Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

The Junior Gents rugby team is already three games into its season, and despite having an 0-3 record, the team is battling and scoring in each game.

In a 17-12 loss the Tigers Rugby Football Club in the season-opener, Luke Vories scored two tries and kicked one conversion. Vories was also responsible for the only Jr. Gents scoring in a 19-3 loss against Highlands Ranch also played on March 10.

Taking on SWARM on March 17, the Jr. Gents were missing a chunk of their backline, but still played a good game. Eightman Morgan Frothingham scored the Jr. Gent’s lone try, but rookies Evance and Sedric Grandberry each came close after attempts for two more tries were held up by SWARM.

“These two guys have helped bring some toughness to the team and are the first players from Roaring Fork in a couple of years,” said head coach Rob Hurley of the Grandberry twins.

The Jr. Gents will have a full roster and hope to have a large crowd for its first home game of the season against Bailey today at 1 p.m. at Basalt Middle School.

The Roan Plateau Rangers U18 boys soccer team, a squad made up of Rifle High and Coal Ridge High players, played its first two games of the season on March 31 and April 1. Both games ended in ties.

The March 31 game was played in Rifle and ended in a 0-0 tie. Mario Ortega had 12 saves in goal. The April 1 game played against the Guadalajara Cannons in Denver ended in a 2-2 tie. Ortega had 17 saves in goal.

Travis McCain got a rebound at 25 feet and scored the first goal of the game. The Guadalajara Cannons then scored two goals, for a one-goal lead. With only two minutes left in the game, Darwin Cortez tied the score with a goal outside of the penalty area.

The Rangers next home games are April 21 (1 p.m.) and 22 (2 p.m.) at Deerfield Park.

Bring your rod and come learn about the world-class fly fishing on the Roaring Fork River with Roaring Fork Conservancy on April 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Avid angler Rick Lofaro, of Roaring Fork Conservancy, will lead this two-hour introduction to fly fishing at Blue Creek Ranch.

The program will include an overview of Blue Creek Ranch, practical entomology, reading the water, and a casting tune-up. Please dress appropriately; the event will happen rain or shine. This event is free and open to the public, however, space is limited, and reservations are required. Please call (970) 927-1290 to register. Sponsored by Blue Creek Ranch and Roaring Fork Conservancy.


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