Prep roundup: Rohrbaugh’s 69 paces Basalt
Rohrbaugh’s 69 paces Basalt to victory
Tristan Rohrbaugh went where few high school golfers go — under 70 — to win individual medalist honors Thursday and lead Basalt to the team title at the Montrose Invitational.
Basalt edged Durango in a playoff for team honors after each team shot a three-player score of 222 at the par-72 Cobble Creek Golf Course.
Durango’s Bo Ward shot a 72 for second place and teammate Cory Gillespie placed third with a 73.
Rohrbaugh blew away the field with his 3-under-par 69. Peter Steckler also had a good round for Basalt, tying for fourth with a 74.
Montrose finished third as a team, led by Riley Willis, who carded a 75.
Grand Junction was led by Trevor Olkowski’s 75, and the team finished in sixth place with a score of 240.
Fruita Monument used a trio of 79s by Troy Dangler, Teno Tonozzi and Jacob Johnson to forge a tie for fourth place with Montezuma-Cortez at 237.
Delta’s Keaton Reiher shot a 76 to lead the Panthers to an eighth-place 248. Reiher tied with Jakob Rudosky, who posted the low score for Cortez, and Rifle’s Teig Hauer.
Rifle finished seventh at 244.
Wildcats dropped by Douglas County
Douglas County raced to a 33-6 halftime lead and defeated Fruita Monument 47-19 in a nonconference game in Castle Rock.
The Huskies ran for 358 yards and passed for 129. Trey Smith rushed 12 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Ruel Rope ran for two TDs and threw for another. Rope completed six of 11 passes.
Doubles play key for Fruita Monument
Fruita Monument prevailed in several close matches to beat Central 5-2.
The Wildcats’ Randy Hurshman won a three-set match at No. 2 singles to help offset Drake Giese’s three-set win at No. 1 singles for Central.
Fruita won the first three flights of doubles, including a 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 victory at No. 2 by Taylor Scofield and James Stagg.
Wildcats coach Clint Davis said that was a key match, and Scofield played through pain from an injury sustained Tuesday in a dual against Grand Junction.
“Scofield injured his big toe on one foot. It might be broken,” Davis said.
Rifle errors help Delta record big inning
Delta scored six runs in the third inning and held on to defeat Rifle 8-7 in a Class 4A Western Slope League game.
The Panthers only had three hits in the third, but the Bears committed five of their seven errors.
Brittany Neuroth had three RBI for the Bears, who scored three runs in the top of the seventh.
Norton paces Central’s opening win
Led by senior setter Rayleigh Norton’s 29 assists, Central opened its season with a three-set win at Palisade 25-15, 25-10, 25-21.
Central coach Jennifer Armendariz said the Warriors came out strong and played with confidence throughout, adding that Norton ran the offense well and played a “fabulous” game.
Sara Stahly had seven kills and five blocks for Central, and Armendariz said libero Hannah Price played excellent defense. Taylor Head and Nichole McIvor each had six kills each for Central (1-0).
Palisade (0-1) was led by Alyssa Chutka’s four kills and Moriah Rutterbush-Rayment’s 10 digs.
■ Fruita Monument cruised to a 25-16, 25-20, 25-6 win over Gateway in Aurora. Loryn Chiapuzio had 14 kills, Jordan Eatwell and MacKenzie Schuller had eight kills each, and Savannah Ashmore had 29 assists for the Wildcats.
■ Morgan Hartigan had 10 kills and Jessie Holt had seven aces as Paonia defeated Cedaredge 25-15, 25-16, 25-13 in nonleague play. Carson Pipher added eight kills and 12 digs, and Taylor Carsten had 26 assists for the Eagles.
Fruita boys ninth at Cheyenne Mountain
The Fruita Monument boys placed ninth and the girls 15th at the Cheyenne Mountain Invitational in Colorado Springs.
The Fruita boys were paced by Chuck Bisbee, who finished 13th with a time of 17 minutes, 51 seconds.
MacKennea Broyles ran a 23:46 and Michaela Hoffman a 23:56 to lead the girls team.