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Prep Roundup: Titans soccer upsets Denver Christian in first round of playoffs

Hitting the road for the opening round of the 3A CHSAA state playoffs, the No. 16-seed Coal Ridge boys soccer team upset No. 15-seed Denver Christian, 5-0, Friday.

Ray Bencomo finished with two goals and two assists and goalkeeper Roman Plano recorded the shutout with 10 saves.

Sergio Valentin had one goal, as did Julian Huerta and Miguel Navarro.



“We played a great game today,” Titans head coach Michael Mikalakis said. “The boys played as a team and took advantage of their scoring opportunities.”

With the win, the Titans move onto the second round of the state playoffs, where they’ll take on Liberty Common today at 11 a.m.



Titans football comes up short against Huskies

The Coal Ridge Titans football team dropped a tough one, Friday, on the road, falling to the Battle Mountain Huskies, 52-12.

Running back Jacx Power and freshman Adrian Garcia scored the two touchdowns for the Titans.

“Our kids played hard all night long and never quit,” Titans head coach Trorie Rickert said. “The young guys came in late and did a good job for us.”

Rams drop first two matches of 3A WSL volleyball tourney

In Grand Junction for the 3A Western Slope League volleyball tournament, Friday and Saturday, the Roaring Fork Rams dropped both games, Friday, against the Grand Valley Cardinals and the Aspen Skiers.

Against the Cardinals, the Rams fell in three sets, 14-25, 16-25, 22-25.

Taking on the Skiers, the Rams dropped a tough one in five sets, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 8-15.

Titans volleyball continues great run, wins first two tourney matches

Facing off with the Basalt Longhorns, Friday, in the 3A WSL volleyball tournament, the top-seeded Coal Ridge Titans beat the Longhorns in three sets, 25-17, 25-20 and 25-17.

Kaitlyn Detlefsen finished with 16 kills and four blocks. Nicole Mooney chipped in with 12 kills, and Dana Kotz finished with 32 assists.

Emily Wright added 12 digs.

In the second game, Friday, the Titans beat the Gunnison Cowboys, 26-24, 25-8 and 25-12.

Detlefsen led the way again offensively, finishing with 14 kills to go along with seven blocks.

Mooney added 11 kills and two aces, while Kaitlyn Harlow finished with five blocks, five kills and five aces.

Kotz dished out 25 assists and eight aces, and Wright finished with 16 digs.


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