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Huskies splash past Summit, 3-1 LyBarger comes up big By Chris Freud


EDWARDS — Battle Mountain soccer took its No. 2 ranking in the state out for a test drive Tuesday night, and so far, so good. The Huskies, who have never been ranked this high by The Denver Post, came away with a water-logged 3-1 win over Summit County on Tuesday at Edwards in the first of what will likely be two critical 4A Slope meetings this fall. Battle Mountain moved to 8-0 overall and 6-0 in the Slope, while handing Summit (5-3, 4-1) its first league loss. The teams meet again in Farmer’s Korner on Oct. 9. “It’s early days, but it’s a nice testament to what we’ve done over the last few years with this group,” Huskies coach David Cope said. “One of the things we talked about before the game is that it’s nice to be ranked when there are leaves on the ground. But we want to be ranked when there’s snow on the ground.” “We don’t want it to get to our heads and get cocky,” said senior striker Joe LyBarger, summing it up nicely. LyBarger had a very big hand in this one, with a goal and two assists. “We man-marked No. 6,” Summit coach Tommy Gogolan said. “We knew he was good. He got good touches.” Battle Mountain had two quality goals in the first half, using their home pitch and its width to maximum advantage. Alex Trujillo chipped the ball up the left side to Roberto Diaz, who had a perfect cross to LyBarger. No. 6 one-timed it past Tigers goalie Noah Glasco for a 1-0 lead. LyBarger fed Diaz on a beauty of a corner kick, and the latter slammed it in to the back of the net later in the first half. Summit, however, did not go away. The Tigers kept building pressure in the second half, and that got Peter Grotemeyer a penalty kick in the 64th minute. The Tigers senior went to his right and halved Battle Mountain’s margin to 2-1. “I’m proud of them,” Gogolan said. “The conditions were tough. We played with them. I thought we dominated in the second half. The score doesn’t show that. It was unfortunate that they scored with, like, five seconds left. But Battle Mountain’s a good team.” So’s Summit. The Tigers are 5-3, but their nonconference schedule does them credit. Those three losses are to the Huskies (ranked No. 2 in 4A), Valor Christian (No. 8


in 4A) and Colorado Academy (No. 2 in the 3A). Glasco, a sophomore, was magnificent for the Tigers in net, especially as conditions deteriorated in the second half — any shot on goal was a serious adventure. Battle Mountain iced the game on a LyBarger free kick to David Suarez, who crashed into the box and pounced on the loose ball. “It was a free kick from Joe,” Suarez said. “The goal keeper couldn’t handle it because of the rain. I just followed the shot and it made it through.” Glasco, unfortunately, had to leave the game after that sequence but was walking off the pitch under his own power after the game. Gogolan said that Glasco would be ready to go for Summit’s next contest. Both the Huskies and the Tigers have Palisade next. Battle Mountain’s at Longs Park in Grand Junction at 4 p.m. Thursday. The Bulldogs then come to Farmer’s Korner for an 11 a.m. game Saturday.


Battle Mountain’s David Suarez, left, scores the final goal of the game against Summit High School on Tuesday at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards. The Huskies won the game, 3-1.


At the halfway point ... 4A Slope soccer standings Record Battle Mountain 6-0 Summit 4-1 Palisade 4-2 Steamboat 4-3 Eagle Valley 2-5 Glenwood 1-5 Rifle 0-5

Points 18 12 12 12 6 3 0

Note: Delta is not formally in the 4A Slope League in boys soccer.

And while there’s a lot of soccer to go before the second meeting between the Huskies and Tigers next month, there was a little peeking ahead after Thursday’s game. “We know going back to Summit is going to be a battle,” Cope said. Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 or


Battle Mountain’s Alex Trujillo, right, kicks the ball away from Summit’s Peter Grotemeyer, left, during Tuesday’s game in Edwards. Battle Mountain won the game, 3-1.

Vail Valley riders finish third at Snow Mountain Daily staff report


The Vail Valley Composite cycling team took third at Snow Mountain Ranch Stampede in Granby last weekend. Composed of students from different high schools in Eagle County, the squad has been riding well against bigger teams from around the state. John Bailey was 15th, Clayton Davis was 16th, Brinton Barry was 21st and Caleb Krueger was 29th in the boys varsity category. Hannah Hardenbergh was sixth in the girls varsity category. Parker McDonald placed ninth and Noah Beairsto placed 13th in the boys junior

varsity category. Clare Baker was fifth in the girls junior varsity category. Logan Martin finished 17th in the boys sophomore category. Heidi Livran finished third and Rita Gutierrez finished eighth in the girls sophomore category. Luke Vickerman finished seventh and Colbey Derwin finished 13th in the boys freshman category. Quintin Cook rode well this week, with another first-place finish for the boys freshman category. Ian Boucher also boosted the overall team score with a nice fourth place finish in the boys junior varsity category. The team’s next race will be in Elbert on Oct. 7.

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The Vail Valley Composite biking team strikes a pose after finishing third in Granby last weekend.

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|| Ski & Snowboard Club Vail had 18 athletes attend the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs last weekend.



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Ski & Snowboard Club Vail had a few alpine athletes earn the rare opportunity to test their fitness skills at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs last weekend. The U-14/16 championships last season helped secure a training spot for fifty-two U-14 athletes from the Rocky Mountain Division. Darlene Nolting, the RMD competition and development manager, organized the camp for the athletes. SSCV had 18 of the 52 athletes at the threeday training camp. Other ski programs included: Aspen, Cloud City, Eldora, Flagstaff, Loveland, Steamboat, Summit, Sunlight, Breckenridge, Telluride, Taos and Winter Park. The athletes were tested on their motor skills, agility and strength. The camp included talks with Olympic trainers about nutrition, positive mental reinforcement, and overall fitness. “I never knew nutrition was so important for training for skiing,” said athlete Jake Dippy.

“It is a privilege to go there. Being in that environment and seeing all of the Olympic athletes is inspirational to them,” said SSCV coach Brett Borgard. Fitness testing at the camp included “The Beep Test,” 5-by-5 jumps and box jumps. The Beep Test is a great test for alpine athletes as it measures maximum oxygen uptake. The test uses a pre-recorded beeping sound that increases in frequency. The athlete runs a 20meter distance and progressively runs faster, keeping up with the beeps. “All of the kids did extremely well. SSCV’s U-14 Breandan Keane had the most box jumps in 60 seconds out of everyone in the camp. It goes to show that these kids have really been working hard to get in shape. All of the kids learned a tremendous amount and were grateful to be a part of the program,” Borgard said. SSCV athletes saw a wide variety of training methods from U.S. athletic programs such as gymnastics, rugby and weightlifting. By going to this camp, these kids got to experience the best possible training methods for the rapidly approaching ski season.


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