Local Glance (Oct. 3): Prep volleyball, Prep cross country
Gila Ridge falls to Havasu
Four days after losing badly to Lake Havasu in the championship of the Colorado River Volleyball Challenge, Gila Ridge got another shot Wednesday night.
The Knights still won but the Hawks made them earn the 25-21, 24-26, 25-16, 25-22 victory at Gila Ridge.
In the second game, the Hawks trailed 24-17 but scored nine straight points to win. Allison Weller had seven kills and 17 digs, Anahi Torres had 21 digs and Nikki Kelland had seven kills and 10 blocks.
The Hawks play against Kofa on Oct. 11 at home.
Cibola comes back to beat Crims
Yuma High took the first two games but Cibola came storming back to win 17-25, 19-25, 25-8, 25-8, 15-9 on Wednesday.
Brittney Ramos had 15 digs and eight kills, Aleena Peralta had 12 blocks, and sophomore Jocelyn Herrera had six kills for the Criminals in a losing effort.
Parker sweeps Yuma Catholic
The Shamrocks' six-match winning streak came to an end with a 29-27, 27-25, 25-20 loss at Parker on Wednesday.
Amanda Milnick had 18 kills, Kalaina Barnett had 13 kills, Chelsey Mendenhall had 29 assists and Madison Brazeel had 16 digs for the Shamrocks, who play San Luis at 6 p.m. today at home.
PREP CROSS COUNTRY
Cibola boys, Yuma Catholic girls win
With their main runners resting for the Central Park Invitational this weekend, the Cibola boys still held off Yuma Catholic and Yuma High and won with 28 points in a three-team meet at West Wetlands on Wednesday.
Jaime Casillas finished first (19:29) for the Shamrocks, who finished with 30 points for second place ahead of Yuma High's 68. Alex Lastra (20:02) finished second for Cibola and Yuma Catholic's Rico Jaramillo (20:04) was a close third. Yuma High's David Modina (22:38) finished ninth.
On the girls side, Adriana Solarzano (24.51) was the top finisher for the Shamrocks, who won with 28 points. Solarzano was third place behind winner Yuma High's Gabby Ruiz (23.27) and second-place Evelyn Felix (24.45) of Cibola.
Gila Ridge breezes past San Luis
Both the Hawks' boys and girls cross country team easily beat San Luis at Foothills Golf Course on Wednesday.
Jonathan VanDeberg (17:48) finished first, Lance McBride (19:47) took second and Ryan Hinrichs (20:33) was third for the Hawks' boys, who beat the Sidewinders 17-32.
On the girls side, the Hawks swept the Sidewinders with Madison Haynes (21:29) taking first, followed by Camille Ochoa (21:39), Melia Harman (22:37) — followed by Malibu Walter and Candra Land.
Gila Ridge does not have another official meet until regionals on Oct. 20.