Fast start lifts GJ to victory over Indians on soccer field

The Grand Junction High School girls soccer team scored a goal within the first minute on its way to a 4-1 win over Montrose.

Tuesday at Long Family Memorial Park, the Tigers’ Ashley Wallace put away a goal at the one-minute mark off an assist from Whitney Ravan.

“We started strong and controlled the game,” Grand Junction coach Adrea Tilford said. “We had good opportunities and it was a nice win.”

The Tigers scored again in the first half with Wallace setting up Ravan for a 2-0 lead.

Wallace scored her second goal of the game early in the second half on an assist from Stephanie Drake.

Drake put the Tigers (2-1, 1-0 Southwestern League) up 4-0 in the 57th minute.

“We put pressure on their defense,” Tilford said.

Montrose (2-3-1, 1-1-1 SWL) got its lone goal late in the game from Jordan Largent.

Grand Junction goalie Lexi Anderson finished with six saves.

Coal Ridge 2, Eagle Valley 0: The Titans got first-half goals from Paige Ryan and Melessa Starbuck to cruise to the victory.

Aspen 3, Grand Valley 0: The Skiers got two goals from Keile Kropf in the shutout win.


Delta 6, Palisade 5: The Panthers scored three runs in the sixth inning and withstood a Palisade rally in the seventh for the Western Slope League victory.

Michael Patton, Chris Lopez and Christian Kathrein hit three consecutive doubles in the sixth with two outs for Delta (3-2, 1-0 WSL).

Patton picked up the win on the mound. The senior allowed four earned runs on five hits and struck out 10 in a complete game.

Cody Krabbe allowed five earned runs on 11 hits, five walks and two strikeouts in the loss for the Bulldogs (2-4, 0-1 WSL).

Cedaredge 10, Paonia 3: The Bruins improved to 3-0 with a nonleague home victory.


The Grand Junction boys and girls track teams won the Lake County Indoor Invitational.

In the 10-team invitational all events were measured in yards as opposed to meters, and run on an 160-yard lap indoor track.

“The kids really enjoyed it,” Grand Junction coach Darrell Simonton said. “We took 34 kids and I think all but one placed so they really did well.”

The Tiger girls’ first-place individual finishes included Jamie Derrieux winning the 50-yard hurdles and Stephanie Ryken winning the 50 and 160-yard dashes. The Tigers’ four-lap relay team of Sabrina Trujillo, Sara Robbins, Eva Dalichau and Sarah Versluis also finished first.

On the boys side, Colten Deters took first in the shot put, Tyler Winder won the 50-yard and 160-yard dashes and Payton Glasoe finished first in the 440-yard dash.


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