Area Sports Briefs
Zachary Niccoli and Matthew Townsley were the big winners in the Wednesday’s Glenwood Springs NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition.Niccoli punted, passed and kicked a total of 142 feet to win the 8- and 9-year-old division, while Townsley spanned 121 feet, 1 inch, to top the 10- and 11-year-old division. Both qualified for regional competition in Grand Junction. If they win their age division in Junction, the Glenwood residents will qualify for team championship competition, held during a Denver Broncos game.
The Skate, Rate and Relate skateboarding competition, hosted by the City of Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department, has been postponed. The competition was originally scheduled to take place today (Sept. 15), but will now be held in the spring of 2008 when the city’s new skate park will be unveiled. The new skate park, which will replace the current park at Two Rivers Park, is scheduled to be completed this November.
The fourth annual Lead King Loop 25k and the Marble Quarry Climb 12.5K will be held on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.Come run or hike and enjoy the fall colors, tech T-shirt, great lunch, prizes and raffle. Sign up at Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale, at http://www.active.com or http://www.leadkingloop25k.com. Race-day registration is available but there is a $5 discount if you sign up before. Marble schools will receive 100 percent of the proceeds. Information: Craig, 704-1275.
Glenwood Springs soccer player Dillon Martin was incorrectly identified as William Ronning in a photo from Thursday’s Glenwood-Palisade game in Friday’s edition of the Post Independent. The Post Independent apologizes for this error.
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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.