Bruce, Newhouse lead GJ boys lacrosse team to victory
The Grand Junction High School boys lacrosse team won a back-and-forth battle with Telluride on Thursday, winning 9-7 at Canyon View Park.
Jason Bruce led the Tigers with three goals and Josh Newhouse — who had a team-high 10 shots — scored two goals. Christian Riddle and Xavier Renteria had assists.
Fruita Monument 6, Battle Mountain 3: Rylan Harmon scored three goals and J.D. Clifford added two to lead the Wildcats (2-0) to the win. Michael Anton also added a goal and Nate Lyon had two assists for the Wildcats. Randall Fox had five saves in goal.
Fruita Monument couldn’t hold an early lead and dropped a nonleague game to Pueblo West, 9-8 in eight innings.
The Wildcats (2-2) took a 5-0 lead after the first inning and pushed the lead to 8-0 after five. Pueblo West (2-1) then rallied for two runs in the sixth, six in the seventh and won it with one run in the eighth.
Trey Morrill pitched four innings and struck out four. He also scored two runs and had an RBI.
Zach Coutts scored two runs and had a two-RBI triple for the Wildcats.
Loveland 11, Grand Junction 7: The Tigers (2-2) tied the game at 2-2 after the third but Loveland (1-0-1) scored nine runs in the final three innings to get the win.
Andrew Hansen had two RBI and Gage Fransen went 2 for 2 and scored three runs for the Tigers.
Fruita Monument traveled to Basalt and shut out the Longhorns 4-0.
Freshman Lily Dere led the Wildcats with three goals in the team’s season opener.