SHS Roundup: Lady Tigers sweep season opener
CANON CITY – The Summit High School tennis team began its season on Saturday with an emphatic 7-0 win over Canon City.”There were a couple of tests,” Tigers coach Dave Turrin said after the sweep. “But overall, we dominated.”Summit was led by No. 1 singles player Alex Critz-Culp, who won her match 6-4, 6-4. Megan Hollenbeck won 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Kali Turrin was victorious (6-3, 6-4) at No. 3.In doubles, the Tigers’ top tandem of Megan Hartman and Tiana Shelton won 6-4, 6-2; Marie and Julie Oberriter won 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; Ashley Dankof and Ali Hartley won 6-4, 6-3; and Sophia Bolt and Rosa Foth topped their opponents 2-6, 6-0, 6-1.Turrin seemed particularly impressed with the play of his No. 3 and No. 4 doubles teams.”We knew we had some returning players with strong tournament experience,” he said, “But we weren’t sure how deep we could go. … We’re going to need that depth against the next few teams we’re facing.”Summit travels to Ralston Valley Tuesday and Bishop Machebeuf on Wednesday.Saturday’s contest at Canon City marked the first outdoor tennis most of the Lady Tigers have played this year.”It was the type of match we needed (to start the season),” Turrin said. “Everybody came through.”
SHS swimmers waste no time in qualifying for stateARVADA – The high school swimming season is only a day old and Summit junior Thomas Sawyer has already earned a ticket to the state meet – three times over.Sawyer won both the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 10.07 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (56:37) at Saturday’s tri in Arvada and qualified for the postseason in the process.The Tigers’ 200 medley relay team of Sawyer, Justin Skall, Shane Meister and Raphael Joly, will also be competing at state after Saturday’s second-place finish in 1:55.56. Summit, which competed against Pomona and Arvada West, finished third.The Tigers’ first-year coach Eric Godsman seemed encouraged with his team’s effort on Saturday.”I’m happy with what I see,” he said. “I think these boys have good work ethic, they just need to keep at it these next few weeks so they can get their times down.”Baseball team falls to Canon City 9-4CANON CITY – Josh Kroening went 3-for-4 with two triples and one RBI in the Tigers’ 9-4 loss at Canon City on Saturday.Both teams had seven hits in a game that SHS coach Bob Rentschler seemed fairly pleased with overall.
“I’m happy with how we played defensively on a real field (as opposed to a gymnasium floor in practice),” said Rentschler, who’s team committed two errors on the day, both during the fifth inning. “We had a lot of chances.”Chris Dutt started on the mound for the Tigers and completed four innings (five hits, four runs, three strikeouts and no walks). “(Dutt) pitched really well,” Rentschler said. “He was starting off innings with strikes and getting ahead of batters.”Dutt, who threw to Peter Secor behind the plate, was relieved by J.J. Gessner, who later yielded to David Leopold.Kroening’s offensive outburst was complemented by the efforts of Landon Greve (two hits, one RBI), Scott Rappleye (two hits) and Shane Werts (RBI).The Tigers will take on Skyview Monday in Thornton.Girls soccer team drops to 1-1ENGLEWOOD – The Lady Tigers soccer team kept Saturday’s game at St. Mary’s Academy relatively close for a half, but the Wildcats poured it on after intermission en route to a 10-2 victory.”St. Mary’s is a high caliber team,” SHS coach Stephanie Johnson said. “They took a lot of shots from outside the 18 (yard line) and that caught us off guard.”
SHS (1-1), which trailed 3-1 at halftime, was outshot 28 to 3.Johnson said tightening up the defense all over the field will be one of the main focal points in practice next week as the Tigers prepare for Battle Mountain (away) on Thursday.Hannah Harvey scored both of Summit’s goals on Saturday. The striker’s first tally was assisted by Dayna Summer and the second was set up by Brittney Allen.Girls lax team suffers first loss LAFAYETTE – A slow start doomed the Summit High girls lacrosse team in Saturday’s 14-3 loss to Centaurus.”Centaurus came out and played at a faster pace than we had ever seen before,” said SHS coach Merri McKissock, whose team began its first varsity campaign on Friday. “(The Warriors) scored four goals in the first three minutes. … But our girls responded. Once they saw (the high-speed play), they were playing that same speed within 15 minutes.”The Tigers’ defense picked up in their defense in the second half, allowing just four goals.Summit’s goals were scored by Steph Snyder (two) and Vicki Strassler.Adam Boffey can be contacted at (970) 668-4634, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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