Corn’s late goal lifts Tigers past Brighton

Grand Junction’s Andrew Hansen, left, and Brighton’s David Compean battle for control of the ball Saturday during the Tigers’ 3-2 victory.



Garrison Corn scored a goal with five minutes remaining Saturday afternoon as the Grand Junction High School boys soccer team edged Brighton 3-2.

After a scramble in front of the net, Corn gathered the ball and scored. The Tigers (6-1-1) haven’t lost in seven matches and took an early lead against the Bulldogs (0-3).

Abram Sanchez blasted home the first goal moments before halftime to put Grand Junction up 1-0, capping a first half where the Tigers outshot Brighton 10-2.

Jose Avila put Grand Junction up 2-0 after the break, but Brighton answered immediately to cut the lead to 2-1. The Bulldogs tied the game in the 64th minute before Corn’s late goal.

Moffat County 6, Central 0: The Bulldogs (1-2) scored five goals in the first half to defeat the Warriors (0-5).

Battle Mountain 6, Palisade 0: The Huskies (3-1, 2-1 4A Western Slope League) picked up their first shutout of the season with a win over the Bulldogs (0-4, 0-4).

FOOTBALL

Marlon Castillo and Lane Christensen each ran for three touchdowns as Plateau Valley topped Dove Creek 56-0.

Esteban Zamora returned a fumble 15 yards for a touchdown to end the first half. The Cowboys (2-0) shut out an opponent for the first time since 2010, when they beat North Park 42-0.

VOLLEYBALL

Fruita Monument came out strong against Valor Christian, but slipped late in a 25-23, 13-25, 25-16, 25-16 loss.

The Wildcats (4-4), stayed within a couple of points in the first set before hammering the Eagles (2-2) in the second set. Errors in the third and fourth games sank Fruita.

n Grand Junction went 2-1 at the Mesa Ridge Tournament. The Tigers (4-2) defeated Discovery Canyon and Cañon City, but fell to Pueblo Centennial.

n Delta advanced to the championship match in the same tournament after starting the tournament with four wins. The Panthers fell to Erie 25-18, 27-25 in the title game.

SOFTBALL

Central lost 6-5 to Brighton in the championship game of the Dave Saunders Memorial Tournament in Lakewood.

It’s the second championship game the Warriors (8-2-1) have made in as many tournaments as they won the Don McCall Tournament last weekend in Douglas County.

Central defeated Mountain Vista 9-1 earlier in the day to advance to the championship game.

Fruita Monument 7, Smoky Hill 3: The Wildcats (4-6) pieced together scoring in five different innings to edge the Buffaloes (7-4).

CROSS COUNTRY

Montrose had the top three boys finishers and Ian Meek won the varsity race at the Hotchkiss Invitational.

Meek finished in 17 minutes, 27.77 seconds. Evan Graff took second and Sean Graff was third.

Another Indians runner, Justin Hawkins, placed fifth to solidify a blowout victory in the team standings.

Madeline Chandler, also from Montrose, won the girls race, finishing in 22:29.09. The Indians edged Paonia to win the team title.


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