Grand County High School senior Nolan Ramirez handles the ball versus Emery on Thursday, March 21, in Moab, where the Grand County High School team beat the Spartans 2-1. Ramirez scored five goals over the span of three games from March 19 to March 22. [Photo by Murice D. Miller / Moab Sun News]

The Grand County High School boys soccer team won  Region 15 matches in Moab against North Sanpete 6-2 on Tuesday, March 19, and Emery 2-1 on Thursday, March 21, before beating Carbon 5-1 in a non-region match on Friday, March 22.

The Grand County High School Red Devils had three players score two goals apiece versus the Hawks to begin the week: Nolan Ramirez, Kane Scherer and Juan Gonzales.

Ramirez scored one of GCHS’s two goals versus Emery, while the game-winner was scored by freshman Arthur Hawks. Ramirez found the net twice more against Carbon, giving him five goals for the week and six for the season, while Scherer, Jose Tavares and Jameson Hawks each scored a goal versus the Dinos.

“Nolan Ramirez has put in some top class finishes,” said GCHS boys soccer coach Christopher Beitner, adding that other players’ goals were remarkable as well.

The Grand County High School (GCHS) Red Devils improved their record to 6-1, 3-0 in Region 15. GCHS was scheduled to play San Juan on Wednesday, March 27 in a region match in Moab. The Red Devils are also scheduled to play at Richfield on Thursday, March 28, and at Manti on Tuesday, April 2, in Region matches. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

“The boys have been playing very well,” Beitner said. “Any expectation I had of them coming into this season, they have far exceeded already.”

The baseball team beat Monticello 17-3 on Wednesday, March 20, behind four runs batted in from Trevin Packard and an eight-strikeout performance by Tyler Lindsay on the mound.

Their region struggles continued, however, as they were walloped in both games of a region doubleheader at Manti on Monday, March 25, losing the first game 12-1 in five innings, and the second game 19-5 in six innings. In the second game, five different players hit doubles for GCHS: Packard, Lindsay, Brody Williams, Macray Ellis and Brayden Cloud. Cloud had three of the Red Devils’ four hits in the first game. The GCHS Red Devils currently sit at 2-6, 0-4 in Region 15. They next play Richfield in a doubleheader in Moab on Friday, April 5.


The softball team had its only game of last week postponed because of impending poor weather. Their game at Emery, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 21, will now take place ON Friday, March 29, at 3:30 p.m.

GCHS’s game in Blanding on Tuesday, March 26, was moved to Moab, with the two teams set to play in Blanding on April 23. GCHS will play the rest of its home slate with doubleheaders versus Richfield on Thursday, April 4, and North Sanpete on Monday, April 8 — the North Sanpete doubleheader was moved from Tuesday, April 9.

The boys tennis team was scheduled to play region road matches against Richfield and South Sevier on Tuesday, March 26. The Red Devils have a home match against San Juan on Thursday, March 28, a tournament at Uintah on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, and road matches at Manti and North Sanpete on Tuesday, April 2.

Baseball team goes 1-2; Softball game postponed

“The boys have been playing very well.”

When: Thursday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Grand County High School, 608 S. 400 East