Outlaws, Mat Cats perform well at Rocky Mountain Nationals

Five Colorado Outlaw Club wrestlers placed in the top four of the Rocky Mountain Nationals last weekend in Denver.

Dawson Collins placed first in the 10-under, 49-pound division and second in 8-under, 50 pounds.

Dylan Martinez took second in 10-under, 57 pounds, Matthew Gurule placed third in 18-under, 119 pounds, Skyler Marx was fourth in 12-under, 70 pounds and Chance Charlesworth took fourth in 12-under, 80 pounds.

The Fruita Mat Cats wrestling club had three wrestlers place in the Rocky Mountain Nationals.

Kaden Pacheco was fourth in the 6-under, 46-pound division. Tyren Castonguay took fourth in 10-under, 73 pounds and Remington Mclean was fifth in 12-under, 67 pounds.

Women’s Basketball

Fort Lewis advances to semifinals

Fort Lewis College reached the NCAA Division II national semifinals Tuesday with a 68-59 win over Seattle Pacific in the Elite Eight in St. Joseph, Mo.

The Skyhawks went on a 17-7 run over the final seven minutes to regain the lead after Seattle Pacific took a 52-51 lead with 7:06 remaining. Alison Rosel hit a layup and quickly got a steal, with Laura Haugen hitting a 3-pointer, to start the decisive run.

Katie Mackey scored 19 points for the Skyhawks, Haugen had 16 and Rosel 12. Fort Lewis, which outscored Seattle Pacific 23-5 at the free-throw line, plays Franklin Pierce at 5 p.m. (MDT) today in the semifinals.

College Softball

Mesa’s Jordan garners RMAC award

Sara Jordan had a breakout series at the plate for the Mesa State College softball team, collecting eight hits in the four-game series against Chadron State, and was selected the RMAC player of the week.

Jordan, a junior from San Marcos, Texas, hit a pair of home runs, scored four runs and had seven RBI, plus picked up a pitching victory in the third game of the series, allowing one run on four hits with nine strikeouts. The Mavericks won three of four games at Chadron.

College Golf

Mavericks’ Hilts ties for eighth

Jennifer Hilts tied for eighth place, leading the Mesa State College women’s golf team to a fourth-place finish Tuesday in the Mustang Intercollegiate golf tournament in Albuquerque, N.M.

Hilts shot an 83 in Tuesday’s second round to finish at 164, 23 strokes off the pace set by Charlotte Guilleux of Wayland Baptist, who shot rounds of 68-73 for a 141 total.

The Mavericks’ men’s team tied for seventh, led by Brandon Bingaman, who tied for 16th. The men’s tournament was scheduled to be two days of 36 holes of play, but was shortened to 27 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday because of cold weather.

Jessica Berve tied for 13th for the Mavericks with a 169, Michelle Stripp tied for 15th (172), Kristina Casillas tied for 19th (174) and Afton Balling tied for 42nd (191). Mesa State shot a team score of 679, shaving seven strokes off Monday’s round of 343 by shooting 336 on Tuesday.

Calen Hoppe tied for 24th for the men with a round of 81 on Tuesday for a 194 total, John Savage placed 43rd (202), Michael Reeve 46th (206) and Eric Farmer 48th (208). Mesa’s 45-hole total was 788.


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