Rifle begins district softball tourney today; location unknown
The Rifle softball team will play its first game in Class 4A District 8 action today at noon against Delta. The only problem is, the Bears don’t know where they are playing.Originally, the tournament was to be held on Saturday in Montrose, but rainy weather postponed play until today. The athletic director at Montrose High School is scheduled to call teams and inform them if they are going to Montrose or Grand Junction to play. If the weather in Montrose is good and the fields are dry, the tournament will remain there. If not, it will be moved to Grand Junction.If No. 2 Western Slope League-seeded Rifle beats No. 3 Delta, it will face the Southwestern League’s top team, Montezuma-Cortez, at 2:30 p.m. If the Bears win again, they will play in the district championship game.The Bears must make it to the title game in order to advance to the regional tournament scheduled for Saturday.Palisade, who won a coin toss to earn the WSL top seed after tying with Rifle as league champions, will receive a first-round bye before facing the winner of the Eagle Valley-Montrose game, which is also scheduled for noon.
The tournament is single-elimination.Running Demons take third; all teams get ready for regionalsResting two of its stars, the Glenwood girls cross country team still managed to race its way to a third-place finish out of 10 teams in Saturday’s Battle Mountain Invitational.With Katrina Selsor and Melissa Buchanan sitting out to prepare for this Saturday’s regional meet back at Battle Mountain, Demons Sharaya Selsor, Angie Shepard and Michelle Stripp finished seventh, eighth and ninth respectively. Selsor crossed the finish line in 22:20, followed by Shepard at 22:22 and Stripp at 22:23.The Battle Mountain girls and boys finished atop their respective divisions. The Glenwood boys came in seventh out of 11 teams, with Justin Davis posting the quickest Demon time, taking 28th with a 19:33 mark.The Coal Ridge boys finished one spot behind Glenwood to take eighth. The Rifle girls placed ninth.All of the teams will travel back to Battle Mountain to compete in the regional meet on Saturday.
Scoring 42 points in the first half, the Roaring Fork football team rolled to its fourth consecutive win on Friday, downing Coal Ridge 42-14 in Peach Valley.In one half of play, Ram quarterback Kade Gianinetti went four for six with 51 yards and touchdown passes to Trevor Hunt and Kyle Raaflaub. He also rushed for 21 yards and two TDs. Jake Kinney ran the ball for 68 yards and also scored twice. Coal Ridge got on the board in the second half, playing against Roaring Fork’s junior varsity squad. Titan running back Josh Alsop scored both of Coal Ridge’s touchdowns, one in the third quarter and the other in the fourth, and finished the game with 76 yards on eight carries. Titan quarterback Keenan Grumley completed seven passes for 66 yards with rushing for another 48 in the contest. Jeremy Bullock caught two passes for 26 yards while Tyler Williams had one catch for 15 yards, David Anderson grabbed another for 13 and Brady Gasaway pulled in one for 9 yards.Roaring Fork (4-1 Class 2A Western Slope League, 6-1 overall) will be back in action on Friday night when it hosts rival Basalt (3-2 WSL, 3-4), while Coal Ridge (0-5 WSL, 0-7) will travel to Hotchkiss (1-4 WSL, 2-5).
The Glenwood Ice U13 girls soccer team fell 1-0 to the Trebol Makers of Lafayette on Saturday at Gates Soccer Complex in a cold, rainy game.The game went scoreless through the first half as the evenly matched teams battled for the ball. Ice keeper Danny Turley blocked several Trebol attempts at goal and a Trebol kick that narrowly missed scoring when it bounced off the crossbar of the goal. Glenwood also had many blocked and missed shots.With 13 minutes left in the second half, Trebol scored the only goal of the game. Glenwood tried to even the score, but its last close shot also bounced off the crossbar.Next weekend the Ice travel to the Denver area for their last two games of the season against the Broomfield Blast Blue and the Colorado Edge Black of Arvada.
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