Briefs: Prep Roundup Sept. 04, 2009

High School Softball

• Tigers take two from Prairie View

Grand Junction swept a doubleheader from Prairie View on Thursday, defeating the Thunderhawks 3-2 and 21-15 at Kronkright Complex.

Roxanne Zich had a two-run single for the winning margin in the first game. Cierra Cosslett tossed a three-hitter for the victory.

Jennifer Kelly went 3 for 5 in the second game with a solo home run. Kelsey Jull hit a two-run home run and a double.

Arrianna Diaz came back after being relieved in the third inning to pitch again and took the victory.

• Palisade’s offense erupts vs. Basalt

Shelby Hanson pitched five innings of one-hit ball and hit a home run as Palisade defeated Basalt 17-2 on Thursday.

Hanson struck out six.

Tiffany Wells went 4 for 4 for the Bulldogs (3-0-1), including a double, and scored two runs.

High School Volleyball

• Kame leads Central in opener

Central opened its season with a 25-14, 25-10, 25-18 victory over Gunnison at Central.

Amy Kame had 11 kills and four blocks to pace the Warriors. Ashely Wells added eight kills, six blocks and three aces. Defensively, Alyce Albright had 14 digs.

High School Tennis

• Tigers sweep past Warriors

Grand Junction remained undefeated with a 7-0 victory Thursday over Central.

Spencer Weinberg took a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Tyler Zimmerman at No. 1 singles and Parker Hegstrom followed with a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 2 over Austin Krebill. Owen Gartner wrapped up the sweep of singles with a 7-5, 6-2 win over James D’Annible.

The No. 1 doubles match was the closest of the day, with Charlie Reicks and Sam Morgan splitting the first two sets against Central’s Kurt Faller and Matt Champlin, 6-4, 5-7, before taking the third set 6-0.

High School Soccer

• Glenwood knocks off Central

Central got a lesson in physical play on Thursday.

The Warriors lost their season opener to Glenwood Springs 3-1 at Long Family Memorial Park.
Central was in control for the first 20 minutes but was tied 1-1 at halftime.

Kevin Hartmann and Kellin Casey scored second-half goals for the Demons as they stepped up their play after halftime.

“We had a lot of players out there who aren’t used to that physical play,” Central coach Doug Beach said.

Warriors goalkeeper Conor Beach had 13 saves.

High School Golf

•Cortez claims title in Montrose

Montezuma-Cortez shot a 218 to win Thursday’s Montrose Invitational by four strokes over Steamboat Springs.

Kaelen Gunderson of Steamboat was low medalist with a 4-under-par 68, finishing two strokes ahead of Montrose’s Drew Trujillo.

Fruita Monument, which tied for third with Montrose at 225, was led by Ryan Keeler, who shot a 71.

Grand Junction was sixth at 229, with Mark Stern leading the Tigers with a 71.

Palisade shot a 247 and Central a 267. Chad Johnson led the Warriors with an 85.


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