Preps roundup: Basalt’s Maley wins prestigious meet in California, Longhorns place third
The Basalt High School cross country team traveled to California Friday to compete in the 2021 Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, hosted by Woodbridge High School just outside of Los Angeles. The race was held at the SilverLakes Sports Complex in Norco.
Longhorns junior Katelyn Maley raced her way to victory, winning the varsity girls A race in Division IV (the smallest of the divisions) with a time of 17 minutes, 7.1 seconds. Her BHS teammate, junior Ava Lane, was third in 18:02.5.
Basalt freshman Isabella Moon was 20th overall in 19:54.2 in a race that featured 149 runners. All seven of the Longhorns’ scoring runners finished in the top 80, a list that includes Payton Barill (49th), Lacey Lindberg (54th), Emma Jeffries (61st), and Juniper Anderson (78th).
The Basalt girls narrowly finished third among 18 teams with 88 points, while Viewpoint was second with 86 points. Linfield Christian, whose top runners finished fourth and sixth, won the team title with 55 points.
Meanwhile, Coal Ridge, Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Aspen competed Friday in Ridgway at the Ramble at the Reservoir.
Coal Ridge junior Tyler Parker placed third in the boys race with a time of 20:37.1. Teammate William Parra was 12th in 22:08.4, and Dallin Karen was 14th in 22:12.9. Coal Ridge was third as a team with 76 points.
Aspen junior Elsie Weiss won the girls race in 23:25.50. CRMS senior Lola Villafranco was second in 23:43.10 and Aspen junior Michaela Kenny was third in 23:52.50.
The top finisher for the Coal Ridge girls was Marilyn Stephens, placing 14th in 27:36.50, followed closely by teammates Araceli Ayala in 16th (27:47.60) and Natalie Smythe in 17th (27:50.30)
The Aspen girls won the team title with 36 points, followed in second by Coal Ridge’s 80 points and in third by Grand Junction’s 86 points.
Glenwood Springs 4, Rifle, 1
The host Demons scored three goals in the first half Thursday, and matched Rifle’s lone second-half goal to earn the 4A Western Slope League win and improve to 2-2 (2-1 league) on the season.
Goals came from junior Dylan Nolan (2) and one each from seniors Kevin Papoca and Reid Swanson. The Bears scored on a goal from freshman Yahir Marquez.
Next up, Glenwood travels to play Coal Ridge at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Liberty Common 2, Roaring Fork 0
The Rams of Roaring Fork suffered their first loss of the season in a nonleague match against 3A powerhouse Liberty Common in Fort Collins on Saturday.
Roaring Fork falls to 4-1, but remains undefeated in the 3A Western Slope League at 3-0. Next up, the Rams host Aspen at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Rifle 7, Delta 1
The Bears had two goals each from Yahir Marquez and Javier Salgado, and one each from Adrian Valencia, Miguel Torres and Eduardo Espino at home against the Delta Panthers on Saturday to pick up their first win of the season.
Five of those goals came in the first half, as Rifle moves to 1-4 overall and in league play. Next up, the Bears travel to play Basalt at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Rifle 10, Meeker 0
The Lady Bears earned a shutout win at home against Meeker on Thursday, behind the bats of junior Myia Valencia (1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBI). Seniors Kaylie Stark and Emma Poole and sophomores Emma Speakman and Blayke Hostettler each batted a run in, and Hostettler picked up the pitching win.
Rifle moves to 6-6 on the season ahead of a 4A Western Slope League visit to Eagle Valley on Tuesday. Game time is 5 p.m.
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Local teams just missed out on qualifying for state as teams but will be sending individual representatives following Friday’s regional meets.