Area Sports Briefs
There was a lot of action in the sixth week of play of the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department men’s competitive basketball league on Monday at the Glenwood Community Center. The Glenwood Dawgs had a double header and topped Team Picore, 77-44, in the first game with John Gabriel leading all scorers with 22 points. Nick Hoffmeister led Team Picore with 18. The Dawgs also defeated Monstarz, 67-49, with Daniel Koski scoring 15 points. Jeff Moon had 28 for the Monstarz. Team Holder defeated Alpine Bank, 82-49, with Aaron Jewel leading all scorers with 23 points. Adam Dentlinger had 17 for Alpine Bank.
Competing against ropers from Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, five locals took home prizes at the Wrangler Team Roping Championships at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle on Saturday and Sunday.Rifle’s Tammi Bell teamed up with Meeker’s Christy Atwood to win the All Girls Championship roping and received beautiful purses along with their prize money. Atwood also teamed up with Rifle’s own Devon Conn-Northcutt for second in that same roping event. Bell also won the Fast Back roping and received a six-month rope contract for her efforts.Silt’s Court Will and Rob Kinney captured the No. 9 Lucchese Boots roping and Kinney came back with Rifle’s Dustin Flohr to also collect a second place paycheck in that event. Will also won the Wrangler roping, and the Cactus Ropes roping along with the six-month Cactus Ropes sponsorship.
In a black belt testing session held by Brian Mable Karate on Saturday, four locals advanced their black-belt degrees. Impressing a 12-member judging panel from the Western Tang Soo Do Federation, Ken Newton advanced to third-degree black belt, Pam Whittington moved up to first-degree black belt, Dave Kluge bumped up to sixth-degree black belt and Brian Mable moved to eighth-degree black belt. Demonstrations of skills were of open hand and weapon forms, along with fighting and defensive skills.A tri-annual seminar was held later Saturday afternoon, where 50 participants practiced on a variety of drills and ended with king of the ring sparring.
The Glenwood Springs Track and Field program will be hosting a spaghetti dinner and silent auction at Glenwood Springs Middle School at 6 p.m. on Friday night.Food will be provided by the Italian Underground and will cost $5 per person.Larry Zaragoza of Alamosa High School will be the guest speaker for this event. Coach Zaragoza is a highly decorated coach in the state of Colorado and a future Hall of Fame candidate.
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The Rifle and Glenwood Springs girls tangled on Tuesday night at Glenwood’s Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium in a 4A Western Slope League contest that carried major implications in the conference standings.