Devils wrestling splits home triangular |

Devils wrestling splits home triangular

Ryan Slabaugh

Barela improved his record to 28-2 on the season with his wins in the 103-pound class, as the Devils beat Olathe 42-15 and fell to Hotchkiss 52-15. Eagle Valley will see both teams Friday and Saturday at the regional meet to be held at Montrose High School.

“My one big comment is I thought we were ready, but I still think we have a lot of work to do,” head coach Jeff Lueders said. “I still think we can get 10 (to state), but we’re going to have to wrestle better than we did today.”

Hotchkiss is the defending regional champion and finished fifth in the state last season. Mauricio Lagos picked up the first varsity pin of his career against Olathe.

Devils girls basketball beats Hotchkiss

HOTCHKISS – Eagle Valley used 13 points and a strong defensive show by junior Trista Sandoval to knock off Hotchkiss 56-42 Saturday night.

Senior Brooke Baughfman added 11 points, while sophomore guard Alex Amsden added nine.

“Anytime you can get a conference win on the road, it’s going to give a team confidence,” Devils head coach Mike Vidakovich said. “This team played with a lot more energy than I saw Friday.”

The Devils dropped a game to Aspen at home Friday, but will get another chance at defending their home turf Tuesday, when they host Basalt at 6:30 p.m.

Bulldogs get best of Devils

HOTCHKISS –Eagle Valley boys basketball saw a 10-point lead dissolve in the second half Saturday night, as the Devils narrowly missed an upset win on the road, falling to Hotchkiss 65-62.

The Devils were sent to the free-throw line with no time left on the clock, having been fouled attempting a last-second three pointer.

“The kids played hard,” Devils head coach Phil Cain said. “It was a barnburner, but Hotchkiss got hot coming down the stretch. They outscored us 20-12 in the fourth quarter.”

Senior Craig Jagger and sophomore Cody Gerard led the Devils with 15 points, while sophomore Jerad Schlegel added 12.

Eagle Valley hosts Basalt Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Ryan Slabaugh is a sports writer for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555 ext. 608 or at

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