Prep roundup: Rifle senior wrestles well in Wyoming
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — Clayton Coombs had the best performance of the weekend for the Rifle High School’s wrestling team at the Green River (Wyo.) Dual Tournament on Saturday.
Including forfeit victories, Coombs, wrestling at 195 pounds, won six of his seven matches during the Bears’ seven duals, where Rifle compiled a 2-5 record as a team. The only loss he suffered was against Theodore Dawson of Jackson Hole, Wyo., who pinned the Rifle senior in 5 minutes, 29 seconds.
Going 5-2 on the day was Rifle 113-pounder Alex Cordova, earned a pair of decisions and a pin along with two forfeit victories. Going 4-3 for the Bears was 152-pounder Alex Rivas, whose most convincing win came when he pinned Moffat County’s Jesus Duarte in 3:55.
The Bears’ dual wins came against Moffat County (48-33) and Lander Valley, Wyo. (42-33). They lost to Jackson Hole (50-27), Cheyenne South (40-36), Star Valley (47-21), Scottsbluff (65-15) and Kelly Walsh (57-24).
Rifle is off until this coming weekend when the Bears host the annual Rumble in the Rockies Dual Tournament at Rifle High School.
Roaring Fork 67, Basalt 27
BASALT — Maddie Nieslanik scored a game-high 17 points and Emily Fisher scored 16 to help the Rams (2-7 overall, 2-4 Class 3A Western Slope League) win its second straight game.
Autumn Grandberry added 13 points for the Rams, who took a 37-17 halftime lead and built on it before pulling back down the stretch.
Roaring Fork 38, Basalt 30
BASALT — Dwayne Yin and Aldo Pinela each scored nine points to lead Roaring Fork (4-5, 4-2 league) to a win over the winless Longhorns (0-8, 0-5).
Fremond Mbanguza had 14 rebounds and Yin chipped in 10 for Roaring Fork in the win.
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