Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup September 20, 2008


• Tigers fall to Demons in 5 games

Taking on one of the top volleyball teams on the Western Slope didn’t faze the Grand Junction volleyball team.

The Tigers played the Demons tough before losing 3-2 on Friday night at Grand Junction.

Durango won the first game 25-23, followed by Grand Junction winning games two and three 25-20 and 25-18.

Durango won the fourth game 26-24 and took the fifth game 15-11.

Tigers’ outside hitter Britney Richardson had a strong game finishing with 24 kills, 16 digs and three aces.

Morgan Jueschke and Kelsey Kiel combined for 38 assists.

Lisa Hughes added eight kills and Traci Rolbecki had 28 digs.

• Fruita Monument defeated Cortez 3-2 at Fruita.

The Wildcats rallied after losing the first two games 25-17, 25-21 to win the final three 25-14, 25-23 and 15-8.

The Wildcats were led by Nikki Kikes and Mary McGee. Kikes had 15 kills and McGee added 14 and four blocks. Lindsey Henke had 32 assists.


• The Fruita Monument boys finished fourth in the John Martin Invitational at Fort Collins. The Wildcats had a team score of 154 and were led by Woody Seagren, who finished 13th in 17 minutes, 4 seconds.

On the girls side, Fruita finished ninth with Kasey Mortensen posting the top time for the Wildcats finishing 21st in 20:20.

• At the Ouray Invitational, the Grand Junction and Central boys teams tied for second. Central’s David Jerome finished fourth in 19:48.

The Grand Junction girls finished second and Central came in third with a 46.


• In their first game since the resignation of coach Dan McKee this week, the Fruita Monument boys hung on to tie Fountain-Fort Carson 1-1.

Jack Allard scored on an assist from Hank Hartshorn in the 28th minute for the Wildcats, who gave up the tying goal 10 minutes later.

The Wildcats handled the emotional week well, said Athletic Director Pat Noland, who is filling in as coach until he can hire an interim coach to finish out the season.

“They were well-prepared and ready to go,” Noland said. “It all fell right into place. This is a good group of kids.”


• Central is in second place, two behind Montrose, after the first day of the Delta County Invitational.

At No. 1 singles, the Warriors’ Isaac Brown will take on Montrose’ Robert Herr in the final.


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