Prep roundup, March 7, 2014

Girls Basketball

Pirates whip Denver Science 54-9

Olathe routed Denver Science and Technology Stapleton 54-9 in a Class 3A regional semifinal game Friday at Peak to Peak High School.

The 12th-seeded Pirates (18-5) advanced to a 1 p.m. regional final today against regional host Peak to Peak (18-5). The Pumas defeated Frontier Academy 61-46 in the other semifinal.

Grand Valley 44, Kent Denver 43: The 10th-seeded Cardinals (18-5) won their 3A regional semifinal over the 23rd seed and will play at No. 7-seed Manitou Springs at 1 p.m. today. The Mustangs (17-6) beat The Pinnacle 53-36 to advance.

Cedaredge 50, Centauri 43: The 16th-seeded Bruins (17-6) beat the 17th seed to advance to a 3A regional final today at No. 1 seed Holy Family (22-1). The Tigers beat Estes Park 60-39 in their semifinal.

Paonia 44, Ignacio 24: The Eagles (19-5) won their 2A regional semifinal and will play Ridgway (17-5) in a 1 p.m. final today at Fort Lewis College in Durango. The Demons beat Sargent 35-30 in their semifinal.

Simla 57, Hotchkiss 35: The 2A regional semifinal loss ended the Bulldogs’ season at 13-10.


Boys Basketball

Grand Valley reaches regional final


Grand Valley won its Class 3A regional semifinal 70-53 over The Pinnacle.

The 14th-seeded Cardinals (15-8) advance to a regional final at 
1 p.m. today against Colorado Springs Christian, the regional host and the tournament’s No. 3 seed. The Lions (20-3) advanced to the final with a 66-23 victory over Frontier Academy (12-12).


Girls Lacrosse

Burenheide leads Fruita to opening win


Fruita Monument opened its season with a 13-9 victory over Durango at Stocker Stadium.

Lindsey Burenheide led the Wildcats (1-0) with four goals and four assists. Alyssa Urban scored three goals and had two assists and Danielle Olsen scored three goals.

Goalie Lynzie Kytle made five saves and Fruita took 28 shots.

Grand Junction 14, Durango 11: Halley Harrison led Grand Junction to victory with six goals and two assists in the Tigers’ season opener. Ashley Preuss added four goals and an assist for the Tigers.

Both teams took 25 shots, and Grand Junction goalie Payton Bourdete made nine saves.


Girls Soccer

Wildcats, Demons settle for scoreless tie


Fruita Monument and Durango went overtime and still couldn’t score a goal as their season-opening Southwestern League girls soccer game ended in a scoreless tie.

Fruita coach Jeff Shuldener said the Wildcats had a good chance to score late in the game, but a powerful shot by Mackenzie King from 30 yards away hit the crossbar.

Durango’s best chance to score came in the first overtime period, and Shuldener said Wildcats’ goalkeeper Elie Bardi made a nice save to preserve the tie. Bardi finished with five saves, as did Demons’ goalie Leah Stephens.

Ralston Valley 4, Grand Junction 0: The Tigers almost kept the game scoreless at halftime, but Ralston Valley scored late in the half when a shot bounced high off a chunk of dirt and over the goalie, Grand Junction coach Joe Graham said.

Ralston Valley then scored in the first 10 minutes of the second half for a 2-0 lead and kept the momentum, Graham said.

Tigers goalie Guadalupe Torres made 16 saves, and Grand Junction had five shots on goal.


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