Tigers finish spring break trip 3-0
The Grand Junction High School baseball team finished off its spring break trip with its largest win yet.
The Tigers (5-1) capped a perfect week with a 16-6 victory over Rangeview in six innings on Friday in Aurora to finish 3-0 on the trip.
Joe Reicks was 4 for 4 with a home run. Charlie Willett, Tim Gastineau, Jayke Brock and Tyler Stanford each had a double.
Fruita Monument, though, wasn’t as fortunate.
The Wildcats (4-1) were limited to three hits in a 3-1 loss at Highlands Ranch.
Fruita’s Cody Rahmann, Jake Williams and T.J. Pollock pitched well, limiting the Falcons to three runs on five hits, but it wasn’t enough.
Central’s anticipated matchup with Pine Creek turned into a disappointment with a 3-1 loss Friday in Colorado Springs.
Pine Creek scored two goals in the first 23 minutes of the game and added a third in the second half.
Lyndee Dwyer scored the only goal for the Warriors (3-1) in the 51st minute. Central goalkeeper Taylor Else made 10 saves.
Kent Denver scored a goal with 6:30 left in regulation to defeat Fruita Monument 1-0 in Denver.
Danielle Bromberg’s goal was one of five shots on goal for Kent Denver.
The Wildcats (0-2-1) had two shots on goal. Fruita goalkeeper Megan Golike had two saves.
Girls State Basketball
Broomfield 55, Longmont 47: Renae Waters scored 13 points and Bre Burgesser added 12 to lead Broomfield to its fourth straight girls Class 4A state basketball championship with a 55-47 win over Longmont on Friday night in Boulder.
The top-seeded Eagles (27-1) became only the third girls team in state history to win four consecutive titles, joining Wray (1976-79) and Lamar (1995-98).
With the game tied 47-47 with 1:38 remaining, a Tyana Medema field goal sparked an 8-0 run that accounted for the final score.
The fourth-seeded Trojans (24-4) played their Northern League rivals close, but turned the ball over on their last four possessions.
Broomfield, which is 133-5 in its last five seasons, led 24-23 at halftime.
Megan Carpenter led Longmont with 13 points, Jamie Katuna had 12 and Tambre Haddock had 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Denver East 50, Legacy 46: Raven Taylor stole the ball and hit a layup with 25 seconds to play, helping Denver East win its first girls state Class 5A championship.
Leading 47-44 with 27 seconds left, Taylor, who finished with six points, jumped in front of a Legacy pass to make the play. The second-seeded Angels (23-5) became the first Denver Prep League team to win the girls state championship since Montbello won it in 1999.