Demons finish fifth in Fruita |

Demons finish fifth in Fruita

Jacy Reynolds and Kammi Ivie finished third and fourth, with scores of 83 and 84, respectively, to pace Glenwood Springs at Tuesday’s Fruita Invitational prep girls golf tournament at Adobe Creek Golf Course.Those two scores, combined with Emily Hauptli’s 107, allowed Glenwood to finish fifth out of 10 teams. The Demons’ combined team total of 274 was the best among Class 4A squads.Durango, aided by individual runner-up Melissa Vandiver’s 78, finished the 18-hole tournament with a low score of 261. Host Fruita Monument was second at 262, followed by Grand Junction Central and Grand Junction.Grand Junction Central’s Melissa Martin had the lowest individual round of the tournament, a 1-over 74. Rifle took sixth place in the team standings with a combined score of 300. Trisha Wailes posted the Bears’ best score – a 96 – for 16th place.Grand Valley’s Niki Loschke also broke the century mark, entering the clubhouse with a 91, earning the Cardinals golfer a 12th-place tie. As a team, Grand Valley shot 387.Glenwood, Rifle and Grand Valley are all scheduled to tee off at today’s Palisade Invitational at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction.Girls soccerBears notch winover Eagle ValleyChelsea Webb scored twice in the first half, and Haley Hubbell added the insurance goal midway in the second to give Rifle a 3-1 league victory over Eagle Valley at home Tuesday.The Bears (1-0) opened a 2-0 lead on Webb’s goals by the 20-minute mark of the first half before the Devils’ Sarah Reed halved Rifle’s advantage with a goal in the 25th minute.Rifle plays the second of three scheduled Western Slope League games Thursday, at home against Battle Mountain.BaseballDelta outslugs Rifle, 12-3In an early-season baseball battle for supremacy of the Class 4A Western Slope League, the Delta Panthers drew first blood with a 12-3 drubbing of the Bears in their new home at Deerfield Park in north Rifle.The Bears (1-0 league, 1-2 overall) clawed to a 3-3 tie on three fourth-inning runs after trailing 3-0. In the fifth, Delta regained the lead, tagging losing pitcher Brandon Leuallen for four runs, then adding a solo tally in the sixth and four in the seventh for the final score.Sean Melody, one of four Rifle hitters with base hits, had the Bears’ only extra-base hit – an RBI double.The Bears travel to Glenwood Springs for a league game Thursday at the middle school field.

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