Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup October 05, 2008

GJ loses to tough Bruins


Grand Junction knew it was not going to be easy against Cherry Creek.

The Bruins were ranked in the top five by the Rocky Mountain News and had limited opponents to fewer than 10 points in four of their five games.

Saturday’s game at the Stutler Bowl lived up to the difficult expectations as the Tigers (1-5, 0-1 Southwestern Conference) fell 45-0 to Cherry Creek.

Cherry Creek took a quick 14-0 lead after the first quarter on scores by T.J. Shantz and DeVaughn Levy.

Cherry Creek would add 14 more points in the second quarter to push its lead to 28-0 at halftime.

“In each of these games against these 5A, teams we have come out a little intimidated,” Grand Junction coach Robbie Owens said. “So that has made for some slow starts.”

Offensively, Sean Rubalcaba rushed for 42 yards and went 5 for 14 with 36 yards passing.

Montrose won its fifth straight game, taking down Rock Canyon 37-7. After a loss to Glenwood Springs, the Indians (5-1, 0-0 SWL) have responded by winning by an average of 37 points per game.

Dove Creek scored 52 points in the first half as it rolled past Soroco in a nonconference game 59-22.


Grand Junction made the most of its late season trip to Denver, sweeping Palmer 25-12, 25-20, 25-22.

Leading the way for the Tigers (6-9, 0-6) was Britney Richardson who filled up the stat line with 11 kills, six digs, three aces and two blocks.


Palisade ran well at the Aspen Invitational on Saturday but because of a faulty timer no official times were given out to coaches.

Palisade coach Randy Cooper said the team performed strong.

“It was a very hilly challenging course but they ran really good,” Cooper said.

Auelicia Guzman finished first for the girls team and Cristhian Miranda led the way for the boys.

Fruita Monument also was at the meet and was led by Woody Seagren’s 19:09 and Olivia Daniels’s 23:24.


Three different players scored goals for the Montezuma-Cortez High School soccer team as the Panthers defeated Central on Saturday 3-1 in Cortez.

The Warriors attacked the Panthers’ goal, but keeper Micah Conrads thwarted their efforts by making 18 saves.


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