Vail Valley preps wrap for Saturday
GYPSUM – First off, when it comes to Eagle Valley lacrosse, you’ve got to give it up to those who shoveled.
The Devils boys and girls teams were out there, carting snow, as were the visiting teams from Durango (boys) and Telluride (girls), not to mention parents, fans and even Eagle Valley athletic director Cliff Zehring.
Once the snow was gone, the Eagle Valley girls downed Telluride, 11-1, while the Eagle Valley boys were very competitive in an 8-7 loss to Durango.
The ladies wanted to get a shutout for goalie Milaina Salazar, and they nearly did with Telluride just getting one score midway through the second half.
“(Milaina) was rocking it,” Eagle Valley girls coach Kim Andree said.
Cori Cramer and Kayla Gagnon were also rocking it with hat tricks. Ashley Winsor, Megan Muehlenthaler, Olivia Keegan, Shelby Massie and Andrea Maza also scored for the Devils (4-6).
Eagle Valley has one week left in the season. The Devils are at Battle Mountain Wednesday, followed by back-to-back games with Durango on Friday and Saturday. By winning out, Eagle Valley can notch a winning season.
“I’ve gotta tell you they’ve given me a winning season no matter what,” Andree said. “I am having such a good time coaching these girls. Having never coached, you don’t know what to expect, but I didn’t think it would be this much fun.”
The boys lacrosse team nearly pulled out a win on Senior Day for Dustin Arguello, Otto Jordan, Tyler Keegan, Ethan Arnold, Bryce Steggall, Osbaldo Aragon, Austin Nelson and Slade Lyon.
Behind five goals from Arguello and one each from Jordan and Sam Boyd, the Devils led 7-6 after three quarters but ran into penalty trouble in the fourth and final frame.
After a winless season in 2010, the Devils finished at 3-12 and 3-6 in the Mountain Conference, a big improvement.
“We’re looking forward to growing this summer,” Eagle Valley boys coach Ted Boddy said. “We’re going to play in some tournaments, and get our freshmen, sophomores and juniors some more reps. We need to increase our lacrosse IQ. That’s a our biggest gain this season and we hope to build on that.”
Huskies lax sweeps Telluride inside
EDWARDS – Indoor play suits Battle Mountain girls lacrosse just fine.
With whiteout conditions Friday, Battle Mountain and Telluride moved their twinbill inside to the WECMRD Fieldhouse, and the Huskies swept the visitors, 24-13, 21-5.
For the record, if both coaches agree on a change of venue and format – the ladies played 7-on-7 – it’s official, according to CHSAA.
Battle Mountain’s Clare Baker scored her uniform number – 17 goals combined in the two games. Maddi Conlin had 12. One also has to give a shoutout to Huskies goalie Becca Bosworth who had the unenviable task of playing goalie, but made 25 saves nonetheless.
“It made the girls play fast,” Huskies coach Stacy Schapira said. “There was a lot of substitution on the fly and the players were so close to each other that they could hear each other and communicate. Everything was high pressure, so it was a good experience for our team.”
Battle Mountain is at Grand Junction Tuesday before hosting Eagle Valley Wednesday for Senior Night.
Track and field
The forecast for Saturday’s Battle Mountain Invitational is 65 degrees and partly cloudy. Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley and Vail Christian track and field might not be able to cope with such nice conditions.
Eagle Valley was at Montrose Friday, while Battle Mountain was down at Fossil Ridge. The weather was dreadful in both places and the competition difficult. Vail Christian’s meet at West Grand was postponed until Monday. Results for the Devils and Huskies follow:
Eagle Valley at Montrose
800 meters – Roxy Trotter, fifth, 2:30.67
Medley – Eagle Valley, eighth (Addie Arnold, Taylor Claydon, Kassi Gall, Elizabeth Schwaiger)
3,200 relay -Eagle Valley, third, 10:38 (Kendra Clements, Madeline Lounsberry, Kelly Cassidy, Roxy Trotter)
400 relay – Eagle Valley, eighth (Casey Lammert, Elizabeth Schwaiger, Kassi Gall, Kendra Clements)
Long jump – Michelle Carbajal, eighth, 15-4
High jump – Megan Osteen, seventh, 4-8
Triple jump – Michelle Carbajal, seventh, 30-9.5
1,600 relay -Eagle Valley, eighth, 3:42 (Zeke Sandoval, Omar Perez, Ryan Werner, Matt Kottenstette)
High jump – Cooper Senn, eighth, 5-10
Discus – Nick Bontempo, seventh, 131-2
Battle Mountain at Fossil Ridge
3,200 relay – Battle Mountain, eighth, 10:47.41 (Amelia Ortiz, Mandy Ortiz, Val Constein, Tesha Olsen)
Long jump – Raymie Higgins, sixth, 21-5 (school record)
Huskies baseball falls at Palisade
GRAND JUNCTION – So much for home-field advantage.
Battle Mountain baseball’s twinbill at Edwards against was moved to Grand Junction Saturday, and the Bulldogs beat the Huskies, 12-2 and 20-2.
Battle Mountain is at Resurrection Christian on Monday
Cheyenne Mountain drops Battle Mountain
COLORADO SPRINGS – Battle Mountain soccer had a tough go of it against No. 6-ranked Cheyenne Mountain Saturday, falling to the Indians, 8-0.
The Huskies are at Steamboat Springs Tuesday.
Weather took a bite out of this weekend’s high school schedule not surprisingly.
Eagle Valley baseball’s doubleheader at Glenwood Springs was moved to Tuesday at 2 p.m. Battle Mountain boys lacrosse plays Grand Junction Monday at 6 p.m.
West Grand already postponed its track and field meet to Monday, so Vail Christian heads to Kremmling then.
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