Area Sports Briefs
After having their first five games of the season postponed due to weather, the Glenwood Ice U13 girls soccer team finally got its season started Saturday with a match against the Stingers from Evergreen.The Ice clearly dominated the game, taking an early lead with a goal by Michaela Mansfield six minutes into the first half. Eight minutes later, the Glenwood girls were awarded a direct kick, and Corey Gera’s boot from the 40-yard line sailed into the goal.Glenwood continued its reign in the second half, with Glenwood goalkeeper Danielle Turley needing to block only a couple of attempts. With six minutes left on the clock, Madi Goodstein made the Ice’s third goal with an assist from Erin Burk, a newcomer to the team. Mansfield scored one more goal for a final score of 4-0.Next weekend the Ice travel to the Front Range for games against the Greeley Bootleggers Blue on Saturday and Storm Blue of Dove Valley on Sunday.
Glenwood High School graduate and professional cyclist Bobby Julich finished the Klasika Primavera on Sunday in seventh place.Julich, the highest placing American in the race, cruised through the 171K course in Spain in a time of 3 hours, 56 minutes and 7 seconds to lead CSC, who took second place in the team standings.
Competing for the University of Wyoming’s track team, Rifle graduate John Alderson finished in third place in the triple jump in the John Jacobs Invitational in Norman, Okla., on Saturday.The redshirt freshman’s leap of 49 feet, 6.25 inches was not only a personal best, but was also good enough to qualify Alderson for the NCAA Division I Midwest Regional Meet May 25-26 in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Hot Shots, an AAU basketball team composed of eighth-grade girls from Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Parachute, ran the table at the recent Montrose Tournament.The Hot Shots beat up on the Ouray Lady Bears 57-10 before defeating Montrose 57-34, Steamboat 47-33 and Grand Junction 49-41.
Junior Gents youth rugby erupted for 27 unanswered points in the first half in cruising to a 32-7 win over Ponderosa on Saturday.Sophomore winger Matt Cole struck first, taking a strong angle on an offload pass for a quick try. Eightman Morgan Frothingham successfully converted.The next score was taken in by senior flanker Ryan Gawrys before leading scorer Tony DiBacco put a try on the board. Gawrys and DiBacco each added their second score of the day just before halftime.More of a battle awaited the Gents in the second half. Cole posted a score early before the Mustangs put up points on a try and successful conversion.”Considering we went down with 14 guys, I was extremely impressed with our performance,” Junior Gents coach Robert Hurley said. “We continue to improve every week. Our work at practice is showing through on the field.”
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Six members of the Glenwood Springers Track and Field Club traveled to Aurora July 10-11 to compete in the Colorado State Junior Olympic Meet with coach Anne Swanson.