Vail Valley preps wrap for Saturday
CRAIG – Moffat County handed Battle Mountain boys basketball (7-5) its second loss in a row, defeating the Huskies, 60-55, up in Craig Saturday.
The sound you just heard was a good portion of Gypsum likely reacting with happiness over that score. If you’re not familiar with all things Battle Mountain-Eagle Valley, the two schools track each other closely, comparing scores against common opponents about as passionately as they play whatever sport they’re playing, depending on the season.
Eagle Valley beat Moffat Friday night in Gypsum, 65-43, hence the good vibe downvalley. In fairness to the Huskies, they played the Bulldogs in Craig, which always makes a difference, and Battle Mountain beat Delta at home, while the Devils fell to the Panthers on the road earlier this month.
As a side note, Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley meet down in Gypsum on Jan. 25 if you want the most direct way of comparing the rivals.
Cody Hervert had 21 for the Huskies against Moffat, while Irving Ruacho had 13.
The Battle Mountain girls basketball team fell to Moffat, 59-29, Saturday.
Battle Mountain hosts Glenwood Springs Friday.
Huskies hockey falls to Regis
Regis scored four goals in the third period to skate away with a 6-2 win Saturday night against Battle Mountain at Dobson Arena.
Regis had leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but the Huskies rallied with scores from Dawson Quint and Jordan Goldstein. The visitors broke it open with three goals in a span of five minutes in the first half of the third period.
Battle Mountain (3-8) hosts Dakota Ridge Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Dobson. That is a change from the original schedule.
VMS basketball bows to Plateau Valley
While Vail Mountain School coach Vinny Cisneros called it honestly “a decent thumping,” he saw progress in the Gore Rangers’ 79-43 loss to Plateau Valley Saturday,.
“It’s probably the best game we played all year,” said Cisneros, whose team is playing its first year of varsity basketball. “The kids played wonderfully. They were aggressive.”
Sean McKeever led the team with 17 points and nine rebounds. Paco Holguin chipped in 10 points and Ben Barber came off the bench with nine.
VMS hosts Meeker Friday at 6:30 p.m.
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