Briggsdale 18, Weldon Valley 1, 4 inn., in Briggsdale: Briggsdale out-hit Weldon Valley 10-1 and coasted to a Class 1A District 5 win. Senior Isiah Nava led the Falcons, hitting 3 for 3 with, a home run, four RBI and four runs. Sophomore Tanner Fiscus hit 3 for 3 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs. Fiscus also pitched all four innings, allowing one unearned run on one hit, striking out seven and walking two. Briggsdale improved to 2-7 overall, 2-1 in District 5 play.
Resurrection Christian 11, Denver North 5, in Loveland: Resurrection Christian earned its second win of the season, improving to 2-3 overall, 1-0 in 4A Metro play. The Cougars scored the first 10 goals of the game, scoring three in each of the first two quarters and four in the third.
Windsor 2, Rocky Mountain 1, in Windsor: Windsor gave up a goal for just the second time all season — the first time since its season opener on March 15. But, the Wizards still managed to extend their win streak to seven and improve to 7-1 with this nonconference win. Windsor was tied 1-1 at halftime before scoring the winning goal in the second half. Senior JoJo Hardy and sophomore Airyanna Zabka each had a goal for the Wizards. Senior Abby Bush and sophomore Ella Moody had one assist apiece. Windsor is third in 4A in CHSAANow.com’s latest statewide rankings.
GREELEY, CO – MARCH 31:Windsor’s Abby Bush (16) heads the ball over Northridge’s Kira Villarreal (1) during the Windsor Wizards girls soccer match against the Northridge Grizzlies at District 6 Soccer Stadium in Greeley March 31, 2022. (Greeley Tribune file photo)
Track and field
Windsor wins NoCo Series 2, in Gilcrest: Windsor won the girls (112) and boys (168.5) at the 15-team NoCo Series 2 meet, hosted by Valley. Dayspring’s girls (101) and boys (76) were the runners-up. Severance’s girls (88) and its boys (74) were third.
Roosevelt’s boys (64) placed fourth, while its girls (31.5) were ninth. University’s girls (67.5) were fifth, and its boys (59) placed sixth. Platte Valley’s girls (63) finished sixth, and its boys (4) were 14th. Valley finished fifth (63) in the boys standings and 14th (9) in the girls standings.
Eaton’s boys (46) were seventh, and its girls (12) placed 12th. Highland’s girls (18) were 11th, and its boys (6) placed 13th.
Dayspring Christian senior Wyatt Eichman won the boys 100 (11.5). Windsor senior Zack Blecke placed first in the boys 200 (23.29). Valley senior Salomon Martinez won the boys 400 (53.44). University senior Mitchell Thomas was first in the boys 800 (2:10.10). Windsor freshman Cole Mazurana won the boys 1,600 (4:39.87) and the 3,200 (10:02.17).
Wizards senior Noah Gilmore won the boys 110 hurdles (16.04). Dayspring Christian senior Jacob Martin placed first in the boys 300 hurdles (41.33). Windsor won the boys 400 relay (44.71) and the boys 1,600 relay (3:34.99). Dayspring won the boys 800 relay (1:34.83). Severance sophomore Jaden Hoffman won boys high jump (6′ 0.5″). Windsor junior Tanner Garcia won boys long jump (20′).
Windsor junior Salem Brunk claimed first in boys triple jump (40′ 4.75″). His sophomore teammate Danner Bakula won boys pole vault (13′). Dayspring senior Garrett Krehbiel won boys discus (126′ 7″). Roosevelt sophomore Toby Gilliam won boys shot put (44′ 6.5″).
Severance junior Alexys Hill won the girls 100 (12.76), the 200 (27.40) and the long jump (16′ 5.25″). Her sophomore teammate Hanna Schissler won the girls 400 (1:01.16). Windsor freshman Maggie Bush won the girls 800 (2:28.49) and the 3,200 (12:37.56). Dayspring Christian sophomore Eboselulu Omofoma dominated the girls 100 hurdles (15.74) and also won the 300 hurdles (49.93) and high jump (5′ 1.5″).
Windsor won the girls 400 relay (52.20), the girls 1,600 relay (4:17.21) and the girls 3,200 relay (11:17.48). Severance placed first in the girls 800 relay (1:52.50). Dayspring Christian won the girls 800 sprint medley relay (1:56.56). Windsor sophomore Finlay Bach won girls pole vault (8′ 6″). Dayspring junior Aliya McClanahan won girls discus (106′ 4″). Platte Valley junior Yessenia Valdez won girls shot put (32′ 9″).
FREDERICK, CO – JUNE 26:Eaton’s Walker Martin (16) scoops up a ground ball before throwing to first base to tag out The Classical Academy’s Tyler Bonaquista (8) in the bottom of the seventh inning during the Eaton Reds 3A baseball state final game against the The Classical Academy Titans at Frederick High School in Frederick June 26, 2021. (Greeley Tribune file photo)
Eaton 6, Resurrection Christian 2, in Loveland: Eaton swept a fellow top-10 team, securing another win two days after initially defeating Resurrection Christian. The two teams scored all their runs in the final three innings. The Reds took control with two runs in the top of the fifth and three more in the sixth. Junior Ryder True led Eaton, hitting 3 for 4 with two RBI. Fellow Reds junior Tate Smith hit 2 for 2 with a double and one RBI. Eaton sophomore Mitch Haythorn allowed just one earned run on two hits, striking out 14 and walking four in 6 1/3 innings. Sophomore Caden Bailey and junior Carter Evans each drove in a run for Resurrection Christian. The Reds improved to 10-1 overall, 7-0 in 3A Patriot League play. The Cougars fell to 4-5, 3-5. In this week’s rankings, Eaton remains at first. Resurrection Christian fell out of the top 10 after being eighth a week ago.
Valley 16, Weld Central 0, 4 inn., in Keenesburg: Valley secured a dominant nonleague win to snap out of an eight-game losing streak. Junior Cameron Dudley led the Vikings with four RBI and three runs on 2-for-3 hitting. Junior Raiden Pelletier had three RBI and a run on 1-for-3 hitting. Freshman Carson Adolf and junior Calab Caciari had two RBI apiece for Valley. Vikings junior Cooper Foster was highly effective on the mound, pitching all four shutout innings. He surrendered just one hit, striking out seven and walking none. Valley out-hit Weld Central 10-1. The Vikings improved to 2-10. The Rebels fell to 1-9.
University 10, Strasburg 0, 5 inn., in Greeley: University completed a dominant two-game sweep of Strasburg, won its sixth consecutive game and improved to 10-2 overall, 6-0 in 3A Patriot League play. After a scoreless first inning, the Bulldogs blew the game wide open with eight runs in the bottom of the second. Junior Logan Getting and sophomore Dalton Yaste each drove in two runs for University. Getting hit 4 for 4 with two triples. Senior Greg Garza also hit 4 for 4 with a RBI and three runs. The pitching trio of senior Kanon Padilla, senior Parker Disparti and freshman Chance Curell combined to allow just one hit, with eight strikeouts and one walk during five shutout innings. University had 14 hits.
Windsor 11, Centaurus 8, in Lafayette: Windsor erased a slight 5-4 deficit through five innings with four runs in the top of the sixth and three more in the seventh. Wizards junior Chase Thomas drove in three runs and scored two runs on 2-for-4 hitting. Senior Aaron Rolf hit 4 for 5 with a double, two RBI and two runs. Freshman Ethan Fillinger also drove in two runs and had a double, on 2-for-5 hitting. Windsor improved to 11-3 overall, 9-1 in 4A/5A Northern Colorado Athletic Conference play.
Longmont 7, Greeley West 1, in Greeley: Greeley West led 1-0 through three innings but gave up three runs in the top of the fourth and four more in the sixth. Longmont out-hit the Spartans 11-5. Senior Mateo Vasquez drove in West’s only run, on 1-for-3 hitting. The Spartans fell to 4-9 overall, 4-6 in 4A/5A Northern Colorado Athletic Conference play.
GREELEY, CO – APRIL 12:Greeley West’s Mateo Vasquez (1) high-fives Greeley West’s Alejandro Verdugo (6) after Verdugo scored during the Greeley West Spartans baseball game against the Greeley Central Wildcats at Butch Butler Field in Greeley April 12, 2022. The Greeley West Spartans defeated the Greeley Central Wildcats 17-2 in five innings. (Greeley Tribune file photo)
Silver Creek 16, Greeley Central 5, 5 inn., in Longmont: Greeley Central briefly took a 5-3 lead with five runs in the top of the second, but Silver Creek struck right back with four runs in the bottom of the second. The Raptors scored the first three runs and the last 13 runs of the game. Freshman Mario Dominguez drove in two runs on 1-for-3 hitting for the Wildcats. Greeley Central fell to 1-14 overall, 0-10 in 4A/5A Northern Colorado Athletic Conference play.
Lyons 4, Dayspring Christian 2, in Lyons: Dayspring saw its seven-game win streak come to an end at the hands of a quality Lyons squad (8-3). The Eagles led 2-0 through three innings before the Lions scored four unanswered runs during the next three innings. Freshmen Logan Van-Iddekinge and Jeremiah Garza recorded Dayspring’s only RBI. Senior Tyler Sugden hit 2 for 4 with a run. The Eagles dropped to 9-4 overall, 4-2 in 2A/1A Mile High League play.
Liberty Common 9, Platte Valley 3, in Fort Collins: Platte Valley wasn’t able to complete a two-game sweep of Liberty Common after defeating the Eagles two days earlier. The Broncos led 2-1 after two innings and 3-1 midway through the fourth before giving up five runs in the bottom of the fourth. Liberty Common scored three more insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. Senior Aaron Rios and sophomore Braylon Edstrom each drove in a run for Platte Valley. Four Broncos players had multi-hit games. Platte Valley fell to 1-9-1 overall, 1-6 in 3A Patriot League play.
Columbine 16, Windsor 5, in Windsor: Windsor suffered its second consecutive loss and fell under .500 with this nonconference loss. The Wizards dropped to 4-5 overall.
Track and field
Greeley Central, West compete in Lions Classic in Littleton: Greeley Central’s girls (23) and boys (32) placed eighth out of 16-plus teams in the Lions Classic, hosted by Littleton. Greeley West’s girls (22) were ninth and its boys (18.5) placed 10th. Grandview won the girls (161) and boys (247) titles.
Spartans senior Tate Sedinger won boys high jump with a height of 5′ 11″. His Greeley West teammate, freshman Jonas Barton, was fifth (5′ 7″) in the same event.
Greeley Central senior Leon Ramirez placed second (41′ 10.25″) in boys shot put behind Grandview senior Moosah Alsaffar (50′ 5.5″).
Greeley West junior Aisha Baghdadi placed second (31′ 9.75″) in girls shot put, while her sophomore teammate, Aubrie-Anna Ebertowski, was third (31′ 9″) in the same event. Ralston Valley sophomore Riley Kline won the event with a throw of 31′ 11.5″.
Greeley Central’s girls 800 relay team of freshman Natalie Chairez-Salazar, junior Ariel Moreno, senior Alexis Tapia and senior Dazonique Brown placed fourth (2:01.11). Tapia was third (4′ 9″) in girls high jump.
Spartans junior Yasmine Adam was fourth (99′ 7″) in girls discus.
Greeley Central junior Michael Toews was fourth (11:12.33) in the boys 3,200. Greeley West senior Curtis Gutierrez was fourth (127′ 1″) in boys discus.
Greeley West’s boys 3,200 relay team of senior Tavion Porter, senior Bohden Suntych, junior Christian Dominguez Castillo and sophomore Xavior Barrera was third (9:04.22).
Numerous local athletes compete in Pomona Invitational, in Lakewood: Numerous local teams competed in the talent-laden Pomona Invitational at Jefferson County Stadium, the home of the state meet. The meet was MileSplit’s national meet of the week, and it featured more than 60 programs from Colorado and surrounding states.
Among the local highlights, Platte Valley senior Devyn Lauer-Duarte won the boys 100 (10.57) and 200 (21.55). Roosevelt junior Kylee Kielian won the girls triple jump (36′ 8.25″). The Rough Riders’ girls 800 relay team of Noelle Lang, Allison Beard, Reyleigh Hess and Chloe Sauer was fourth (1:49.37). Roosevelt junior Tucker Peterson won the boys triple jump (45′ 4.75″).
Eaton junior Zac Grable placed second in boys high jump with a height of 6′ 5″ and was third in the 300 hurdles (40.51). The Reds’ girls 800 sprint medley relay team was third (1:53.97). Eaton sophomore Andie Rasmussen was fourth in the girls 400 (1:00.23).
Frontier Academy senior Temesgen Fanning was fourth in boys triple jump (43′ 9.25″). Resurrection Christian junior Tre Garcia was second in boys 300 hurdles (39.76) and fifth in 110 hurdles (15.44). His junior teammate Cody Michaelson was fourth in boys high jump (6′ 3″).
Weld Central’s top performances came from senior Kane Fobare (10th, 130′ 10″, boys discus) and junior Breanna Monk (10th, 15′ 2.5″, girls long jump).
Briggsdale participates in Terry Amundson, in Byers: Briggsdale’s girls (14) placed 16th out of 23 teams, while its boys (6) were 20th out of 22 teams at the Terry Amundson Invitational, hosted by Byers. Platte Canyon (81) won the girls title, and Wiggins (100) claimed the boys title.
Briggsdale senior Braden Krise was fourth (5′ 5″) in boys high jump. Fellow Falcons senior Malik Carlson placed eighth (19.76) in the boys 110 hurdles. Briggsdale freshman Kayl Klem was fourth (19.05) in the girls 100 hurdles.
Greeley Central goes 1-2, in Castle Rock: Greeley Central defeated Vista PEAK Prep 2-0 and lost to host Douglas County 2-0 and Pueblo South 2-1 in the Douglas County Invitational. The Wildcats defeated Vista PEAK by set scores of 25-22, 25-23. Greeley Central moved its record to 8-4.
University 15, Valley 0, 4 inn., in Greeley: University jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first two innings, as it won its seventh consecutive game. Senior Parker Disparti led the Bulldogs with two doubles, three RBI and two runs on 2-for-2 hitting. Senior Greg Garza hit 2 for 3 with a RBI and three runs. University sophomore Kaleb Tejada pitched all four innings and threw a no-hitter. He struck out eight and walked one. The Bulldogs improved to 11-2 overall, 7-0 in 3A Patriot League play. Valley fell to 2-11, 1-6.
Resurrection Christian 9, Jefferson Academy 8, in Loveland: Resurrection Christian secured a nonleague nail-biter to improve to 3-3 overall.
Dakota Ridge 13, Windsor 9, in Littleton: Windsor lost its third consecutive game, falling to 4-6 with this nonconference slip-up. Dakota Ridge outscored the Wizards in three of the four quarters. The Eagles produced at least three goals in each quarter.
Windsor 1, Holy Family 0, in Broomfield: Windsor extended its win streak to eight matches with this huge conference win against the 10th-ranked team in 4A, according to CHSAANow.com, and the defending state champion, Holy Family (3-3). The Wizards recorded the game’s sole goal in the first half. Holy Family eliminated Windsor in the quarterfinals a season ago. With this win, the Wizards improved to 8-1 overall, 5-0 in 4A/5A Northern Colorado Athletic Conference play.
Fort Lupton 5, Westminster 2, in Fort Lupton: Fort Lupton built a 2-0 first-half cushion before outscoring Westminster 3-2 in the second half. The Bluedevils moved to 4-4 with this nonleague win.
Windsor Charter Academy 5, Twin Peaks Charter 0, in Windsor: Windsor Charter won its season opener, improving to 1-0 overall.
Resurrection Christian 1, Aspen 1, in Loveland: Neither team budged in this nonleague affair. Resurrection Christian moved its record to 5-2-1.
Centaurus 11, Greeley Central 1, in Greeley: Greeley Central struggled against the unbeaten (8-0) sixth-ranked team in 4A, according to CHSAANow.com. The Wildcats dropped to 1-9 overall, 0-5 in 4A/5A Northern Colorado Athletic Conference play.
Loveland 6, Greeley West 0, in Greeley: Greeley West was unable to solve the defense of a strong Loveland squad (7-4). The Reds Wolves scored two goals in the first half and four more in the second. The Spartans fell to 2-8 overall, 1-5 in 4A/5A Northern Colorado Athletic Conference play.
The Academy 7, Roosevelt 0, in Westminster: Roosevelt was playing from behind all game after falling behind 5-0 in the first half. The Rough Riders fell to 2-6 overall with the nonleague loss.
Track and field
University prevails in Greeley City Championships, at University HS: On its home track, the University girls scored 149 points, and the Bulldogs boys scored 128 points to win both team titles at the Greeley City Championships. Dayspring’s girls (128) and boys (103) were second. Northridge’s girls (89) were third, and its boys (56) placed sixth. Greeley Central’s boys (93) finished third, and its girls (77) were fourth. Greeley West’s girls (52) and boys (72) were fifth. Frontier Academy’s boys (87) finished fourth, and its girls (36) were sixth.
Among the highlights, Dayspring Christian sophomore Eboselulu Omofoma won the girls 100 hurdles (18.09), high jump (5′) and long jump (15′ 8.5″). Northridge senior Victoria Perales won the girls 400 (1:02.36) and triple jump (34′ 9.5″) and was second in the 100 (13.23).
Dayspring senior Wyatt Eichman placed first in the boys 100 (11.54) and 200 (23.81). His senior teammate Jacob Martin won the boys long jump (18′ 7.25″) and the 300 hurdles (41.87). Greeley Central senior Leon Ramirez won the boys shot put (43′ 7.25″) and discus (154′ 11.5″).
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.