Saturday’s preps wrap
COLBRAN – Happy 100th, Vail Christian boys basketball.
The Saints knocked off Plateau Valley, 64-60, Saturday afternoon in Colbran for the 100th win in the program’s history.
“I think it’s cool the school has won 100,” Saints coach Sheldon Kuhns said. “That’s pretty neat. We’ve won seven games this year. It took us until our fourth season to win No. 7 overall.”
He won’t say it, so we will. Congratulations to Kuhns, who has coached the Saints since their inception, including those very lean early years.
Congratulations also to Gunnar Wilson, who had a career-high 23 points Saturday against the Cowboys. Robby Bowles had 16. Meanwhile, Kevin Boselli and Nigel Johnsen were the heroes on the free-throw line, going a combined 4-for-4 in the final minute.
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The Saints (7-2) will host Plateau Valley in February in what will be the league game between the two schools. Saturday’s victory, however, was critical toward district seeding. Please remember that the Saints, Plateau Valley and DeBeque all drop to 1A come the postseason.
Vail Christian, which has never gotten past the second round of the district tournament, desperately wants the top seed to avoid future postseason nightmares.
“We’re getting ahead of the eight-ball in district seeding,” Kuhns said. “We’ve lost to Norwood by two (points) last year and Ouray by three two years ago (in the second round) because we didn’t get that top seed. It was also nice that we were able to win today without our best performance.”
Devils grapplers win at Lake County
LEADVILLE – Eagle Valley wrestling won the Lake County Invitational Saturday.
The Devils won four weight classes and had a plethora of podium finishes, led by Ty LaFramboise, who won at 195 pounds and was named Most Outstanding Wrestler for the upper weight classes.
Andrew Vigil won at 152 pounds, Devin Ward won at 160 and Andy Armstrong maintained his perfect record at 220.
Joey Sanchez (182) and Cole Nielsen (170) took home silver medals. Connor McGillvray (113), Chris Comroe (126), Jay Neal (138), Davey Madrid (145) and Xavier Mendoza (285) all finished third.
The Devils are at Battle Mountain Tuesday to face the Huskies as well as Palisade at 5 p.m.
Huskies hockey falls
VAIL – Battle Mountain hockey dropped a 3-1 decision Saturday to Resurrection Christian at Dobson Arena in Vail.
Clayton Davis had the Huskies’ lone goal.
Battle Mountain hosts Aspen Monday at the Eagle Ice Rink at 6 p.m.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.