Briefs: Sports Prep Roundup April 22, 2009
High School Baseball
• Offense lifts Central to win
Central used two big innings to overtake Montrose 7-5 on Tuesday in Montrose.
Alex Kitzman went five innings to earn the victory and Dane Barsland finished with two innings of relief.
Alex Heide had two hits to pace the Central offensive effort.
• Henrie lifts Delta past Palisade
Davie Henrie tossed a two-hitter and Robert Simpson hit a double and a home run as Delta defeated Palisade 7-1.
Simpson was 3 for 3 at the plate.
Henrie had 11 strikeouts and walked only one batter.
High School Golf
• Forney wins Aspen Invitational
Central’s Loren Forney shot a 79 to win Tuesday’s Aspen Invitational by four shots.
Teammate Angela Marquez and Grand Junction’s Jordan Fellhauer each shot 83 to finish second.
Central won the team title with a 261, Glenwood Springs was second at 267 and Grand Junction third with a 276.
High School Soccer
• Bender lifts Montrose past ’Cats
Montrose scored twice in the first half en route to a 3-1 victory over Fruita Monument at Canyon View Park.
Tori Bender scored twice for the Indians and Rachel Hanses added the other goal.
Lauren Alpert scored the lone goal for Fruita Monument (1-12, 1-7 Southwestern League) in the first half.
High School Lacrosse
• Early lead lifts Lightning
Grand Valley took a 8-2 halftime lead over Aspen but had to hold on in a tight second half to defeat the Skiers 10-9.
Willie Stevens had a strong game for the Lightning, scoring two goals and adding two assists. Taylor Watkins led the way with three goals.
Grand Valley also got a strong performance from first time goalkeeper Trevor Moss, who made 11 saves.
The Lightning can clinch second place with a win Friday over Summit.
High School Tennis
• Central edges Montrose
Central defeated Montrose 5-2 in a dual. No. 2 singles player Mandy Johnson and No. 3 singles player Jasmine Poeppel both had wins. No. 1 singles Elise Beckstead fell to Montrose’s Jessica Vickers.
• Central selects boys tennis coach
David Elliott was selected as the Warriors’ new head boys tennis coach Tuesday. Elliott will be assisted by his sister Kathy Elliott, who coached girls tennis at Greeley West for more than 15 years. David was a former Mesa State College coach and between the two have over 30 years of high school coaching experience.