Titans earn easy victory over Skiers
ASPEN — Maggie Bell amassed 29 kills and three aces for the seventh-ranked Coal Ridge High School volleyball team, which dominated the Aspen Skiers on their way to a 25-6, 25-18, 25-22 road victory in a Class 3A Western Slope League match on Thursday.
Bailey Davis had nine kills, Alicia Hampton chipped in six kills and Paige Ryan added five kills and three service aces for the Titans (10-1 overall, 2-1 league play). Bell was the first to serve in the match for Coal Ridge, which got off to a 12-0 lead in the first set and never looked back.
All 12 Coal Ridge players made it into Thursday’s match.
Coal Ridge is off until next Thursday when it plays at Moffat County in Craig.
Grand Valley def. Basalt 19-25, 25-14, 25-15, 25-15
BASALT — Kyra Chenoweth notched a match-high 22 kills and freshman Kylyn Rigsby chipped in 34 assists for the Cardinals (3-6 overall), who rebounded from a first-set loss to a victory over the Longhorns.
Jori Shaver added 10 digs and Jordan Scott contributed three stuff-blocks for Grand Valley, which lead by a much as 17-4 in the fourth and final set.
“We really communicated tonight, and that’s one of the big things we’ve been working on,” Grand Valley coach David Walck said. “We’ve also been working on our mental game and, in both of those, we took some big steps in the right direction.”
The Cardinals continue 3A WSL play Saturday at Moffat County.
Battle Mountain def. Glenwood Springs 25-18, 25-8, 25-23
EDWARDS — The Huskies (4-1 overall, 3-0 Class 4A WSL) remained in a first-place tie with Eagle Valley in the league standings with a sweep of the Demons on Thursday.
Glenwood’s record dropped to 4-5 overall and 1-2 in league play. The Demons won’t play again until Sept. 26 when they host Steamboat Springs.
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