Glenwood wins doubleheader against Eagle Valley
The Demons assaulted Devil pitching for 21 hits and raised their seasonal mark to 3-1 (2-1 Western Slope League) with a doubleheader sweep over league foe Eagle Valley, 7-5 and 13-7, Saturday in Gypsum.
In the first matchup, sophomore Beau Chicoine tossed a complete five-hit game with nine strikeouts and also had three hits, including a double and an RBI.
Senior Taylor Wilde led Glenwood’s offense in game two with four hits in five at bats with four RBI’s and two runs scored. The Demons broke a 6-all tie by scoring seven runs in the fifth inning.
John Faris struck out eight in earning the win.
Glenwood hosts Rifle at the middle school diamond Thursday in a key early-season league game for both area teams.
This year’s Glenwood Springs boys swim team may be small in numbers, but they proved that they’re a force to contend with.
Each member of the six-person squad recorded personal best times at this weekend’s Montrose Invitational, noted first-year coach Howard Jay.
“It was a great way to start the season. We finished sixth as a team, but we felt pretty good about it,” Jay said.
With defending Class 5A state champ Cherry Creek and last year’s 4A team champion and runner-up in the field of eight teams, the Demons should feel good about their efforts.
Damien Gucwa qualified for May’s 4A state meet in four individual events.
The senior won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.73 seconds, took second in the breaststroke and finished third and fourth, respectively, in the individual medley and 50 freestyle.
Jon Jay, the coach’s son, also had a strong season-opener, earning third place in the 200 free, a sixth-place mark in the 1,000 free and two eighth-place times.
The Demons 400 free relay team of Jay, Jamie Giezentanner, Bryce McDermott and Gucwa also earned its way to the state meet by posting a time of 3:50.32.
Glenwood won’t compete again until April 8 when the Demons boys get to host their first-ever home meet at the Community Center Pool.
Roaring Fork won two of three doubles matches and got singles victories from Renee French and Crystal Warner to earn a 4-2 team win over Vail Mountain Friday in Carbondale.
The victory squared the Rams win-loss seasonal record at 1-1 on the recently started 2005 prep girls tennis campaign.
French beat Ezzie Rubens, 6-4, 6-2, in a No. 2 singles contest. Warner took Kendall Gotthelf down in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0, in the No. 3 singles match.
The Rams Autumn Evans absorbed a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Vail Christian’s Briton Bock in No. 1 singles.
All two of Roaring Fork’s doubles wins were by straight sets.
Stacia Comings and Tasha Koziel, Roaring Fork’s No. 2 doubles team, got the Rams started by defeating Paige Bennett and Zoie Liottia, 6-1, 6-3. Roaring Fork’s Cara Fraser and Celeste Comings downed Adi Slifer and Katherine Gerken, 6-2, 6-2.
Kate Thayn and Gilda Flores lost the No. 1 singles match, 6-2, 6-2, to Vail’s Sophie Sunderland and Suzette Irons.
Neither school submitted a team to play in the No. 4 doubles match.
In girls soccer action, Saturday’s Delta County at Rifle league match was postponed due to Spring Break. A new date for the game has yet to be set by the two schools.
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The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team won 5-2 at home over Glenwood Springs on Saturday, but it didn’t come easy.