Demons cross country team finishes strong at Panthers Invitational
At the Panther Cross Country Invitational on Friday, Oct. 9, Demons runner Claudia Hirons turned in a second-place finish to lead all Demons runners with a time of 19 minutes, 33.7 seconds.
Hirons finished just eight seconds behind the first place runner at the invitational.
Payton Bonsack (21:08.31) and Emily Worline (21:25.18) turned in 22nd and 24th place finishes for the Demons, who finished third overall as a team with 68 points.
Serena Richardson (26th, 21:33.41), Josie Spence (34th, 22:22.42), Emma Rahmeir (37th, 22:33.51), Hannah Spencer (42nd, 22:51.62), Kyla Rattin (43rd, 22:54.48), Hannah Stinson (46th, 23:12.78), Katie Pittel (48th, 23:35.51) and Maddi Peltzman (49th, 23:37.98) finished in the top 50 for the Demons girls.
For the Demons boys group, Gavin Harden (4th, 16:47.28), Henry Barth (8th, 17:07.94), Mathew Thrun (9th, 17:08.20), Ian Lohman (10th, 17:20.67) Jacob Barsness (19th, 17:44.56), Benny Smith (20th, 17:46.85), Bryce Risner (21st, 17:50.56), Zeb Thorsen (23rd, 17:54.63), Garrett Like (32nd, 18:29.05), Phillip Hecksel (34th, 18:34.04) and Kieran LaMee (37th, 18:43.20) turned in top 50 performances in leading the Demons to a second place team finish with 47 points.
Titans top Skiers in four sets
Behind 13 kills each from Nicole Mooney and Kaitlyn Detlefsen, the Coal Ridge Titans girls volleyball team defeated the Aspen Skiers in four sets, 21-25, 25-19, 25-18 and 25-13.
With the win, Coal Ridge now has won its last seven straight matches and remain undefeated in Western Slope League play.
Detlefsen added six blocks and four aces, while Mooney added three aces.
Dana Kotz once again was brilliant, dishing out 38 assists and four blocks. Emily Wright had 14 digs, and Karissa Feese added 13 digs.
With two games left on the year, the Titans are primed to win the league title under Aimee Gerber.
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