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Prep Sports roundup

Jeff CaspersenPost Independent WriterGlenwood Springs, Co Colorado
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BASALT, Colorado – Fabian Tapia, Sydney Van Horn and Clay Hawkins all scored goals as Glenwood Springs blanked Basalt 3-0 in boys soccer action on Tuesday.Tapia broke open the scoring with a goal in the 14th minute, courtesy of a Van Horn assist. Van Horn struck for an unassisted tally 13 minutes later and Hawkins dinked home a Javier Rodelas shot off the post late in the second half to round out the scoring for the Demons, now 6-2 overall.”We did a good job,” Glenwood coach John Mount said. “Pretty much everybody played and got minutes. Our second-string guys were able to get in. We’re still moving players around a lot, still formulating our lineup, so it’s good to see all those guys come out and vie for spots.”The Demons return to the pitch Saturday at home against Moffat County.

PEACH VALLEY, Colorado – Eric Schmitz’s hat trick wasn’t enough to propel Coal Ridge past visiting Hotchkiss in a 7-3 Titans’ boys soccer loss on Tuesday.The Titans went into halftime tied before the Bulldogs broke out for four second-half goals.”We just didn’t answer the bell in the second half,” Coal Ridge coach Brian Blair said.The Titans are now 1-5-0 in the 3A Western Slope League and 2-7-0 overall, while Hotchkiss improved to 4-0-2 in league and 6-0-3 overall.

PARACHUTE, Colorado – Behind 36 team kills, Roaring Fork’s volleyball team swept Grand Valley in Parachute on Tuesday.The Rams, who also finished with 29 assists, four aces and 56 digs, won by game counts of 25-21, 25-22, 25-17.The win bumped Roaring Fork’s overall record to 4-6 and its 3A WSL record to 3-5. Grand Valley dropped to 4-8 overall and to 3-6 in league.



GYPSUM, Colorado – Coal Ridge played up a class in volleyball and got the test it wanted. Just not the result they wanted.The 3A Titans traveled to face 4A WSL-leading Eagle Valley on Tuesday, losing in three games (25-20, 25-19, 25-16).”It was definitely a good challenge,” Coal RIdge coach Denise Greene said. “Eagle’s tough. We didn’t play our best but Eagle put a lot of pressure on us. It definitely wasn’t a bad loss at all.”Coal Ridge, now 8-1 overall, hosts Olathe on Friday. Eagle Valley, also 8-1, is at home against Rifle on Thursday.

GYPSUM, Colorado – Rifle remained perfect in the 4A WSL softball standings, beating Eagle Valley 12-4 on Tuesday.Makayla Wilkins and Tori Fazzi led the Bears at the plate, each banging out three hits and driving in a run. Cortney Cordova and Ciara Euler each had two hits apiece.Alisha Rodebaugh got the win in the pitching circle, improving to 9-4 with a two-hit, 13-strikeout performance. She also chipped in at the plate, tripling and driving in two runs.The Bears are now 5-0 in league and 11-4 overall, while the Devils dropped to 2-4 in league and 6-11 overall.Next up for Rifle is a home contest with Palisade on Thursday. The first pitch is slated for 4 p.m. at Deerfield Park.


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