Summer sports under way |

Summer sports under way

The summer high school sports season is officially under way.

The boys basketball and baseball teams opened the offseason with Memorial Day weekend action.

The basketball team play–ed in the Colorado State University-Pueblo Class 5A-4A Tournament.

The Bulldogs finished 1-5 with a win against Pueblo Centennial.

“I was happy with our effort,” coach Scott Parker said. “After our first game, we started to run the floor and play better defense.”

Of the Bulldogs’ five losses, three were by a basket. Moffat lost to Liberty, Widefield and Conifer in those close games.

“We had our chances to win,” Parker said. “We’re still figuring our style out.”

Parker said the main focus has been on getting up and down the court. Now is the time to work on aspects such as half-court press offense and rotating defensively.

“Good defense leads to quick points, and the defense started to come along,” Parker said. “It will come.”

This weekend, the varsity and JV basketball teams will go to Rangely for a tournament.

In baseball, the Bulldogs 10-run-ruled Dry Creek from Denver in Legion B action Sunday in Craig.

Junior-to-be Bryan Richards hit four home runs in the two games, and junior-to-be Brad Grinstead also added a four-bagger.

Coach Rich Sadvar said that other than the team’s power stroke, he was impressed with sophomore-to-be Chris Winder.

The possible replacement for 2005 graduate Jared Lowther at shortstop was “solid in the field and at bat,” Sadvar said.

“He’s a natural shortstop,” Sadvar said. “Right now, he’s probably our shortstop for next year. He knows he needs to step up and fill that role.”

The Legion B and C teams are on the road this weekend with the B-team playing two games Friday against Holy family, both teams playing Evergreen Saturday and the C-team against Arapahoe for a doubleheader Sunday.

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