Preps roundup: Coal Ridge lady harriers win Palisade meet
Coal Ridge cross country runners Mikayla Cheney and Tyler Parker continued to impress at the Palisade Dawg Invitational on Saturday.
Cheney won the varsity girls race with a time of 20 minutes, 32.85 seconds over the 5-kilometer course, well ahead of second-place Maddie Mohler of Palisade, who took second in 21:02.61.
The Lady Titans also took the team title with 26 points to host Palisade’s 49 points and third-place Grand Junction with 53.
The Titans had six runners in the top 15. Araceli Ayala was third in 21:38.55, Marilynn Stephens was eighth in 22:52.81, Haven Prodzinksi was ninth in 23:15.32, Natalie Smythe was 11th in 23:26.39, and Gwynn Apostolik was 13th in 24:04.28.
In the boys race, Parker place third overall with a time of 17:41.53. The Titans had just four runners and did not score as a team. Parker was followed by teammate Dallin Karen in eighth (18:30.18), William Parra in 17th (19:48.72) and Luke Dunbar in 22nd (22:05.50).
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Rifle High School’s boys and girls also competed at the Palisade meet. The boys were paced by Patrick Whitt in ninth (18:38.80), Saul Ramirez in 12th (18:54.30) and Jace Coller in 14th (19:09.39).
Leading the Lady Bears was Ana Robinson in sixth (22:32.03), followed by Audrey Abbott in 12th (24:00.48).
Grand Valley’s boys were at the North Fork Invitational in Hotchkiss, also on Saturday. Kade Sackett placed 10th overall in 21:51.40, and Craig Cotter was 17th in 23:44.
Demon Invitational volleyball results
Area high school volleyball teams took part in the Glenwood Springs Demon Invitational on Friday and Saturday, playing a slew of matches against each other and a slate of out-of-area teams.
Local participants included Glenwood Springs, Coal Ridge, Grand Valley, Roaring Fork and Basalt. They were joined by Steamboat Springs, Alamosa, Pagosa Springs, Weld Central, Mullen and Kennedy.
Coal Ridge over Grand Valley 2-1 (25-16, 23-25, 15-8)
Coal Ridge over Steamboat Springs 2-1 (16-25, 25-15, 15-11)
Pagosa Springs over Roaring Fork 2-0 (25-14, 25-20)
Basalt over Glenwood Springs 2-0 (25-20, 25-22)
Alamosa over Glenwood Springs 2-0 (27-25, 25-15)
Roaring Fork over Weld Central 2-0 (25-22, 25-21)
Mullen over Basalt 2-0 (25-12, 25-20)
Kennedy over Grand Valley 2-0 (25-18, 25-22)
Pagosa Springs over Coal Ridge 2-0 (25-13, 25-9)
Mullen over Roaring Fork 2-0 (25-13, 25-7)
Basalt over Roaring Fork 2-0 (25-20, 25-22)
Glenwood Springs over Grand Valley 2-0 (25-12, 25-12)
Kennedy over Basalt, 2-1 (25-20, 14-25, 15-12)
Kennedy vs. Glenwood Springs, score not reported.
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The teams aren’t vying to one up the other in the rankings or looking to get a leg up in the league standings this fall, but that will hardly make the stakes any less meaningful for Basalt and Glenwood Springs high schools when they meet on the football field Friday night.