Palisade gets past Moffat County in soccer

Flannery Davis and Hannah Etcheuery scored in the first half and Mackenzie Clark scored in the second as Palisade topped Moffat County 3-1 on Thursday.

The Bulldogs (8-1-1, 7-1 Western Slope League) play at Delta on Tuesday.

Prep Tennis

Fruita sweeps doubles in victory

Fruita Monument swept the doubles matches, with all but one ending in straight sets, to defeat Dakota Ridge 6-1 in Littleton.

The lone loss of the day came at No. 3 singles, where Taryn Moon lost to Elise Eppard 6-3, 6-2.

Central only lost two matches in Montrose, defeating the Indians 5-2.

The Warriors went 2-1 in singles play, including an epic match at No. 3 singles between Megan Bauer and Courtney Chism. Bauer topped Chism 1-6, 7-6, 13-11.


Koppenhafer wins Criterium race

Brad Koppenhafer of Grand Junction won the Men’s Group B (Category 4/5/Masters 35-older) third race of the Grand Junction Criterium Series on Wednesday night.

Koppenhafer competed against 30 riders in the .67-mile course. Tim Sewell of Ruby Canyon took second and Ty Wertz of The Bike Shop was third.

Patric Rostel of won the Men’s Group A (Pro/Category 1/2/3) race and Esmeralda Martinez of won the Women’s Group A race.

The fourth race of the criterium series takes place next Wednesday at Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, 627 25 1/2 Road. For more information, go to


Wright leads U.S. to Bueno Cup title

Susan Wright of Grand Junction led the U.S. women’s 50-older team to the Maria Esther Bueno Cup title two weeks ago in Mexico City, Mexico.

The U.S. defeated Great Britain 3-0 in the finals with Wright, 52, defeating Anthea Stewart 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 2 singles match. Great Britain defeated the U.S. for the Cup last year.

Diane Fishburne won 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 at No. 1 singles and Robin Harris and Tracey Thompson won the doubles match 6-3, 6-3.

The U.S. won all three matches in pool play to advance to the main draw, then defeated France 3-0 to reach the final.


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