Area Sports Briefs
Saturday’s BattleQuest 6 mixed martial arts event (MMA) in Eagle delivered mixed results for the Art of Defense’s Patrick Carmichael, trainer to fighters Raymond Huffman and Travis Ramirez.Huffman provided the positive result, making quick work of Mike Swanson in a 190-pound debut amateur bout. Huffman, of Parachute, sent punch after punch to the head of Swanson, who couldn’t avoid the blows. The fight lasted maybe 30 seconds.Ramirez’s MMA debut, a 170-pound amateur showdown with Ralston Baker, didn’t go as well Huffman’s. Baker landed several shots to Ramirez’s face before the official had to stop the fight as blood flowed from Ramirez’s nose. Ramirez is a Glenwood Springs resident.Another fighter at Saturday’s MMA affair had local ties. The marquee bout featured professional Ryan Roberts of Omaha, Neb., who is formerly of Glenwood Springs and last year trained at Exclusive Athletic Club.Despite nursing an injured pelvis, Roberts earned a victory by decision over Rocky Johnson in a fight that went the distance.
Tony Pressler, swinging his wedge, sank a hole-in-one on 15 at Rifle Creek Golf Course recently. The shot was witnessed by Trey Pressler, Chuck Carron and Ty Carron.
The annual Hoop D’Ville 4-on-4 basketball tournament will take over the courts at Sayre Park in Glenwood on July 28. It will begin at noon and go until a champion emerges, which is expected to be around 8 p.m.The tournament is limited to 16 teams, and a few openings remain. Rosters can have six players ages 16 to 60. The cost is $180 per team, and the proceeds will benefit various charities as well as the Glenwood Springs basketball program.Information: Mike Picore, 309-2911.
New Castle Recreation is accepting soccer registration for U6-U8 micro soccer, U12 girls and U14 boys soccer.Information: New Castle Recreation Department, 984-3352.
The Three Rivers Football Officials Association is looking for interested men and women to qualify as certified football officials with the Colorado Football Officials Association.Training of new officials, which includes classroom work and on-field clinics, begins later this summer. The schedule is to be announced.If interested, contact Hugh E. Greathouse at 963-3443 or 379-8010 or Jeff Shroll at 471-3226.
There will be an inline skating obstacle course and BMX bike races for all ages Aug. 2 at Carbondale’s Roller Hockey Rink Park, as well as lots of fun and free food. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. and go until dark.Information: Becky, 704-4116.
Glenwood Springs Golf Club will be hosting its annual junior golf tournament, the Soda Pop Open, on Aug. 6. The tournament is open to boy and girl golfers ages 9-18.For more information or to register, call the pro shop at 945-7086.
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