Glenwood Springs Demons roll Tigers in boys hoops opener
FARMER’S KORNER – Glenwood Springs outgunned host Summit 56-30 in Saturday’s boys basketball season opener.The Demon defense stifled the Tiger attack, forcing 25 turnovers and an ice-cold shooting performance by Summit.Glenwood blew the game open with a 14-point run in the first half to take a 29-17 lead into the break. A 19-6 scoring edge in the fourth quarter drove the nail in the Tigers’ coffin.
ASPEN – After recording a win over Classical Academy on Friday, Grand Valley returned to the floor and suffered a 61-50 boys basketball loss to host Aspen to leave the Aspen invitational with a 1-1 record.Tyler Jensen paced the Cardinals with 14 points. William Waugh chipped in with 12, and Colton Cowan added 11.
GRAND JUNCTION – Amy Kame scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out six assists and had five blocks as Grand Junction Central coasted to a 59-35 girls basketball win over Rifle on Saturday.Megan McWilliams scored a team-high 13 points for the Bears, who dropped to 0-2 on the young season.
FRUITA – Only Grand Junction Central finished higher than Rifle at Saturday’s Fruita Monument Invitational wrestling tournament.The Bears went 4-1 in dual action, beating Moffat (46-23), Gunnison (69-3), Fruita Monument (51-17) and Palisade (48-33). Central dealt Rifle its lone blemish by a count of 39-33.Three Rifle wrestlers strung together undefeated days, with James Conrardy (140 pounds), Kiefer Deere (171) and Tyler Davis (189) all going 5-0. Conrardy racked up four first-period pins in compiling his impressive ledger.Four Bears went 4-1 in Larry Schmueser (103), Dano Fugita (152), Abe Dennis (160) and heavyweight Tad Davis.
GRANBY – Coal Ridge wrestling coach Rob Grumley knows the importance of tough tournaments early in the season. That’s why he put the 4A and 5A school-littered Middle Park Invitational on his team’s schedule for Saturday.While no Titans placed, several gutted out solid performances.Keenan Grumley and Rylan Richards each went 2-2 in 140-pound weight class matches. Kevin Laidlaw performed well at 171 pounds, going 2-2 and Neal Schultz went 2-2 at 112. Richards and Schultz are freshmen.
HOTCHKISS – Grand Valley’s wrestlers placed third at the weekend’s Hotchkiss Invitational, with 10 of the team’s 11 grapplers placing in the top four.Two Cardinals earned weight-class championships, with James Drinkhouse taking the 119-pound title and 130-pounder Ryan Gallegos winning his class.Finishing second for Grand Valley were Jared Tonder (135), Tyler Miles (152) and Cody Miles (160).
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