Prep Sports Roundup
Grand Valley coach Rick Gallegos can’t recall a time a girl ever won a high school wrestling tournament in Colorado.
Cody Pfau might just be the first female to accomplish the feat. The Cardinals’ 106-pounder won her weight division at Saturday’s Panther Invitational at Delta, defeating Delta’s Jayden Chynoweth in the finals, 15-7, to polish off a 4-0 day.
The Grand Valley senior’s efforts netted her the meet’s outstanding wrestler award and highlighted a successful day for the Cardinals, who finished third in the team standings and had several placers.
At 145 pounds, George Stagg went 3-1 to nab second place. Teammates Will Hinkle (152) and Bryan Hegwood (170) also went 3-1 for silver finishes.
Finishing third for Grand Valley were Miguel Valles, who went 4-1 at 126 pounds, and Tucker Schultz, who went 3-1 at 138 pounds.
Michael Salazar notched a fourth-place finish, going 2-2 at 160 pounds.
Paonia won the invite, putting up 234 points to outpace second-place Delta (182) by a substantial margin.
Rifle, which finished sixth in the team hunt, had a number of placers.
Isaac Rider (132), Dallas Rohrig (138), Tony Galaviz (182) and Clayton Coombs (195) all finished second.
Coy Zang (132) and Jose Prado (285) took third and Rogelio Navarro (120) finished fourth.
Isaiah Ramos (106), Michael Shaw (145) and Rudy Devora (285) all placed fourth for Coal Ridge.
Rifle’s boys basketball team finished off its weekend at the Steamboat Shoot-Out with a 41-35 loss to Fruita Monument in the tourney’s fifth-place game on Saturday morning.
“We kind of struggled shooting the basketball,” said Bears coach Roger Walters, whose team shot just 29 percent from the floor.
Trenton Brown led Rifle (1-2) with nine points. Tanner Quick chipped in with seven points and five rebounds. Clinton Farr grabbed six boards.
Rifle’s girls basketball team closed out the Steamboat Shoot-Out with a 45-22 loss to Montrose in Saturday morning’s fifth-place game.
The Bears (1-2) were paced by Joey Kuheim’s seven points. Chante Church added six.
Maison Bovard led Montrose with 13 points. Kala Keltz contributed 11.
Grand Valley’s girls basketball team closed out the Tiger Tip-Off Tournament at Holy Family with a pair of wins.
The Cardinals defeated Alamosa on Friday, 39-31, and returned on Saturday to take down Northridge, 50-34.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.