Area sports briefs
Sign-ups have begun for area high-school-aged athletes to participate for the Roaring Fork Valley boys high school rugby team. Practices and games start this spring.Information: Rob Hurley, 309-5360.
Whitney Setterberg, a freshman at Glenwood Springs High School, took first place in a J-3 division Giant Slalom among 93 racers in an open age class event in Loveland, Jan. 8. Setterberg had the best overall marks in the morning’s races, then later came in .05 seconds behind the winner of the afternoon race.Her first-place mark earned Setterberg the No. 1 seed at the Rocky Mountain Junior Olympics qualifying races at Winter Park and Steamboat Springs later this season.
Tickets are available for purchase to the 2006 Colorado High School State Wrestling Championships, Feb. 16-18 at the Pepsi Center. Order forms can be requested by contacting the Colorado High School Activities Association ticket office at (303) 340-1818. All ticket orders must be received by Feb. 3.Starting Feb. 9 tickets can be purchased by phone through TicketMaster (303) 830-8497 and at TicketMaster walk-up outlets (Foley’s, Rite Aid, Budget Tapes, Angelo’s CDs and Wherehouse Music Stores). There is a TicketMaster charge for each ticket purchased.Also starting Feb. 9, tickets may be purchased at the Pepsi Center box office (walk up only). For each ticket purchased at the Pepsi Center, a $2 box-office fee will be added. Information: (303) 340-1818.
Due to a reporter’s error, information on the 100-yard freestyle event at Saturday’s Glenwood Springs girls swim meet was incorrect. Glenwood swimmer Stacey Grove won the event with a seasonal-best time of 55.84 seconds. The mark places the Coal Ridge High School sophomore among the top 15 4A girls in the state. Stacey Miller of the Demons took third place in 1 minute, .46 seconds. The names listed in the article in Sunday’s edition competed in the 100-yard butterfly.
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Senior quarterback/safety/punt returner Trey Caldwell used his legs to make up for some mistakes Rifle football made on Friday night and momentarily kept their hopes for a 2A state title alive.