SHS sports roundup
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Although it’s filed under the “loss” column in the standings, the Summit High hockey team learned a valuable lesson Saturday against No. 2 Chatfield: The Tigers are pretty good.
“We played pretty well against one of the top teams in the state,” SHS coach Chris Ruhly said. “It proved to us that they can play with anyone in the state.”
The Tigers lost 2-1 in the road contest, despite totaling a whopping 42 shots in the game, compared to just 23 for Chatfield.
It simply wasn’t in the cards for Summit to pull out the win, though. The Tigers failed to get the equalizer on a 5-on-3 advantage in the third period, then again on a 6-on-4 with the goalie pulled in the final minutes.
Evan Streit scored his ninth goal of the season in the first period, and the Tigers were tied with their tough Foothills Conference foe after one.
Then, Chatfield scored the go-ahead tally in the second off what Ruhly called “bad break, bad bounce” that left the puck behind senior goaltender Andrew Dunlap and left the Tigers playing catch-up the rest of the night.
“Bad breaks happen, it’s part of the game,” Ruhly said.
And Summit’s had its fair share of them this season. Saturday marked the third time the Tigers have lost a one-goal game.
“We just have to find ways to win those,” Ruhly said.
The schedule for the Tigers (7-5, 2-4) doesn’t get any easier. They host Ralston Valley (10-2, 5-1) tonight at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge and play two of their final four games against top-four teams in the league.
The puck drops on tonight’s contest at 5:15.
What elbow injury? Summit’s Stetson Fowler looked as though he would be taking some time off the mats after getting hurt in an exhibition match against Glenwood Springs on Thursday.
Rather than resting, the Tiger junior simply went out and won all of his matches Saturday at the Lake County Invitational in Leadville, on his way to the tourney title in the 152-lb. weight class. Fowler has lost just once on the year and is steadily approaching the 30-win mark.
Although, his performance wasn’t the only highlight for the talented Tigers.
Senior Devon Emerson – whom coach Pete Baker said last week was starting to peak perfectly for the end of the season – continued his strong wrestling of late with a second-place finish in the 119-lb group.
Jesus Casilla was third in the 285-lb. category, and both Gregorio Munoz (140) and Jonathan Ramirez finished fourth in their respective weight classes.
The Tigers have a tri-meet at Coal Ridge High School on Thursday against the host school as well as Eagle Valley High School. The meet is slated for a 6 p.m. start.
The Tiger boys’ basketball team trailed by just five at halftime Monday night at Elizabeth High School.
When the buzzer sounded to end the fourth quarter, well, the Tigers had lost by eight times that.
Despite a strong start to the game, Summit fell 89-49 in Jeffco League action.
“We just couldn’t handle their big man inside,” SHS head coach Phil Tronsrue said.
Markeith McDonald led the Tigers with 17 points, and Keynan Roggasch had 12.
The Tigers (3-10, 0-5) travel to Evergreen tonight at 7 for another league matchup.
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