Demon swim team enters tourney time
Tournament time is upon the prep sports scene and the first big test for Glenwood is the two-day Western Slope Regional swim meet starting today at Fort Lewis College in Durango.
The Demon girls team is the defending regional champion and look poised to successfully defend the title after going undefeated in the regular season against Western Slope opponents.
Rachel Rey leads the swim team with two times ranked in Class 4A’s state top 10, according to the Denver Post.
Rey has the 10th fastest time in the state this year in the 200-yard freestyle at 2 minutes, 1.95 seconds, and is fifth in the 100 freestyle with a time of 56.07. She is also a member of the 400 freestyle relay team which is ranked 10th at 3:59.95.
Alina Roberts is also on the state’s top 10 list with a time of 1:04.30 in the 100-backstroke, good for ninth.
The dive portion of the team is coming off a solid meet at Delta last weekend in which Demons swept the top three spots.
Amy Ackerman, Kelly Hauskins and Celeste Cashel finished first, second and third, respectively.
The biggest girls basketball game of the weekend for area teams, unfortunately for fans, is on the road. The Roaring Fork Rams enter the weekend with a 9-2 Class 3A Western Slope League record (13-3 overall) and host Eagle Valley (4-8, 7-10) tonight at 6:30.
The big game is Saturday when the Rams travel to Cedaredge for a battle for second place in the WSL. Cedaredge enters the weekend also at 9-2 in league (14-2 overall), and its only losses this season have come to league-leading Basalt.
In their first meeting of the season at Roaring Fork High School, the Bruins edged the Rams 70-65. If Roaring Fork is able to win out this weekend, the season finale against Basalt could have league title implications. Basalt is currently 11-1 (14-3) and doesn’t play until Tuesday’s game against Hotchkiss.
In Class 4A WSL action, Rifle (7-2, 11-5) and Glenwood Springs (3-6, 7-9) both get a reprieve from the rivalry game against each other earlier this week with winnable games against Battle Mountain (1-7, 1-13)
Glenwood hosts Battle Mountain tonight at 6 p.m., while Rifle takes on the same team Saturday night at home at 7:30 p.m.
Like with the girls, the boys basketball marquee matchup of the weekend is Roaring Fork at Cedaredge.
The Rams (9-2, 11-5), who host Eagle Valley (4-8, 5-2) at 8 p.m. tonight, are currently in second place in the WSL, trailing Cedaredge (11-0, 15-1) by two games and leading third-place Aspen (8-3, 11-5) by one game.
The Rams bring a four-game winning streak into the weekend’s play and handled Eagle Valley easily 81-57 in their previous meeting.
In the first meeting with Cedaredge, the Rams fell 68-62. While it was a loss, the only other league team to play the Bruins closer this season was Aspen, which fell 51-48 in the third week of the season.
In Class 4A WSL play, Glenwood hosts Battle Mountain (1-7, 3-11) tonight at 7:30 p.m., while the Bears travel to Battle Mountain for a contest Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
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