Tigers’ Gibson takes 2nd in SWL tourney
Greg Gibson shot a 77 on Tuesday at Dalton Ranch Golf Club to finish second in the Southwestern League Championship tournament, one stroke behind Montezuma-Cortez’s Jakob Rudosky.
The league tourney was a two-day event, combining the results of two invitational meets hosted by Durango High School. Gibson and Rudosky were tied at 73 after the first round Monday at Hillcrest Golf Club.
Cortez won the team title with 465 strokes, Fruita Monument was second with 476 and Grand Junction and Montrose tied for third at 478.
Fruita Monument freshman Troy Dangler finished third with 153 strokes and Grand Junction’s Donny Kinnaman was fifth at 156.
■ At the eight-team Meeker High School Golf Tournament, Vail Christian had three golfers shoot 76 or better and ran off with the team title with 219 strokes. Aspen and Coal Ridge tied for second with 245 strokes.
Palisade rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat Rifle 6-3 and run its Western Slope League record to 3-0. The Bulldogs scored three runs in the third inning to tie the game and added two in the fifth to take the lead for good.
The Bulldogs’ Angela Gordon went 4 for 4, and winning pitcher Danica DeLahoz drove in three runs.
The Central boys tennis team beat Cedaredge 7-0 in a nonleague dual. The Warriors’ top two single players, Jesi Nordstrom and Drake Giese, won their matches 6-0, 6-0. The No. 3 and No. 4 doubles both won by default.
■ The Fruita Monument at Grand Junction dual scheduled for Tuesday was postponed because of weather. The match will be played Thursday.
Central and Montrose battled to a 2-2 tie Tuesday in a Southwestern League game. Montrose led 2-0 at the half, but the Warriors (1-1-1) scored two second-half goals, including Jesse Lopez’s goal during stoppage time, to force overtime.
Montrose goalkeeper Tyler Cayo had five saves in overtime and nine saves for the game. Central’s Antonio Tarin also had nine saves.
Warriors coach Doug Beach said his team had four shots go off the frame of the Montrose goal during overtime.
Although a win would have been better than the tie, Beach said, “A tie against a good team like that, at their house, I’m happy.
“I was very proud of the boys, the way they did not give up. They showed a lot of heart. That’s something you can’t teach.”
Montrose coach Jim Pavlich said Central impressed him, adding, “I have a lot of respect for how Central played.”
Montrose (4-3) won an extended first game at home and held on to defeat Central, 28-26, 25-18, 25-18 in Southwestern League volleyball Tuesday.
Rayleigh Norton led Central (4-3) with three aces, four kills, two blocks, eight assists and 16 digs.
■ Ce’rra Carsten had 15 kills, seven aces, 13 assists and 11 digs to lead Paonia to a 25-16, 27-25, 25-22 victory over Norwood. Carson Pipher added five kills for the Eagles (6-0), Taylor Carsten had eight assists, Abby Campbell had 14 digs, and Easton Hartigan had 12 digs.