Area Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springs High School seniors Nate Forrestall and Cassie Brickell have been nominated as candidates to earn the 2006 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.
The program celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors for the current school year, both in and out of the classroom.
Forrestall was a starting lineman for Glenwood’s football team and was a member of last season’s varsity basketball team. Brickell starred for the Demons’ girls soccer team.
Now in it’s 13th year, the Wendy’s High School Heisman program consists of five phases: Nomination, state finalists, state winners, National finalists and National winners.
The 12 National finalists are invited to participate in the college Heisman Trophy weekend festival as part of an all-expense paid trip to New York City on Dec. 8-10.
A make-up tryout for all players interested in playing on a Glenwood Springs Soccer Club-sponsored, U12-through-U18 team is set for 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at Glenwood Park. This is the final opportunity for players to vie for positions on those competitive-level teams.
Both Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball teams came out of Basalt with victories Tuesday. Kevin Flohr Jr. and Nick Ciani scored 13 points each to lead the “A” team Cougars to a 44-18 win. The “A” squad, now 2-0 on the season, squares off with Buena Vista in the first round of this weekend’s Eagle Valley tournament in Gypsum.
In the “B” team game, Devin Nichols popped in a team-high 11 points and Collin Thornton added nine in a tight 22-19 contest over the host Longhorns. Glenwood (1-1) resumes PEG League play Nov. 14 at home against Riverside.
A first-half goal by Lilly McSwain didn’t hold up for the Glenwood Ice U13 girls in their last fall season soccer game last weekend.
After McSwain scored in the fifth minute, the host Broomfield Blast retaliated with a pair of goals later in the first half to take the lead, then added a third goal after intermission.
Glenwood, playing in a higher skill-level league consisting mostly of Front Range club teams, ended the 2006 season with a 2-6-2 record.
The Glenwood Springs and Carbondale Recreation departments are taking registrations for their respective youth basketball programs.
Glenwood’s Youth Hoops program starts Dec. 11. The program involves third- through sixth-grade boys and girls. Each team practices one to two times a week and plays six games. Player fees are $42 for residents and $48 for non-residents.
Registrations received after Dec. 1 are accepted on an availability-basis only. Information: Matt, 384-6313.
Carbondale’s youth basketball program runs from Jan. 7-March 11. Cost is $45. Games and team practices are from Jan. 7-March 11. The deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 15.
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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.