Prep Sports Roundup: Glenwood girls swim to third at Montrose meet
The Glenwood Springs girls put together a strong meet at Montrose, placing third at the six-team event, including three individual event winners.
Montrose won the event with 320 points, followed by Grand Junction’s 297 and Glenwood Springs with 296.5.
Freshman Kendall Vanderhoof took first place in the 100-freestyle with a time of 58.80. Vanderhoof also took second in the 200-individual medley with a state-qualifying time of 2:25.44. Demons sophomore Hannah Peterson won the 100-butterfly with a time of 1:09.45, while senior Kierra Kalakewich took first in the 100-backstroke in 1:07.87.
“We had some girls turn the corner at this meet,” said Demons coach Mark Bauer. “It was a solid overall effort.”
The Glenwood girls final home meet is at 10 a.m. next Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
Roaring Fork rolled past visiting Gunnison, 54-45, to improve to 6-2 overall.
Senior Dakotah Grett paced the Rams with 15 points and five assists in handing the Cowboys (1-6) the loss, but it was his ability to find open teammates that helped the Rams pull away from the visitors.
“We really got going once we started moving the ball around in the second quarter,” said Rams coach Larry Williams. “Grett did a good job finding the open man.”
Roaring Fork senior Trae Moxley had 14 points and 14 rebounds. The Rams (6-2) play at Aspen next Friday with tipoff at 7 p.m.
Senior Hattie Gianetti paced the Lady Rams with 17 points as Roaring Fork improved to 3-5 with a 54-22 win against Gunnison.
While Gianetti paced the Rams on offense, junior Toni Gross led the defense, disrupting the Cowboys’ flow on offense with six steals. Roaring Fork next travels to Aspen on Friday for a 5:30 p.m. contest.
Glenwood Springs (7-3) played tough against a physical Delta squad before falling by ten to the Panthers (5-3).
“We’re used to dominating on the boards,” said Glenwood coach Jacky Gaddis. “Delta is very good and their big girls are really tough. We didn’t win but I was pleased with our effort.”
Senior Kenzie Nelson-Buehler and junior Delaney Gaddis led the Demons with 18 points each. Sophomore Madi Spence added ten points for the Demons. Glenwood plays at Palisade next Friday with tipoff at 6 p.m.
The Rifle girls basketball team jumped out to a 21-2 first quarter lead against the Tigers (1-9) and never looked back, winning 66-25, and improving to 5-3 overall. Junior Chante Church led the host Bears with 18 points and senior Jasmine Figueira added 12 points.
Rifle travels to Battle Mountain tonight, then hosts Palisade on Tuesday.
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