Prep roundup: Williams wins 2 events at Coal Ridge
Prep Track and Field
Williams wins two events at Coal Ridge
Cedaredge’s Austin Williams uncorked of throw of 166 feet, 10 inches to win the discus, and he added a win in the shot put Friday in the 19-team boys meet at the Coal Ridge Invitational.
Williams helped the Bruins to a fourth-place finish with 62 points. Coal Ridge ran away with the team title with 135 points. Palisade was third with 72.5 points and Grand Junction was fifth with 57.
Greg Eccher won the 1,600-meter run for Grand Junction, Palisade won the 400 relay and Montrose won the 1,600 relay.
In the 18-team girls meet, Cedaredge placed second with 79.5 points, trailing only Coal Ridge’s 81 points. Paonia was third with 77 points, Montrose fifth with 70 and Grand Junction seventh with 63.
Grand Junction had two event winners, as Erika Meister won the 800 and Madi Marsh won the high jump. Cassidy Ahrens won the 3,200 for Fruita Monument.
Montrose’s Abby Grace McGee and Brooke White flip-flopped, finishing 1-2 in the hurdles races, with McGee winning the 100 hurdles and White winning the 300 hurdles.
Cedaredge got wins from Kaitlyn Kissner in the discus and its 400 relay.
Jennifer Celis won the 1,600 for Hotchkiss, and Paonia’s lone win was in the 3200 relay.
Chamberlain pitches Fruita past Cortez
Winning pitcher Colton Chamberlain threw a complete game, limiting Montezuma-Cortez to one run and six hits, as Fruita Monument beat the Panthers 7-1 in a Southwestern League game.
Chris Cordova went 3 for 3 to lead the Wildcats, who were limited to seven singles, but they took advantage of three walks and five errors. James Stagg and Luke Goodrich each drove in a run for Fruita (10-5, 6-0 SWL).
Fruita coach Ray McLennan said a strong wind was blowing in from the outfield, preventing hits from getting any lift, and the Wildcats turned to the bunt a few times as a result.
He also said Fruita played good defense, with the highlight being the double play it turned to end the second inning after the Panthers (5-7-1, 0-5) had loaded the bases.
Montrose 12, Durango 9: The Demons led 6-2 after three innings, but Montrose took the lead for good with a nine-run fourth inning. The Indians (8-2, 3-2 SWL) got six hits, two on bunts, a walk and two errors in that inning, and they did most of their damage with two outs, Montrose coach Landon Wareham said.
Kyle Freeburg pitched 3 2/3 innings of one-run, two-hit relief to earn the win, and Kameron DeVincentis led the Indians with two hits, including a double, and two RBI.
Isiah Mayberry and Lawrence Mayberry each hit solo home runs for Durango (5-6, 1-4).
Chaffetz leads GJ past Valor Christian
Taylor Chaffetz scored all of Grand Junction’s goals as the Tigers defeated Valor Christian 3-1 in a nonleague game.
Tigers coach Joe Graham said each of Chaffetz’s goals came on shots 18 to 25 yards away, and Grand Junction’s lone assist came from Tia Wright on the goal that gave the Tigers (5-3-1) a 3-0 lead.
Goalie Lupe Torres made eight saves for Grand Junction, and Valor Christian (5-2) got its goal on a corner kick in the final three minutes.
Fruita ties for second at Greeley Invite
Fruita Monument placed second in four flights to finish in a three-way tie for second place Friday in the 10-team field at the Greeley West Invitational.
The Wildcats’ runners-up were Jacque Soychak at No. 2 singles, Shannon Hautzinger at No. 3 singles, Tayvia Voytilla and Katie Vidmar at No. 3 doubles and Amy Espinoza and Alyssa Bohrer at No. 4 doubles.
Fruita, Greeley West and Eaton tied for second with 50 points, only three points behind champion Fossil Ridge.
“They played great,” Fruita coach Clint Davis said. “It was a really long day and a fun day.”
Fruita was without its No. 1 singles player and one of its No. 2 doubles players, and Davis said the Wildcats might have won the tournament if they’d been available.
Central 5, Durango 2: The Warriors won two singles and three doubles matches to claim a Southwestern League dual.
Central’s Abby Bridgett at No. 2 singles rallied after dropping the first set on a tiebreaker to win the lone match that went three sets.
Denver East 7, Grand Junction 0: The Angels (1-4) won every match in straight sets, surrendering no more than two games in any set. Grand Junction dropped to 6-3 in duals.
Boys Swimming and Diving
Montrose wins 9 events, claims meet
Carlos Matthews won the 200-yard individual medley and Keino Davis won the 100 breaststroke as District 51 finished second to Montrose in a triangular meet at El Pomar Natatorium.
Montrose won nine events and finished with 555.5 points.
Clay Zentmeyer won the 200 freestyle for the Indians with a time of 1:52.34 and the 500 freestyle in 5:04.79. Lars Knutson carried the sprints for Montrose, winning the 50 freestyle in 21.88 and the 100 freestyle in 47.66.
District 51 finished with 486.5 points and also won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:34.95.