Fruita Monument VB team scores win over No. 8 Arapahoe at tourney

Fruita Monument High School’s volleyball team rebounded Friday from a loss earlier in the day, rallying for a 23-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-10, 15-13 victory against eighth-ranked Arapahoe at the Regis Jam Tournament in Aurora.

The victory came after the Wildcats (3-1) dropped a 25-19, 31-29, 25-21 decision against Rock Canyon, which is ranked third in the Class 5A preseason poll. Fruita, which won its first two matches of the season in three sets, received votes in the poll but didn’t crack the top 10.

De Beque def. Dove Creek 28-26, 25-18, 14-25, 25-20: The Dragons rebounded from losses in their first two matches with a home victory.


Central finished the first day of the Don McCall Tournament in Castle Rock with three wins in two games, winning the first two before ending the day with a shutout loss.

Marisa Sandoval led the way for the Warriors (2-2), hitting a solo home run and grand slam in an 11-9 win over Douglas County and adding two RBI in an 11-1 win over Pueblo Centennial.

Sandoval, Jordyn Hays and Mya Murdoch each had three hits against Douglas County, and Shae Grant went 3 for 3 with a double and home run against Pueblo Centennial.

The Warriors were limited to five hits in their 8-0 loss to Prairie View.


Grand Valley cruised to a 49-14 season-opening victory at Vail Christian. The Cardinals got touchdowns from Levi Nolan, Jayden Wood, Jeff Holbrook and Jonathan Pena, with Nolan’s TD at the end of the second quarter giving Grand Valley a 22-6 cushion.

Olathe 49, Roaring Fork 0: The Pirates scored all of their points in the first half and cruised to their most lopsided season-opening win since a 41-0 victory over Eagle Valley in 2009.

Monte Vista 31, Cedaredge 8: The Bruins were up 8-7 in the second quarter before the Pirates scored 24 unanswered points to pull away.

Hotchkiss 42, Dolores 6: The Bulldogs opened the season with a victory for the 13th consecutive season.


Jake Chaffetz and Abram Sanchez each scored three goals in Grand Junction’s 9-1 season-opening rout of Palmer. Luis de la Torre added two goals and Jose Avila one.


Grand Junction freshman Dolcie Hanlon edged Rifle’s Sarah Wagler at the finish line to win the Devil’s Thumb Hill Climb individual title at Devil’s Thumb Trail in Delta.

Hanlon won in 27 minutes, 53.3 seconds to beat the second-place time of Wagler (27:53.87). The Tigers finished third in the team standings with 88 points, with Gunnison (35) and Rifle (81) taking the top two spots.

Makayla Moran was 16th in 33:42.82 for Grand Junction, and Kylee Quenberg was 18th in 34:27.54 to pace Fruita Monument. In the boys race, Grand Junction sophomore Reece Fedderjohn was ninth in 25:23.55. Montrose’s Evan Graff was third in 23:01.76, helping the Indians finish third as a team. Fruita’s Dalton Haraway was 26th in 28:00.45, with Grand Junction’s Aaron King (28:00.44) nipping him at the finish line.


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