Prep Roundup: Rifle rolls, snaps boys soccer skid
PARACHUTE — Rifle High School’s boys soccer team earned its first victory in close to a year on Tuesday, getting a pair of goals each from Alexis Ramos and Austin Rickstrew en route to an 8-0 victory against the Grand Valley Cardinals.
Luis Carreon, Alejendro Iturralde, Hector Alaniz and Eddie Sandoval also scored goals for the Bears (1-2-0 overall), which prevailed in the nonleague match between members of the Class 3A Western Slope League.
The victory was the first for the Bears since Sept. 10, 2013, when Rifle earned a 3-1 victory over Moffat County at home. The Bears, who dropped down to Class 3A this year due to lack of success at the 4A level for the past four seasons, snapped a 14-game losing streak with the victory.
“It told the guys that they needed to take a good look at this, because this is the way we want to feel after every game,” Rifle coach Rich Carter said. “But I know they needed to enjoy this because it’s been a while since we’ve felt this way after a game.”
The Bears will host another nonleague game against a league opponent on Thursday when they host Roaring Fork.
Coal Ridge def. Glenwood Springs 25-12, 25-14, 25-16
PEACH VALLEY — Leah Kanakaraj finished with a match-high 16 digs and Kaitlin Detlefsen had an 11-kill performance for the Titans (2-1 overall), who have won two straight following a season-opening loss to Battle Mountain.
Coal Ridge coach Scott Black gave kudos to senior defensive specialist Madi Lund, who finished with three service aces and had “a phenomenal passing night,” he said. Bailey Davis added six kills and Britini Allen added six blocks for Coal Ridge in the victory.
The Titans continue nonleague play on Thursday when they play at Rifle. Glenwood, which fell to 2-4 overall with the loss, is off until Sept. 11 when the Demons go to Palisade.
Dove sets pace for Grand Valley golfers in Vail
VAIL — Grand Valley sophomore Tyler Dove shot an 87 on Tuesday to pace the Cardinals during the Vail Mountain Invitational golf tournament.
J.T. Killebrew shot a 95 for the Cardinals, who finished with a team score of 319. Aspen finished with a 242 to win the team title, and Tanner Crisofulli of Battle Mountain shot a 75 to take medalist honors.
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It may be by a technicality, but the Valley Valkyries 7s rugby club were the de facto champions of their hosted tournament Saturday.