FM diver makes state cut
Fruita Monument diver Tamera Newlands is headed to state.
She qualified with her finals score of 206.20 Saturday in the Glenwood Springs Demon Invitational.
Newlands placed ahead of Montrose’s Larissa Grammer, who scored 187.75 points.
Montrose won the invitational with 427 points, followed by Durango (370), Glenwood Springs (231) and Fruita Monument (163).
On Friday, Montrose won the Montrose Invitational with 411 points over Durango (325).
Montrose’s Christine Hurford swam a 4A state-qualifying time of 26.04 seconds to win the 50 freestyle and a 5A state-qualifying time of 1:03.11 to win the 100 butterfly.
Grand Junction placed third with 241 points.
Fruita Monument placed 20th out of 64 teams in the Rocky Mountain Rumble in Orem, Utah.
The Wildcats’ top placers were Clayton Muller (eighth at 126 pounds), Jacob Selley (fifth at 160) and Dallas Bernal (fifth at 170).
Arvada West Invitational: Grand Junction’s Jessie Hoffschneider won the 160-pound championship with a technical fall in 3 minutes, 30 seconds over Thompson Valley’s Joe Chavez.
Grand Junction placed fifth with 107.5 points.
Central took (87.5) seventh; Thompson Valley won with 155.5 points.
Grand Junction had a pair of second-place finishes: Dylon Thompson, who lost a 6-5 decision to Ponderosa’s Torry Williams in the 138-pound final and Jacob Trujillo, who was pinned by Bear Creek’s P.T. Garcia in 3:30 at 120 pounds.
Central’s Anthony Feller also took second, losing an 18-5 decision to Pomona’s Isaiah Rosalesin the 145-pound final.
Despite Angel Galindo’s 17 points and two 3-pointers, Central lost to Durango 55-42 in a Southwestern League game.
Central (0-13, 0-2) mustered only four points in the second quarter.
Durango (9-6, 1-1) was led by Ty Elliot’s 17 points and three 3-pointers.
Hotchkiss 67, Cedaredge 46: Tell Hawk had a game-high 17 points as Hotchkiss defeated Cedaredge (3-7, 0-3 3A Western Slope League).
Hotchkiss, which had four players score in double digits, outscored Cedaredge 23-8 in the second quarter.
Mitch McCallister had 14 points for the Bulldogs.
Trent Walker led Cedaredge with 11 points.
Central couldn’t overcome a 14-5 first quarter deficit and fell to Durango 53-42.
Jordan Eller led the Warriors (3-10, 1-1 SWL) with 13 points, followed by Brittany Hoppe’s 10.
“We had a bad first quarter, had a little problem dealing with their height,” Central coach Todd Dixon said. “They had three girls 6-foot tall. It took us a bit to find ourselves, but we didn’t get some break you need to catch up.”