Area Sports Briefs
The 2006 Hershey youth track meet will take place Wednesday, June 14, on the track at Glenwood Springs High School’s Stubler Memorial Field, weather permitting. The meet is open to area youth, ages 6-14. Athletes need to bring a copy of their birth certificate to participate. Pre-registration begins at 3:30 p.m. on the south entrance to the track.
The Rifle High School summer baseball team began its annual trip through Idaho and Utah on a good note Wednesday. Facing the Idaho Falls, Ida. Rockies at their home field, the Bears won both games of a doubleheader.
Asa Fix had three hits, including a double in Rifle’s 13-9 game-one victory. Four other Bear players contributed two hits each. Eli Snead was credited with the win.
In game two, sophomore-to-be Zach Whitmore tossed a two-hitter in an 11-1 rout, called in the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule. Snead had two base hits and knocked in three runs. Kyle Bond belted a three-run double. Josiah Youland chipped in with two hits.
Bryce Enewold and Eli Snead of Rifle High School, Basalt High’s Jesse Graf and Katie Staerkel and Jake Bowman from Roaring Fork High were named to the Rocky Mountain News’ all-state, spring sports teams in their respective sports. Seniors Enewold and Snead earned honorable mention on the Class 4A baseball team. Bowman, received similar honors on the 3A team. Graf, a sophomore at BHS, was named to the first team, Class 3A, all-state girls soccer team. Staerkel, a junior, earned honorable mention.
Registrations are being accepted for the 2006 Alpine Bank Junior Shootout tournament Monday and Tuesday at Rifle Creek Golf Course. The Colorado Junior Golf Association-sanctioned event is for golfers, ages 4-18.
The tournament starts at 1 p.m. Monday and continues with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday. Entry fees are $25 for players 4-12 and $35 for ages 13-8.
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