Summit High golf takes on competition at Keystone Ranch; boys soccer, girls volleyball drop road games

On their home course at the Keystone Ranch Invitational on Thursday, the Summit High School Tigers varsity boys golf team finished in sixth place with a total score of 255 spread across their top-three golfers.

Tyler Nakos led the Tigers on Thursday with a score of 84, which included one birdie on the Par-5 sixth hole. Nakos was joined by his Tigers teammates Ryley Cibula and Ricky Ahlquist with scores of 85 and 86, respectively, on the familiar Ranch course, where the Tigers practice throughout the season. Tigers golfer Logan Pappas also scored an 86 on Thursday.

Fourteen teams from across the Western Slope and surrounding area competed at the meet at Keystone Ranch on Thursday, which was won by Aspen. The Skiers won with a low score of 222 led by three sub-80 rounds from Jack Pevny (72), Dawson Holmes (74) and Dominic Lanese IV (76).

Other Summit scores from Thursday’s meet included Noah Begley’s 89, Starke Carleton’s 91, Collin Moore’s 92, Jack Taylor’s 98, Oliver Pattenden’s 99 and Tori Nickel’s 101.

The Keystone Ranch Invite took place the day after the Tigers competed at the Cowboy Invitational at the Dos Rios Golf Club in Gunnison. Summit finished in second place of nine teams at the Cowboy Invitational, led by a sub-80 score of 79 from Carleton. Carleton’s 8-over round included a birdie on the Par-5 ninth hole.

Carleton was joined in the official scoring by his Tiger teammates Pappas (81) and Nakos (82). Aspen won the meet with a tournament low individual score of 68 from Jack Hughes, a 71 from Pevny and a 76 from Lanese IV.

The Tigers’ other scores included an 87 from Ahlquist, an 87 from Moore, a 90 from Begley, a 91 from Cibula and a 93 from Taylor.

The Tigers will play next at Monday’s regional tournament.

Boys soccer

The Summit Tigers varsity boys soccer team dropped to 1-2 on the season on Tuesday with a 4-0 loss at Battle Mountain in Edwards.

The No. 10 ranked Huskies improved their record to 5-1 and 4-0 in the Western Slope Conference for the season, taking control of the game early on a set-piece scored in the ninth minute. Battle Mountain’s Trevino Twiss laid it in from the left side on a corner kick and his teammate Louis Castillo headed it in perfectly for the 1-0 lead.

“Good wakeup call for us,” Summit Tigers head coach Tommy Gogolen said after the game. “Battle (Mountain) plays at a speed we haven’t seen yet. They play good soccer, really tactical, move the ball around. We were late all day with our transition, with our marking, with step. We’ll go back to the film and break it down and use it as a tool going forward.”

Battle Mountain junior Dani Barajas scored twice on Tuesday against the Tigers, once in the first half and once in the second half, including an impressive corner-kick score from what appeared to be a 180-degree angle.

“I’ve had 10 (corner) kicks maybe,” Barajas said after the game. “Eagle Valley was pretty close. I tried it this time and it went in.”

Battle Mountain was on the door-step of a 3-0 lead entering the half if not for Tiger goalkeeper Chris Lopez’s magnificient save against the Huskies’ Jared Vargas on a penalty kick.

“That was a great save,” Gogolen said. “I think he took a guess and he guessed right and laid out a full out dive. That was impressive.”

In the second half, Battle Mountain’s Hidalgo Ortega and Barajas put the game away with a couple more goals.

In the end, Gogolen did note that he was pleased with how his young players responded. In particular, he cited Kevin Perez at left back as well as Thomas Ryckman at defensive midfielder.

Summit returns to action Saturday morning to commence their four-game homestand spanning the next 11 days. On Saturday, the Tigers will take on Palisade (2-3-1) at 11 a.m., followed by a Thursday 6 p.m. tilt versus Steamboat (2-0).

— Vail Daily sports editor Chris Freud contributed reporting


The Battle Mountain Huskies girls volleyball team defeated the Summit Tigers three sets to zero on Thursday, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-16.

The loss dropped the Tigers’ record to 1-2 and 1-1 in the Western Slope 4A through their first three games under new head coach Kelly Schneweis. The Huskies improved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Western Slope 4A.

Summit returns home Tuesday for their second home game of the season, versus West Grand at 7 p.m.

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