Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup September 28, 2008


• Fruita upends Durango

Fruita Monument’s volleyball team took big steps Saturday in the Southwestern League by defeating defending league champion Durango 3-0 on the road.

The Wildcats, who also won 3-0 at Montezuma-Cortez on Friday, defeated the Demons 25-15, 26-24, 25-21, led by Mary McGee’s 12 kills and three blocks. Maia Sadler finished with 11 kills, 15 digs and three aces.

Setter Lindsey Henke had 34 assists for the Wildcats (9-4, 4-3 SWL), who take on Grand Junction on Tuesday.


• Grand Junction shut out Montezuma-Cortez 7-0.

The Tigers won every match in straight sets, led by Owen Gartner at No. 1 singles, who defeated Mack Dendy 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2 Dylan Proietti defeated Reece Stanley 6-1, 6-1 and Parker Hegstrom downed Mason White 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3.

The No. 4 doubles team of Gabriel Campos and Luke Ledebur led the way, shutting out Brandon Tripp and Zach Lamb 6-0, 6-0.

The match ended the regular season for the Tigers.

• Central got two victories each in singles and doubles to edge Durango 4-3.

Isaac Brown (No. 1 singles) and Tom Morrison (No. 3) both earned straight-set victories for the Warriors (6-2. 5-2 SWL). Morrison did not give up a game.

Central’s Matt Champlin and David McFall (No. 2 doubles) and Logan Emmert and Kurt Faller (No. 3) also took straight-set victories.


• Grand Junction couldn’t get the ball past Durango goalkeeper Marc Morris as the Demons shut out the Tigers 2-0 in Durango.

Juan Arias and Tom Olson scored for Durango (6-2-1, 3-0-1 Southwestern League).

Caley Ealey had seven saves in goal for Grand Junction (4-5, 4-3).

• In Cortez, Fruita Monument put on a second-half push but came up one goal short as the Wildcats lost to the Panthers 3-2.

The Wildcats (2-8-2, 2-4-1) attempted 13 shots in the final 15 minutes but couldn’t get one past Cortez backup goalkeeper Sam Kelly.

The game was delayed for 30 minutes early in the second half because of lightning.

Aaron Rieger and Ryan Arotin scored Fruita Monument’s goals, Arotin’s coming just before the final whistle.
Montrose got three goals each from Danny Silva and Steven Tobler and two from Luis Cervantes as the

• Indians defeated Palisade 12-3.

Clancy Jandreau scored twice for the Bulldogs (1-10), with Edgar Ruiz adding the other.


• Palisade pitcher Emily Crow tossed two no-hitters as the Bulldogs swept a doubleheader from Steamboat Springs at Bergman Field, 15-0 and 20-0.

Both games ended in third inning by the 15-run rule.

The victories snapped a two-game losing streak for Palisade (8-9, 4-3 Western Slope League).

• Fruita Monument swept a doubleheader at Durango.

Krystina Pacheco scattered six hits but struck out 10 as the Wildcats won the opener 11-2.

Erika Chirdon gave up only one hit in the second game, striking out six, as the Wildcats won 16-0 in five innings.

Jordan Paulson had a two-run home run in the second inning for Fruita Monument (12-5, 8-1).


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