Gwood golf places 2nd at regionals
Competing at the 4A regional tournament at Murphy Creek in Aurora on Friday, the Glenwood Springs girl’s golf team placed second overall in the 4A region 4 event.
Junior Lauren Murphy placed fourth overall with a round of 82, while junior Callie Jones shot a round of 88, placing seventh in the event.
Sophomore Lisa Kelley placed eighth overall in the event with a round of 91 for the Demons, while Baylee Johnson shot a 113. However, Johnson was within 10 strokes of the cut line, so she’ll be heading to the state tournament in two weeks with the rest of the Glenwood squad.
“The girls left a lot of strokes out there on and around the greens, so the next two weeks will really be focused on the short game and putting,” Head Coach Clem Michel said.
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After making the move to 4A from 3A last season, the Demons came up big as a team at the regional meet, earning a state tournament berth as a group for the first time under Michel.
GLENWOOD 16, EAGLE 8
On the road for the final game of the season, the Glenwood Springs boy’s lacrosse team picked up a big win over the Eagle Valley Devils, rolling to a 16-8 decision to cap off a trying 2017 season.
For Glenwood, senior Ben Liotta found the back of the net five times in his final game in a Glenwood uniform, keying the Demon attack. Senior Sam Liotta added three goals, while senior Shane Beckley had two goals in the win.
Junior Zach Johnson came through with two goals and a game-high seven assists, while Ian Lohman added two goals for Glenwood.
In net, senior Joe Liotta came through with eight saves for the Demons.
With the win, Glenwood wraps up the 2017 season with a 4-9 record, including 2-8 in the Western Slope League.
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