SHS Roundup: SHS alpiners make it three for three
Summit County, CO ColoradoASPEN It doesn’t seem to matter where they compete. Week by week the Summit High School alpine ski team continues its dominance.The Tigers’ latest fine finish took place at Aspen’s giant slalom race on Friday. For the third consecutive race, both Summit’s boys and girls teams were victorious.Zach Fretz led the boys side with a second-place finish behind Aspen’s Wiley Maple. Tiger racer Fletcher McDonald finished third to join Fretz on the podium. Tanner Bardin finished ninth.Joey Chevalier led the Lady Tigers with a second-place finish of her own behind Middle Park’s Khyla Burrows. Chevalier was followed by teammates Erin Breslin (sixth), Leah Canfield (seventh) and Meigan Canfield (ninth). Alex Guras, who has finished first and second place already this season, missed Friday’s GS due to sickness.Summit coach Tory Hauser described Friday’s race course as “brutal.”
“It snowed a lot during the race, which made it tough,” Hauser said. “There were huge piles of snow on the side and if anyone got late, they ate them up. There were a few injuries on the other teams.”Although several Tigers fell or went off course, their trademark depth allowed them to edge out Aspen (by two points on the boys side and six on the girls). Battle Mountain boys and girls teams both finished third.Tigers Hockey: too little, too late against Kent DenverA trio of early errors proved to be the downfall of the SHS hockey team Friday as it fell to Kent Denver 5-4. The Tigers spotted the visitors three goals in the opening period, then battled back after the first intermission.”They scored three times on bad turnovers in the defensive zone,” Summit coach Bryan Smith said. “But we dominated the second period and got right back in it.
Scott Noble notched the Tigers’ first tally with a powerful slap shot that Smith described as “an unbelievable one timer from James Lowrey.”Braxton Campbell and Tommy Moles added goals in the second period, which ended with the Sun Devils ahead 5-3. Campbell scored again with 1:40 remaining in the game, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Tigers who fell to 3-6 overall and 1-1 in the Foothills League.According to Smith, Kent Denver (which was outshot 35-20), is the most talented team the Tigers have faced so far this season.Summit will travel to Superior today to face league opponent Peak to Peak.Lady Tigers lose by 21 at homeAt this point in the season, there’s no such thing as an easy bunny shot for the Lady Tigers basketball team. In losing to Elizabeth 54-33 at home on Friday, Summit shot just 8-for-41 from inside the paint.
“We got the shots we wanted,” Tigers coach Dylan Hollingsworth said. “We just couldn’t get them to fall. If we score, we win that game. We just have to figure out a way to score.”After two players accounted for 26 of the Cardinals’ 28 first-half points, Hollingsworth instructed his team to set up a triangle and two on defense. Apparently the scheme worked against the Elizabeth sharpshooters, who combined for just eight second-half points.Lynlee Holloway led Summit in scoring with nine points and Whitney Degerberg added seven.The Tigers (2-8) will play their final Jeffco Tournament game today at Elizabeth. Their opponent was unknown as of press time.Wrestlers blanked at Ralston ValleyBanged up with injuries, the Summit High School wrestling team sent just three competitors to the mat Friday at Ralston Valley. Keller Morrison (119 pounds), Tucker Limbruner (112 pounds) and Noah Crocker (119 pounds in JV) each finished 0-2 on the day following separate duals against Ralston Valley and Alameda.
Casey Morrison, the Tigers’ winningest wrestler so far this season, was among the injured Friday after tweaking a back muscle at last week’s Eagle Valley Invite.Tigers coach Jim Melvin said he expects his team to perform better today, when they travel to Evergreen’s large Cougar Invitational, an event likely to include as many as 18 teams.”We’ll do fine,” Melvin said of the Tigers’ next challenge. “The tournaments have a greater variety of kids to compete against. … I’m counting on winning some matches (today).”Adam Boffey can be contacted at (970) 668-4634, or at email@example.com.
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