Demon swimmers propel to victory over Delta, look ahead to home meet
Taking first, second and third in two events and first in nine others, the Glenwood Springs boys swimming team coasted to a 115-35 win over Delta on Saturday.”Overall it was good. Delta is a very young team,” said Glenwood head coach Howard Jay. “It was a very good meet; everybody’s coming together really well.”Jon Jay, Jamie Giezentanner and George Keeper took the one, two and three spots respectively in the 50-yard freestyle while Jay, Casey Martin and Michael Ball placed first, second and third in the 100 freestyle.Bryce McDermott swam a season-best 2:01.50 for a title in the 200 freestyle and also won the 100 breaststroke. Hansen Nordsiek and Jesse Riley took third and fourth respectively in the 200 free. Nordsiek also placed first in the 500 free, while Patrick Kramer finished second.Ball placed No. 1 in the 100 butterfly, with Rafael Joly taking second behind him. Joly raced to his own title in the 200 individual medley and Martin took the No. 2 spot.Giezentanner nabbed the final individual title, winning the 100 backstroke event.In relays, the squad of Jay, Giezentanner, Ball and McDermott took top honors in the 200 freestyle relay. Giezentanner, Nordsiek, Kramer and Keeper finished on top in the 400 freestyle relay, and the foursome of Joly, Ball, McDermott and Jay swam to a victory in the medley relay with a time of 1:56.96.The Demons will now prepare for their only home meet of the year on Saturday, when they will host Montrose, Grand Junction and Moffat County. “We’ve got districts three weeks away, so we’ll working on popping some good times before districts,” Coach Jay said.
When a pitcher is inexperienced, hitters know it.That was certainly the case in the Rangely baseball team’s sweep of Coal Ridge in a doubleheader in Rangely on Saturday.The Titans lost the first game 10-0 and the second 17-1.In game one, Alex Haynes was on the mound and threw 69 pitches, 45 of which were strikes, in five innings. Unfortunately for Coal Ridge, the Panthers pounced on those strikes, and the game was ended after five innings due to the 10-run rule.Daniel Landeros pitched his first-ever game in the second contest, and Rangely was very unwelcoming. Twenty batters came to the plate in the first inning, scoring 15 runs. Coal Ridge was able to avoid a shutout when Alex Weertz reached base on an error. Zach Lyons advanced Weertz with a single to center field, and Jonathon Roessier followed with another single to center to score Weertz.The freshman-sophomore Titans finished their season at Rangely, ending their inaugural year with an 0-8 Class 2A West/South League, Northern Division record and a 1-12 record overall.
The Roaring Fork baseball team jumped out to an early lead it never lost in game one, but wasn’t able to carry its momentum into the second game, falling to Aspen and splitting a doubleheader at the Skiers’ home field on Saturday.The Rams scored three runs in the first, five in the seventh and five in between for a 13-3 victory in the first game. Kyle Raaflaub pitched the win, giving up six runs on seven hits and striking out six. Jake Kinney picked up the save.Aspen belted out a six-run second inning to lift the Skiers over the Rams 7-4 in the second game. Roaring Fork out-hit Aspen 10-5, but was hurt by three fielding errors.Jake Bowman took the loss for the Rams.Roaring Fork (4-5 Western Slope League, 4-7 overall) will be back in action when it travels to Glenwood Springs for a nonleague matchup on Tuesday.
After scoring three goals against Eagle Valley on Thursday, Chelsea Vallario followed up her performance with another goal against Palisade, but it wasn’t enough as the Glenwood girls soccer team fell 2-1 to the Bulldogs on Friday.Glenwood moves to 2-7-0 in the Western Slope League and 2-7-1 overall with the loss. The Demons will now travel to Delta on Tuesday for their next game.
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Down 14-7 with less than 11 minutes left in regulation, Rifle head coach Todd Casebier decided it was time to deviate from his ground-and-pound offense for a bit of an aerial attack.