Prep roundup, April 13, 2013


Six-run fourth lifts Tigers past Cortez

A six-run fourth inning propelled Grand Junction to a 10-5 win over visiting Montezuma-Cortez on Saturday.

Neil Ryan struck out five in five innings of work to earn the win.

One day after rallying from a 10-0 deficit to beat Durango 14-13, the Tigers (8-4, 3-1 in the Southwestern League) found themselves in another high-scoring affair.

Kaleb Johnson reached base in all four trips to the plate, going 2 for 2 with two walks. Owen Taylor drove in three runs, going 1 for 2 with a double, and Derek Derush and Tyler Heinsma each had one hit and two RBI.

Palisade 10-18, Steamboat Springs 1-8: Palisade pounded out 24 hits and scored 28 runs to sweep the doubleheader.

The Bulldogs’ Cody Higman struck out four and held the Sailors to only an unearned run and one hit over four innings to notch the win in the opener.

Troy Levinson’s 3-for-4 performance paced the Palisade offense, which produced 10 hits, including a home run by Easton Woods. Caden Woods went 2 for 3 with a double, triple and three RBI.

The Bulldogs (8-2, 6-0 4A Western Slope League) poured it on early in the six-inning nightcap, taking a 16-0 lead after two innings.

Jackson Shaw drove in five runs for the game, going 2 for 4 with a double and a triple. T.J. Tway went 3 for 3 with three RBI and Zane Abeyta went 2 for 3 with three RBI.

Tway earned the win, striking out six and holding the Sailors hitless in three shutout innings.

Montrose 8, Durango 5: Tyrus Lopez belted a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning to put Montrose ahead for good in its win over visiting Durango.

Skylar Haynes’ complete-game, five-strikeout effort netted him the win for the Indians (13-0, 6-0 SWL). He also hit a home run as part of a 1-for-3 day.

Delta 9, Rifle 4: Derek Horn and Marcus Garcia had two hits and drove in two runs apiece as Delta (9-2, 5-1 WSL) held off Rifle. Isaiah Kathrein picked up the win with five strikeouts in six innings.

Triston Quigley was 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBI for the Bears (6-4, 2-3 WSL).

■ Saturday’s doubleheader between Cedaredge and Moffat County in Craig was postponed because of poor field conditions. The games are scheduled to be made up April 24 at 4 and 6 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse

Urban scores four in loss to Sailors


Alyssa Urban’s four goals were not enough to land Fruita Monument a win over visiting Steamboat Springs, which won 14-8. Lyndsey Burnheide added two goals, and Lauren Sullivan and Lucy Colson each had one for the Wildcats (3-5), who were outshot 24-21.

Girls Soccer

Ferguson lifts Central past Cortez


Lanie Ferguson’s first-half goal held up as the winner, lifting Central to a 1-0 win at Montezuma-Cortez.

Goalkeeper Marisa Brown made seven saves for the Warriors
(3-7-1, 3-4-1 SWL), who were outshot 9-5 in the game.

Valor Christian 3, Fruita Monument 0: Rachael Collins, Amanda Lopez and Hannah Hommel all scored goals in Valor Christian’s shutout at Fruita Monument.

Durango 2, Montrose 1, 2 OT: Durango’s Steffie Wilson chased down a punt from her keeper, shouldered off a defender and then buried a shot inside the left post, lifting the Demons to the overtime win against Montrose. The golden goal found its mark in the first minute of the second overtime.

Sisters Katie and Lauren Milliet gave Durango (7-3-1, 4-2-1 SWL) the early lead, with Katie knocking in a cross from Lauren for a close-range goal in the 17th minute. Montrose’s Holly Brooks answered with a 20-yarder in the 46th minute to tie it.

Goalkeeper Grace Halbach turned away seven shots for the Indians (8-3, 6-1 SWL).

Girls Tennis

‘Cats 2nd at George Washington Invite


Fruita Monument’s No. 3 and 4 doubles teams took first place to lead the Wildcats to a second-place finish at the George Washington Invitational in Denver.

The No. 3 duo of Sara Cesark and Lindsay Dempsey rallied to defeat Mullen 6-7, 7-5, 10-4.

Kayla Lyon and Kelsi Barnett defeated Arvada West 6-4, 7-5 in the No. 4 doubles final.

Fruita No. 3 singles player Bronte Hayward lost 6-0, 6-0 to Ponderosa’s Kari Keough in final.

■ Central’s Hannah Keeling edged out Cortez’s Nicole Demby 7-6, 6-4 to win the No. 3 singles title at the Delta Invitational.

Teammate Keira Trujillo lost to Glenwood Springs’ Sarai Zilm 6-4, 7-5 in the No. 1 singles final to finish second, with Wildcats’ No. 3 doubles duo of Tori Bryant and Stacey Barragan and No. 4 doubles tandem of Leandra Medrano and Aubrie Driscoll each placing sixth in their brackets.

Track and Field

Harris takes discus silver at Pomona meet


Grand Junction’s Deshaun Harris had his team’s top finish at the two-day Pomona Invitational, which drew more than 30 teams to Lakewood’s JeffCo Stadium.

Covering 148 feet, 1 inch with his top heave, Harris placed second behind Greeley West’s Austin Waterman (171-10) in the boys discus.

Elsewhere in the boys events, Greg Eccher legged out a fourth-place finish in the 3,200-meter run (10 minutes, 6.08 seconds).

Sydni Brandon had the Tigers’ top girls finish, taking third in the 200 (26.88). Madison Marsh placed fifth in the high jump (4-11).

■ Nearly sweeping the relays, Paonia’s girls scored a second-place finish at the Demon Invitational in Glenwood Springs.

The Eagles won the 400, 800, 1,600 and 3,200 relays, but lost the team title by one point to the host Demons.

Paonia’s Deon Jensen (3,200, 12:47.24) and Ashley Van Vleet (high jump, 4-10) picked up individual event wins.


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