Crow lifts Palisade past Rifle in softball

The Palisade High School softball team needed Tuesday’s game.

After losing its past two games, Palisade picked up a road win over Rifle, 17-2.

“Our defense really picked it up,” Palisade coach Tony Kirby said. “This is going to boost our confidence.”

Emily Crow pitched all seven innings for the Bulldogs, recording five strikeouts.

Crow received plenty of run support, with Shelby Hanson going 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBI.

Leading 11-2 heading into the seventh inning, Palisade added six more runs.

The Bulldogs had a total of 11 hits.

Delta defeated Montrose 2-1.

Panthers pitcher Tiffany Schaaf finished with 16 strikeouts.


Central nearly overcame a three-goal deficit before losing 4-3 to Moffat County.

The Warriors fell behind 4-1 after a rough first half, but got two goals from Cory Rhodes early in the second half.

Tony Mendoza scored three of the Bulldogs’ goals.

The Warriors’ Conor Beach finished with nine saves in goal.

Central faces Fruita at 7 p.m. today at Walker Field.

Grand Junction won a hard-fought game at Glenwood Springs, 4-3 in overtime.

The Tigers jumped to a 2-1 first-half lead before two goals from Glenwood’s Eddie Sanchez tied the game at 3-3 in the second half.

The Tigers got goals from Andrew Hays, Tim Hofer and Sean Foster.

Igor Chernenko scored the deciding goal in overtime.

Tigers goalie Nik Sulley finished with nine saves.


The Grand Junction boys tennis team continued to roll with a 7-0 win over Fruita Monument.

The Tigers won all seven matches in straight sets, led by No. 1 singles Spencer Weinberg’s 6-0, 6-0 win over Antonio Pestello.

In doubles, No. 3 team Jacob Filutze and Daniel Ness defeated Fruita’s Matt Scofield and Levi Kramer 6-1, 6-1.


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