Prep Sports Roundup
Demon grapplers take second at Conifer tourneyGOLDEN Glenwood Springs placed second at the Conifer Lobo Invitational on Saturday, as the wrestling Demons finished only behind Frederick. Glenwood, which placed eight of the 12 wrestlers it entered into the tournament, finished with a team score of 178. Frederick scored 215. The Demons finished ahead of regional opponents Conifer (third, 165), Battle Mountain, Evergreen and Summit.Senior Tyler Rossow led the way for the Demons at 171 pounds and Nick Croissant at 189, both pinning their way to first-place finishes.Rossow defeated Cody DelaBarbe of Frederick by fall 48 seconds into their finals match, while Crossaint also scored a first-round pin.Junior Greg Mills had a strong showing at 112, defeating regional foes Kenny Burnett of Evergreen by fall and Conifers Caleb Rudnicki by a 13-0 major decision before losing to Caleb Downs of Frederick in the title match. Mills finished second.Demons senior Blake Newby scored a third-place finish at 119, while sophomore Vincent Tsosie took bronze at 125. Sophomore Taylor Parsons (130) finished fourth, losing by injury default to Shelby Garrett of Middle Park. At 140, Glenwood senior Matt Davis placed third. At heavyweight, Greg Orosz defeated Summits Zach Campbell to take home a bronze finish.Glenwood is back on the mat Thursday when it hosts Grand Junction. Rifle visits Glenwood on Friday, and then the Demons head to Buena Vista on Saturday to make up a tournament that was previously snowed out.Rangely beats out Grand Valley in home tournamentRANGELY Rangely ruled its home wrestling tournament on Saturday, edging out Grand Valley by 51⁄2 points at the Panther Invitational. The Cardinals, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, put 194 points on the board to Rangelys 1991⁄2. Duchesne (Utah) finished third at 152, followed by Hayden (941⁄2) and Grand Junction (89).Grand Valleys James Drinkhouse (125 pounds) picked up a weight-class title, as did Ryan Gallegos (130), Cody Miles (160) and Coltin Ostermiller (215). Tyler Miles finished second at 152 pounds, and Joe Joyner took second at 285.Coal Ridges Michael Larson picked up second at 145 pounds.The Cards Jared Tonder (135) and Matt Cain (140) finished third.
Glenwood girls third at MontroseMONTROSE Glenwood Springs placed third behind Fruita Monument and host Montrose in a three-team Saturday meet, capping a busy weekend for the Demons girls swimmers and divers.Sierra Grove won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle to pace the Demons. Jessica Betts took home the 1-meter diving crown, and Keevyn Scholl clipped the field in the 100 breaststroke.Also of note, Ali Schaiberger took second in the 200 free, and Anna Wiltse second in the 500 free.The Glenwood 400 free relay team took second, and the 200 free relay team placed third.Demons downed by GunnisonGUNNISON Individual wins are all the Glenwood Springs girls swimming and diving team took away from a Friday dual meet at Gunnison, despite a spirited effort littered with high finishes.Ali Schaiberger (200-yard freestyle, 500 free), Sierra Grove (50 free, 100 butterfly), Jessica Betts (1-meter diving) and Keevyn Scholl (100 breast) and the 400 yard free relay team all notched wins for the Demons, who emerged on the short end of a 166-137 decision.
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