Area Sports Briefs
The eighth-grade girls track and field team from Glenwood Springs Middle School and the eighth-grade boys squad from Rifle each came out winners in the Glenwood Springs Middle School annual invitational track meet on the Glenwood Springs High School track in cold and rainy conditions on Saturday.
Twelve area schools were represented: Glenwood Springs Middle School, Aspen, Basalt, Berry Creek, Carbondale, Eagle Valley, Gypsum Creek, Minturn, Rifle, Riverside, St John and Vail Academy.
In the eighth-grade girls division, Glenwood Springs Middle School took first place with 128 points. Second place went to Rifle with 100 points, and third place went to St John with 45 points.
In the eighth-grade boys division, Rifle Middle School took first place with 94 points. Riverside took second place with 76 points, and St John took third place with 61 points.
In the seventh-grade girls division, Vail Academy took first place with 84 points. Riverside finished second with 74 points, and St John took third place with 64 points.
In the seventh-grade boys division, Riverside came out on top with a total of 140 points. Glenwood Springs Middle School took second place with 66 points and Berry Creek took third place with 62 points.
On a cold and blustery Saturday evening Glenwood Ice U14 boys found its first win against the Carbondale Typhoon.
For the only score of the game, midfielder Dalton Handy passed a ball back to stopper Billy Steele, who kicked a long ball from the midfield line which found its way over the head of the Carbondale keeper into the net. Both teams’ defenses fought hard in a cold rain and biting wind at the Gates Soccer Complex to hold off several scoring opportunities from the other side.
Glenwood Ice will meet the Basalt Trevians at 5:30 p.m. at Crown Mountain field on Saturday.
The Glenwood Ice U13 girls soccer team has yet to give up a goal this season as it returned from a doubleheader weekend on the Front Range with two more shutouts under its belts.
The Glenwood girls faced off against the Greeley Bootleggers Blue Saturday afternoon. Five minutes into the first half Glenwood’s Lily McSwain passed to Michaela Mansfield who kicked in the first goal. The Ice’s second goal surprised everyone when a Greeley defensive player attempted to block a Glenwood kick and deflected it into the goal.
In the second half, Haley Oddo of the Ice scored a goal off an assist from Hope Whitman, and Corey Gera’s rush and left-footed kick also found the back of the net. Glenwood keeper Danielle Turley had an easy game with only two weak shots to block. The Ice shut out the Bootleggers 4-0.
The girls looked forward to a more challenging match on Sunday against the Cherry Creek Storm Blue, but the Ice easily won, 6-0. The Ice scored early on when a drive by Sadie Stillman was booted in by Mansfield. The lead continued to grow as additional goals were made by Josi Pearson, Holly Brown, McSwain, Savanna Pearson and a second goal by Mansfield.
Next Saturday the Ice host the Arsenal White at Gates.
Glenwood Youth Hockey is hosting a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Glenwood Springs Health Fair at Glenwood Medical Associates. All are welcome.
Glenwood Youth Hockey Golf Tournament
A golf tournament for Glenwood Youth Hockey will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course. Contact Larry MacDonald at 640-9112 or 285-7724.
The Mother’s Day Mile is a one-mile walk or run to benefit the programs of the Advocate Safehouse Project, whose mission is to promote healthy and violence-free relationships through education, advocacy, empowerment and safehousing. The eighth-annual event begins at Glenwood Medical Associates parking lot at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 13. Registration forms can be found at Glenwood Medical Associates or at http://www.glenwoodmedical.com or by calling the ASP at 945-2632.
For a training plan for running the Mother’s Day Mile go to http://www.postindependent.com/MDM.
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The Coal Ridge High School boys and girls basketball teams will both be home Tuesday night to open the Class 3A state basketball tournament.