Sports in Brief: GJ to play Cherry Creek today

Prep Soccer

GJ to play Cherry Creek today

The Grand Junction-Cherry Creek Class 5A first-round soccer playoff game that was postponed Wednesday because of inclement weather has been rescheduled for today.

The game is at 3 p.m. at Legacy Stadium at Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora.

Second-round playoff games in both Class 5A and 3A have been rescheduled from today to Tuesday at the sites of the higher seeds.

The state cross country championships in all classes, originally scheduled for today in Fort Collins, have been postponed one week and will be run Nov. 7 at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins.

College Swimming

Air Force sweeps Mavericks

The Air Force Academy defeated the Mesa State men’s and women’s teams in a dual Friday in Colorado Springs.

The Falcons swept first place in the 16 men’s events for a 162-95 victory and won 11 of the 16 women’s events for a 157-128 win.

Mesa sophomore Katie Wedel won the 200-yard individual medley (2:15.91) and took second in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.32) and 200 breaststroke (2:31.88). Kelly Hogan won the 200 freestyle (2:01.07), Rachel Bailey won the 100 backstroke (1:03.18) and Annie Rhoades won the 1-meter diving (212.33 points). The women’s 400 freestyle relay took first in 3:48.14.

Air Force senior and Fruita Monument graduate Chelsea Tompkins won the 3-meter diving (226.58).

The Mesa men had several second-place finishes, including two each by Dan MacDonald (100 and 200 butterfly), Scott Strehlow (200 and 500 freestyle), Kent Stavrakas (50 and 100 freestyle) and Travis Pahler (100 and 200 breaststroke).

College Wrestling

Mesa’s Pipher inducted into HOF

Mesa State wrestling coach Chuck Pipher was inducted into the first Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletics Hall of Fame Class on Friday night in Pueblo.

Pipher was a four-time All-American at the University of Southern Colorado from 1986-89. He won three National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national titles at 167 pounds (1987-89) and was runner-up as a freshman in 1986. He was twice named the national tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler and earned the NAIA’s Scholar-Athlete award twice. He was a four-time RMAC champion.

The Hotchkiss native was 161-29-1 in his career and made the Amateur Wrestling News All-Freshman team.

Pipher has also been inducted in the NAIA Hall of Fame, the RMAC Hall of Fame and was chosen the RMAC All-Century Most Valuable Wrestler.


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