Prep Weekend Roundup
After loosing its first game, the Rifle softball team made up for it by winning its next three and taking home the championship trophy of the White Division in the Berthoud Tournament this weekend in Loveland.The Bears (5-4 overall) dropped the first game of the tournament to Fossil Ridge, 9-1. The Bears found their offense in game two, putting up eight runs and holding Sterling’s junior varsity team to only one. Alissa Skinner threw 10 strikeouts in the win.Skinner tossed another win in Rifle’s third game of the tourney, holding Longmont to two runs while Rifle put 12 runs on the board.Scoring four runs in the first inning, Rifle continued to swing hot bats in the final game of the tournament and beat Roosevelt 13-4. Megan McWilliams earned the win on the mound, striking out three in the game.The Bears now host Eagle Valley at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Three games into its inaugural season, the Colorado Mountain College women’s soccer team chalked up its first win on Friday, downing Western Wyoming Community College, 6-0. Nicole Baumann and Lauren Hawksley each scored two goals for the Eagles while Jaspen Leslie and Amanda Robinson each chipped in one.On Saturday, CMC, hampered by injuries from Friday’s game, was blown out by the University of Northern Colorado, 11-0.On the men’s side, CMC lost its game to Western Wyoming CC by a score of 5-2 on Friday. Cory McGrath and Jorge Alverado scored goals for the Eagles. The men fell in a close 2-1 game on Saturday against Western State. Alverado scored on a free kick 20-yards away from the goal for CMC. The game was locked at a 1-all tie for most of the second half, until Western snuck a goal past the Eagles for the win.This weekend, CMC’s women’s squad will head to Carson City, Nev., to play Western Nevada while the men will stay home and host Fort Lewis College’s club team at Gates Soccer Complex.
Coal Ridge may not have come up with a win in Friday’s 29-13 loss to Rangely, but it did score its first touchdowns in school history.Running back David Anderson and quarterback Keenan Grumley each carried the ball into the end zone, scoring touchdowns for the Titans (0-2). Tyler Williams didn’t score, but he led the team in rushing yards with 28 on eight attempts. Grumley completed one pass for five yards on six attempts.The Titans will now prepare for Cedaredge, who will come to town on Friday.
Rifle got the last goal of the game, but still came up one shy in a 2-1 loss to Steamboat on Saturday.Ryan Melody prevented a shutout on Saturday, tapping in a Mario Ortega corner kick in stoppage time at the end of the game to put the Bears on the board.Rifle hosts Battle Mountain on Tuesday at the Rifle High School.
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Amid hundreds of cleat-footed little leaguers casually gathered along the first baseline, the glare of parents’ sunglasses deflecting the early morning sun, coach Troy Phillips began a trip down memory lane.