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Prep golfers get a look at regional site in Steamboat

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Call it a test drive.

Eagle Valley golf took top honors of the four local high schools at the Steamboat Springs Invitational on Thursday at the Haymaker Golf Club, the site of both the 3A and 4A regional tournaments on Sept. 22.

The Devils finished fourth with 241 strokes behind Grand Junction (222), Steamboat (231) and Montrose (232).

Eagle Valley’s Barrett Jones was fifth with a 75. Keaton Fedrizzi was the team’s surprise second with an 80. Tanner Calderola rounded out the scoring with an 86.

While past performance does not guarantee future results, that was a strong showing for the Devils in what they hope is a regional preview. Eagle Valley was third among 4A squads as Grand Junction is a 5A school.

In 3A action, Vail Mountain School (ninth overall) was third among relatively like sized schools with 252 behind both Aspen and Basalt (243 each). Sean Weller (82), Oliver Pesso (83) and Tyler Hancock (87) posted the scores for the Gore Rangers.

Vail Christian and Battle Mountain were a bit further back in the standings. Charlie Morrow led the Huskies with a 91, while Jack Farell (93) was tops for the Saints.

Volleyball

Huskies spikers swept by Indians

EDWARDS — Montrose … again.

Battle Mountain volleyball suffered its first loss of the season to Montrose on Thursday night in Edwards, 25-10, 25-21, 25-19.

Montrose is a nonconference fixture for the Huskies and the Indians have won every meeting between the two teams, dating back to 2008. That Montrose run includes a meeting at last year’s state tournament.

“Experience played a big factor in the match as well as the lore of just getting over the hump of beating Montrose,” Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald said. “We expect to see that team one more time.”

Battle Mountain (1-1) heads to the Front Range on Thursday to face The Classical Academy.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 and cfreud@vaildaily.com