Prep Roundup: Walters wins at Rifle Creek
RIFLE — Taylor Walters finished with a 4-over 76 at Rifle Creek Golf Course on Tuesday, giving the Rifle High School senior medalist honors at the Rifle Invitational girls golf tournament.
Walters, who carded a first-place 77 Monday at the Moffat County Invitational at Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig, managed a three-stroke victory of Kala Keltz of Montrose. Walters’ teammate, senior Alyx Carter, shot an 85 to finish third.
Rifle coach Britt Choate was impressed with Walters’ consistency as the season winds down.
“She’s starting to peak at just the right time,” Choate said.
Melissa Steinbach of Coal Ridge was the Titans’ highest finisher. The junior carded a 95 to finish in 14th place.
Rifle finished with a team score of 265, just four strokes short of the first-place score of 261 tallied by Montrose. Emily Neuroth of Rifle finished the Bears’ team scoring, carding a 104 to finish tied for 19th place with Grand Junction Central’s Courtney Everett.
MaClay Bruce was Glenwood Springs’ top finisher, placing 27th with a 109. Vanessa Greene of Grand Valley was the Cardinals’ top placer, carding a 124 to place 42nd.
Rams’ Postseason hopes still alive
BASALT — Johnny Nieslanik hit a solo home run and Cam Doherty and Dakotah Grett each had two hits for Roaring Fork High School’s baseball team, but a big sixth inning for third-ranked Basalt lifted the Longhorns to a 4-2 Class 3A Western Slope League victory on Tuesday.
Three consecutive singles by Basalt in the bottom of the sixth inning snapped a 2-all tie and proved to be the margin of victory for the Longhorns. The Rams put two runners on base in the top of the seventh inning with one out, but couldn’t capitalize.
Nieslanik’s solo shot in the third inning knotted the score at 2. Alex Fisher took the loss on the mound, scattering eight hits with three strikeouts.
Roaring Fork continues league play with a home doubleheader against Moffat County on Saturday. Moffat County is scheduled to play a makeup doubleheader against Basalt in Craig today. A doubleheader sweep of the Bulldogs by Basalt, coupled with a doubleheader sweep of Moffat County by Roaring Fork on Saturday, would give the Rams the league’s fifth and final berth in the Class 3A state playoffs.
Glenwood falls in soccer crossover
EDWARDS — Glenwood Springs’ girls soccer team dropped into the third-place match of the Class 4A Western Slope League girls socccer tournament after losing to Battle Mountain 3-1 in a league crossover match.
Glenwood will play for third place at 5 p.m. Thursday at Gates Soccer Park on the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Campus in south Glenwood Springs.
Battle Mountain secured a spot in the 4A state tournament with a victory and will play for the league championship at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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Glenwood Springs High School’s senior soccer standout Celia Scruton is set to continue her career with the Evergreen State College Geoducks in Olympia, Washington.