Golf season in final weeks

Yuma High School’s boys golf team already is entering the final weeks of its regular season.

The Indians were at the Chad Godfrey Memorial in Sterling on Wednesday of this week, and are at the Fort Morgan Invitational on Tuesday, September 10. There is only one more varsity tournament after that before the Indians compete in regional on September 24.

Yuma played in back-to-back tournaments last week in Greeley and Estes Park. The Indians have been playing without senior Preston Blach, who is battling an injury.

Brekyn Josh chips from the edge of the green at the Frontier Academy Invitational at Greeley Country Club, last week. (Dave Gustafson)

First up was the Frontier Academy Invitational at Greeley Country Club, last Wednesday, August 28.

The Indians finished 10th in the 11-school field with a team score of 311. Junior Bryson Castillo led the way for Yuma with a 91. Sophomore Brekyn Josh shot a personal record 111, in his first year of playing golf, and freshman Brenden Jones also shot 111. Junior Josh Daugherty shot a 122.

Yuma then played at Estes Park on Thursday, finishing 18th in the 20-school field with a 326.

Castillo shot a 97, Josh another 111, freshman Nash Richardson a 118 and fellow freshman Jack Blecha a 120.


Cross country opens with good run

Yuma High School’s cross country runners head across state lines today after opening their season last Saturday in Greeley.

Head coach Robert Zahller is taking his crew to Goodland, Kansas, today for the Cowboys’ invitational.

The Indians opened the 2019 season at the Andy Myers Invitational, last Saturday at Greeley West High School.

Yuma’s boys finished ninth in the team scoring with 233. Fossil Ridge won the team title with 32.

Freshman Javier Duran led the Indians by placing 38th with a time of 20 minutes, 28.2 seconds. Junior Leo Montes was 46th in 21:55.4, junior Braden Smith 47th in 21:56.5, senior Cooper Godfrey 48th in 21:58.9, sophomore Beau Tate 54th in 26:31.8, and freshman Forest Rutledge 55th in 29:03.6.

Yuma had four girls running, which is one less than required for a team score. Freshman Hailey Eyring paced the girls team by finishing in 23:50.6 to place 21st. Sophomore Sam Wells was 37th in 27:11.7, freshman Abril Montes de Oca 41st in 29:35.5, and freshman Nuvia Vega 42nd in 29:40.3.



The YHS softball team hosted Burlington and Wray for a triangular on Tuesday, losing both games. The Indians are at Holyoke for a Class 3A District 2 doubleheader today, September 5, starting at 4 p.m.

Sam Wells legs out a hit during the game with Wray, Tuesday. (Jake Rayl)