Sports in Brief: Muhr wins on beam in Denver
KidzPlex gymnasts had top-10 places last weekend at the Rocky Invitational in Denver.
Cammi Muhr won the balance beam (9.375), took third on floor and was third all-around (36.125) in Level 10 competition, and Tessa Kester was second all-around (35.5) with a second-place finish on bars and third on floor in Level 9.
Mary King won vault (9.25). Sloan Black placed second on bars and Jaelyn Bensley was fourth on the bars in Level 8.
Kelsie Kracht placed second on vault and Lily Thorpe was third on floor and fourth on vault in the Level 7 senior division. Carson King took third on floor in the Level 7 junior division.
Gymnasts take fourth in Northglenn
The Colorado West Gymnastics team took fourth place Saturday in Level 7 senior division competition at the Rocky Invitational in Northglenn.
Gracie Piccinati took third all-around (36.125) with a second on beam, fourth on floor and fifth on vault. Tia Ryan was fourth all-around (35.625) and Madison Thompson was fifth (35.475).
Grayson Young placed fourth all-around (35.725) in the Level 8 senior division and was fourth on vault.
All members qualified for the state meet in three weeks.
Ballerz win in Greeley
The Valley Ballerz eighth-grade boys basketball team won the Greeley Centennial Rotary Shootout last weekend. The 16-team tournament featured teams from the Front Range, Wyoming and Nebraska.
Mesa men sweep Mankato
Mesa State swept Minnesota State-Mankato 9-0 in a men’s tennis dual Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., and the women’s team won 6-3.
The men’s team won every singles match in straight sets, led by Jordan Chomko at No. 1 singles, who defeated Chris Webber 6-2, 6-0. Rashan Khamis won his No. 2 match over Marco Vazquez 6-4, 6-1 and Nick Provenza had no trouble at No. 4 singles in a 6-0, 6-1 win over Adam Doll.
In the women’s match, Kelleen Sera lost in three sets at No. 1 singles to Sarah Madigan, 7-6 (7-4), 0-6, 6-4, but Mesa State won the rest of the singles matches after losing at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Kate Lowder and Victoria Sargent won the No. 1 doubles match 8-6 against Madigan and Katheryn Gavin.
Warriors fall in late innings
The Central High School baseball team lost a late-inning lead, falling 7-6 at Pueblo East. The Warriors went up 6-3 in the fifth inning when Spencer Hicks hit a two-RBI double. Central starting pitcher Alex Kitzman was taken out after the fourth inning, and the Warriors’ bullpen couldn’t hold the lead.
This is the second game the Warriors (1-3) have lost the lead in the fifth inning or later.
“We have to finish games,” Central coach Chuck Yost said. “We left a lot of guys on base.”
Joe Smith had three hits for the Warriors who next play Thursday at Loveland.