Prep Sports Roundup: Demons run well at Liberty Bell
Glenwood Springs pieced together a strong showing at Friday’s Liberty Bell Invitational cross country meet.
As a team, the girls placed ninth in the Division 3 girls A standings at the massive meet, which was hosted by Heritage High School in Littleton.
Madi Spence led the Demons, placing 33rd in 20 minutes, 55 seconds. Jenna Brown was 50th (21:27), Deatra Jones-Dixon 51st (21:28), Courtney Lippman 56th (21:33), Kathya Gonzalez 76th (22:13), Tess Ebert 84th (22:27) and Lily Thorsen 116th (24:21).
Vinny Marr locked down a 41st-place finish in the Division 3 boys A race, clocking in at 17:31. Wyatt Till was 91st (18:48), Alphonse Fischer 125th (19:43), Drew Dudley 133rd (20:08), Zeb Thorsen 137th (20:17), Zach Marshall 143rd (20:37) and Stefan Buxman 152nd (22:00).
As a team, Glenwood’s boys placed 19th.
Gunnison’s volleyball team scored a pair of wins over Garfield County schools on Saturday.
The Cowboys (9-3) defeated visiting Grand Valley in three, 25-10, 25-10, 25-4. They also beat Coal Ridge at home in three, 25-11, 25-20, 25-13.
Grand Valley dropped to 2-6 overall and Coal Ridge fell to 6-2.
Gunnison swept a softball doubleheader from visiting Grand Valley on Saturday, winning by scores of 21-1 and 18-0.
The Cowboys improved to 5-8 overall, while the Cardinals dipped to 1-8.
Grand Valley scored first, but Colorado Rocky Mountain School charged back to win Saturday’s boys soccer showdown in Parachute, 2-1.
The Cardinals got on the board when Francisco Vicencio received a ball at midfield and play a through-ball to Luis Vicencio, who calmly beat the goalkeeper and placed the ball into an open net in the 14th minute.
“We made a point of getting the first goal today, rather than trying to chase the game,” Grand Valley coach Eric Sarno said. “That goal was big, and the boys played with confidence and finished out the half strongly.”
In the second half, CRMS tied it up with a goal from outside the 18 in the 66th minute. In the 70th minute, the Cardinals lost defender Luis Mancinas to a second yellow card (red) for a tackle.
CRMS then got a handball call and converted a penalty kick in the 77th minute.
Francisco Vicencio and Santos Cornejo were providers of several goal-scoring opportunities for Grand Valley, now 1-6. Tucker Schultz made several key saves to keep the Cardinals in the match.
CRMS improved to 2-0 with the win.
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