Prep sports roundup: Demons, Devils split
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Glenwood Springs ended a tumultuous baseball season with a win.
After dropping Tuesday’s opener to Eagle Valley, 16-6, the Demons roared back to take the back end of a twin bill, 9-6.
“It was just nice to finish with a win,” Glenwood coach Eric Nieslanik said. “With the season we had – with the ups and downs – it’s nice for the four seniors to play their last game at home and walk off with a win.”
The Demons battled eligibility issues for a good chunk of the season and endured their fair share of struggles. With Tuesday’s split, Glenwood finished up with a 4-15 overall record and 2-10 mark in the 4A Western Slope League.
Mario Gonzalez had a big day at the plate for the Demons, bashing home runs in his first two at-bats. He added a single and double in the second game. The Devils avoided pitching to Gonzalez whenever possible, intentionally walking him five times.
Luke Jacob finished up with two hits in the first game and three in the second. Among the hits were two doubles and a home run.
Kevin Flohr picked up the win on the mound in the second game. Robert Reynolds finished the game off.
Glenwood saw off four seniors – Kevin Flohr, Carlos Hernandez, Jacob and Gonzalez – with Tuesday’s games.
Glewnood Springs made a solid showing at Saturday’s Cherry Creek/Grandview Invitational track and field meet.
This was a highly competitive meet held at the venerable Stutler Bowl on the campus of Cherry Creek High School. Some 28 schools, mostly of the 5A classification, were in attendance.
The Demons’ girls 4×200-meter relay, made up of Connor Adams, Michaela Mansfield, Allison Brown and Jolie Dubois, shattered a school record set two weeks ago at the Phil Wertman Invitational. The quartet clocked in at 1 minute, 43.76 seconds to best the old record of 1:44.75. The time was second behind George Washington.
Glenwood’s 4×400 relay group posted a time of 3:59.92 to finish behind only Arapahoe. The four runners were Madi Goodstein, Kristy Moore, Dubois and Mansfield. The previous season-best time was 4:12.34.
The Demons’ boys 4×400 relay group of Ryan Buchanan, Kellin Casey, Auston Tribble and Christian Leverson ran a season-best time of 3:28.45. The effort netted them a fourth-place finish in a loaded field.
Other highlights for Glenwood:
• The girls 4×100 relay team placed fifth in 50.25. Adams, Goodsetin, Brown and Dubois made up the team.
• The girls 800 sprint medley group of Adams, Anna Gauldin, Cassidy Gaddis and Delaney Gaddis finished seventh (1:54.49).
• Chad Montover took third in the shot put (49 feet, 9 inches) and sixth in the discus (145-5).
• Buchanan was sixth in the 300 hurdles (40.12).
• McKenzie Nelson-Buehler nabbed fifth in the shot put (33-10).
• Delaney Gaddis leaped to seventh in the long jump (15-9).
• Michaela Mansfield legged out an eighth-place finish in the 800 (2:26.92).
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Grand Valley hosted a triangular Saturday, taking down Glenwood Springs and Paonia in team scores.