Glenwood Springs swimming wins 2015 Montrose Invitational |

Glenwood Springs swimming wins 2015 Montrose Invitational

The Glenwood Springs girls swim team came away with a decisive victory in the 10-team Montrose Invitational, Saturday.

As a team, the Demons scored 660 points, which happened to be 263 points ahead of the second place Aspen swim team.

Senior swimmer Jessica Tuttle turned in four first place finishes in the 200 Backstroke, 200 Butterfly, 400 IM and the 100 Butterfly. Kendall Vanderhoof turned in four first place finishes as well in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 1,000 freestyle.

LJ Fetzko recorded two first place finishes in the 200 freestyle and the 100 IM, while adding two second place finishes in the 100 Breaststroke and the 200 Breaststroke. Sarah DiPangrazio recorded four second place finishes in the 50 butterfly, 50 freestyle, 200 IM and the 100 butterfly.

“Our depth allowed us the ability to score the maximum number of swimmers possible in each individual and relay event,” Demons head coach Steve Vanderhoof said. “I am really impressed with the team as a whole, we are improving throughout the roster with many of our less experienced swimmers improving each week and obtaining best times.

In other strong performances for the Demons, Kristen Davis turned in a second place finish in the 400 IM and a fourth place finish in the 200 freestyle. Zoe Lyon finished second in the 50 backstroke, third in the 100 backstroke and fourth in the 100 IM. Hannah Stinson finished third in the 200 butterfly, 500 freestyle and fourth in the 100 butterfly.

Macy Stinson finished second in the 50 breaststroke, while Kaitlyn Vanderhoof finished third in the 50 breaststroke.

In relay events, Tuttle, Fetzko, Dipangrazio and Kendall Vanderhoof finished second in the 200 Medley Relay, while Lyon Kaitlyn Vanderhof, Hannah Stinson and Davis finished fifth in the relay.

In the 400 Freestyle Relay, Fetzko, Dipangrazio, Tuttle and Vanderhoof finished second, while Davis, Lyon, Macy Stinson and Hannah Stinson finished fourth.

Kendall Vanderhoof, Dipangraio, Tuttle and Fetzko finished second in the 200 Freestyle Relay ,while Cheyenne Beightel, Kendall Knott, Lyon and Macy Stinson finished sixth.

Tuttle, Fetzko, Dipangrazio and Kenall Vanderhoof finished second in the 400 Medley Relay as Lyon, Davis, Hannah Stinson and Kaitlyn Vanderhoof finished third.

Rifle girls defeat Coal Ridge, 64-20

Behind 27 points from Elly Walters and 11 points from Mackenzie Ventrello, the Rifle Bears’ girls basketball team defeated the Coal Ridge Titans, Tuesday, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, 64-20.

The Bears 15 points in the first quarter and 14 points in the second quarter to take a 29-15 lead at halftime.

Coming out of the half, the Bears scored 18 in the third and 17 in the fourth quarter to cap off the Rifle win as the Bears held the Titans to five points in the second half.

Walters scored 13 points in the second half to help pace the Bears offensively.

“She was amazing today,” Rifle head coach Kristy Wallner said. “She made great decisions, took great shots, distributed the ball well and played well at both ends of the floor.”

With her 27 points Walters was named the MVP of the game, according to Wallner.

Much like she did Saturday against Summit in which she scored 29 points, Walters had her way offensively by getting open looks and taking advantage, while also knifing into the lane for buckets at the rim.

“Elly worked extremely hard all year long on her game and it’s starting to really show,” Wallner said. “What’s scary is that I still believe she has another level to hit.”

As Walters and Ventrello provided much of the offense, Reese Hoffmiester and Tori Pressler played solid defense for the Bears.

For the Titans, Alexys Holder led the team with seven points, while Jenny Call added six points.

Boone scores 28 as Bears top Titans, 65-56

Junior forward Jacob Boone netted 28 points, Tuesday, in the Rifle Bears’ 65-56 win at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

For the Titans, junior guard Hunter Gerber scored 20 points, while senior forward Greyson Keener added 14 points for the Titans.

With the win, the Bears improve to 7-0 on the season, while the Titans fall to 2-3 through five games early in the year.

Demons wrestling caps off undefeated weekend at Weld Central Duals

The Glenwood Springs Demons wrestling team went undefeated over two days at the Weld Central Keith Kilker Memorial Duals this past weekend.

Five wrestlers went undefeated on the weekend for Glenwood. Mat and Larry Flores each went 6-1, with each losing close matches to highly ranked opponents. Mat dropped a major decision to third-ranked Sawyer Navara from Silver Creek, while Larry lost a 3-0 decision to Weld Central’s Lyle Cooksey (12th in all of 3A). Top-ranked Myles Wilson continued to dominate his opponents, with four pins and three tech-falls to move to 13-0 on the season.

Riley Prough also wrestled very well, matching Wilson’s four pins and three tech-falls, also moving to 13-0 going into the Christmas break. Herbie Vega finished up with five pins and one decision to go along with a forfeit in route to a perfect weekend.

Vega’s 4-3 decision over Widefield’s Ben Long was one of Glenwood’s closest matches of the weekend, with Vega scoring on a takedown in the last 30 seconds of the match to go ahead before riding Long out to hold on to the narrow victory margin.

As a team, Glenwood defeated Wheat Ridge (66-12), Denver North (59-9), Sand Creek (72-12), Silver Creek (58-16), Widefield (55-16) and Weld Central (52-21).

In the 113-pound class, freshman Mathew Flores finished 6-1 overall, while Felix Cano (120-pound class, 7-0), Riley Prough (126-pound class, 7-0), Vega (160-pound class, 7-0), Wilson (170-pound class, 7-0) and Tony Ordonez (170-pound class, 7-0) finished undefeated.

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