Area Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springs Middle School student Ryan Buchanan won his second straight cross country competition on Saturday at the Chris Severy Invitational in Aspen.Leading from start to finish, Buchanan buried the large field in the 3K race, zooming in at an approximate time of 10 minutes and 7 seconds.Buchanan also took the title at last week’s Two Rivers Run in Glenwood.
The Glenwood Ice U14 girls soccer team rolled to another win by beating Basalt, 4-1, over the weekend. Hannah McDermott started things for Glenwood (5-0), getting a breakaway and scoring the first goal for the Ice. Basalt scored the next goal, but Kenzie Kuhn regained Glenwood’s lead after intercepting a goal kick and firing it into the back of the net.Kuhn then assisted another McDermott goal, and scored one more of her own on an assist from Jasmine Vant Hoff.
Winning two games and dropping one, the Glenwood Springs Ice U11 boys soccer team won the Roaring Fork Valley U12 tournament on Saturday.Glenwood earned its first win after a 4-1 victory over Basalt 94D. The Ice lost to Basalt Rocks Red, 4-2, in the second game, but rebounded with a 7-4 win over Aspen. Glenwood opened up a 4-1 lead in the first half only to see Aspen battle back to 4-4 in the second half. Glenwood rallied late in the second half with three goals to pull away for good. Glenwood and both Basalt teams ended up with 2-1 records. Tied with six points a piece, the decision came down to total goals scored in the tournament. The Basalt teams tied for second with 10 points apiece. Glenwood’s 7-4 victory over Aspen lifted the team into first by a single point.
The Carbondale Recreation Department will begin offering tchoukball from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays through Dec. 13 at the Carbondale Middle School Gym. Tchoukball is played with two frames that are situated at both ends of the court. The object of the game is to throw or shoot a ball at a metal frame so that it lands over the line. There is no defense involved in this game. Ages 16 and up are encouraged to try out this new game. Sign up at the Carbondale Recreation Department. Cost is $45 per person. Carbondale’s rec department will also conduct badminton games for students or adults, ages 16 and up, from 7-9 p.m. on Monday nights starting Oct. 30 at the Carbondale Middle School.Information: Chris, 704-4115.
The GC Xtreme All Stars will conduct two cheerleading skills clinics this weekend for Garfield County students, ages 9-14, interested in joining a newly formed competitive cheerleading squad for the 2006-07 season.Practice sessions are 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Glenwood Community Center gymnasium and 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Coal Ridge High School.To participate, students must wear proper workout clothing (shirt, shorts, sweats and tennis shoes). Both skill sessions are free and will be conducted by GC Xtreme staff members.To be considered, each student must attend both days’ sessions, have established permanent residence within Garfield County and have a minimum 2.50 or better grade-point average.A parent meeting will be held Sunday to distribute information packets, practice and event schedules, uniform and competition entry fees, program costs and fundraising projects.On Sunday, parents are asked to bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate and most recent report card, as well as proof of residence.Information: 945-8515, ext. 16630.
In a story about the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle in Sunday’s edition of the Post Independent it was falsely reported that Meg Manning was proposed to following the race. Brad Taylor proposed to Meg McCallister from Littleton after she ran the half-marathon portion of the race. McCallister did say yes. The Post Independent apologizes for the error.
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Amid hundreds of cleat-footed little leaguers casually gathered along the first baseline, the glare of parents’ sunglasses deflecting the early morning sun, coach Troy Phillips began a trip down memory lane.