Prep Sports Roundup
The Rams’ single players swept and the two Roaring Fork doubles teams picked up victories as the Rams girls tennis team recorded its first win of the season against Cedaredge at home on Thursday.
No. 1 Ram Kali Chesnut won her match 6-2, 6-4. Maria Flores, in the No. 2 spot, topped Erin Kunkle 6-2, 4-6, 7-6, and Natascha Koziel downed Clairien Pederson 6-1, 6-3.
Roaring Fork’s No. 1 doubles team of Estefania Moron and Leslie French won their match 7-6, 6-2 and the No. 3 duo of Sierra Palmer and Elley McBrayer won their match 6-1, 6-3.
Roaring Fork will next play a road doubleheader against Hotchkiss and Paonia on Saturday.
Rolling to its fourth straight win and getting some payback, the Grand Valley baseball team knocked off Basalt 5-2 in Basalt on Thursday.
After falling to the Longhorns 9-1 in the season opener, the Cardinals found redemption with a win and also bumped their record to 4-2 on the year.
Offensively, the Cardinals capitalized on seven Basalt errors. Danny Manzanares had two hits and three RBIs.
Sam McKinley earned the win by striking out eight and only allowing six hits in six-plus innings. Manzanares picked up the save.
Grand Valley will now take on Glenwood’s junior varsity squad at 10 a.m. today.
Glenwood had the chances and played well enough to keep up with Steamboat, but in the end, it wasn’t enough to beat the No. 2 Class 4A Western Slope team as the Demons fell 4-1 in Steamboat on Thursday.
Glenwood forward Chelsea Vallario threatened many times to score in the first half, but, like everyone else on the field, couldn’t get a goal as the score stayed locked at zero going into half.
Steamboat scored two goals early in the second half, before Vallario got a penalty shot to count to cut the Sailors’ lead to 2-1. Steamboat scored two more to win.
On Saturday, Glenwood will head west to face rival Rifle at 11 a.m.
With teams from all over the Western Slope bringing loads of young talent to the Glenwood freshmen and sophomore meet on Tuesday, the competition was fierce.
Rifle’s Natalie Whitmore handled it well though, piling up wins in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dash events with times of 12.90, 27.20 and 1:04.20 seconds respectively.
Glenwood sophomore Katrina Selsor captured another 3,200 title, winning the event in 11:49.41, almost five minutes ahead of her competition. Selsor’s teammate Laura Young won the 300 hurdles, then teamed up with Abbey Barnes, Taylor Goodstein and Meg Waibel to win the 4X100 (53.81) and 4X400 (4:21.87).
Another winning Demon relay was Selsor, Barnes Rachel Sobke and Emily Gorman in the 4X800 (11:36.04). Coal Ridge placed first in the 4X200 relay with Rachel Becker, Steph Hayden, Cheyln McCain, Amber Lyons clocking a time of 1:57.02.
In boys competition, Connor Riley of Glenwood won the 200 dash (24 seconds) and Coal Ridge’s DaLin Murphy went the distance with a 3,200 win in 11:05.79.
Demon Dakota Stonehouse swept boys hurdles, winning the 110 and the 300 events. Glenwood won two relays with Jackson Reid, Kurt Hartmann, Wyatt Israel and Riley, taking the 4X100 in 46.65, and Stonehouse, Riley, Kennan Harter and Jackson Ried winning the 4X200 in 1:37.94.
In field, Glenwood’s Greg Orosz took the discus title with a throw of 124-08.
In overall team scores, the Glenwood boys won, Roaring Fork took fifth, Coal Ridge placed sixth and Rifle took the final ninth spot. The Demon girls placed second behind Eagle Valley; Coal Ridge placed fourth and Rifle took sixth.
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