Rifle walks off a winner in softball tournament
BERTHOUD — Rifle High School’s softball team capped its first day at the Berthoud Softball tournament in walk-off fashion, rallying from a 10-run deficit to defeat Conifer, 12-11, and finish Friday with two wins in three games.
The Bears had defeated Skyline, 10-2, to start the day, but Greeley West followed with a 12-0 victory over the Bears later on in the day.
Rifle, however, recovered from a dire situation against Conifer.
Trailing 10-0, Toni Booth’s three-run home run to left field in the fifth inning brought the Bears within 11-9, scoring Mary Wright and Melissa Steinbach. Then, in the seventh, Ali Magee hit a two-run single to knot the score at 11, and a linedrive single from Jenny Cross capped the rally and gave the Bears the victory.
Rifle 62, Moffat County 0
RIFLE — Javier Nunez, Brock Clark and Kellin Leigh each scored a pair of touchdowns for the Rifle High School football team, who instilled the running-clock mercy rule with close to five minutes remaining in the first half en route to a 62-0 win over Moffat County on Friday night.
The Bears (2-0 overall, 1-0 Class 3A Western Slope League) won their league opener convincingly. One of Clark’s touchdowns came on a 12-yard pass from Layton Stutsman, and Eduardo Sandoval added a 39-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to give the Bears a 43-0 halftime edge. Bailey Hoffmeister also scored a rushing TD for Rifle, which has outscored its first two opponents 110-6.
Coal Ridge 6, GJ Central 0
GRAND JUNCTION — Raymundo Dencomo had a pair of goals and Edgar Enriquez chipped in a goal and a pair of assists for Coal Ridge, which had an easy time with the Warriors in a nonleague boys soccer match on Friday afternoon.
Enrique Bucio and Louis Galaviz also added goals for the Titans (3-0-0 overall) who won for the third time this week.
Rifle def. Moffat County 25-22, 25-18, 25-23
RIFLE — Jordan Cody finished with 12 kills and Sarah McCutchen added 18 assists for Rifle High School’s volleyball team in the Bears’ nonleague victory over Moffat County on Thursday.
Leah Antonelli added nine digs and Annie Schmidt chipped in a pair of solo blocks for the Bears (4-1 overall), who will play today at home against Battle Mountain.
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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.