Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

The Glenwood Defiance men’s rugby team will be hosting its first home game of the year on Saturday, when it takes on the Old Boys at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Park.

Defiance kicked off its 2006 summer season last week when they traveled to Breckenridge to face the Blue Goose men’s club. Glenwood scored one try, but Blue Goose came out on top, winning the match 13-7.

After Saturday, Defiance will play eight more matches, including four at home, almost every Saturday through the middle of August.

Parker Nieslanik, a two-time all-state football selection from Roaring Fork High School, received an athletic scholarship to play football at a Hastings, Neb., college for the 2006-07 school year.

Nieslanik is slotted to play wide receiver at Hastings, a four-year, NAIA division college.

After years of coming close, Judah Legge finally got his chance to hoist a championship banner. Teaming with Jackson Bain, a professional player in Ireland, former Palisade High School star Todd Gugat and Justin Bynum, the four-person squad won the 2006 G’Wood Hoop D’Ville tournament.

Legge’s team ” In It To Win It ” defeated Nameless of Grand Junction for the championship of the annual 3-on-3 tournament. Legge, who lives in Carbondale, formed his own team this year after playing for the Fightin’ Whities in the past.

A second outdoor tournament consisting of 4-on-4 teams is scheduled for July 22 at Sayre Park.

Despite having its summer season canceled, the Glenwood Springers Track Club will be hosting a camp June 26-29 at Glenwood High School.

The camp is free and open to kids age 8-14. Participants will practice various events throughout the week and listen to speeches from coaches and Springer alumni before competing in the Springers All-Comers meet on Friday at 5 p.m.

Information: Mike Kishimoto, 934-1425; 379-3365.

Glenwood Springs High School is seeking a coach for its freshman level girls volleyball team this fall. Call Scott at 984-2448 or Steve at 945-2285 for more information.

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department has begun registration for the Little Demon basketball camp to be held at the Glenwood Springs Community Center June 26-29 from 5:30-7 p.m.

The camp is open to boys and girls from third to sixth grade and costs $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents. The camp will be taught by Glenwood Springs girls basketball head coach Brian Derby and his players.

Information: Shannon Derby, 384-6314.

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