Area Sports Briefs
Ten individuals won separate age divisions of the 2006 Grand River Gallop 5K race, held Saturday, Oct. 28, in Rifle. Bernie Boettcher of Silt finished the course in a event overall fastest time of 17 minutes, 8 eight seconds. The mark also earned him first place among 40- to 49-year-old men.Jennifer LaBaw had the best women’s overall time, clocking in at 20:19. The time was second-best among all runners and the fastest in the women’s 20- to 29-year-old division.Other women’s division age winners were Kelly Griffith (28:50, age 30-39), Jeanne Blatter (23:35, 40-49) and Kim Potter (27:09, 50-59).In the men’s race Zack Becker took the 20-and-under division in 26:18. Additional winners were Mike McIntosh (20-29, 20:03), Robert Adams (23:04, 30-39), Michael Scott (40-49, 24:19) and Paul Driskill (60-69, 29:21).
Kevin Flohr Jr. scored 19 points and Nick Ciani added 10 for the Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth-grade boys “A” team in the Cougars 49-28 PEG League win over Aspen Monday at GSMS.In the “B” level game, Aspen outscored Glenwood 41-26. Collin Thornton and Rudy Argueta paced the Cougars offense with six points each. Both teams are scheduled to play at Basalt on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
The Glenwood Ice U14 boys soccer team raised its seasonal record to 6-1-2 on separate victories over the Thunder Mountain Soccer Club of Palisade and Montrose last Saturday.James Unger, Ryan Buchanan and Casey Montoya each scored twice in Glenwood’s 7-2 win over Thunder Mountain in a match played in Palisade.Later that afternoon, at Gates Soccer Park in Spring Valley, the Ice took a 4-1 decision against the Montrose Avalanche Red. Taking advantage of direct kicks after Montrose fouls, Michael McGraw scored twice. Buchanan scored the game’s first goal on a breakaway run in the 12th minute. Montoya scored near the end of the first half. The goal put Glenwood up 3-0 at intermission.The Ice play their final game of the fall season with Silt on Saturday afternoon at Gates.
The Carbondale Recreation Department is offering Tchoukball on Wednesdays through Dec. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Carbondale Middle School Gym. Tchoukball is played with two frames which 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. Information: Chris, 704-4115.
The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club will be holding tryouts for spring competitive soccer on Monday, Nov. 6, at Gates Soccer Complex on field No. 1. Girls tryouts will be from 5-6 p.m., and boys tryouts will be from 6-7 p.m.Tryouts are required for all U12 through U18 players interested in playing competitive soccer in the spring. Players are asked to wear their team home jersey. There will be a makeup tryout on Monday, Nov. 13 (same times), for those unable to attend Nov. 6.Information: 945-6091
All high school students interested in playing lacrosse are asked to come to the parent and player lacrosse meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6-7 p.m. at WestStar Bank next to Safeway in Glenwood Springs.Volunteers are also needed to help coach and organize Roaring Fork Club Lacrosse. No experience necessary.Information: Mike Brin, Brin915@comcast.net; Levi Liston, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workouts for the Masters swimming program will take place at the Community Center pool 5:30-7 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays and 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Monday, Nov. 6.Information: Toni Hecksel, 618-2484.
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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.