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KREMMLING, Colorado ” The Glenwood Springs Demon wrestlers placed first at the West Grand Invitational in Kremmling, scoring 146 points on Saturday. Norwood placed second with 137.5, and Hayden was third with 128.5.

Taking first for the Demons were Vincent Tsosie at 125 pounds, Taylor Parsons (130) and Greg Orosz (285). Tanner Gianinetti (145) took second, and Hunter McCallum (152), Mike Mills (112), and Greg Mills (119) each took third. Noe Perez (103) and Josh Bower (215) placed fourth.

The Demons picked up a lot of big wins. Tsosie toppled home-team wrestler A.J. Silva by fall at three minutes, 35 seconds. Tsosie reached the finals with a 13-11 overtime win over Brent Harris of Norwood.



Parsons used a chicken wing to pin Norwood’s Seth Gabardi 34 seconds into the second period with the score 0-0. Mike Mills pinned Chad Terry of Hayden, after defeating him 13-8 in the opening round. Greg Mills defeated Scott Armbruster of Hayden in the consolation finals match 6-1.

In the consolation semifinals, McCallum was behind 10-6 in the third before rallying for a 13-10 win over Soroco’s Ben Strait. In the consolation finals, he went into the third tied at four with Pat Love of Meeker before winning 9-8 with a reversal in the last 10 seconds of the match.



Perez didn’t wrestle in the consolation finals due to a back injury in his consolation semifinal match.

After Christmas break, Glenwood returns to the mat on Jan. 8 with a dual at Summit High School.

GUNNISON, Colorado ” Coal Ridge laid a goose egg in its third dual on Saturday, a 79-0 loss to Hotchkiss, but the Titan wrestlers were able to pick up three wins on their way to a 3-2 record and fifth place at the Gunnison Duster Duals.

First, they faced Antonito, beating them 51-23, and then lost to Buena Vista 47-36 before the big loss to Hotchkiss. Titans head coach Rob Grumley said his team didn’t match up well with Hotchkiss and had to forfeit six weights because some of his wrestlers were injured.

“A big loss isn’t always a bad thing,” Grumley said. “But you don’t want to ever have that. I guess it’s better to have that earlier in the season, rather than later.”

Coal Ridge refocused over the last two duals, downing Lake County, 42-36, and Nucla, 42-24.

Keenan Grumley went 4-0 on the day at 145 pounds, and Neal Schultz (125) posted a 4-1 record. Trevor Larsen (112) and Kevin Laidlaw (171) each went 3-2.

The Titans come out of the break on Jan. 10 for the Eagle Valley Tournament.

MONTROSE, Colorado ” Following a 43-32 win over Pueblo West on Friday, the Rifle Bears girls basketball team split two games on Saturday at the Black Canyon Tournament in Montrose.

The Bears lost 54-38 to Montrose, in a game where the team seemed sluggish, head coach Stephanie Heald said. They came to within one point in the third quarter, but Montrose shot the three well to finish off the Bears.

Cortney Cordova led the Bears with 14 points, Quincey Snyder had nine more, all from three-point land, and Makayla Wilkins added nine, too.

Then they rebounded with a 55-40 win over Palisade just a few hours later. Snyder was zeroed in on the rim from behind the arc, hitting three more three-pointers to finish with 12 points. Cordova led the team with 13 points, Ciara Euler had 10, and Wilkins had nine points.

“It would’ve been a much longer (Christmas) break without that Palisade win,” Heald said.

The girls are back in action Jan. 9 at Palisade at 6 p.m.

MONTROSE, Colorado ” The Bears started the Black Canyon Tournament just fine with a 71-59 win over Palisade on Friday. Saturday wasn’t so kind. They lost 60-44 to Centauri and 79-58 to Montrose.

The Bears didn’t shoot well in either game, head coach Chris Lowther said.

Against Centauri, Rifle managed to trim the margin to eight points in the third quarter, but ended up losing due to Centauri’s free throws at the end.

The Bears played well against Montrose in the first half, but in the second their shot selection wasn’t what it should have been, Lowther said. Rifle was able to beat their press, but couldn’t get the half-court offense running smooth.

The boys are back on the court Jan. 9 at Palisade at 7:30 p.m.


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