Area Sports Briefs
A meeting for students wishing to participate in a spring season sport at Glenwood Springs High School is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the high school’s auditorium. Parents are encouraged to attend.The paperwork required for participation will be distributed at the meeting, followed by individual meetings with the coach from each sport.All athletes are required to take a physical, fill out and return all required paperwork and pay the school district’s $75 athletics participation fee before being allowed to practice.Information: Steve Cable, 384-5555.
The 2006 Western area Special Olympic Winter Games are seeking volunteer helpers to act as timers, starters, course marshals and cheerleaders for events scheduled on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25.Competitions in alpine and snowboarding are Friday at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Competitions in cross country and snowshoeing are slated for Saturday at Argonaut Farms.Information: Jeff Neer, 384-2444; Dan Niedbalski, 625-7059.
Hitting 14-of-28 attempts behind the 3-point line the Grand Valley boys basketball team defeated Hayden 77-53 Friday night. Dylan Culver had seven 3-pointers in a 29-point effort against the Tigers. Junior Sam McKinley totaled 21 with four 3’s and 11 rebounds.The Cardinals are now 7-1 in the Class 2A Western Slope League with one league game left in the regular season, Saturday at home with Rangely. Prior to that contest, Grand Valley hosts Class 3A Hotchkiss Tuesday.
Leah Mansfield scored 15 points and Bryttnie Evans had seven to lead the Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth-grade girls “A” team to a 35-16 PEG League win over Parachute St John. The visiting Panthers earned a 26-20 victory in the “B” game. Haley Peterson and Emily Gentry each had six points for Glenwood in the loss.The Cougars are at Carbondale Tuesday.
The Glenwood Springers youth club track and field team is accepting applications for the position of head coach, beginning with the 2006 summer season. Length of employment is from May 30 through July 6. The position extends if club athletes qualify for regional and national events.Responsibilities include organizing and administrating team practices, meet registration, attendance and supervision.Information: Mike Kishimoto, 945-1425; 379-3365.
The Glenwood Springs soccer club is conducting a grade 8 referees certification clinic on the evenings of Feb. 9-10 and all day Feb. 11. Sessions are at Glenwood Springs High School’s library lecture hall.Information: 945-6091.
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