Local Sports Briefs
Recently, 20 athletes and their parents braved frigid temperatures to compete at the Elks annual Hoopshoot held at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Four local shooters advanced to the district Hoopshoot, which will be hosted by our local Elks Lodge 2286 on Saturday, Jan. 26. Wheatley Nieslanik drained 8 shots to find the top spot in the boys ages 10/11 division. His sister, Logan Nieslanik, advanced to district in the girls 10/11 division. In the 12/13 boys division, Matthew Rickert drilled 18 shots to punch his ticket to district. Past winner Clayton Horning nailed 13 shots to take 2nd with Holden Kleager making 11 shots for 3rd. In a close contest, Sydney Scarrow sank 16 shots to repeat as the girls 12/13 champion, with Dani DeCrow hitting 15 from the stripe for 2nd place. Kristin Bates and Maddie Bolitho battled through four overtimes with Bates taking 3rd place by one shot.
Meet the Grand Junction Rockies’ David Dahl, 2012 AAA Pioneer League MVP, National short-season Rookie Player of the Year and mascot Corky, for an autograph and picture signing from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle and again from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Big Daddy’s Sports Bar, 55 Mel Ray Road in Glenwood Springs. Dahl will be signing 5×7 photos that will be free to guests. He is also willing to sign anything (within reason) that folks ask him to sign. Door prizes will be given away during the event and there will be a wing bar, too.
The fourth annual Redstone 5k Snowshoe Race/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Church of Redstone with the race starting at 10 a.m. at the Redstone Inn. Cost is $20 adults and $10 children, with monies to benefit Redstone Community Association and HomeCare and Hospice of the Valley. Preregistration is available at Independence Run & Hike in Carbondale. For more information go to http://www.redstonecolorado.com or call Sue at 970-704-1843.
Colorado River Valley Little League sign-ups for ages 7-14 take place from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the following locations: Riverside Middle School in New Castle; Roy Moore Elementary in Silt; and Rifle Middle School. Sign-ups will also take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Grand Valley Middle School in Parachute. Call 970-625-3394 for more information.
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