Glenwood boys win Eagle Valley Invite |

Glenwood boys win Eagle Valley Invite

The Glenwood Springs Demons boys track and field team put on a dominant display Saturday in Gypsum at the Eagle Valley Invitational, scoring 176 team points to win by 52 points over host Eagle Valley.

Glenwood’s girls suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Eagle, finishing in second place with 92 points to the Devils’ 93 points, while Coal Ridge (89.5 points, third), DeBeque (77, fourth), and Rifle (69, fifth), rounded out the top 5 in the girls’ standings. Roaring Fork’s girls team finished 16th with 10 points.

Outside of Glenwood’s strong performance in the boys standings, Rifle placed third with 81 points, edging Coal Ridge in fourth with 62.5 points. Roaring Fork’s boys placed 14th with 8 points overall.

Opening up things for the Glenwood boys, standout senior sprinter Gavin Olson started fast with a win in the 100m dash, clocking a time of 11.43 seconds in the event, winning by 8 tenths of a second. Coal Ridge’s Moises Contreras and Rifle’s Tanner Vines snagged top 5 finishes in the event as well as Contreras placed third with a time of 11.57 seconds, while Vines placed fourth with a time of 11.63 seconds.

Olson stayed hot in the 200m, winning that event as well, clocking a time of 23.40 seconds, topping Rifle’s Bryce Schanche in second with a time of 23.43 seconds, and Coal Ridge’s Contreras in third with a time of 23.86 seconds.

Everything seemed to come up Glenwood early for the boys as Patrick Young followed Olson’s two wins with a second-place finish in the 400m with a time of 54.58 seconds, finishing just behind DeBeque’s Dillon Bumgardner in first with a time of 54.51 seconds.

Local boys went 3-4-5 in the 800m as Coal Ridge’s Gustavo Archila (2:08.14), Roaring Fork’s Ronald Clemente (2:08.97), and Glenwood’s Will Berkheimer (2:09.46) grabbed podium finishes in the event. But once again the Demons turned on the dominance as Gavin Harden and Henry Barth swept first and second in the 1600m as Harden won with a time of 4:34.74, while Barth clocked a time of 4:35.45, scoring 18 total points for the Demons. Barth then went on to win the 3200m with a time of 10:10.00, winning the event by 33 seconds.

In the 110m hurdles, Glenwood senior Bryce Risner edged Rifle’s Joel Lopez by 14 one hundredths of a second, clocking a time of 15.46 seconds to Lopez’s 15.60. Glenwood’s Taber Uyehara placed third in the event with a time of 16.70 seconds, but the Glenwood product had a better day in the 300m hurdles, winning the event with a time of 43.21 seconds, topping teammate Jacob Wolf in second with a time of 43.74 seconds.

The 4x100m relay saw Rifle claim a win as Embry Maratino, Dalton Pruett, Schance, and Vines clocked a time of 45.26 seconds, edging Vail Christian in second place and the Coal Ridge relay team of Adrian Garcia, Contreras, Hayden Reeder, and Danny Salas with a time of 46.09 seconds.

Rifle’s 4x200m relay team also won that event as Schanche, Tanner Cotner, Maratino, and Vines crossed the line with a time of 1:34.88, edging the Glenwood relay team of Brian Delgado, Uyehara, Jahirie Labare, and Ale Angeles with a time of 1:37.00.

In the 4x400m relay, the Glenwood team of Angeles, Risner, Wyatt Ewer, and Olson won the event with a time of 3:33.23, while Coal Ridge’s team of Kobe Wild, Contreras, Colby Hoffman, and Salas clocked a time of 3:42.05, good for third.

In field events, Glenwood saw three athletes finish in the top five of the high jump as Risner won the event with a height of 6-1.00, while AJ Adams placed third with a jump of 5-11.00, while Ewer placed fourth with a jump of 5-11.00. Risner also placed third in the long jump, recording a jump of 20-07.00, while Ewer won the triple jump for the Demons with a distance of 41-02.50. Lopez placed second for Rifle in the event with a distance of 40-06.25, while Adams placed third for Glenwood with a distance of 39-11.00.

Closing out the day for the boys, Rifle’s Duke Brady placed third in the shot put with a throw of 42-11.00, and a third-place finish in the discus with a throw of 125-03.50.

In girls events, Rifle struck first for local schools as Delaney Phillips placed third in the 100m dash with a time of 13.20 seconds, but Coal Ridge picked up the first win as Peyton Garrison won the 200m dash with a time of 26.68 seconds as Phillips placed third in that event for Rifle with a time of 27.53 seconds. Roaring Fork’s Lily Nieslanik placed fourth in the event with a time of 28.05 seconds.

Rifle later saw Karisa Coombs place second in the 3200m with a tiem of 13:22.26 seconds, but in sprint events Coal Ridge’s Phoebe Young and Glenwood’s Emma Barsness placed fourth and fifth in the 100m hurdles with time of 18.03 and 18.08 seconds, respectively. Barsness them placed third in the 300m hurdles with a time of 51.27 seconds.

In relay events, Rifle started fast with a second-place finish in the 4x100m relay as the team of Halie Holmes, Hope Kehr, Maddy Valencia, and Phillips clocked a time of 52.73 seconds. Coal Ridge then placed second in the 4x200m relay as the team of Young, Kara Morgan, Hartleigh Porter, and Garrison finished with a time of 1:51.60.

Glenwood got on the board in the 4x400m relay as the team of Daniela Barajas-Lee, Emily Worline, Hadley Yellico, and Sophia Vigil won the event with a time of 4:21.05, while the Rifle team of Valencia, Jamie Caron, Sage Allen, and Phillips placed third with a time of 4:30.75. Coal Ridge later won the 800m sprint medley as Mary Bolitho, Porter, Morgan, and Garrison clocked a winning time of 1:54.57.

In field events, Young won the pole vault for the Titans with a clearance of 9-06.00, while Glenwood’s Payten Spencer set a new school record with a clearance of 9-0.00, good for second place while breaking her previous school record of 8-07.00. Rifle’s Ashley Manera placed third in the event, clearing a height of 8-06.00.

Yellico later won the long jump for the Demons with a distance of 15-10.26, while Sequoia Kellogg added a win for Glenwood in the triple jump with a distance of 35-04.50. Rifle’s Valencia placed third in the event with a distance of 33-02.00.

Coal Ridge saw teammates Taylor Wiescamp and Taylor Roberts place first and third in the shot put as Wiescamp won the event with a throw of 34-10.00, while Roberts recorded a throw of 32-01.00. Wiescamp then finished second in the discus with a throw of 100-06, while Glenwood’s Spencer and Qwynn Massie placed third and fourth with throws of 97-07, and 88-02, respectively.


Glenwood Springs 22, Pagosa Springs 0

Wrapping up the Gunnison Cowboys Tournament Saturday with a matchup against the Pagosa Springs Pirates, the Glenwood Springs Demons rolled to a 22-0 win, scoring 2 runs in the first inning, 3 runs in the second inning, 12 runs in the third inning, and 5 runs in the fourth inning, pounding out 13 hits. Pagosa Springs had 8 errors in the loss.

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Glenwood improves to 3-5 on the season with the win. The Demons return to action Wednesday at home against the Eagle Valley Devils.

Battle Mountain 18, Coal Ridge 3

One day after going 1-1 to open the Rifle Tournament at Cooper Field, the Coal Ridge Titans baseball team dropped an 18-3 decision Saturday morning against the Battle Mountain Huskies.

Battle Mountain opened up the game with 11 runs in the top of the first inning before Coal Ridge scored 3 runs in the bottom of the frame. Battle Mountain then added 4 runs in the second inning and 3 runs in the fourth inning to cap off the 15-run win.

Coal Ridge falls to 3-4 on the season. The Titans host Middle Park Monday at 3 p.m. in a makeup game.

Rifle 14, Battle Mountain 2

Hosting the Battle Mountain Huskies Saturday in its home tournament, the Rifle Bears baseball team rolled to a 14-2 win over the Huskies.

Against the Huskies, Rifle senior Eddie Medina went 2-for-2 with a double, a sacrifice fly and 6 runs batted in for the Bears. The senior also pitched 4 innings, allowing 1 earned run while striking out 3. Senior Randy Starks also went 2-for-2 at the plate, walking once, scoring 3 runs and driving in a run of his own. Junior Derek Wagler capped off the win with a 2-for-2 day, 1 walk, 2 runs scored and an RBI.

Rifle 11, Grand Valley 1

Playing the final game of its home tournament Saturday at Cooper Field in Rifle, the Rifle Bears boys baseball team received a complete-game win from freshman Charlie Hisel.

Hisel allowed just one earned run in the win, shutting down the Cardinals in 5 innings of work.

At the plate, junior Levi Warfel went 3-for-3 with a triple, 2 runs batted in, 2 run scored, and 2 stolen bases. Holden Stutsman singled for the Bears, scored a run, and drove in 2 runs, while Starks singled, walked, scored 2 runs and drove in 1. Wagler rounded out a strong day for the Bears with a single, a run scored, and a walk.

Rifle (6-2, 3-0 in 4A WSL) travels to Palisade Wednesday for a league matchup with the Bulldogs.

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