Prep Sports Roundup |

Prep Sports Roundup

The Rifle boys relays are hard to beat.

The Bears’ boys foursomes won two relays and finished as runners-up in two more, helping the boys team take fourth overall in the Fruita Monument Invitational on Friday.

Tyler Thompson, Kale Roberts, Ryan McIntosh and Nick Alderson came out victorious in the 4X100-meter relay, while Thompson, Hazen Moss, McIntosh and Alderson took the 4X200.

Rifle placed second in the 4X400 thanks to a combined effort from Tyler Rust, Moss, Thompson and McIntosh. The Bears also took the runner-up spot in the 4X800 relay with Tyler Chapman, Scott Rust, Tyler Rust and Moss.

The Bears went 1-2 in the boys 100-meter dash as Thompson and Alderson placed first and second, respectively, with times of 11.33 and 11.42. Roberts gave Rifle four more points by taking fifth in the same event.

Alderson then got his own win, taking the 200 dash in 24.01.

In boys field events, Justin Harris cleared 6-0 to win the high jump.

In hurdles, Matt Hubbell finished fourth by cruising through the 110-meter course in 15.99, and Jessica Martinez took third in the girls 100 hurdles in 16.66. Colby McFarlin took seventh in the boys 300 hurdles with a 42.84 mark.

Martinez, Lindsey Bowen, Nicole Bendetti and Natalie Whitmore combined forces to win the 4X100-meter relay in a time of 51.53 seconds. The same foursome also placed third in the 800 sprint medley.

Whitmore, Bowen, Bendetti and Kimmy Lyons teamed up for a second-place finish in the 4X200 (1:51.98) and Whitmore, Bowen, Bendetti and Holly Keeper also took second in the 4X400 relay in 4:12.9, less than a second behind Fruita Monument.

The girls combined for a seventh-place team finish.

In its first Class 2A Western Slope League games of the season, Grand Valley faced the best team ” the 12-0 Paonia Eagles ” at home on Saturday.

The Cardinals showed they belong in the top of the league as they split the doubleheader with Paonia, falling in game one 12-2, but rebounding to hand the Eagles their first loss of the year with a 9-7 victory in game two.

Grand Valley now stands at 6-2 overall and 1-1 in league and will play another league game on Tuesday at Meeker.

On Saturday, the offense of the Glenwood Springs girls soccer team was on fire.

It pounded Moffat County 7-1, with Chelsea Vallario leading the way with a hat trick.

Kendall Strautman found the back of the net twice, and Karlie Andreas and Bryttnie Evans each scored one.

With the win, the Demons improve to 5-2-1 in the Class 4A Western Slope League.

Up next, Glenwood will host Eagle Valley at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Gunnison picked up two games from Roaring Fork on Saturday, winning game one 17-7 and the following contest 14-0 to sweep a Class 3A Western Slope League doubleheader.

In game one, Jake Kinney went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Kinney, who took the loss on the mound, also blasted a solo homer in the third inning.

Michael Black also had a good day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs.

Gunnison hurled a three-hitter in game two, as all the Rams could manage were one hit apiece from Black and Trevor and Tyler Hunt.

Roaring Fork (3-8 WSL, 3-11 overall) will now travel to neighboring rival Basalt for a game at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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