Area Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springers Track Club member Rachel Orosz posted a top-15 finish in the shot put Friday at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships.
Orosz, competing in the bantam girls division, posted a mark of 6.51 meters for 14th place. The toss was just short of her personal best of 6.62 meters. She did, however, improve her national ranking after entering the day at No. 19. The field consisted of 33 competitors in the division.
Ashlie Blake of Team Hurricane won the event with a toss of 8.50 meters.
The Three Rivers Rockcats fell to 1-2 at the Triple Crown Baseball World Series in Steamboat Springs with losses to the Las Vegas Dust Devils and the Colorado Heat.
The Dust Devils won the second-round game in the 12-year-old division Thursday night, 7-2. Friday, the Rockcats fell 17-2 to a solid Heat squad out of north Denver.
“We just couldn’t get an out to save our life,” said Rockcats coach John Blounts of the Heat game. “Every ball they hit had seeing eyes. They were a solid team, very solid.”
Three Rivers drops to the consolation bracket today.
“Our goal now is to win the consolation bracket and hopefully represent our valley well,” Blounts said.
The Basalt 13-15 softball team took top honors in the Girls Fastpitch Tournament in Basalt Saturday.
Basalt rolled through the tournament unbeaten in four games to finish the season with a 10-1 mark. Basalt, the top seed in the tournament, downed No. 2 Parachute 16-10 in a see-saw championship game. New Castle took third in the competition. The event also included teams from Rifle and Aspen.
Elwyn Schrock notched a hole-in-one on No. 9 Thursday at Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club in New Castle.
Schrock used a 6-iron for the 147-yard ace. Bob Wolfarth, John Herz and Jerry Foster witnessed the shot.
The final session of Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club’s four-day youth camps is set for Aug. 8-11. The camps are open to ages 9-17 and include instruction on setup, full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, fairway and green-side bunker shots, strategy, rules and etiquette.
The fee is $250 per session, and each day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information or registration: http://www.lakotacanyonranch.com; 984-9700.
Intermediate through sponsored division skateboarders will be able to compete for more than $1,000 in cash and prizes on Sunday at the North Face Skateboard Park in Carbondale. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and competition starts at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $20 for intermediate and advanced and $30 for the sponsored division. The street course and/or full-pipe events are $5, but the main registration covers contestants for all three events.
The Porcupine Loop mountain bike race will be Sunday in conjunction with the Carbondale Mountain Fair. The race starts at Sopris Park behind the stage at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.
Information: Alejo, 948-6478.
Glenwood Springs High School is looking for a freshmen volleyball coach and a junior varsity boys soccer coach to start in the fall season.
Information: Steve, 945-2285; Paul, 384-5551.
Basalt High School will hold its fall sports meetings for parents and athletes on Sunday, Aug. 14, in the BHS gym.
Information: Michael Green, 384-5957.
The Roaring Fork High School football team seeks an assistant coach for the 2005 season.
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Down 14-7 with less than 11 minutes left in regulation, Rifle head coach Todd Casebier decided it was time to deviate from his ground-and-pound offense for a bit of an aerial attack.