Preps roundup: Coal Ridge boys, Roaring Fork girls, Grand Valley teams prevail in Tuesday night hoops
Coal Ridge boys 47, Rifle 42
A one-point game through three quarters Tuesday night came down to a 12-8 fourth-quarter run for the host Titans in the intra-district showdown between Rifle and Coal Ridge.
Playing on its home court, Coal Ridge held the slight advantage, 27-26, at halftime and the Bears held the margin through the third frame.
According to results and statistics posted to MaxPreps.com Colorado, senior Andrew Herrera led the Titans in scoring with 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Senior Karsen DuBois added 9 points, and junior Eddie Salazar dropped 8 for the host team. Rifle scoring stats were not available.
The Titans improve to 3-1 on the season and Rifle falls to 2-3. Up next for Coal Ridge is a Thursday game at Grand Valley, and for the Bears is a trip to Steamboat Springs, also on Thursday.
Grand Valley boys 53, Rangely 47
On the road at Rangely, the Grand Valley boys came back from a 28-21 halftime deficit to outscore the host Panthers 32-19 in the second half for their first win of the season.
Junior Emilio Garcia paced the Cardinals with 18 points, and sophomore Steven Hicks and senior Gabe Magana also hit for double digits, 13 and 11, respectively.
Next up for Grand Valley (1-4) is the first 3A Western Slope League matchup of the season at home versus cross-county rival Coal Ridge at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and a Saturday date in Basalt.
Roaring Fork girls 45, Meeker 40
Playing on the road at Meeker for a nonleague game Tuesday night, the Roaring Fork High School girls took a 23-14 halftime lead and survived a 12-7 Meeker run in the fourth to get the win.
The Rams entered the fourth quarter up 38-28. Individual stats for Roaring Fork were not immediately available. Junior Sarah Kracht paced Meeker with 17 points, according to MaxPreps reporting.
The Rams improved to 2-4 on the season heading into a 3A Western Slope League matchup Saturday at Delta.
Grand Valley girls 50, Rangely 36
The Lady Cardinals dispensed of Rangely on the road Tuesday, despite finding themselves down 10-7 after the first 8 minutes of play.
Grand Valley rallied to outscore the host Panthers 12-5 in the second quarter, and maintained the intensity through the second half to secure the 14-point win.
The Cardinals (4-2) travel to play Basalt Saturday for a key 3A Western Slope League game.
Glenwood Springs wrestling
Competing at the Battle Mountain triangular Tuesday in Avon, the Glenwood Springs High School wrestlers defeated the host Huskies 48-24 and fell to Eagle Valley, 67-12.
Wrestled match results, as posted to the Colorado High School Activities Association trackwrestling.com page, include:
Versus Battle Mountain: 113 – Jairo Achovarria (Glenwood) over Chris Ortiz (Battle Mtn), fall 2:36; 120 – Nathan Sandoval (Glenwood) over Own Koontz (Battle Mtn), fall 3:05; 126 – Isaac Lepe (Glenwood) over Victor Escobar (Battle Mtn), fall 5:28; 138 – Ray Rosenmerkel (Glenwood) over Tommy Johnson (Battle Mtn), fall 1:18; 145 – Kodiak Kellogg (Glenwood) over Benjamin Harrison (Battle Mtn), fall 1:07; 152 – JoJohn Ritter (Glenwood) over Tyson Vasquez (Battle Mtn), fall 1:15; 160 – Elo Garcia (Glenwood) over Ignacio Velasco (Battle Mtn), fall 1:50; 182 – Anthony Sanchez (Battle Mtn) over Cameron Small (Glenwood), fall 1:02.
Versus Eagle Valley: 113 – Erick Ornelas (Eagle Valley) over Jairo Achovarria (Glenwood), fall 3:02; 120 – Sean Castillo (Eagle Valley) over Nathan Sandoval (Glenwood), fall 0:53; 126 – Marcus Hermosillo (Eagle Valley) over Isaac Lepe (Glenwood) 18-3 TF; 132 – Leobardo Meraz (Glenwood) over Brody Nelson (Eagle Valley), fall 0:27; 145 – Manuel Heredia (Eagle Valley) over Kodiak Kellogg (Glenwood) 15-0 TF; 160 – Jason Morrison (Eagle Valley) over Elo Garcia (Glenwood), 2-0; 182 – Daniel Gallegos (Eagle Valley) over Cameron Small (Glenwood), fall 0:53.
Earlier wrestling results
Thursday, Feb. 4
Glenwood Springs 33, Summit 30
Wrestled match results: 135 – Giovanni Marquez (Summit) over Jairo Achovarria (Glenwood) fall 2:56; 120 – PJ Trujillo (Summit) over Nathan Sandoval (Glenwood), fall 1:45; 126 – Jamie Gonzalez (Summit) over Isaac Lepe (Glenwood), fall 0:45; 132 – Leobardo Meraz (Glenwood) over Aiden Collins (Summit), 16-13; 138 – Ray Rosenmerkel (Glenwood) over Carsten Slack (Summit), fall 0:40; 152 – Sylas Marsteller (Summit) over Kodiak Kellogg (Glenwood), fall 2:47; 160 – Elo Garcia (Glenwood) over Wylam Moratta (Summit), fall 0:40; Extra – Ethan Sicat (Summit) over Malachi Sandoval (Glenwood), fall 2:58
Glenwood Springs 35, Steamboat Springs 25
Wrestled match results: 113 – Cole Muhme (Steamboat) over Jairo Achovarria (Glenwood), fall 0:47; 120 – Nathan Sandoval (Glenwood) over Kaleb Young (Steamboat), 18-3 5:56; 126 – Aiden George (Steamboat) over Isaac Lepe (Glenwood), 12-5; 132 – Leobardo Meraz (Glenwood) over Archer Bosick (Steamboat), fall 5:27; 138 – Jacob Skolnick (Steamboat) over Ray Rosenmerkel (Glenwood), 13-3; 152 – Kodiak Kellogg (Glenwood) over Brodie Bosick (Steamboat), fall 3:50; 160 – Elo Garcia (Glenwood) over Layton Morrison (Steamboat), fall 0:42; 170 – JoJohn Ritter (Glenwood) over Henry Dismuke (Steamboat), fall 0:24; 182 – Cameron Small (Glenwood) over Eli Moon (Steamboat), fall 0:52; 195 – Ivan Reynolds (Steamboat) over Sebastian Garcia (Glenwood), fall 0:25
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.