Seventh-grader Ryleigh Denton finished the 1.7-mile course at the Clark County Fairgrounds in 12 minutes, 32 seconds to place fifth and lead the Rosemary Clarke Middle School girls cross country team to a second-place finish Saturday in the Moapa Valley Invitational.
Five girls and two boys won medals by finishing in the top 20 of their respective races for the Sharks.
Also placing in the top 20 for the Sharks were sixth-grader Julianna Ondrisko (8th, 12:48) and seventh-graders Khylarann Park (11th, 13:04), Jordan Onigkeit (12th, 13:55) and Analise Veloz (18th, 14:41).
The Sharks placed just 5 points behind team champion Cadwallader of Las Vegas.
In the boys race, the Sharks finished with 82 points, 2 points out of second.
Seventh-grader Caleb Sierra-Hudgens led the way for Rosemary Clarke with a time of 11:31 that was good for 12th. Sixth-grader Aydon Veloz finished 17th in 12:06.
Also finishing among the top half of the 79 competitors for the Sharks were sixth-grader Benjamin DeSantiago (21st, 12:26), seventh-grader Antonio Veloz (29th, 13:19), eighth-grader Jackson Floyd (32nd, 13:29) and sixth-grader Kohlzin Park (33rd, 13:31).
Other Rosemary Clarke girls finishing in the top 30 were eighth-grader Hannah Hemphill, whose time of 16:02 was good for 26th, and seventh-grader Brillith Verdugo, who placed 30th with a time of 17:21.
Koby Lindberg, Vinny DiBlasi and Abraham Alvarez each scored as Pahrump Valley blanked Mojave 3-0 on Friday.
Christian Mott and Gonzalo Gonzalez recorded assists for the Trojans (5-1, 2-1 Sunset), who led 1-0 at halftime.
Ulises Salazar made 3 saves to record the shutout for Pahrump Valley, which will be home to Western at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Kaylee Mendoza’s first-half goal had Pahrump Valley within one at halftime, but Green Valley exploded for six second-half goals and rolled to an 8-1 victory over the Trojans on Friday in Henderson.
Riley Cardenas posted a hat trick for the Gators (8-2), while Sofia Castro assisted on Mendoza’s goal for the Trojans (5-2-3).
Pahrump Valley is next in action at 5:30 p.m. today at home against Somerset Sky Pointe in the final game before Sunset League play opens Sept. 24 at Valley.
Men’s cross country: The College of Idaho opened the cross country season Friday (Sept. 13) by winning the Eastern Oregon University Open, and Pahrump Valley High School graduate Bryce Odegard was one of the Yotes’ scoring runners.
Odegard finished ninth, running the 8K course at Lane Farms in La Grande, Oregon, in 26 minutes, 40.70 seconds, the fifth College of Idaho runner to cross the finish line. The first-place time was 25:35.30, and the Yotes placed six runners among the top 10.
Forty runners participated in the men’s race, but only three schools competed for the team title. The Yotes’ 24 points bested second-place Northwest Nazarene’s 41, with the host school well behind with 71.
The Yotes next will be in action Sept. 28 at the Capital Cross Challenge in Sacramento, California.
Football: The University of Jamestown football team opened Great Plains Athletic Conference play with a 38-21 loss to Hastings College, but T.J. Milk continued to make an impact on defense for the Jimmies.
Milk, who switched from quarterback to safety after he redshirted his freshman year, recorded 5 tackles in the game, including one for a loss of 6 yards. That followed games of 8 tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, against Valley City State and 8 tackles against Dickinson State.
For the season, Milk is the Jimmies’ fourth-leading tackler with 19, including 14 solo. Jamestown is off to an 0-3 start and will continue conference play Saturday at home against Dordt College.