Preps roundup (updated): Rifle softball rebounds for win after a pair of losses |

Preps roundup (updated): Rifle softball rebounds for win after a pair of losses

Rifle's Blayke Hostettler releases a pitch in earlier action against Cedaredge at home.
Submitted/Theresa Hamilton

The Lady Bears softball team of Rifle High School notched one in the win column Thursday, 13-1 at Cedaredge, to move to 8-2 on the season.

The win came on the heels of a pair of tough losses for the Bears, 11-1 to 4A league foe Palisade on Tuesday, and 8-0 to Conifer during a tournament on Sept. 9. The Bears also won 15-9 over Liberty in that same tournament.

On Thursday, Rifle carried a 9-0 lead into the bottom of the third before the Bruins got on the board. The Bears added four more in the fourth to end it early on the mercy rule.

Junior Brooklyn Millius had three RBIs off two doubles, a single and a walk, and senior Hailey Worton had a double and three RBIs. Senior Taelia Jones and junior Blayke Hostettler combined for seven strikeouts from the mound, with Jones earning the pitching win.

In other softball action this week, on Tuesday it was the combined Roaring Fork District Basalt team winning big, 26-5, at Aspen.

Boys soccer: In Thursday action, Coal Ridge topped defending 3A state champs Roaring Fork 3-1 in New Castle; Glenwood Springs downed Palisade, 9-1; Rifle beat Basalt, 4-3; and CRMS defeated Caprock Academy, 5-4. On Tuesday, Grand Junction defeated Coal Ridge, 5-1.

Volleyball: On Thursday, it was Glenwood Springs coming from behind to win 3-2 at Steamboat Springs (24-26, 18-25, 25-23, 25-23, 22-20); and Aspen defeating the visiting Roaring Fork Rams of Carbondale, 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23). On Tuesday, it was Olathe 3, Grand Valley 1 (28-26, 19-25, 25-19, 25-19); and Steamboat Springs 3, Coal Ridge 0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-19).

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