Vail Valley preps:Devils graplers sixth in Delta
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DELTA – Eagle Valley wrestling took sixth place last weekend at the Delta Panterher Invitational.
Colt Ewing paced the Devils at 125 pounds, winning that division. He took out Hayden’s Scott Armbruster in 1:59 and then got a 7-2 decision ahaomsy Nucla’s Tray Sickels.
At 145, Matt Kottenstette made the finals, pining Grand Valley’s Emilio Ruelas in 1:55 and cruising past Rifle’s Alex Copeland, 15-0. Kottenstette fell to Grand Valley’s Ryan Gallegios in the finals.
Young Taylor Wheeler showed some character bouncing back from a first-round loss to finish third at 103. He needed all of 42 seconds to finish off Meeker’s Cody Phau and then got a decision against Hayden’s Lane Mazzalo.
At 130, Cole Nielsen took a similar path to third place, losing his opening match, but rebounding nicely. Nielsen rallied with a pair of wins over Delta wrestlers.
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Kris Moya took fourth at 112 with a technical fall against Hayden’s Austin Cless.
Finding a wrestler for whom to root at 135 was a little confusing for Eagle Valley. Dakota West and Bo Suntken ended up meeting in the fifth-place match with West edging Sutken, 7-4.
Osbaldo Aragon finished fifth at 160 pounds, as did Andy Armstrong at 171.
The Devils head to the Warrior Classic in Grand Junction this weekend before the holiday break.
Vail Mountain 45, Coal Ridge 39
NEW CASTLE – Vail Mountain basketball got its first win of the season, downing Coal Ridge’s JV, 45-39, Monday behind a huge effort underneath the glass.
The Gore Rangers piled up 43 rebounds as they moved to 1-1 on the season.
Sean McKeever had nine points and 11 rebounds. Nolan Bock also had nine points. Paco Holguin had seven points, including a clutch stretch of 3-for-4 shooting from the charity stripe in the closing seconds to clinch the win.
VMS is off for the holidays and returns to action Jan. 5 against Eagle Valley in East Vail.