SHS Roundup: Mitchell shoots 69 |

SHS Roundup: Mitchell shoots 69

Geoff Mintz
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The Summit High golf team used some local knowledge and had its best result ever at the home tournament at Keystone Ranch Thursday. Led by local stick Dylan Mitchell, who shot his second 69 of the season, the team took second overall for the tournament with a three-man score of 233. Mitchell was the tournament’s medalist, shooting the lowest round in the field.

“It helps to play your home course,” said coach Gary Sorensen. “People who play golf know about the treacherous greens at the Ranch. They always break a different way than you think. I’m so impressed with our guys.”

Team Results: 1. Valor Christian A – 216; 2. Summit Green – 233; 3. Valor Christian B – 235; 4. Mullen – 238; 5. Arapahoe – 240; 10. Summit White – 30; 14. Summit Gold – 365

Summit individuals: Dylan Mitchell – 69; Evan Streit – 72; Dave Metzger – 92; Nick Wittrock – 90

The Lady Tigers are set to take on Columbine in the fall’s home rugby opener Saturday.

Captain Haley “Peach” Anderson said the team is looking to do their best and hopefully make it to state this year.

“Hopefully the newer people can learn from the older veterans and just play the best game we can play and not worry about what the other team is doing,” said Anderson, who traveled with the 20-and-under national rugby team this summer. “I feel like (playing with the national team) will make me better so I can strive to play better every game. I’ve learned a lot from older more experienced players.”

The team has been working on passing and kicking so far this season, the senior captain said, and Columbine is definitely out to get them.

“They’re going to want to do the best they can and put it all out on the field. We need to be really strong and not hold back at all because it could be really tough if we get behind.”

Co-captain Emy Griffith said the team is missing a lot of players, but she expects things to go pretty well.

“Hopefully, we’ll win with flying colors, but it’s also nice to have the challenge to give us a little opposition,” Griffith said. “Columbine is a good team. (We’re focused) on working as a team right now. We’re all pretty new – just coming into the season. And some of us are new to the sport in general. So working as a team and getting the connections going will be the goal.”

Head coach Karl Barth said every year is a new year and they hope to be dominant, as they have been in previous seasons.

“Our goals are always pretty much the same: play the best possible game of rugby we can play. We’re going to stay focused on what we can affect and not what other teams and referees can affect,” Barth said. “(Columbine) is big up front they’ve got some really good players and pretty decent speed in the back. It’ll be a good opener.”

The team’s strengths are in its ability to work as a team. They are very unselfish, he said, and while there is a different complexity to each year, he expects this crew to be very solid.

The season gets rolling Saturday morning at 9.

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