Area Sports Briefs
PEACH VALLEY ” With only six wrestlers taking the mat due to injury and eligibility issues, Coal Ridge didn’t fare particularly well as far as team scoring went at its four-team duals tournament on Saturday. However, the Titans’ state hopefuls did manage a solid day.
At 135 pounds, Keenan Grumley went 3-0 with three pins on the day, beating wrestlers from Rifle’s junior varsity team, Cedaredge and Hotchkiss.
Kevin Laidlaw (171) and Michael Larson (145) each went 2-1, despite each bumping up a weight class in one of their day’s matches, with the former taking on an opponent at 189 and the latter jumping to 152 for a match.
“We just wanted to get them mat time,” Coal Ridge coach Rob Grumley said. “They could have taken forfeits.”
Mat time is all too precious with the Class 3A Western Slope regionals just two weeks away. The Titans and 10 other schools will make the trek to Buena Vista for that on Feb. 16.
“We’re just getting them ready for regionals,” said Grumley, whose team dropped all three of its Saturday duals. “We want to get them fired up for that, and get everybody healthy and focused on regionals and see if we can’t get a couple kids legitimate shots at qualifying for state.”
LARAMIE, Wyo. ” Making the long road trip to Wyoming, the Glenwood Grizzlies Midget Major A hockey team notched a loss and a draw against Laramie’s Major A team on Saturday.
Daniel Abshire, Soren Phibbs and Dylan Cook scored goals for the Grizzlies in a 3-3 tie in a night contest that followed a 5-0 morning loss.
Tyler McCoy had two assists and Chris Abshire and Dru Avery each had one in the draw, a game in which the Grizzlies led 3-1 going into the third period.
The Glenwood Springs girls C basketball team, now 10-3 on the season, split its games last week, losing to Eagle and beating Roaring Fork.
It was a defensive struggle in a 34-29 overtime loss to Eagle. Emily Gentry led the Demons with eight points, while Kristy Moore racked up seven.
Moore hit a key jump shot as well as a free throw to send the game to overtime. Missed shots plagued the Demons in the extra frame, and Eagle took advantage of early miscues.
Moore led Glenwood with eight points in a 31-27 win at Roaring Fork. She scored all of those in the second half.
Hannah McDermott scored seven points, Haley Amichaux six and Jolie Dubois and Leah Mansfield each had four.
Glenwood has no games scheduled for this week.
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The Glenwood Springs Demons boys swim team won 11 of 12 events and swept the top-3 positions in four of the events to score a dominating team win at the Southwest Conference Championships on Friday.