Montrose wins first tournament
Montrose High School took the top two individual places Thursday in the Delta Invitational at Devils Thumb Golf Course to win the team title in the opening prep golf tournament of the season.
Jordan Jennings shot 7-under-par 65 and Micah Stangebye was two strokes back at 5-under 67 to lead the Indians to a team score of 299.
Blake Keetch of Montezuma-Cortez was the only other golfer to break par, shooting 1-under 71. Fruita Monument's Josh Stouder shot even-par 72 to lead the Wildcats to second place with a team score of 309, with Carson Kerr of Grand Junction also shooting a 72.
The Tigers finished fourth at 342.
Kade Hayward shot a 77 and Trigg Hayward 78 for Fruita Monument, and Brayden Kelley an 82.
Ethan Aubert shot a 79 for Palisade and Jaden Stewart came in at 84 for Grand Junction. Central's best scores came from Zach Wilson and Jorge Bolanos, both of whom shot 88.
American Legion Baseball
Gene Taylor's goes 0-2 at regionals
Gene Taylor's American Legion baseball team fell behind 3-0 to Tucson Post 36 on Thursday and was eliminated in a 6-3 loss in the American Legion Western Region tournament in Fairfield, California.
Down 3-0 in the fourth inning, Jacob Weaver singled home Jack Mohler to get Taylor's on the board, but the Colorado state Legion A champion gave up three runs in the sixth inning, committing two errors.
Down 6-1, Taylor's (35-15) rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning, with Mohler starting it with a two-out double, followed by Christian Hafey's base hit to put runners at the corners. Tyler Wytulka got Mohler home with a base hit and Cody Bellmire drove Hafey home with another base hit to cut it to 6-3 with two runners on. Weaver hit a line drive that was caught at third to end the game and Taylor's season.
Wytulka finished 3 for 3 with one RBI and Weaver added two hits and drove in one run.
Mavericks open season No. 17
Colorado Mesa's men's soccer team will open the season as a top-20 team.
The Mavericks, under first-year coach Andrew Conniff, play host to Eastern New Mexico on Sept. 5 and are ranked No. 17 in the United Soccer Coaches Association preseason poll. CMU, which went 13-4-5 last season and reached the South Central Region championship, finished the 2018 season ranked No. 17.