Area Sports Briefs
Three Northwestern Colorado High School Rodeo Team members traveled to Cortez Saturday and Sunday for the first Colorado State High School Rodeo Association rodeo of the year. Cody and Tyler Miles of Parachute and C.J. Vondette of Rifle made the trip worthwhile, collecting prize money, awards and points for their efforts.
The Miles boys dominated the Steer Wrestling event, with rookie freshman Tyler taking the win on Saturday and Grand Valley High School junior Cody winning the event on Sunday. The younger Miles would also place sixth in the dogging on Sunday and would bring home the average buckle in that event as well.
Big brother Cody teamed up with Joel Schlegel of Eagle to pick up a sixth-place finish in the Team Roping. Cody would also collect a second place check in the Calf Roping on Sunday.
Vondette, a Rifle High School junior, won the girls’ all-around title. Vondette won Sunday’s pole bending event and cruised to a third-place finish on Saturday. She placed fourth both days in the barrel racing and would also pick up a check for a third-place finish in the breakaway roping on Saturday.
Other area competitors Lyndsay Jewell and C.T. Brown, both of Rifle, also competed in Cortez.
Colorado State High School Rodeo Association competition continues on April 8-9 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden then moves to the Colorado State University Equine Complex in Ft. Collins the following weekend.
Nicholson scores hole-in-one
Pat Nicholson, a Carbondale golfer, scored an opening day hole-in-one with the 18-hole ladies day group at Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club on the 93-yard No. 7 hole on Monday. Nicholson had a great run on all five of the course’s par threes, scoring a birdie as well as three pars to go with her hole-in-one. The shot was witnessed by Lori Lesh and Connie Hubbell.
Team Picore recorded a win by forfeit and then defeated the Glenwood Dawgs 64-61 on Tuesday night in week nine of the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department men’s competitive basketball league at the Glenwood Community Center. Dave Bust and Chris Hoffmeister led all scorers with 17 points each and Phil Stowen also led the Dawgs with 17.
Team Holder routed the Monstarz 98-71 with Brendan Rigsby scoring 31 for Holder, while Chris Hoffmeister scored 23 for the Monstarz. Come and watch this exciting league play Tuesday at the Community Center from 6-9 p.m.
The soccer jamboree for 4- and 5-year-olds will begin Friday, April 6, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Glenwood Park Soccer Field. The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club is also accepting registrations for our USC Camps for ages 5-13 being held July 16-20 and Aug. 6-10. Registration forms are available at http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org or at the public library. Registrations will be accepted through April 6.
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.