Coal Ridge and Rifle Boys football teams score key wins as playoffs near

Coal Ridge and Rifle Boys football teams score key wins as playoffs near

Coal Ridge senior Ezra Williams (7) seems to be to maintain management of the ball towards a Basalt defender in the course of the Titans 8-2 win over the Longhorns October 13.
Fil Meraz/Courtesy Picture

The Rifle and Coal Ridge highschool soccer groups are scheduled for a giant Western Slope League 3A recreation on Thursday that has main post-season implications for each groups, because the Bears and Titans each lead the standings. Prime 20 within the final week of the common. season.

Coal Ridge picked up two championship wins final week over Basalt and Delta, placing them on the verge of one other championship title. However the defending state champion Roaring Fork Rams aren’t backing down, coming off a 3-2 win over Basalt on Tuesday, and Rifle additionally enters Thursday’s recreation on a profitable streak.

After a non-league win over Palisade 6-0 on October 11, Coal Ridge returned to the court docket on Thursday to attain an 8-2 win over the Basalt Longhorns.

Towards Basalt, senior Ezra Williams scored 4 targets and senior Fil Meraz and junior Alexis Serna scored two every, as Coal Ridge topped their league opponents.

On the street at Delta final Saturday, the Titans scored a 4-0 shutout to enhance to 6-0-1 within the 3A league and 11-1-2 total.

The Titans are actually ranked third within the state amongst 3A groups with a No. 5 energy score. They shut the season towards Rifle, sitting sixteenth within the 3A energy score, at 4 p.m. Thursday at house. A win secures the championship title for Coal Ridge. Roaring Fork is ranked fifth total with a #4 energy score.

Rifle (9-3, 6-2) at present sits third within the league behind Coal Ridge and Roaring Fork.

Final week, the Bears took an 11-1 win over Moffat County on Oct. 13 and gained 4-2 at house to Gunnison on Saturday.

Rifle softball drops in 4A regionals

Enjoying within the 4A state regional spherical on Friday, the No. 18 Rifle Excessive College Woman Bears softball group misplaced 7-2 to No. 15 Pueblo County in recreation one after which to No. 31 Falcon 9 -5.

Rifle had tied Falcon 4-4 when the Bears scored three within the prime of the fifth. A run apiece within the sixth for Falcon and for Rifle within the prime of the seventh despatched him to further innings.

The Falcon’s sophomore, Karissa Lippincott, scored a grand slam within the backside of the ninth to win in walk-off mode.

Freshman rifleman Brynn Axelson was 2 for five with an RBI and junior Brooklyn Dennis was 2 for 4, additionally with an RBI.

Submit-season honors went to senior Hailey Worton, who shared 4A WSL Participant of the 12 months honors with Eagle Valley’s Anna Baker and Palisade’s Mikayla Talbott.

The Bears’ first-team alternatives additionally went to junior Emma Speakman, junior Zoe Hisel and Axelson. Dennis earned an honorable point out.

Friday Night time Lights Recap

The Garfield County groups’ solely house recreation final Friday introduced Coal Ridge to Grand Valley, the place the Cardinals emerged 27-14.

Cardinals senior Colton Clark rushed for one of many house group’s touchdowns, and junior Braden Allen had a landing on an interception return for the Cardinals.

Grand Valley improved to 4-3 on combination and are 2-1 in League 2A behind unbeaten Basalt, a 34-20 winner towards Moffat County on the street on Friday. The Longhorns are at present ranked fourth within the state amongst 2A groups.

Coal Ridge drops to 2-5 total, 0-3 in League 2A. The Titans tackle Basalt on the street Friday and shut Oct. 28 at house towards Rifle.

Rifle was on the street final Friday, profitable 43-7 at Aspen. The Bears improved to 3-4 and sit 1-2 within the 2A league.

Rifle volleyball wins

The Rifle Excessive volleyball group (10-7, 4-2) continues to submit wins in a profitable season that places them in second place behind Delta within the 3A WSL. In motion final week, the Woman Bears:

In match, gained 2-1 towards Basalt (25-23, 23-25, 15-10); gained 2-1 over Conifer (25-15, 21-25, 15-4); misplaced 1-2 to Summit (12-25, 25-21, 9-15); and misplaced 1-2 to Roaring Fork (25-22, 20-25, 15-10).

And, within the league, the Bears gained 3-1 over Roaring Fork (25-11, 23-25, 25-16, 25-16) and gained 3-0 over Gunnison (25-14, 25-16, 25- 17)

Coal Ridge Outcomes

The Coal Ridge volleyball group is all the way down to 1-16 this season, dropping 4 straight final week: 0-3 to Moffat County (20-25, 17-25, 22-25); 0-3 at College (20-25, 22-25, 21-25); 0-3 at Montrose (18-25, 21-25, 17-25); and 0-3 at Aspen (20-25, 20-25, 19-25).

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