Sports Briefs for April 20: MCHS baseball slammed 11-3 by Rangely

MCHS baseball slammed 11-3 by Rangely

The Moffat County High School varsity baseball team fell, 11-3, in its Thursday afternoon home game against Rangely. The loss puts the Bulldogs season record at 3-9.

Coach Justin Folley said the Bulldogs suffered from a frequent rotation of players on the mound.

“We gave up some runs we shouldn’t have, but Rangely’s a good-hitting ball club,” he said.

Senior Carlos Maldonado helped chip away at Rangely’s early lead, hoping to rally his team in the bottom of the fifth inning by stealing home on a passed ball to bring the score to 7-3, but the home team’s scoring dried up from there and Rangely added four more runs.

Folley said strong defense he saw in the later innings is something he wants his players to keep up Saturday, when they’ll play a doubleheader against visiting Palisade.

“I want to see a close game,” he said. “I don’t want to see us getting blown out early, getting behind and quit playing. Palisade’s at the top of the league right now, but if we stay competitive, I know we can beat them.”

MCHS boys swim team goes 2-2 in Montrose

The Moffat County High School boys varsity swimming team competed Saturday in the Montrose Invitational in Montrose, going 2-2 in dual meets.

The Bulldogs beat Gunnison and Glenwood Springs, but lost to Montrose and District 51.

MCHS was down two swimmers, leaving them with six to compete.

“We only had six guys and it is tough to win as team with those numbers,” head coach Meghan Francone said. “But we took some good times and we have a relay that is close to qualifying for state.”

Junior Matt Hulstine re-qualified for state in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard butterfly, taking first and fourth, respectively.

The 200-yard freestyle relay took third place with a time of 1 minute, 44.68 seconds — about two seconds off the state qualifying time of 1:42.

The following are the top finishers from Saturday’s meet:

(Name — event — place — time)

• Matt Hulstine — 100-yard breaststroke — 1 — 1:04.65*

• Matt Hulstine — 100-yard butterfly — 4 — 1:00.78*

• John Kirk — 200-yard freestyle — 3 — 2:04.21

• John Kirk — 100-yard backstroke — 4 — 1:06.02

• MCHS — 200-yard medley relay — 3 — 2:02.68

• MCHS — 200-yard freestyle relay — 3 — 1:44.68

• Brenden Carta — 50-yard freestyle — 5 — 26.63

  • 4A state qualifying time

Boys track and field team takes 5th at Coal Ridge Invite

The Moffat County High School varsity track and field team competed Friday in the Coal Ridge Invitational at Coal Ridge High School in New Castle.

The boys team finished in fifth place out of 17 teams while the girls did not score any points at the meet.

The boys 4-by-800-meter relay, made up of seniors Rene Molina, Miguel Molina, Johnny Landa and Dale Nakai, took first at the invitational with a time of 8 minutes and 29.73 seconds.

Senior Garrett Spears took third in shot put with a throw of 49 feet, 3.5 inches, moving up to eighth in the Class 4A state rankings.

The following are the top finishers from Friday’s meet:

(Name — event — place — time/mark)

• MCHS — boys 4-by-800-meter relay — 1 — 8:29.73

• MCHS — boys 4-by-400-meter relay — 3 — 3:34.4

• Andy Browning — 200-meter dash — 2 — 23.55

• Andy Browning — 100-meter dash — 5 — 11.64

• Dale Nakai — 1,600-meter run — 2 — 4:49.63

• Dale Nakai — 800-meter run — 5 — 2:09.66

• Ryder Seely — 110-meter hurdles — 3 — 16.38

• Ryder Seely — 300-meter hurdles — 5 — 44.59

• Garrett Spears — shot put — 3 — 49’3.5”

• Garret Spears — discus — 4 — 137’1”

Bad Dogs have success in Hayden

The Craig Bad Dogs youth wrestling team traveled Saturday to Hayden to compete in the third tournament of the Northwest Colorado Wrestling League.

The team took 35 wrestlers, ranging from the 4-and-under division to the 12-and-under division.

The Bad Dogs have this weekend off, but return to action April 28 in Rifle.

The following are the top finishers from Saturday’s tournament:

(Name — division — place)

• Colton Burke — 6U — 1

• Anthony Duran — 8U — 1

• Blake Jeurgens — 10U — 1

• Luke Pleasant — 10U — 1

• Tyler Roberts — 10U — 1

• Laadan Rothermund — 10U — 1

• Mikinzie Klimper — 12U — 1

• Drew Rothermund — 12U — 1

• Ayden Piatt — 4U — 2

• Roper Schell — 4U — 2

• Noah Duran — 6U — 2

• Kannadis Peroulis — 6U — 2

• Garrett Anson — 8U — 2

• Sean Byers — 10U — 2

• Tyler Fortune — 10U — 2

• Thomas Baker — 12U — 2

• Ty Pinnit — 12U — 2

• Kaeden Martinez — 4U — 3

• Hayden Urroz — 4U — 3

• Kolten Vasquez — 4U — 3

• Colton Jones — 8U — 3

• Elias Peroulis — 12U — 3

• Ethan Vasquez — 6U — 4

• Brendon Wait — 6U — 4

• Luke Guire — 8U — 5

• Miguel Zaragoza — 10U — 5

Golf course to host Friday get-togethers

Starting today, Yampa Valley Golf Course will host its biweekly TGIF couples events. Registration is $46 each week for a round of golf and a meal.

This week’s theme is Red Solo Cup, and the game is a four-person scramble, which begins at 5:30 p.m. The schedule runs through October.

For more information, call 824-3673.

The schedule is below:

May 4 — Mexican Night/best ball

May 18 — Hippie Night/two-person scramble

June 8 — Cowboys & Indians/Chapman

June 15— Dads Night/alternate shot

July 6 — Hawaiian Luau/two-person scramble

July 20 — Fifties Night/four-person scramble

Aug. 10 — Gangster Night/best ball

Aug. 24 — Old-Fashioned Golf/alternate shot

Sept. 7 — Famous Couples/Chapman

Sept. 21 — Hunters Scramble/two-person scramble

October TBD — Bronco Bash/four-person scramble, 18 holes

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