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Devils volleyball, football rolls

Ryan Slabaugh

Led by Kim Smith, Kenzie Shreeve, Diane Mayne and Chelsea Abbott, the Eagle Valley attack took good care of an Olathe squad that gave them some tough matches last season.

“They did present problems to us last year,” Devils head coach Karl Talcott said. “We were going into their place for their homecoming, so we knew we had to do well.”

Eagle Valley, 6-2 overall, travels to Soroco Tuesday for a match scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

The Devils close out next week with back-to-back matches. Thursday, Eagle Valley hosts undefeated Vail Mountain School, and Friday, it’s Hotchkiss, expected to contend for a regional spot.

Both games are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the Eagle Valley High School Gymnasium.

Devils football stays perfect

OLATHE –Down 7-6 after the first quarter of Friday night’s 2A Western Slope League contest at Olathe, Eagle Valley gave something for Olathe to cheer about. After all, it was their homecoming.

But the Devils rallied, scoring 22 points in the second half, and went on to spoil Olathe’s festivities, winning 36-23.

The Devils, ranked No. 9 by the Rocky Mountain News, improved to 2-0 in the league and 4-0 overall. Eagle Valley hosts Hotchkiss Friday at Hot Stuff Field. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Devils softball gunned down by Rifle

EAGLE –Eagle Valley softball couldn’t contain Rifle Friday, as the Bears cruised to a 15-1 victory at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.

Early, it looked to be anybody’s game. Devils pitcher Sarah LyBarger continually battled out of jams, as Rifle stranded a runner in scoring position the first three innings. With the scored tied 1-1 (LyBarger scored in the first inning after singling) in the fourth, the Bears put six runs on the board on just one hit. A two-out double by the Bear’s Skylar Bell cleared the bases and provided the cushion pitcher Erica Graham would need.

“We gave away, probably, eight runs on balls that should have been third outs,” Devils head coach Brad Stiles said.

Errors plagued Eagle Valley, as LyBarger pitched well but couldn’t overcome six errors from her defense.

In the sixth, Rifle (9-6 overall, 2-0 in the 4A Western Slope League) tagged on eight runs with two outs, as 10 straight runners reached base at one points.

Still, the 3A Devils (3-8 overall) lead their conference with a 1-0 record and haven’t lost to a 3A team all season.

Eagle Valley hosts Gunnison Tuesday for a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. at the Fairgrounds.

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