Prep Sports Roundup: Demons, Rams excel at Delta Invitational tennis tournament
Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork high schools made impressive showings at the past weekend’s Delta Invitational girls tennis tournament.
Glenwood had a number of high finishes.
Sarai Zilm defeated Fruita Monument’s Cassidy Ahrens, 6-0, 6-3, to place third at No. 1 singles.
Brandi Vinger placed fourth at No. 2 singles, falling to Grand Junction Central’s Jamie Johnson in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, in a showdown for third place.
At No. 2 doubles, Tessa Ebert and Sadie Dickinson knocked off Durango’s Kit Hackett and Stephanie Bowles, 6-3, 6-2, to place third.
In the team standings, the Demons placed fourth. Central won the tourney, with Durango taking second and Aspen third.
Roaring Fork’s No. 3 doubles team of Shaeley Lough and Yanitza Zarate took second place, falling to Grand Junction Central’s Claudia Montana and Bryce Lambert in the championship, 6-4, 7-5.
At No. 2 singles, Paola Santiago picked up a fifth-place finish.
Roaring Fork placed eighth in the team standings.
Grand Valley gutted out a 4-3 girls soccer win at Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Tuesday.
The Pearls struck with a goal in the fifth minute to take an early lead, but the Cardinals responded with the next three goals.
“The first goal was a wake-up call,” Grand Valley coach Eric Sarno said. “We started keeping the ball and attacking the net.”
Kyra Chenoweth scored the first in the seventh minute. Lauren Paskett assisted.
Ashlynn Speakman found net in the 16th minute, and Chenoweth scored her second goal in the 37th minute off a corner kick sent in by Megan Smith.
After a CRMS goal early in the second half, Paskett added a penalty-kick goal in the 60th minute to push the Cardinals’ lead to 4-2.
The Pearls added a final tally in the 65th minute.
Sarno was ejected in the 55th minute after arguing a call.
“If the girls are working hard and playing as a team, I’ll go to bat for them and they know it,” said Grand Valley’s first-year coach, who watched the rest of the game from the bus. “I was just defending the girls.”
Assistant coach Scott Gregory filled in as head coach down the stretch.
“I am very proud of the effort and determination that the group showed today,” Sarno said. “Going down a goal is always tough, especially on the road and given the rest of the circumstances of the match. It says a lot that these girls keep on fighting and got the win.”
The Cardinals improved to 6-3 with the win.
Behind two goals by Nayeli Alfaro and one apiece by Mia Wedemeyer and Kaleigh Wisroth, Roaring Fork’s girls soccer team scored a 4-0 win at Rifle on Tuesday.
Emily Fisher, Taylor Adams and Maddie Nieslanik had assists for the Rams, who improved to 6-3.
Roaring Fork led by a 2-0 count at halftime.
Rifle’s girls soccer team recorded a 2-0 win at Rangely on Saturday.
Sarah McCutchan and Jocelyn Bracamontes both found net in the win. McCutchan and Oyuky Valencia both had assists.
Both of the Bears’ goals came in the first half.
Glenwood Springs split a baseball doubleheader at Delta on Saturday.
After a 7-6 loss in the opener, the Demons bounced back with a 12-6 win in the nightcap.
Glenwood produced 14 hits in the win, getting three knocks apiece from Cody Derby and Cole Ryan. Jon Forristall, Robert Reynolds and Chris Sarabia each chipped in with two hits. Tim Burr and Carder Ullom had a hit apiece.
The Demons scored six runs in the sixth inning to pull away.
Derby picked up the win on the mound.
Glenwood had 11 hits in the loss. Derby, Reynolds, Ullom and Sarabia had two apiece, with Burr, Forristall and Ryan each chipping in with one hit.
The Demons improved to 2-6 overall and to 2-2 in the 4A Western Slope League.
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