GJ drops first of season

Aspen continues dominance on lacrosse field

Grand Junction High school goalkeeper Anela Cronk defends a shot from Aspen’s Charlotte Howie, 8, in the final minutes Wednesday’s match at Long Family Memorial Park.

The Grand Junction High School girls lacrosse team sustained its first loss of the season Wednesday, dropping a Mountain League match against Aspen 11-8 at Long Family Park.

The Skiers (6-4, 5-0 ML) have lost only one league game dating to 2013.

The Tigers (10-1, 5-1) trailed 5-4 at half and scored fewer goals than they had all season.

Katie Carozza had three goals for Grand Junction and Madi Schmalz had two. Tigers’ leading scorer Alex Nicoletti was held without a goal for the first time this season.


A pair of three-run rallies lifted Palisade past Durango in a 6-4 victory at Palisade High School.

The Bulldogs (11-3) scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, sparked by a two-run single from Brett Wagner that scored Isaac Maestas and Max Noland.

The Demons answered with four runs in the top of the second on a grand slam from Ryan Genualdi and it wasn’t until the bottom of the fifth that Palisade responded. Noland stole home and another run scored on an error. A double from Fred Horn allowed Nate Woll to score from first to complete the surge.

Delta 9, Rifle 6: The Panthers (10-4) scored four runs in the top of the seventh to complete a comeback win over the Bears (9-5).

Girls Tennis

Fruita Monument dropped only nine games across seven matches in a 7-0 sweep of Central.

Sarah Fleming paced the Wildcats with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Kat Geisler at No. 1 singles.


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