Central little competition for Demon girls swimmers
CRAIG – The Glenwood Springs girls swim team had the first-place mark in 11 of 12 events with four state-meet qualifying times as they defeated Grand Junction Central, 430-190, in a dual meet Saturday.Emily McDonald was involved in three of those Class 4A state-meet qualifiers.The Colorado Rocky Mountain School junior collected individual wins in the 50-meter freestyle and 100 meter butterfly in times of 28.64 seconds and 1 minute, 4.13 seconds, respectively.In the 400 freestyle relay, Glenwood’s team of Jennifer Betts, Stacey Miller, Sierra Grove and McDonald, the anchor leg swimmer, completed the event in 4:28.75, finishing 35-plus seconds ahead of Central.Individually, Grove, a freshman at Coal Ridge High School, earned event victories over Miller in both the 100 freestyle (1:04.94) and 100 backstroke (1:19.23).McDonald and Grove swim for Glenwood Springs because their schools do not field swim teams.Ali Schaiberger also won two individual events. The Demons swimmer captured the meet’s 200-meter freestyle in 2:27.94 and the 500 free in 6:40.56.Senior Claire Noone had the fastest time in the breaststroke, clocking in at 1:26.05. Glenwood also won the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.The Demons conclude the pre-holiday break portion of their schedule Friday when they travel to Aspen for a meet.Grand Valley earns consolation titleMEEKER – Dylan Culver scored a game-high 21 points that included six 3-point field goals to give Grand Valley a 63-49 win over Hayden in the consolation championship game of the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout Saturday.The win raises the Cardinals’ record to 3-1 on the year.Before a late run by the Tigers, Grand Valley had led by as many as 20 points in the third quarter. Cardinals Luke Braby and Sam McKinley, who was chosen as the tournament’s most valuable player, had 12 and 11 points each.Grand Valley concludes the pre-holiday portion of their schedule next weekend when they compete as part of an eight-team field in the Grand Valley Roundball Tournament in Parachute.The Cardinal boys open play Friday against Class 1A DeBeque. Also in Friday’s first round, the Grand Valley girls square off with Glenwood Springs’ junior varsity team.Rams fall to Northridge STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Chelsea Walker scored 21 points to lift the Class 4A Northridge Grizzlies to a 58-27 win over Roaring Fork in the third-place game of the annual Steamboat Shootout Tournament.Sarah Armstrong led the 2-3 Rams with 12 points. Whitney Campbell added seven points in the loss.Roaring Fork hosts Florence Friday in Carbondale as their final game before the mandatory holiday break. The results from Saturday’s Roaring Fork-Montrose boys tournament game were not available at press time.
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.