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Local Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The early-bird registration deadline for the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department’s spring co-ed and men’s softball leagues is Friday, March 11.

Teams can also register at the regular fee rate from March 12-26. Register early to ensure your team has a spot in the league.

For information regarding these leagues and all other recreation programs, visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301.



The Glenwood Springs High School baseball team is holding a taco dinner fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. at the school’s Feb. 15 home basketball games against Moffat County.

The cost is $8 for a two-taco plate, which also includes rice, beans, chips, salsa, drink and a dessert. The cost is $6 for a one-taco plate with all the same sides.



Pre-sale tickets are available for $7 for the two-taco plate or $5 for the one-taco plate. Anyone needing information or pre-sale tickets can contact Shannon Derby at 948-8537.

The Endurance Classic, a 12-hour event that involves hiking up and then skiing/snowboarding/running down the hill, is coming to Sunlight Mountain Resort on Feb. 13.

Build a team, a duo or compete solo in this leg-pounding endurance event.

Visit http://www.sunlightmtn.com for more information.

Seeing the team’s toughest competition of the season, Glenwood Springs High School went 1-4 at Saturday’s Eaton Duals wrestling tournament.

The Demons defeated Holyoke (42-34) and lost to Berthoud (58-12), Greeley West (48-29), Eaton (45-18) and Pueblo County (40-36).

Miguel Vega, a 103-pounder, and Justin Barham, who wrestles at 145, each went 4-1 on the day to lead Glenwood.

Vega could easily have been 5-0, taking a four-point lead on Eaton’s Channing Lewis before getting caught in an over-under throw and surrendering a pin.

“Mickey has been wrestling pretty well for us all season, and I think he stepped it up a bit more on Saturday,” Glenwood Springs assistant coach Miles Cook said.

Mike Mills (125 pounds) wrestled tough all day, going 3-2 overall. His losses were to Holyoke’s Mark Edmonds, who’s ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, and to Dylan Milyard of Pueblo County. His most impressive win of the day came against Greeley West’s Ray Garza.

Chris Ayala (160) also finished the day with a 3-2 record, wrestling up a weight class in the Holyoke dual and losing to Brock Pelle. He also dropped a match with Eaton’s Jaden Olernick in overtime.

“We needed to see this tough competition going into regionals,” Cook said. “Next weekend will definitely be a dogfight, and we wanted our boys to be as well prepared as possible.”

The 4A Western Regional, hosted by Palisade High School, begins Friday and wraps up on Saturday.


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