Sports Briefs, Oct. 20, 2010
Amateurs win Western Slope Cup
The amateurs defeated the professionals 13-11 in the 15th annual Western Slope Cup Matches on Oct. 9-10.
The matches were played at Bookcliff Country Club and included Jesse Bennett defeating Katie Garcia in singles matches. Keith Hummerickhouse defeated Gabe Alcala. The pros won the singles matches 6 1/2 to 5 1/2.
The amateurs won the 4-ball matches five to one led by amateurs Joe Elliott and Roger Walters defeating Mike Mendelson and Robert O’Hara.
The amateurs have won the past four WSC matches after losing the first 11.
Mavericks picked ninth in RMAC
Mesa State is picked to finish ninth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference preseason poll, released Wednesday.
The Mavericks have five returning wrestlers returning, including national qualifier Tyler Juby. National qualifier Rhett Breed is back again this season after redshirting last season.
Two-time RMAC Tournament champion Western State received seven first-place votes and are picked to win the RMAC title this season. The Mountaineers are led by preseason wrestler of the year Donovan McMahill and preseason all-conference selection Charlie Pipher of Hotchkiss.
Nebraska-Kearney is picked second, Grand Canyon third and San Francisco State fourth.
Mesa State’s season begins Nov. 13 at the University of Wyoming Open.
Prep Cross Country
Fruita’s Brown makes state time
Fruita Monument High School High School’s Kyler Brown qualified for the 2010 state cross country meet by finishing eighth Wednesday at the Region 3 meet at North Area Athletic Complex.
Brown finished eighth in 16 minutes, 56 seconds. Brown was the only Fruita Monument runner to qualify.
“We felt he had a good shot to get in,” Fruita Monument coach Herb Huskey said. “We had high hopes for the whole team, but it was a tough region.”
Chuck Bisbee was the Wildcats’ next highest finisher in 27th place in 17:57.
Monarch finished first in the team results, and Monarch’s Kirk Webb won the boys race in 16:04.
On the girls side, Lyndsay Hyde was the Wildcats’ top runner in 21:31. Hyde finished 33rd.
Monarch won the girls team score with 39 points and Kelsey Lakowske of Boulder finished first in 18:05.