PREP ROUNDUP: Glenwood baseball falls to Ashland in extras; Local Sports Briefs for Garfield County
Playing the second of three games in Arizona on spring break, the Glenwood Springs Demons baseball team came up short Tuesday at Thunderbird High School, dropping an 8-5 decision to the Ashland Grizzlies in extra innings after rallying from a 3-0 deficit after three innings of play.
The Demons scored two runs in the fifth inning, one run in the sixth inning and one run in the seventh inning before Ashland responded with four runs in the top of the eighth inning to take an 8-4 lead. Glenwood didn’t go away quietly in the bottom of the frame, scoring one run, but Glenwood couldn’t rally from four runs down to force a ninth inning.
Against the Grizzlies, senior Kai Kanzer, senior Leo Anchondo and sophomore Wheatley Nieslanik led the Demons with two hits each, while sophomore Garrett Dollahan, senior Chano Gonzalez, senior Dylan Lee, junior Sam Fitzwilliams and senior Tyler Dollahan recorded one hit each in the loss.
Anchondo drove in two runs for Glenwood, while Lee and Kanzer added one RBI each. Anchondo doubled in the loss, while Kanzer hit his first home run of the season for Glenwood.
On the mound, Tyler Dollahan worked 4.2 innings, allowing three runs (none earned) in the loss, striking out seven hitters while walking six. Nieslanik relieved Dollahan and worked 3.1 innings, allowing five runs (three earned), striking out two and walking two.
The loss drops Glenwood to 1-3 on the season. The Demons wrap up their Arizona spring break swing Wednesday against New Trier at 10 a.m.
Competing at the Warrior Invitational at Tiara Rado Golf Course, Rifle’s Masi Smith placed second after shooting at +9 on the day.
Smith finished just six strokes behind Grand Junction’s Brittlynn O’Dell, who won with a +3 on the afternoon.
Coal Ridge’s Jaelyn Price tied for 11th with a round of +29, while Grace Gonzalez placed tied for 12th with a round of +33, and teammate Isabelle Brintall placed 16th with a round of +37.
Registration for Roaring Fork Women’s Tri Team opens April 9
Registration for the 20th annual Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team opens at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 9. Registration can be completed at http://www.roaringforktriteam.com.
Led by coaches Sharma Phillips and Carla Westerman, the training program promotes fun, fitness and philanthropy in a cooperative environment by learning the basics of swimming, biking, running/walking to complete a sprint triathlon.
Participants meet twice weekly beginning in May for 14 weeks and culminate the summer on Aug. 18 with a field trip to Longmont to complete the Outdoor Diva Triathlon. Registration is limited and fills quickly. For more info go to http://www.roaringforktriteam.com or contact RFWTTcoaches@gmail.com, or call Carla Westerman at 970-379-4924.
Kelloggs head to kayaking worlds
Three Kellogg siblings from Glenwood Springs — Kady, Kenny and Dally – made the USA Freestyle Kayaking Team and will be representing Team USA for the second time in Sort, Spain, for the World Freestyle Kayaking Championships. The three Kelloggs were able to throw down rides worthy of making the U.S. Team, which also consists of four other Colorado athletes. They are also the largest sibling contingency on Team USA.
The world championship is the highest level of competition in freestyle kayaking. Kady and Kenny will be competing against the top pro kayakers in the world, and Dally will be competing against the top junior (under 18) kayakers in the world.
Kenny placed fifth in the world in 2017 at the World Championships in Argentina, while Dally placed ninth, and Kady bowed out in the quarterfinals.
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The teams aren’t vying to one up the other in the rankings or looking to get a leg up in the league standings this fall, but that will hardly make the stakes any less meaningful for Basalt and Glenwood Springs high schools when they meet on the football field Friday night.