Glenwood races to win in Aspen; Rifle spikers fall to Steamboat
The Glenwood girls cross country team continued its red-hot pace on Saturday, winning the Chris Severy Invitational in Aspen on Saturday against 15 other teams and fielding four runners in the top 10.Katrina Selsor led the way for the Demons, finishing second overall with an unofficial time of 22:25 (official times were not available). Melissa Buchanan placed sixth, Angie Shepard came in at ninth and Michelle Stripp took 10th.The Demon boys placed 11th out of 16 teams, with Ryan Ward recording the fastest time for Glenwood, coming in unofficially at 21:05.Glenwood will race in its last regular season meet of the season on Saturday in Battle Mountain. The Demons will go back to Battle Mountain again on Oct. 21 for the regional meet.
Playing matches against some of the top teams in their respective leagues, Grand Valley, Coal Ridge, Roaring Fork and Rifle were all unable to turn in wins this weekend.Grand Valley hosted Paonia on Friday night and was swept in three games by the Eagles. The Cardinals dropped the first game 25-16, battled back for a closer loss of 25-20 in game two and then fell 25-13 in the final game. Grand Valley will next host Meeker on Tuesday at 6 p.m.Facing the No. 2 team in the Class 4A Western Slope League, Coal Ridge (5-12) was blanked by Basalt on Friday night. The Longhorns (13-1 overall) topped the Titans 25-12, 25-17 and 25-11. On Saturday, the Titans played Olathe, again losing in three games (25-23, 25-18 and 25-19).On Friday, Coal Ridge will host Roaring Fork (1-8 WSL), who lost to Gunnison, the league’s top team who owns a 9-0 undefeated league record, in four games, on Friday night.Rifle is still looking for its first win of the season after falling to Steamboat in three games on Saturday.
Grand Valley, the No. 8-ranked Class 1A football team in the state, according to Rocky Preps, lost its first game of the season with a 20-7 loss to Paonia on Friday night.Both teams scored touchdowns in the first quarter, but the Cardinal offense was shut down for the last three quarters. The Eagles (5-1 overall) scored 13 more points in the second quarter, and although they didn’t manage to reach the end zone in the second half, their 13-point lead held.Grand Valley (5-1) will travel to Hayden (6-0) on Friday night.
The Titans suffered another loss on the gridiron on Friday night, this time at the hands of the Basalt Longhorns, who won the Class 2A Western Slope League battle 47-0.Basalt (3-1 WSL, 3-3 overall) held the Titans (0-4 WSL, 0-6 overall) to 95 total yards on offense in the game. Brady Gasaway carried the ball 11 times for Coal Ridge, netting 38 yards as the Titans’ leading rusher. Josh Alsop picked up 26 yards on nine carries.Titan quarterback Keenan Grumley completed three passes in the game, one to David Anderson, one to Joe Miller and one to Gasaway. He totaled 17 yards in the air.Up next, Coal Ridge will host Roaring Fork (3-1 WSL, 5-1) while Basalt will face Olathe (4-0 WSL, 6-0 ).
Rifle scored first, but Moffat County netted the last two goals to beat Rifle 2-1 in a soccer game on Saturday.Bear Graham Riddile was assisted by Miles Blair to score Rifle’s lone goal with two minutes left to go in the first half. The Bears fired eight shots on goal, but Riddile’s was the only one to find its way in.Moffat scored its first goal on a penalty kick 15 minutes into the second half to tie the game. Less than 10 minutes later, the Bulldogs scored the go-ahead goal.
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The Coal Ridge High School volleyball team closed out the 3A Western Slope League season at home Thursday night with a three-game win over Aspen (25-20, 25-11, 25-14).