Weekend preps wrap
GYPSUM — And now for Steamboat Springs, Round 2.
Eagle Valley soccer bounced back from a tough loss to those Sailors with a 2-0 win on Saturday against Glenwood Springs at Hot Stuff Stadium in Gypsum.
Sofia Aguilar scored in the first half. In a shocking development, Mariel Gutierrez added insure in the second 40, and the Devils had their second straight win over the Demons. Brennecke Gale got the shutout in goal.
“This is huge after departing Steamboat Springs with that 2-1 loss,” Devils coach Stephen Baxter said. “Glenwood’s a quality program, coach by a great coach in Steve White. We were definitely treating them as a top-tier club, so we went at them with full force.”
Eagle Valley (3-1) gets another crack at Steamboat when the Sailors come to Hot Stuff Stadium on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Huskies bounce Palisade
Battle Mountain soccer finished its opening week with a 3-0 mark after knocking off Palisade 6-4 on Saturday in Edwards.
Emily Cope had a hat trick, while Acacia Ortiz scored twice and Logan Nash also found the net.
Battle Mountain was up 6-2 before the coach did a little tinkering, as is his tendency.
“It was good to see our girls get challenged,” Huskies coach David Cope said.
Battle Mountain is at Summit County on Tuesday. Also, Saturday’s home game against Delta is now at 4 p.m.
Huskies win league game
Battle Mountain baseball won its first 4A Slope game since May 7, 2013, with a 5-4 victory at Glenwood Springs on Saturday.
The Huskies ended up splitting a twinbill with the Demons with the hosts winning the nightcap, 12-7.
“Our focus is on league games. Wednesday’s game hurt,” Huskies skipper Jose Meza said of his team’s extra-inning loss to Basalt. “We didn’t have a lot of time to think about it.”
In baseball, that’s good. Tied 4-4 in the top of the seventh, Hunter Meier delivered the big knock to put the Huskies ahead for good. Sean Weller, who went the distance, set down the Demons 1-2-3 in the bottom of the frame. That capped a great team effort by the Huskies, who committed only one major error during the lidlifter.
The Huskies were in the second game of the doubleheader, but the Demons blew it open with seven runs in the sixth inning.
Battle Mountain (2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Slope) is at Palisade on Saturday for two. If you have an old schedule, then that doubleheader has been moved from Edwards because of field conditions.
Devils win two
Eagle Valley baseball took two of three games this weekend at the Lloyd McMillan Tournament in Montrose.
The Devils knocked off Alamosa, 5-2, and crushed Moffat County, 20-2, before falling to Emery, 10-6.
Eagle Valley (3-2) opens up conference play on Tuesday at Glenwood Springs at 3 p.m.
Huskies girls win opener
The Battle Mountain girls track and field team topped the competition at the Rifle Invitational on Friday.
The ladies won with 137 points, a whopping 50 in front of Glenwood Springs in second.
“The Calabreses were unconscious,” Huskies coach Rob Parish said. “They could be aliens.”
Izze won the pole vault and the 300-meter hurdles, while she was also part of the winning 1,600 and 3,200 relays. Meanwhile Sofia won the high jump, the open 800 and was also a part of the mile-relay win.
The boys finished fourth behind Fruita, Grand Junction and Central.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, email@example.com and @cfreud.