Prep Sports Roundup
GUNNISON ” Roaring Fork took to the football field Sunday afternoon to the delight of their coach and everyone else involved and rolled to a 42-14 win against Gunnison (0-2, 0-5).
After both teams saw their Friday night game get postponed two days due to a lack of officials, the two teams traveled out to Western State College to make up the game and both sides were none to pleased with the officiating crew.
Rams running back Soren Phibbs didn’t seem to mind. Phibbs ran for 213 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries and Dana Holly added an additional 97 yards on 15 carries as Roaring Fork (1-1, 2-3) ran all over the Cowboys.
The strong play of the Rams’ offensive line was the key to the game as they pounded the rock and dominated the Cowboys’ defensive front. Roaring Fork took a 21-0 lead into the break and coasted from there.
Quarterback Ryan Weimer finished 10 of 15 passing for 117 yards and a TD as the Rams won their first conference game of the season.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ” Colorado Mountain College traveled to Nevada, Utah and Idaho over the weekend for three soccer games and left with a long trip home.
The Eagles finished 0-3 on the trip, falling to North Idaho 4-0 before dropping consecutive games to Westminster (2-0), and Salt Lake Community College (5-0).
The Westminster game was the lone close one with the Eagles maintaining 0-0 tie at halftime. But Westminster was able to get on the scoreboard midway through the second half and held Colorado Mountain College at bay the rest of the way until they were able to ice it in the 90th minute with a final goal.
“We knew it was going to be a tough weekend with three really tough opponents,” said Colorado Mountain College assistant coach John Inglehart. “The one real shining moment is that we’re starting to play better, I think.”
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Sam Kaup scored two goals and three other Demons found net as Glenwood Springs rolled to a 5-2 boys soccer win over visiting Moffat County on Saturday.
The Demons, who improved to 7-2-0 overall and to 5-1-0 in the 4A Western Slope League, held a 4-0 lead by halftime.
Despite the lopsided outcome, Glenwood coach John Mount said his squad could have played better.
“It wasn’t impressive, but we’re happy for the win,” he said. “The guys were a little flat today. We’re really working hard at trying to not play at the level of the other team.”
In addition to Kaup’s two scores, Ryan Young, Travis Whitman and Kevin Hartmann also had goals for the Demons, ranked seventh in Class 4A by RockyPreps.
PEACH VALLEY ” Behind 14 kills and four aces from Chloe Nelson, Coal Ridge rolled to a four-game volleyball win over visiting Olathe on Friday.
Jess Needham swatted eight kills for the Titans, while Britney Smith had seven blocks, Sierra Grove had six aces and Kelly Romero had 25 digs.
Coal Ridge, which won by game counts of 25-11, 25-22, 22-25 and 25-15 remained unbeaten in 3A WSL play with at 8-0.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The Demons volleyball team fell to Eagle Valley in three games on Saturday (16-25, 23-25, 22-25) as they tried to enter the second half of their season in positive fashion.
“The girls played really, really well,” Glenwood Springs head coach Sean Lively said. “It’s always tough against a team as consistent as Eagle Valley. Hopefully we’ll start getting some momentum in the second half of the season.”
Hannah Thimsen and Taryn Pearce led the way for the Demons with two kills apiece, while Thimsen also had an ace. Meanwhile the always steady Leah Mansfield had 20 digs playing the backline.
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