Area Sports Briefs
Lochhead notches solid finishes at U.S. Nationals
Glenwood Springs High School graduate Ian Lochhead posted solid finishes against the best ski racers in the United States recently at the U.S. Nationals in Alyeska, Alaska.
In the downhill Lochhead placed 11th among juniors and 29th overall. He was 15th in the junior class slalom and 39th overall. His times earned him eighth in the juniors combined standings and 15th overall in a field that included the U.S. National Team, top collegiate skiers and the best under-20 skiers in the nation.
The 2003 Glenwood Springs graduate had a good super-G run going, 16th overall at the intermediate interval, but skied out of the course prior to the finish. He ended the weekend with a 15th-place junior finish in the giant slalom, good for 34th overall.
Lochhead grew up racing for the Sunlight Ski Team and currently races for Ski and Snowboard Club Vail.
Girls youth hoops meeting set for Wednesday
A meeting for parents and players interested in spring and summer girls basketball for players in a sixth-eighth grade are encouraged to attend a meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs High School gym.
Lueders takes second at Extreme Tele
CRESTED BUTTE ” Glenwood Springs resident Zachary Lueders took second in the junior division at last weekend’s 8th Annual U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Telemark Championships.
Lueders accumulated 61.8 points, coming in second to Durango’s Michael Sproul’s 74.8 points.
The event was held on the Headwall, an experts-only 40-degree face overlooking Paradise Bowl in Crested Butte Mountain’s Extreme Limits area.
Rifle soccer stays unbeaten in league
RIFLE ” Sandy Cruz notched the only score of the game as the Rifle girls soccer team improved to 2-0 in Class 4A Western Slope League play with a 1-0 victory over Palisade Saturday.
After Cruz scored in the first half, the Rifle defense and goalie Kadie Larocue made the lead stand up. Larocue, who posted her second straight shutout and has yet to be scored on in a league game, finished with six saves in the game.
Rifle (2-0 WSL, 2-2 overall) plays at Moffat County Thursday.
” From GSPI staff reports
Two GSHS athletes earn All-American award
Glenwood Springs High School’s Heidi Wild and Taylor Wilde have earned the High School Christian Student Athlete all-American Award.
Wild, a senior, was named first-team all-American by the organization. She is one of the top defenders in the Class 4A Western Slope League and is in the midst of her final girls soccer season with the Demons. She has been named first-team all-league and received state honors during her four years at Glenwood Springs High School.
Wilde, a junior, was named second-team honorable mention. Last fall he earned first-team all-league honors while playing on the Demons’ boys soccer team.
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