Prep Sports Roundup
VAIL,Colorado – Glenwood Springs had trouble showing up to the game on time. They didn’t, however, have the same trouble with their soccer game once they arrived.After falling behind 2-0 in a game that was delayed from 11 a.m. to 11:40 because of game time confusion between the two teams’ schedules (the Demons believed the start time to be at 1 p.m. rather than the official 11 a.m. start time), the Demons battled back for a 3-2 overtime win over Battle Mountain.Down two goals early on in the first half, Fabian Tapia scored on a long shot from outside 35 yards as the ball dropped just over the Battle Mountain keeper’s head. Then, as the first half came to a close, Travis Whitman scored on penalty kick to tie the game after the goalie took him out on a breakaway attempt.The second half was an intensive defensive struggle as each team fought its heart out knowing what was at stake.As the game headed into overtime, Glenwood Springs got a bit more aggressive. Then, in the fourth minute of the first sudden death overtime period, Ryan Young scored off a header on Tapia’s corner kick.”It was really an amazing game and our guys played their hearts out and came out on top,” Glenwood Springs head coach John Mount said. “I’m just really proud of the boys.”The Demons prevented Battle Mountain from winning their fifth consecutive Western Slope League title with the win. Also, the win puts the Demons in position to take the league title depending on the outcome of games next week.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS,Colorado – Yet another tough loss, this time coming on their homecoming game wasn’t the only reason why the Demons were saddened on Saturday.Their three game sweep at the hands of Delta (21-25, 17-25, 21-25) was overshadowed by an ugly injury to senior defender Morgan Dominguez.Dominguez dived attempting a dig and her head slammed directly into the knee of a teammate. Her head and neck bent back, injuring her spinal cord, but head coach Sean Lively said she was doing “OK” later that evening.Glenwood Springs fell to 4-6 in the 4A Western Slope League and 5-10 overall. The Demons host Battle Mountain Thursday in their final home game of the season.
RIFLE, Colorado – Palisade dropped the first set before rebounding against the Bears to take the match (23-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-11) in four games.The Bulldogs improved to 6-9 overall and kept their hopes alive in the 4A Western Slope League.
MONTROSE, Colorado Glenwood Springs, Grand Valley, Coal Ridge and Rifle all traveled out to Montrose for a unique cross-country meet on Saturday morning. Each team returned home with a bit of success.The kids looked great, Glenwood Springs head coach Mike Schneiter said. The Montrose race is really an interesting meet. Turns out to really be a good event for the kids. Gives them a good chance to practice, work on their rhythm and its just really fun. What makes the Montrose meet unique is that the runners run in pairs, taking turns running a 1-mile loop around the cross country course. Each individual running three loops in total, tagging their partner and alternating upon completion of their loop.The Demons had one team medal, the boys pairing of Brad Gepfert and Kellen Fockler finished the six mile race in 34 minutes and 10 seconds, good enough for silver.The other top finishes for Glenwood were three girls teams: Hope Whitman and Katrina Selsor took fourth, finishing in 40:15; Melissa Buchanan and Angie Shepard took eighth, finishing in 42:09; and Abbey Barnes and Michelle Stripp finished in 42:24 for 11th place.
VAIL, Colorado Aspen senior Kevin Frazier scored midway through the first half on an assist from fellow senior teammate Dillon Travers, and the Skiers held on in the second half to shut out Vail Mountain, 1-0, on Saturday.Keeper Alex Owen had three saves as he played all 80 minutes.Aspen hosts Coal Ridge on Monday.
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