Late preps: Huskies smack Glenwood
EDWARDS – There wasn’t much drama on Senior Night for Battle Mountain boys lacrosse on the field Tuesday night. The Huskies pounded Glenwood Springs, 22-4.
The real drama was came at halftime. The team’s 13 seniors took their bows and also paid tribute to ther 14th member, Andrew Claymon, who died of cancer in 2010.
“I think the kids all recognize it at certain moments,” said coach Jerry Nichols. “This was one of them. This is their last varsity home game, and, for a lot of them, one of their last sporting events in their careers as players. They take a step and look back and know they’re missing a good friend. They realize how lucky they are to be here.”
It is an accomplished graduating class for the Huskies (9-5). Battle Mountain recognized Addison Baker, Sawyer Bluhm, Carl Hamrick, Jordan Harrison, Winston Heuga, Tom Huzella, Tyler Jones, Chris Libertini, Timmy Licciardi, Christian Nichols, Reeve Sanders, Tommy Travers and Nick Vossler.
“A lot of these guys mentioned in their senior introductions that they played for the first four years of Battle Mountain lacrosse,” Jerry Nichols said. “A lot of times, we were starting eight freshman three years ago. We took our lumps and grew as players. Now, we’re one of the more formidable teams in the Western Slope.”
Battle Mountain heads to Glenwood Springs Friday before closing their season against Regis Saturday.
Devils top Summit
FARMER’S KORNER – Now that’s a way to finish the season.
Eagle Valley boys lacrosse dumped Summit County, 7-5, to finish on a high note. It’s the first time the Devils have topped the Tigers in the four years of the series.
“The boys played real well from top to bottom,” Devils coach Ted Boddy said. “Even if guys played only one possession, they helped give our front-line middies a rest, so that they could score later. It feels good to get a conference win.”
Daniel Vargas had two goals and three assists, while Johnny Bailey had a hat trick and a helper. Nick Briggs, Anders Blomquist and Sam Boyd also scored.
Eagle Valley finished the year at 5-10.
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