VMS, Devils golf kicking it into gear with regionals 10 days away
KEYSTONE — Would the local golf teams please pick on someone their own size.
Vail Mountain School and Eagle Valley sparkled on Thursday at the Keystone Ranch course against Front Range competition.
Class 3A VMS finished in fourth place with 246 strokes, behind only 4A Mullen (226), 5A Fairview (233) and 3A arch-nemesis Aspen (245).
Class 4A Eagle Valley tied for sixth with 5A Legacy at 252 strokes, just behind other 5As Regis and Smoky Hill.
The Gore Rangers and Devils were second in their respective classes on Thursday, which should give them the confidence that they can compete with anyone come regionals, which are just 10 days away up in Steamboat Springs.
The Devils’ Barrett Jones tied for third with a 73. VMS’ Oliver Pesso was fifth, carding a 74.
The golf teams are at Lakota Canyon on Monday and VMS hosts everyone on Tuesday at the Vail Golf Club.
Devils sweep Cardinals
PARACHUTE — Eagle Valley volleyball made it two in row with a 25-12, 25-20, 25-11 dusting of Grand Valley on the road on Thursday night.
Eagle Valley’s had some bumps in the road in the nonconference slate, and understandably so, given a slate against 5A schools and 4A powerhouses, but they seem ready for league play.
“It feels really good to get a win,” Devils coach Lindsey Myers said. “Even at the tournament down at Regis, they felt like wins because we’re playing top teams. Overall, that tournament was good for us, and it showed tonight. We’re starting to think as a team.”
And that made Eagle Valley 2-4 behind outsides Carlee Morrison and Beck Glutova. Myers also singled out Kylee Martin for her play at middle-block.
Eagle Valley starts 4A Slope play on Thursday at Summit County.
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