Eagle Valley Devils softball comes back against Evergreen
1. Steamboat Springs 60; 2. D’Evelyn 69; 3. Evergreen 105; 4. Eagle Valley; 5. Scottsbluff 148.
2. Joslin Blair, 18:54
4. Avery Doan, 19:02
18. Katie Grewe, 20:35
35. Brennecke Gale, 21:38
49. Maddlyne Schenck, 22:27
58. Alissa Barry, 22:41
60. Sofie Boggs, 22:45
1. Frontier Academy 83; 2. Eagle Valley 107; 3. Mullen 124; 4. Glenwood Springs 140; 5. Lewis Palmer, 162.
13. Jack. Neifert, 17:10
18. Bailey Beckum, 17:39
19. Luke Morrissey, 17:40
28. Aiden Branch, 17:54
29. John Papadopoulos, 17:55
33. Carter Baker, 18:00
60. Nicholas Thompson, 18:42.
GYPSUM — Touch ’em all, Arianna.
Arianna Pena smashed a grand slam to right center to erase a 5-2 deficit as Devils softball beat Evergreen, 10-8, on Saturday.
“We’ve been working with the girls to take the ball up the middle or go opposite field,” Devils skipper Jason Buvala said. “The hitting was pretty spread out.”
The Devils moved to 6-4 and have won five of their last six, including a second-place finish at the Sheridan Labor Day Tournament.
Savanna Vasquez went the distance on the mound against the Cougars, striking out seven.
Eagle Valley is on the road this week with a twinbill at Meeker on Wednesday and a key league game at Rifle on Saturday.
Harriers fast at Liberty Bell
LITTLETON — Eagle Valley boys cross-country notched a second place finish and the Devils ladies finished fourth at Friday’s Liberty Bell Division 3 competition in Littleton.
“The boys were fighters this week,” Devils coach Melinda Brandt said. “They beat all our regionals schools and placed higher than they were ranked coming in.”
Eagle Valley’s scorers were separated only by 45 seconds on the guys’ side. Bunching is good, people.
As for the ladies, Joslin Blair and Avery Doan shone, per usual, but give it up for Katie Grewe. She was one of three ladies, along with Brennecke Gale and Sofie Boggs to log a personal best.
“Katie really got to see her summer work come through,” Brandt said. “She ran 350 miles this summer and yesterday she saw the fruits of her labor, going sub-21 (minutes).
Luke Morrissey and Doan were the week’s Hoss Award winners.
Eagle Valley has its home meet next week at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course.
Holy Family too much for soccer
BROOMFIELD — Eagle Valley soccer suffered a 3-1 nonconference loss at Holy Family on Saturday.
Alex Torres, with the assist going to Jordan Lawrence, scored the Devils goal.
“It’s going to be a tough road for these eight days,” Devils coach Jere Simms said. “We’re going to have to heighten our focus.”
Holy Family was the first of four games in eight days.
The Devils (2-2) are at Steamboat Springs on Tuesday and then host Glenwood Springs on Thursday and Montrose on Saturday.
ERIE — Eagle Valley football dropped a 41-6 decision at Erie on Friday night.
Eagle Valley (0-2) is at Lutheran Friday.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, firstname.lastname@example.org and @cfreud.