Prep Sports Roundup
Two games into the season the Roaring Fork girls soccer team has yet to have an outdoor practice.
It’s a disadvantage that showed when the Rams played against Rangely, which plays its home games in Grand Junction and Aspen, which has a turf field.
On Tuesday Roaring Fork fell to Rangely 3-1 in overtime and on Wednesday, the Rams fell to Aspen 8-1.
Against Rangely, the Rams, who played with only one sub, came back from a 1-0 deficit to tie the game at one in the closing seconds on an Ana Casas goal. Then the Panthers scored two goals in OT to win the game.
At Aspen on Wednesday, the Rams only had 11 players, five of whom were freshmen, against the all junior and senior Skiers (2-0) and lost 8-1.
Freshman Joey Clingan scored the only goal for Roaring Fork.
The Rams (0-2) are supposed to host Basalt on Tuesday, but Zeigel thinks that won’t happen because there is still a lot of snow on the Rams field.
Rifle’s Lauren Forney started the 2008 season in top form, taking first place at the Bears’ first two tournaments on Monday and Tuesday in Montrose.
Forney shot an 81 to win the individual title at Cobble Creek Golf Course on Monday, while Kori Kosht turned in a round of 87 to help the Bears win the team title.
On Tuesday at Bridges Golf Course, Forney exceeded Monday’s performance with an 18-hole score of 77 to win another individual title. Kosht put together the Bears’ second-best round with a 102.
With Rifle going on spring break next week, the Bears will be off until March 25 when they’ll be back in action at Tiara Rado Golf Course in Grand Junction.
The Rifle baseball team broke a 4-4 tie with an extra-inning, game-winning run at Montrose on Wednesday to beat the Indians for the Bears’ second win of the season.
Asa Fix and Kyle Bond led the Bears offense each getting two hits with one RBI and one double, while Zach Whitmore also got two hits. Ernesto Mendoza, Kory Kassak and Dwight Cerise each knocked in one run for Rifle.
Alex Haynes got the win on the mound for Rifle, throwing four scoreless innings with four strikeouts to improve his record to 2-0 on the season. Bond and Fix combined for five innings on the mound before Haynes came in.
Rifle will be off for a week with spring break, before returning to the diamond on March 25 when it will host Cedaredge.
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