Briefs: Prep Roundup, Sept. 23. 2009

Montrose, Aspen earn berths in state golf championships


Montrose and Aspen earned team berths in next month’s state golf championships by winning the Western Region titles on Tuesday at Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs.

Montrose won the Class 4A regional tournament with a 233, edging host Steamboat Springs by three strokes.

Montrose’s four players all finished in the top 10, with Drew Trujillo leading the way for the Indians with a 75, good for second place. Cameron Brown of Battle Mountain won the individual regional title, shooting a 74.

Palisade finished in 11th place, shooting 275 as a team, and was led by Kyler Smith, who shot an 85. Dalton Workman added a 94 and Ben Laro finished at 96.

Aspen placed four players in the top nine to win the Class 3A regional tournament also at the Haymaker Course in Steamboat. The Skiers scored 246 with Gunnison second at 260.

Nick Purvis of Ridgway was the low medalist with a 78, defeating Aspen’s Coulter Young by two strokes.

As with the 4A tournament, eight individuals qualified for the Class 3A state tournament.


Palisade’s Regan VanNoy hit three home runs and had 10 RBI as the Bulldogs mauled Eagle Valley 27-0. All of VanNoy’s home runs came in Palisade’s 22-run second inning.

Shelby Hanson added a pair of two-run home runs for the Bulldogs in the second inning.

Emily Crow allowed one hit on the mound as the Bulldogs attempt to avenge their lone league loss Thursday against Delta.

Like the Bulldogs, Grand Junction used the long ball in its 11-1 defeat of Montrose. The Tigers’ Whitney Robinson had two home runs, hitting a three-run shot in the second inning and a two-run home run in the fourth. Kelsey Jull added another home run in the fourth.

“We hit the ball really well,” Grand Junction assistant coach Tad Ritter said. “We jumped on their pitcher early in the count and swung at good pitches.”

Cierra Cosslett had a strong day on the mound for Grand Junction, holding the Indians to one run on four hits.


Fruita Monument won two three-set matches as it defeated Central 6-1.

The Wildcats’ No. 1 singles player Tristan Beck came back from a first-set loss to defeat Tyler Zimmerman, including a 7-6 victory in the decisive set.

Chase Martin and Cody Iden at No. 1 doubles also lost the first set before defeating Kurt Faller and Matt Champlin.

Central’s lone victory came at No. 3 singles when James D’Annible rallied from a first-set loss to defeat Antonio Pestello, winning each of the last two sets 7-5, 7-5.


Fruita Monument lost 3-1 to Montrose.

The Wildcats battled in the first game losing 31-29, then won the second game 26-24. The Indians recovered and took the final two games 25-10, and 25-18.

The Wildcats were led by Camille Kovach, who had 13 kills, and Katie Lewis, who had nine kills.


Palisade fell behind early at Eagle Valley, and never recovered in a 10-1 loss. The Bulldogs trailed 6-0 at halftime and got their lone goal from Gabriel Porras in the second half.

Central lost on the road to Montrose 3-0. 


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