Prep roundup: Glenwood Springs earns split of girls tennis matches; Speakman’s 5 goals lifts Grand Valley
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Tessa Ebert and Ivy Wight each won their respective single matches against Hotchkiss and Roaring Fork on Saturday, helping the Demons earn splits against their opponents in a pair of dual tennis matches at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
Ebert claimed victory twice in Glenwood’s No. 1 singles slot, rallying to beat Mandi Chermak of Hotchkiss 2-6, 6-2, 10-4, before beating Roaring Fork’s Loraine Lu 6-1, 6-0. Wight, the Demons’ No. 3 singles player, topped Jessie Holt of Hotchkiss in straight sets 6-2, 6-3, before beating Stephanie Vega of Roaring Fork, 6-1, 6-3.
The Demons lost their dual to Hotchkiss, 4-3, but claimed a 4-3 win over Roaring Fork thanks to victories at all three singles slots and the No. 1 doubles slot. Glenwood’s Sophie Nelson and Luise Wolleson topped Brianda Perea and Yaritza Zarate, 6-2, 6-4.
Roaring Fork earned wins at No. 2, 3 and 4 doubles to make it close. The wins came from Diana Flores and Ariel Murphy at No. 2 doubles (6-0, 6-1), Dani Minor and Emily Henly at No. 3 double (6-4, 5-7, 10-6), aznd Kimberly Vega and Caitlin O’ Gurman at No. 4 doubles (4-6, 6-3, 15-13).
Nelson and Wolleson won both of their matches, beginning with a 3-6, 7-6, 10-5 win against Hotchkiss’ Nichelle Feryonitz and Jessie Viclett.
The Rams also dropped a 6-1 decision in a dual with Hotchkiss. Earning Roaring fork’s lone win was Perea and Zarate, who earned a straight set, 6-0, 6-3 victory.
Grand Valley 8, Colorado Rocky Mountain School 0
CARBONDALE — Ashlynn Speakman finished with five goals for the Cardinals (3-2-0, 2-1-0 3A Western Slope League), who held a 4-0 halftime lead on the Pearls and never looked back. Kyra Chenoweth had a goal and three assists, Hannah Cornelius added a goal and Randi Sheridan chipped in a goal and an assist.
The Cardinals, who also got two assists from Lauren Paskett and outshot CRMS 21-4, continue league play Tuesday at Moffat County in Craig.
Rifle splits 4A WSL doubleheader with Eagle Valley
RIFLE — Bailey Hoffmeister threw a five-hit shutout during the Bears’ 2-0 victory over the Devils in the opener at Deerfield Park, but Eagle Valley rallied from a six-run deficit in the second game to prevail 11-8 and earn a Class 4A Western Slope League split.
Hoffmeister went the distance, finishing with five strikeouts and allowing no runs and one walk. Hoffmeister has only allowed two earned runs in 25 innings pitched this season.
Teig Hauer finished 3-for-3 batting at the plate in the second game, helping the Bears pound out 10 hits. But Rifle committed four errors in the field, and Eagle Valley took the lead for good at 9-7 in the sixth inning after trailing 6-0 after two frames.
The Bears continue league play Tuesday night when they host Glenwood Springs.
Glenwood Springs sweeps twin bill from Roaring Fork
CARBONDALE — Glenwood broke loose on offense with a 15-run seventh inning during a 28-6 victory in the opener, then got a great performance on the mound from Chase Nieslanik for a 10-0 win in the nightcap at the Roaring Fork High School field.
“It was a total team effort for our lineup today,” said Glenwood coach Eric Nieslanik, whose team won its fifth consecutive game to improve to 5-2 overall. “I can’t remember a time when we’ve scored  runs in an inning. If we have, it’s been a long time since we’ve done that.”
Roaring Fork got a combined 5-for-5 performance from Tanner Nieslanik in both games. The senior went 3-for-3 with a single, triple and home run in the opener, then had the only two hits of the game off his cousin, Chase, in the nightcap. Alex Fisher added a 3-for-4 performance in the opener with a double and triple.
The Rams (1-7 overall) pick up 3A WSL play Tuesday when they host Basalt.
Cardinals fall twice to Cedaredge
CEDAREDGE — Grand Valley’s baseball team lost a pair of 3A WSL games to the Bruins, falling 14-2 and 19-4. No other details were available.
TRACK & FIELD
Glenwood boys finish second at Eagle Valley Invitational
GYPSUM — Glenwood Springs High’s boys track team took second in the Eagle Valley Invitational team standings after sweeping the relay events, with the Glenwood girls finishing fourth.
Glenwood won the 4×400-meter relay in 3 minutes, 30.69 seconds with team members Garrett Goodstein, Evrett Marr, Zane Lundin and Kaden Weller. The Demons also won the 4×100 relay in 43.81, and the 4×200 in 1:32.75.
Earning individual wins for Glenwood was Cole Adams in the 200 meters (23.55) and 100 (11.41). Garrett Lowe, a member of the 4×100 relay team, won the shot put with a put of 47 feet, 11 inches. On the girls side, Delaney Gaddis earned a convincing win in the long jump (16-6 1/2), and also won the 300 hurdles (49.26). Kaden Weller gave the Demons a sweep of the intermediate hurdles, winning the boys event in 40.59.
Rifle stood out in the weight events. Brittany Neuroth won the girls discus with a throw of 114-8 and took second in the shot put (31-8). Rifle’s Brayden Smith won the boys discus with a toss of 124-11.
Coal Ridge track team excels at Frank Woodburn Invitational
GRAND JUNCTION — Andy Bowles won a pair of events, claiming victory in the high jump (6-6) and 300 hurdles (41.44) at Stoker Stadium.
The Coal Ridge boys also got a win in the 4×200 relay (1:32.55) and finished third in the team standings with 74 points behind Palisade (109) and Fruita Monument (90).
The Coal Ridge girls finished first in the 4×200 relay in 1:47.93, with the 4×400 relay finishing second in 4:13.82.
Glenwood improves during Englewood tournament
ENGLEWOOD — Thomas Hooker, Ben Liotta, Matt Heim and Karros Havang each scored a pair of goals in three losses at a tournament in Englewood.
The Demons fell 10-4 to Pueblo West, 7-3 to Machebeuf and 12-4 to Englewood, finishing a stretch of five games in three days.
“There were a lot more bright moments then there were dark ones,” Glenwood coach Rick Stevens said. “We made some big improvements in a lot of ways today.”
The Demons continue Mountain League play on Tuesday at Eagle Valley in Gypsum.
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