-set loss after taking a big lead early, using a 10-0 run in the fourth and final set to come away with the Class 3A Western Slope League victory.
Roaring Fork (5-6 overall, 3-3 league) used a 6-1 run in the first set and a 9-3 run to open the second set to take the early lead, then roared back from a 9-3 deficit in the third before the Bulldogs (0-10, 0-4) closed the set out to force a fourth set.
The Rams play again at home Friday night with a nonleague match against Eagle Valley.
Grand Valley def. Rifle 25-13, 25-19, 25-20
PARACHUTE — Kyra Chenoweth finished with a match-high 12 kills and Megan smith added nine for the Cardinals (5-6 overall, 2-1 3A WSL), who won their third-straight match.
Jordan Scott added five kills, Jori Dovey chipped in four and Jori Shaver contributed eight digs against the Bears (5-6, 2-1 league).
Rifle will continue league play Saturday when the Bears host Gunnison. Grand Valley will try to continue its win streak at Aspen on Saturday.
CRMS 4, Moffat County 1
CARBONDALE — Moffat County rebounded from an early goal by the Oysters to knot the score at 1-1 in the 15th minute, but Colorado Rocky Mountain School used a three-goal spurt in the second half to come away with a Class 3A Region 3 victory.
Jack Huntington-Rainey scored an unassisted goal in the seventh minute, and, after the Bulldogs (0-4-0, 0-1-0 league) tied the score at halftime, Patrick Flory, Avery Kane and Shiva Carter scored in the second half to secure the win for CRMS.
Tyler Staples had three saves in goal and Flory assisted Kane’s goal in the 23rd minute. Each player who scored found the net for the first time this season.
Moffat County continues league play Thursday at Grand Valley. CRMS will host a league match Thursday against Vail Mountain.
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