Weekend prep roundup
It hasn’t taken long for Katrina Selsor to establish herself as one of the Western Slope’s top girls cross country runners.Running in just the second high school meet of her career, the Glenwood Springs freshman completed the Steamboat Invitational’s hilly 5K course around Howelsen Hill ski course in 22 minutes, 33 seconds. That effort, along with top ten performances by Katrina’s older sister, Sharaya, Amanda Alberico and Whitney Setterberg, propelled the Demons to first place in the team standings with a low score of 18.Sharaya Selsor buzzed in at 24:17 for third place, followed by Alberico at 24:27. Setterberg finished tenth. Morgan Vernie took 13th place.Rifle, fourth in the team standings and without top runner Elisabeth Strouse for the second week, was led by Maddi Steffen’s sixth-place effort. Glenwood’s boys were second in the team standings, 12 positions ahead of Rifle. Steamboat won the boys meet with an overall team mark of 15 to the Demons’ 37.Ryan Ward and Justin Davis came in sixth and eighth place in times of 20:42 and 21:10, respectively.Eight additional Glenwood runners finished among the top 20 individuals. Marcus Bosco took 11th place in 22:25, two seconds ahead of teammate Garrett Edquist.Both teams are scheduled to be in Gunnison Saturday.In other cross country action involving area teams, Grand Valley’s Katie Bryan finished seventh overall in the girls division of Friday’s Central Warrior Invitational at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction. Bryan, a junior, finished the course in 22:59.Rifle wins twice at Berthoud TournamentPlaying against a field of Front Range opponents, Rifle High School’s softball team completed the two-day, 24-team, Berthoud Tournament with a 2-2 record.On Friday, the Bears responded to a 7-5 tournament opening loss to Windsor with a same-score victory over Valley later than afternoon.Roni St. Pierre and Alyssa Skinner each had two RBI’s to lead the attack.The Bears trailed into the fifth inning, where they scored twice for a 5-4 lead. Rifle added two runs in the sixth inning for the final score.Pitcher Megan McWilliams held Valley to four hits in the complete game victory, raising her record to 2-0.Rifle lost a 4-3 decision to Lyons in the first of two contests Saturday, then repeated the previous day’s effort by winning the day’s second game.St. Pierre, McWilliams and Skinner had six of the Bears’ 12 hits in a 14-4 mercy-rule victory against Sterling’s junior varsity. The game was halted in the bottom of the fifth inning after Rifle scored three runs to go ahead by 10.Skinner, the game’s winning pitcher, had eight strikeouts while allowing five hits.The Bears, 4-4 (2-1 league) on the year, resume league play Tuesday with a single game on tap against Eagle Valley at Deerfield Park in north Rifle.Titans earn initial football winZach Schwartz ran for over 200 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Coal Ridge to a 38-12 victory against Plateau Valley’s junior varsity last week in Collbran.Brady Gastaway and David Anderson added touchdowns in the win. Defensively, the Titans held the host Cowboys scoreless into the third quarter. The Titans have scheduled games with Basalt’s junior varsity on the road at 4:30 p.m. today and a home contest against Glenwood Springs’ C-level team Thursday.
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