Severance 10, Montrose 0, 5 inn., in Montrose: Severance dominated offensively and defensively en route to improving to 3-1. The Silver Knights out-hit Montrose 11-1. Junior Mason Bright and senior Carson Fagan each went 3 for 3. Fagan, senior Caden Panas and junior Austin Neeley had two RBI apiece. Fagan also picked up the win on the mound, allowing just one hit, while striking out three and walking none in a complete-game shutout. Montrose (5-2) is ranked ninth in Class 4A by CHSAANow.com.
Resurrection Christian 10, Valley 0, in Loveland: Resurrection Christian opened its season with a dominant win, scoring eight goals in the first half and two more in the second. While the Cougars improved to 1-0 overall, 1-0 in 3A Patriot League play, Valley fell to 0-3, 0-1.
Thompson Valley 10, Greeley Central 0, in Greeley: Thompson Valley dominated from the get-go, scoring four runs in the first half and six more in the second. Greeley Central fell to 1-2 with this nonleague loss.
Telluride 14, Resurrection Christian 6, in Loveland: Resurrection Christian opened its season with a rough non-league loss.
Boys swimming and diving
Greeley West wins Keith Wiedeman, in Greeley: Greeley West scored 203 points to dominate its longstanding home meet, the Keith Wiedeman Invitational. Liberty Common was a distant second with 98 points. Broomfield was third (75), and Estes Park placed fourth (9). The Spartans won 10 out of 12 events, including all three relays. Ian Spooner won a pair of events — the 100-yard freestyle (51.91) and the 200 freestyle (1:53.14). Junior Max Spooner also won two events — the 200 individual medley (2:17.23) and 500 freestyle (5:13.71). Senior Cade Branum placed first in the 50 freestyle (24.39), senior Jack Hughes was first in the 100 butterfly (57.17), and junior KJ Martinez won the 100 breaststroke (1:11.74).
Poudre 7, Greeley West 0, in Fort Collins: Poudre won six of seven matches in straight sets. Greeley West’s sophomore tandem of Davanee McKinney and Itzel Guidry put up a fight against juniors Laurel Needham and Phoenix Wall at No. 4 doubles. The Impalas duo ultimately won, 5-7, 6-0, 0-0 (10-5). The Spartans fell to 1-2 in duals this season.
Track and field
Roosevelt shines at Max Marr, in Berthoud: A handful of local programs competed in the Max Marr Invitational. Roosevelt won the boys team title with 105.5 points, ahead of runner-up Thompson Valley (85). Greeley Central was 12th (26) in the girls standings, while Platte Valley placed 14th (17).
Roosevelt was second (102) in the girls team race, behind first-place Loveland (111). Platte Valley was 10th (32), and Greeley Central placed 15th (6).
Rough Riders junior Tucker Peterson won the boys triple jump with a distance of 46′ 3.5″. This is the top jump in Colorado by more than two feet.
Greeley Central senior Leon Ramirez placed first in boys discus (136′ 3.5″). Roosevelt junior Austin Schultz won boys shot put (41′ 11.5″).
Rough Riders junior Chloe Sauer won the girls 200 (27.48). Roosevelt junior Natalya Sauer was first in the girls 100 hurdles (17.63) and in the 300 hurdles (49.86).
Rough Riders junior Kylee Kielian won the girls triple jump (36′ 1″).
University competes in Wild West Invitational, in Grand Junction: University’s boys placed 10th (31.85), and its girls were 14th (9) at the Warrior Wild West Invitational at Stocker Stadium. Bulldogs freshman Brevon Doss was fourth in the boys 200 (23.88) and was seventh in the triple jump (36′ 10.25″). Junior Kate Harvey placed third in the girls 400 (1:04.07).
Windsor 16, Greeley Central 1, 4 inn., in Windsor: Windsor dominated all facets to improve to 3-2 overall, 3-1 in 4A/5A Northern Colorado Athletics Conference. The Wizards were in full control after jumping out to a 10-1 lead in the first two innings. Freshman Ethan Fillinger led Windsor, hitting 3 for 3 with four RBI and two runs. Wizards junior Tyson Shade and senior Cullen Verville had two RBI each. Senior Riley Warmbrod pitched all four innings for Windsor, allowing one unearned run on one hit, striking out seven and walking one. Senior Jacob Hernandez had Greeley Central’s one hit and its sole run. Senior JJ Espinoza III had the Wildcats’ only RBI. Greeley Central fell to 0-6, 0-2.
Highland 7, Platte Valley 3, in Kersey: Highland used a midgame surge to remain undefeated, 3-0. The two teams were tied at 2 before the Huskies scored four runs in the top of the third. Freshman Sawyer Morgan and senior Caleb Polk each connected on two hits for Highland. Morgan had a game-high two RBI. Platte Valley didn’t record any hits, but it did draw six walks. Junior Gabe Medina recorded the Broncos’ only RBI. Platte Valley fell to 0-4 with the nonleague loss.
Resurrection Christian 7, Bennett 2, in Loveland: Resurrection Christian evened its record at 2-2 with this decisive nonleague win. The Cougars took a 4-1 lead after a four-run bottom of the second inning. Leading 4-2, Resurrection Christian scored the final three runs of the game, in the last four innings. Five Cougars batters recorded two hits apiece. Sophomore Deegan Corrigan had a game-high two RBI on 2-for-3 hitting. Resurrection Christian’s pitching duo of freshman Vaughn Green and senior Luke Ruby combined to allow no earned runs on four hits, striking out four and walking four.
Dayspring Christian 15, Simla 4, 6 inn., in Greeley: Dayspring started the game impressively and closed the game even more emphatically to improve to 4-3 with this nonleague victory. The Eagles led 3-1 after one inning. Leading 6-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Dayspring quickly activated the mercy rule with nine more runs. Senior Tyler Sugden led the Eagles, hitting 5 for 5 with four runs and one RBI. Logan Van-Iddekinge and Gage Davis had three RBI apiece for Dayspring. Sugden picked up the win on the mound, pitching all six innings and allowing just two earned runs on six hits, striking out nine and walking one.
Palisade 10, Severance 0, 5 inn., in Palisade: After a scoreless first three innings, Palisade emphatically claimed victory with six runs in the bottom of the fourth and four more in the fifth. Severance had just one hit, by junior Joe Tamburro. The Silver Knights dropped to 3-2. Palisade (7-1) is ranked third in 4A by CHSAANow.com.
Fruita Monument 15, Severance 11, in Fruita: Playing in its second nonleague game of the day, Fruita Monument prevailed in a back-and-forth slugfest. The Wildcats out-hit Severance 14-10. The Silver Knights scored multiple runs in three of seven innings. Fruita Monument scored multiple runs in five of six innings. Junior Joe Tamburro led Severance, hitting 4 for 4 with three runs and two RBI. He was one of three Silver Knights players with multiple hits and one of four players with multiple RBI. Despite the offensive prowess, Severance fell to 3-3 overall.
Holy Family 15, Greeley West 3, 5 inn., in Greeley: Greeley West lost to Holy Family for the second time in three days. The Tigers led 6-1 after two innings and 7-1 after four innings before putting away the game with an eight-run top of the fifth. Six Spartans players had one hit apiece. Senior Edgar Urquidi had West’s only RBI. Greeley West fell to 0-5 overall, 0-2 in 4A/5A Northern Colorado Athletic Conference play. Holy Family (3-1, 2-0) is the fourth-ranked team in 4A, according to CHSAANow.com.
Berthoud 25, Valley 3, 4 inn., in Gilcrest: Valley couldn’t slow down a red-hit Berthoud offense, as the Spartans had two huge innings, scoring 13 runs in the second and nine in the fourth. Berthoud out-hit the Vikings 18-4. Junior Cameron Dudley hit 2 for 2 with one RBI for Valley. The Vikings fell to 1-3 with this nonleague loss.
Brush 20, Weld Central 0, 3 inn., in Brush: Brush used a 14-run second inning to pave the way for this mercy rule win. The Beetdiggers out-hit Weld Central 15-0. The Rebels fell to 0-3 with this nonleague loss.
Greeley West 4, Frontier Academy 1, at District 6 Soccer Field in Greeley: Greeley West evened its record at 1-1 with a dominant nonleague win. The Spartans had all the momentum early, scoring three unanswered goals in the first half. Senior Lilliian Leschinsky scored Frontier’s lone goal. The Wolverines fell to 0-2 on the season.
Track and field
Local teams compete in Grizzly Invitational, in Greeley: A slew of local teams competed in the Grizzly Invitational, hosted by Northridge at District 6 Stadium. Among the top performers, Dayspring Christian senior Jacob Martin won the boys 300-meter hurdles (43.09). Northridge placed first in the boys 400 relay (44.67) and in the boys 1,600 relay (3:44.68). Windsor senior Ellie Sanders won the girls 100 (13.06) and the 200 (26.39).
Dayspring sophomore Angela Friedman placed first in the girls 800 (2:39.92). Her sophomore teammate, Eboselulu Omofoma was first by a huge margin in the girls 100 hurdles (15.68). She also comfortably won the girls high jump (5′ 4″) and the long jump (16′ 3.25″).
Northridge sophomore Savanna Amack placed first in the girls 300 hurdles (51.72) and in the triple jump (36′ 4.5″). The host Grizzlies won the girls 400 relay (53.29). Dayspring won the girls 800 sprint medley relay (1:54.93).
Highland sophomore Meeka Hoke placed first in the girls pole vault (8′ 6″). Weld Central senior Dilynn Stonner won the girls shot put (36′ 3.25″).
Lutheran won the girls team title with 88 points. Dayspring was the runner-up with 80. Host Northridge was fourth (79), Highland finished sixth (41), University placed seventh (39), Weld Central finished eighth (37), Greeley West was 11th (28) and Prairie was 12th (23).
Lutheran also won the boys team title with 200 points. Mead was a distant second with 80.
Dayspring Christian placed third (52), host Northridge was fourth (49), University finished fifth (42), Greeley West placed 10th (32), Prairie was 12th (18) and Highland was 14th (4).
Roosevelt competes in Broomfield Shootout, in Broomfield: Roosevelt showcased its impressive depth, competing in the Broomfield Shootout just one day after excelling in the Max Marr in Berthoud. Among the highlights, junior Austin Schultz finished seventh with a person record of 45′ 3.5″ in the boys shot put. He was also seventh in discus (128′ 4″). Senior Jaden Casanueva was 10th in the boys 300-meter hurdles (43.04) and 13th in the 110 hurdles (17.11). Freshman Reyleigh Hess was 12th in the girls 300 hurdles (51.43). Junior Ethan Champa placed 11th in boys long jump (20′ 9.25″).
Frontier, Resurrection Christian compete in Runners Roost, in Fort Collins: Frontier Academy placed sixth in the girls standings (36 points) and 14th in the boys standings (24) at the talent-laden Runners Roost at French Field. Eaton’s girls were 10th (30), and its boys were 17th (17.5). Resurrection Christian’s girls tied for 20th (3), while its boys were eighth (42).
Fossil Ridge won the girls team title (117.4), and Rocky Mountain claimed the boys title (97.5).
Resurrection Christian junior Tre Garcia secured a first-place finish in the boys 110 hurdles (15.28) and in the 300 hurdles (39.55). The Cougars also won the boys 1,600 relay (3:31.55).
Frontier Academy senior Temesgen Fanning won the boys triple jump (44′ 6.5″). Fellow Wolverines senior Kenya Dennee won the girls 800 (2:20.81).
Frontier Academy junior Madison Brosig placed first in the girls 3,200 (12:24.09).
Eaton senior Allyson Weichel placed first in the girls 200 (26.72) and in the 300 hurdles (46.80).
Bobby Fernandez covers high school sports for the Greeley Tribune. Reach him at (970) 392-4478, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @BobbyDFernandez.