Prep Sports Roundup
Down 1-0 at halftime, the Glenwood Springs boys soccer team was happy to come away with a 1-1 tie against Eagle Valley on Saturday in Eagle.The first half was dominated by Eagle Valley (0-4-0 Class 4A Western Slope League, 1-5-1 overall), but Glenwood took control in the second half after Ryan Young scored to knot the game at one.”We controlled possession, we transitioned from defense to offense and we worked on our lateral movement instead of just pushing it up the field,” said Glenwood head coach John Mount. “We worked on the basic fundamentals, and we were able to execute.”The game went into overtime, but neither team was able to find the back of the net again.The Demons (3-0-1 WSL, 3-3-1 overall) will be busy next week as they will host Battle Mountain at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, tentatively have a rematch scheduled at Rifle at 4 p.m. on Thursday and another game at Steamboat on Saturday.
The Rifle Bears softball team got their exercise on Saturday – mostly from running around the bases so much.The Bears crushed Steamboat 40-0 and 20-0 in a doubleheader in Steamboat on Saturday.Rifle totaled 30 hits on the day, with Megan McWilliams, Amber Odekirk and Shawnee Young all hitting homers. Samantha Young added a triple, while Chelsea Webb, Dannon Dueitt, Kylee Dueitt, Tori Fazzi and Odekirk all smacked doubles.McWilliams picked up the win in a game one no-hitter and Alissa Skinner got the win in game two, allowing only two hits.The Bears, who are now 9-4 overall and 2-0 in the Class 4A Western Slope League, will be at Eagle Valley on Tuesday.
Playing one of the toughest teams in the Class 4A Western Slope League, the Rifle volleyball team was unable to pull off an upset, falling 3-0 (25-10, 25-14, 25-13) to the Sailors on Saturday in Steamboat.The Bears, who fell to 0-5 in league and 4-7 overall, will now host Eagle Valley at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The Coal Ridge volleyball team came up short in a comeback bid over the Olathe Pirates at Olathe on Friday night, losing 4-1 (25-13, 25-19, 23-25, 25-15).After dropping the first two games of the match, Coal Ridge came back to win game three, but couldn’t pull off the win. Coal Ridge also played Gunnison on Saturday, but the results were unavailable at press time.The Titans (3-2 Class 3A Western Slope League, 6-4 overall), will next face Roaring Fork at home on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
On Friday night, the Grand Valley volleyball team played a tough match with Meeker, falling 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-11) at home. The Cards also played North Park on Saturday, but the results were unavailable at press time.Grand Valley will play again on Tuesday with a match at Plateau Valley on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
A headline in Saturday’s Post Independent incorrectly said that the Grand Valley football team beat Rangely 44-16, when in fact Grand Valley defeated Meeker 44-16 on Friday night. The score box also incorrectly listed the score as 44-14. The Post Independent apologizes for these mistakes.
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