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Eagle Valley wrestlers do well in Delta

Ian Smith
Vail, CO Colorado
Charles Broshous | special to the dailyEagle Valley's Colt Ewing, top, tries to flip his opponent in a match earlier this season. On Saturday, Ewing went 3-1 to take third place in the Delta Panther Invitational.

DELTA, Colorado ” The Eagle Valley wrestling team continued its successful start to the season last weekend. The Devils sent four wrestlers to the Delta Panther Invitational on Saturday, and all four placed.

Colt Ewing had an impressive day for Eagle Valley at 119 pounds. He started his tournament by pinning Nucla’s Keagon Arnold. After falling in his next bout, Ewing pinned his next two opponents to claim third place.

The Devils got a second third-place finish from Matt Kottenstette. Wrestling at 145, Kottenstette fought through the consolation bracket to take third. He avenged his only loss of the day by pinning Montezuma-Cortez’ Tommy Taylor in the bronze-medal match.

Andrew Hill and Joey Bajza also did well for Eagle Valley. In the 135-pound bracket, Hill went 2-2 for fourth place. Bajza pinned his final opponent of the tournament for fifth.

Eagle Valley also competed in the Rifle JV Tournament on Saturday. Kris Moya was the best of the Devils’ bunch with a 3-1 record. Moya fell in the championship match to take second.

Zach Wamboldt and Dustin Eachus both went 2-2 for Eagle Valley. Damien Atencio, Dakota West, C.J. Duty, Sergio Contreras and Tanner Hollis all notched one victory.

Basketball teams play at invite

The Eagle Valley girls basketball team dropped three games this past weekend at the Demon Invitational Basketball Tournament. The losses drop the Devils’ record to 2-5 this season.

On Friday, Eagle Valley battled with Woodland Park before falling, 51-44. The Devils played two more games on Saturday, losing to Faith Christian, 65-28, and Glenwood Springs, 58-39.

Yvette Parra led Eagle Valley against Glenwood with nine points. Hillary Schott, Brenda Zapata and Jazmin Zapata all tallied six points for the Devils.

The Eagle Valley boys team also had a tough weekend. The Devils lost to Woodland Park, 49-28, Glenwood Springs, 73-37, and Faith Christian, 101-29.

In the matchup with the Demons, Willie Aragon scored 10 points for Eagle Valley. Trevor Grayson added seven points.

Sports Writer Ian Smith can be reached at 970-748-2935 or ismith@vaildaily.com.

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