Medina paces Tigers’ cross country team
Charlie Medina placed second to lead the Grand Junction High School boys cross country team to a runner-up finish at the 20-team Arvada West Invitational on Friday.
Medina finished the race in 16 minutes, 22 seconds, with teammates Greg Eccher and Sam Medlock placing seventh and 14th, respectively.
The Grand Junction girls team placed sixth, led by Sam Melchor, who finished 14th in 21:29.
Fruita Monument’s Chuck Bisbee won the boys race in 19:10 at the 10-team Ouray Invitational, helping the Wildcats finish second as a team. Keagan Brown (20:11) and Tim Chandler (20:31) were the next two Fruita runners to finish.
Cassidy Ahrens led the Fruita Monument girls team to third place as she finished fifth with a time of 22:52. The next two Wildcats to finish were McKayla Hoffman (23:57) and MacKenna Broyles (24:01).
Hotchkiss 48, Monte Vista 20: Jacobe Galley ran for 296 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries and added a receiving touchdown for the Bulldogs (3-1), who led 27-0 at the half in the nonconference game.
Trent Tamayo ran for 96 yards and quarterback Josh Hardin ran for 80 yards and a touchdown and threw for two touchdowns.
Rifle 62, Montezuma Cortez 6: The Bears moved to 4-0.
Montrose 60, Hinkley 0: The Indians led 48-0 at the half and had a running clock in the second half as they improved to 3-2 with the nonconference victory.
Highlands Ranch defeated Fruita Monument 15-7 and Palisade routed Battle Mountain 45-0.
Fruita Monument’s Matt Harris won both of his matches and advanced to the No. 2 singles semifinal round in the Arvada West Invitational boys tennis tournament.
Also advancing to the semifinals are the Wildcats’ No. 3 doubles team of Matt Bishop and Colton Reimer and their No. 4 doubles team, James Stagg and Sam Graf.
Grand Junction 6, Denver East 1: The Tigers swept the doubles matches in a nonleague dual.
Palisade swept Steamboat Springs 25-21, 26-24, 27-25 in a Western Slope League match. Shannon Rhodes had 34 assists and 10 digs and Courtney Wells had 13 kills to lead the Bulldogs.
Durango defeated Fruita Monument 25-17, 25-23, 25-18 in Southwestern League action.