Demons down Bears in final regular season game
In a rivalry matchup Saturday at Bears Stadium in Rifle between the Rifle Bears and Glenwood Springs Demons soccer teams, the Demons came out on top with a 4-1 win to wrap up the regular season.
Glenwood received two goals from senior forward Miguel “Papas” Peralta, one goal from junior Mikey Willis and one goal from sophomore Leo Mireles to defeat the rival Bears on the road. The goal scorer for the Bears was unknown at the time of print.
The win over Rifle wraps up the regular season for Glenwood, which finishes the season 7-8 (5-7 4A Western Slope League) overall. Rifle has one game left on Thursday at Summit as they continue to search for a win under first-year Head Coach David Romero.
RIFLE SOFTBALL FALLS AT REGIONALS
On the road for matchups with Thomas Jefferson and Pueblo Centennial Saturday in the 4A Regional tournament, the Rifle Bears softball team dropped both games in the double-elimination tournament to end its season by scores of 5-0 and 14-4. The Bears finish the season with a 14-7 record.
Against Thomas Jefferson, the Bears trailed 1-0 heading into the fifth inning before TJ scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth and two runs in the bottom of the sixth to cap off the win, sending them to the state tournament.
Against Pueblo Centennial, the Bears competed hard and had a big inning going in the third inning as Delaney Phillips and Peyton Caldwell singled, Shaeley Arneson walked and Kaitlyn Harris came up with an RBI single before Kaitlyn Jackson drew an RBI walk, but a terrific play by a Pueblo Centennial defender up the middle caused a key double play that shut down the big Rifle inning.
From there, things really snowballed for the Bears as Pueblo Centennial got on base a combined 10 times by walks and hit by pitches, while numerous defensive errors played a factor in the loss.
TITANS ROLL PAST OLATHE
Hosting the Olathe Pirates Saturday at Coal Ridge High School, the Coal Ridge girls volleyball team quickly swept the Pirates by scores of 25-23, 25-13 and 25-13.
For the Titans, sophomore Kara Morgan had a big day, finishing with 11 kills, nine digs and five aces. Senior Dana Kotz led the way with 28 assists, three kills and two aces, while senior Kaitlyn Harlow, junior Paige Harlow and junior Cassie Greene added six kills each. The Harlow sisters had four blocks apiece, while junior Emily Wright added 18 digs defensively.
With the win, Coal Ridge improves to 12-4 (7-1 3A Western Slope League) on the season. The Titans will take on the Montrose Indians on the road Tuesday at 6 p.m.
CARDINALS SWEEP OLATHE
Squaring off with the visiting Olathe Pirates Saturday in Parachute, the Grand Valley Cardinals volleyball team picked up a big sweep over the Pirates for its 11th win of the season by scores of 26-24, 25-18 and 25-21.
With the win over the Pirates, Grand Valley improves to 11-5 (5-2 3A Western Slope League) on the season. The Cardinals will travel to Eagle Valley Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. matchup.
TITANS CRUSH SKIERS
Taking on the Aspen Skiers Saturday in their homecoming game, the Coal Ridge Titans boys soccer team quickly took care of business in a 9-0 win over Aspen.
The Titans raced out to a 5-0 lead at the half before netting four more goals in the second half to cap off the big win.
With the win over Aspen, Coal Ridge improves to 12-1 (6-1 3A Western Slope League) on the season. The Titans will travel to Roaring Fork on Tuesday for a matchup with the Rams at 4 p.m.
RAMS TOP BULLDOGS IN FIVE
On the road for a league matchup with the Moffat County Bulldogs Saturday in Craige, the Roaring Fork Rams volleyball team picked up a big five-set win by scores of 26-24, 19-25, 18-25, 25-14 and 15-11.
By defeating the Bulldogs, Roaring Fork keeps its playoff hopes alive 11-7 (6-3 3A WSL) on the season. The Rams will travel to Gunnison on Thursday for a matchup with the Cowboys at 6:30 p.m.