Demons girls swim team gets strong start to season |

Demons girls swim team gets strong start to season

The Glenwood Springs High School girls swimming team had a strong start to its season, finishing first in nearly every event against Moffat County, Fruita Monument and Summit during its first meet of the season Friday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center pool.

As a team, the Demons finished third in the four-team meet.

The Demons’ 200-yard medley relay team of Kendall Vanderhoof, Hannah Peterson, Zoya Petrovska, and Hannah Stinson finished first. Vanderhoof had a great meet, swimming to first-place finishes in the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Peterson dominated the field in both the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley, posting a personal best in the 200 IM. Stinson won the 50 and 500 yard freestyle events. Petrovska finished second in both the 100 butterfly and backstroke, respectively.

Vanderhoof, Petrovska, Peterson and Stinson also finished first in the 400 freestyle relay.

Returning swimmers Mikayla Axtell and Elana Neiley also had a successful meet, with Axtell finishing ninth in the 200 freestyle and fifth in the 100 freestyle. Neiley had a personal best in the 50 breaststroke in her leg of the 200 medley relay. Captains Olivia Ayers and Mackenzie Fuller were also able to score points for their team. Despite being extremely ill, Ayers swam alongside new swimmer Emily Axtell, Neiley and Fuller to score an eighth-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. Fuller swam to an eighth-place finish in the 50 freestyle, and a seventh-place finish in the 100 backstroke. Fuller, Emily and Mikayla Axtell and returning swimmer Olivia Dixon finished fifth in the 400 yard freestyle relay.


Paonia 43, Rifle 39

RIFLE — Chante Church scored 17 points to pace Rifle, but the Bears’ rally from a 22-15 halftime deficit fell short on Saturday.

Church finished 6 for 10 from the field and added five rebounds and six steals. Carsyn Copeland added eight points and five boards for the Bears (0-2), who continue nonleague play Tuesday at Coal Ridge.


Colorado Academy 86, Grand Valley 78, OT

BROOMFIELD — Grand Valley rallied from a 61-55 deficit headed into the fourth quarter to force overtime, but the Cardinals were outscored 12-4 in the extra period during the second day of the Tiger Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Grand Valley begins Class 3A Western Slope League play Tuesday at home against Aspen.

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