Prep roundup: Demons earn girls tennis win against Cortez; boys lacrosse team tops Clear Creek
CORTEZ — Ivy Wight and Kelly Tran each won their singles matches for Glenwood Springs High School’s girls tennis team, which posted a 4-3 dual-meet victory over Montezuma Cortez on Saturday morning.
Wight won in straight sets against Cole Skye, 6-1, 7-5, at No. 2 singles to remain undefeated this season. Tran won her No. 3 singles match 6-1, 6-0.
Winning at No. 3 doubles was Caylah Newton and Becky Eggleston at No. 3 doubles, who beat Kaila Carver and Tydall Davis 7-5, 6-2. Linda Ramirez and Nina Alley won their No. 4 doubles match 6-1, 6-0.
Falling in straight sets was Glenwood’s No. 2 doubles team of Avery Nieslanik and Taylor Fiscus. The Demons’ Kenna Zilm and Martiza Ruiz fell 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 against Ashley Moore and Tori Calliham. At No. 1 singles, Raquel Lucero beat Glenwood’s Sophia Nelson 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Glenwood is off for Spring Break until April 4 when they play a dual against Hotchkiss at Paonia High School.
Glenwood Springs 7, Clear Creek 2
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Reed Featherstone finished with a goal and a pair of assists and Cole Hollenbeck, Sam Liotta and Zach Johnson each scored two goals for the Demons (3-1 overall), who rebounded from their first loss of the season this past Thursday with a victory over a young Clear Creek team.
The victory tied the all-time mark for victories in a season for the program.
“The kids were really enjoying themselves today,” Glenwood coach Rick Stevens said about his players. “Our defense played very well, and … Reed Featherstone was the player of the game for us. He was just all over the place.”
Glenwood is off until April 3 when the Demons host Durango.
Glenwood Springs falls to La Junta
COLORADO SPRINGS — Glenwood fell behind against a solid La Junta team early and couldn’t catch up during the Demons’ 8-3 loss on Saturday.
Tristan Harris, Chase Nieslanik, Stephen Romero and Ian Scruton each had one hit for the Demons (1-5 overall), who fell behind 7-1 by the fourth inning. Scruton also had the only RBI of the game for the Demons, who are off until April 4 when they host a doubleheader against Delta.
Summit sweeps doubleheader from Rifle
RIFLE — The Rifle Bears were swept by what coach Troy Phillips called “the best Summit team I’ve seen” on Saturday, falling 14-7 in the opener and 5-3 in the second game.
In the first game, Ty Leyba had three walks and three runs scored, Gabe Marbas finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Layton Stutsman drove in pair of runs, but the Tigers (3-2, 2-2 4A Western Slope League) blew the game open with a six-run sixth inning. In the second game Takoda Cheney finished 2 for 2 with a walk and James Magnuson added a 3-for-3,one-RBI performance for the Bears (3-3, 1-3 league play).
Rifle is off until April 1 when the bears host a nonleague game against Roaring Fork.
Roaring Fork falls in twin bill at Basalt
BASALT — The Roaring Fork High baseball team is still searching for its first win of the season following its 8-7 and 19-9 losses against the Basalt Longhorns.
In the opener, Roaring Fork for a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning that tied the score at 7-7 before Basalt got a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the seventh to end it. In the second game, the Rams used a six-run third inning to take a 6-4 lead. But in the bottom of the fifth with Roaring Fork trailing 11-9, the Longhorns (3-4, 2-2) scored eight in the final frame to induce the 10-run mercy rule.
Jake Kelly, Drew Broadhurst and Ceballos each went 2-for-4 in the opener for Roaring Fork.
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