Bittner places fifth for Palisade at Eagle Valley

Palisade High School junior Brody Bittner finished in fifth-place Saturday to highlight the Bulldogs’ performances at the Eagle Valley Invitational in Gypsum.

Bittner crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 15.6 seconds.

Landon Sauvage was 16th in 17:58.7 for the Bulldogs. Palisade’s top girls finisher was freshman Rebecca Hittle, who was 30th in 21:46.5.


Mike Bieser compiled 237 yards of total offense and Adrian Chamorro added 128 yards rushing for Plateau Valley, which scored 28 unanswered points en route to a 38-20 victory over Justice in Collbran.

Bieser had 165 rushing yards and four catches for 72 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Chamorro threw the two touchdown passes with a rushing TD, and Trevor Brown added a 5-yard scoring run as the Cowboys (2-1) rallied from a 20-10 deficit in the third quarter. Gage Willow had an interception for Plateau Valley’s defense.


Kali Kisselburgh had two hits and three RBI and Haeleigh Harris and Jordyn Stephenson each drove in two runs during Grand Junction’s 14-4 victory at Durango in the first game of a Southwestern League doubleheader. In the second game, Hannah Hutto and Alexia Thompson each had three RBI to lift the Tigers (6-7, 2-0 SWL) to a 12-2 win and their fourth consecutive victory after a four-game skid.

Rifle 10, Eagle Valley 0: Pitcher Kaitlyn Jackson had seven strikeouts and one walk and added a two-run double for the Bears (9-3, 3-0 Class 4A Western Slope League).


Montrose took an early lead and built on it en route to a 4-1 victory at Eagle Valley. The Indians (5-2) have scored three or more goals in five of their past six games.

Summit 9, Palisade 0: The Bulldogs (0-7, 0-4 Class 4A Western Slope League) fell behind 4-0 at halftime and didn’t recover.

Fruita Monument 2, Glenwood Springs 0: The Wildcats (4-2) recorded their second consecutive shutout.


Meeker remained unbeaten in Class 2A/1A WSL play with its 23-25, 26-24, 27-29, 26-24, 15-12 win over Vail Mountain. Krissie Luce had 22 kills and Kassie Luce added 25 assists and 13 digs for the Cowboys.

De Beque 3, Vail Christian 0:  The Dragons (5-4, 3-1 2A/1A WSL) beat the Saints 25-18, 
24-12, 25-19.


Fruita Monument got a pair of 7-0 dual wins against Steamboat Springs and Evergreen. No. 1 singles player Daniel Lastine won each of his matches in three sets.


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