Prep Roundup: Glenwood wrestlers fare well at West Grand Invitational; Roaring Fork boys top Olathe |

Prep Roundup: Glenwood wrestlers fare well at West Grand Invitational; Roaring Fork boys top Olathe

KREMMLING — Glenwood Springs High School’s wrestling team got a pair of weight-class champions at the West Grand Invitational on Saturday, helping the Demons post a fifth-place finish in the 19-team tournament at West Grand High School.

Coal Ridge also had an individual champion in Tristian Charboneau, whose title in the 126-pound weight class beat out the 19-wrestler field. Charboneau pinned Meeker’s Kylloe Goedert in 4 minutes, 20 seconds, for the title.

Winning at 138 pounds was Glenwood’s Myles Wilson, who pinned second-seeded TJ Richard of North Park in 1:13. Claiming first at 195 pounds was Cristian Gonzalaz of Glenwood, who pinned top-seeded Brandon Yeager of Steamboat Springs in 1:10.

Wrestlers had to finish 4-0 to claim a weight-class title on Saturday.

The Demons finished with 132 points. Meeker won the tournament with 205, with Norwood (152), Hayden (140) and Steamboat (137) following.

Coal Ridge finished seventh in the team standings with 69 points.

Glenwood’s Jose Diaz reached the 160-pound final, only to lose by fall to top-seeded Danny Harris of Uintah, Utah, in 1:35. His teammate, Justin Barham, took second at 170 after losing a 4-0 decision to T.J. Shelton of Meeker.

Finishing third at 120 pounds was Glenwood’s Riley Prough, who fought his way through the consolation bracket after a first-round loss.

The Demons and Titans are off until Jan. 8 when they wrestle against each other in a dual match in Peach Valley.


Roaring Fork 45, Olathe 27

CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork High School’s boys basketball team got off to a slow start against the Olathe Pirates on Saturday, but the Rams found enough energy to pull away for a 45-27 Class 3A Western Slope League victory and remain unbeaten in league play.

Timmy Nielsen scored nine points and Jack Fisher and Ben Carpenter each added eight for the Rams (3-2 overall, 3-0 3A WSL), who took a 24-17 halftime lead and built on it from there. Trenton Jole finished with 11 points to pace Olathe (0-6, 0-4 league).

“Olathe always seems to have a scrappy team,” long time Roaring Fork boys coach Larry Williams said. “We were lucky to come away with a win, but any time you come start 3-0 in this league you’re thankful.”

Roaring Fork will pick up league play after the holiday break on Jan. 7 at Gunnison.


Olathe 41, Roaring Fork 26

CARBONDALE — Amanda Kinterknecht scored a game-high 15 points to pace Olathe (5-1 overall, 3-1 3A WSL), which built a double-digit lead into the fourth quarter and didn’t let up.

Autumn Grandberry scored eight points and Maddie Nieslanik chipped in six for the Rams (0-5, 0-3), who trailed 19-14 at halftime before the Pirates built a 33-20 lead headed into the final stanza.

“We’re right there,” Roaring Fork coach Kirk Cheney said. “We’ve competed in every game we’ve played in. Right now it’s a matter of believing in ourselves. Once we get to that point, we’ll start seeing some success.”

Coal Ridge 42, Gunnison 34

PEACH VALLEY — The Titans (5-1 overall, 3-0 league) remained unbeaten in league play with a victory over the Cowboys on Friday.

No other information was available at press time.

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