Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Megan McKinnie, a two-sport star in her prep days at Glenwood Springs High School, was one of 41 University of Montana student-athletes named to the 2006 Big Sky Conference Spring All-Academic Team.To be eligible, student-athletes must have participated in at least half of the team’s 2006 competitions, achieved a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and completed at least one academic term at the university.McKinnie, a junior-to-be this fall, is a member of the Grizzlies’ track and field team.

A.J. Joiner of Carbondale heads the list of Garfield County residents after the first day of the three-day, 54-hole Junior Stroke Championship at Flatiron Golf Course in Boulder. Joiner is tied for fourth place with four other golfers at 70. Basalt High School student Teddy Karlinski, who shot a round of 71, sits in ninth, deadlocked with five players.Jim Knous and Connor Rakowski are close behind with day-one totals of 74 and 75, respectively. Tournament play resumes this morning and runs through Wednesday.

More than 150 athletes, along with unified partners, coaches, parents and event volunteers are scheduled to participate at the Western Area Special Olympics cycling, bocce ball, golf and tennis competitions this weekend.Competitions are scheduled for Saturday at the Battlement Mesa Activities Center, Battlement Mesa Golf Course, and at Grand Valley High School. The community is invited to attend this free event.Information: 945-0395.

Carbondale’s skateboard competition, with over $1,000 in cash and prizes, will be held Saturday, July 22. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the competition begins at 10 a.m. It is open to all ages. Cost is $20 for beginners, intermediate and advanced, $30 for the sponsored division and $5 for street course and/or full pipe events. Main registration will cover all three events. Cash and prizes will be awarded to top finishers, and Tribe Zion will play a free concert during the event. Information: 704-4116.

The 2006 Hoop D’Ville annual night-basketball tournament will be taking over the courts of Sayre Park Saturday from 2-10 p.m. The 4-on-4 tournament is open to basketball players ages 15-60 and has prizes for the top six teams. Registration starts at noon. The cost is $125 for each team and includes food and a T-shirt. Each team can have up to six players.The tournament is limited to 16 teams and benefits CARE animal shelter, YouthZone in Glenwood, the Glenwood High basketball team and the Angel Network.Information: Michael Picore, 309-2911.

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