Area Sports Briefs
After helping guide the Demons to a 34-20 comeback win over Delta, capping an undefeated regular season, Glenwood Springs head coach Rocky Whitworth was named the Denver Post Denver Broncos High School Coach of the Week.Whitworth, who is in his fourth year with the Demons, has led his team to the first round of the playoffs, to be played on Saturday against Sterling at Stubler Memorial Field. In honor of Whitworth’s accomplishments, NFL Charities will present a $1,000 check to the Glenwood Springs football team.
In the Glenwood Springs High School newsletter, an announcement for a football dinner was incorrectly written. It stated that the dinner was open to all, when in fact the dinner is for football players and their families only.Glenwood Springs will play Sterling in the first round of the playoffs at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Stubler Memorial Field, and Glenwood is encouraging everyone to attend the game.
The Glenwood Ice U14 girls soccer team had high hopes as it traveled to the Front Range this past weekend. Winning its last two games would mean being promoted to the Premier Division in the Colorado State league.Unfortunately, the Ice lost to Real Colorado 3-1 and Colorado Storm 2-1.On Saturday the Ice faced off against Real Colorado White at Highlands Ranch and kept the game scoreless through the first half thanks to great goalkeeping from Danielle Turley. Then Real scored two goals early on in the half and although Michaela Mansfield of scored one goal for Glenwood, in the last minute of the game Real scored one more to assure the 3-1 victory.Glenwood got out to an early lead on Sunday against Storm, as Glenwood’s Corey Gera made the first score, stealing the ball and taking it up the field before booting it in. Storm scored two second-half goals for the 2-1 win.The Glenwood girls finished the season 4-4-2.
The Glenwood Springs seventh-grade A basketball team won four games at its home tournament over the weekend and came away as runner-up. Glenwood first beat Basalt 25-14 with Grant Fegan and Vinson Marr combining for 13 points. Craig then beat Glenwood 35-17 in the second game. Glenwood rebounded with a forfeit win over Aspen, a 21-16 win over Basalt, where Fegan scored 14 points and a 26-9 victory over St. John, where Marr scored 10 points.That set up Glenwood and Craig in a rematch for the title, but Craig came away with the 38-29 win. The Glenwood B team won by a forfeit over Aspen, lost 46-9 to St. John and fell 40-5 to Basalt.Up next, Glenwood A (4-3) will host Riverside at 5:45 p.m. tonight.
The Glenwood Ice U14 boys soccer team traveled to Montrose to play in a friendly tournament over the weekend and came away with an even 2 wins and 2 losses.Chris Finley scored two goals and Nate Kaup scored another and had an assist as Glenwood beat Durango B 3-0 in its first game.Durango A got the best of Glenwood in its second game, downing the Ice 5-2. Glenwood’s Michael McGraw scored for the Ice off of a penalty kick, and Ice’s Connor McRaith found the net to give Glenwood another goal.On Sunday, Glenwood met the Montrose Avalanche and despite some incredible saves from Glenwood’s keeper, Kevin Hartmann, Glenwood lost 3-0.In the Ice’s last game, Glenwood found revenge against the Durango A squad with a back-and-forth battle that found Glenwood on top with a 3-2 win. Glenwood’s Jimmy Butcher and Hunter Brown scored for Glenwood, but with two goals from Durango, the game was locked at 2 in the second half.McGraw scored the winning goal on a direct kick from outside the 18-yard line. The Ice ended their season 8-2-0 in league play.
Devin Donaghue hit a hole-in-one on Sunday at Glenwood Springs Golf Club. Using his 8 iron, Donaghue sent the ball 160 yards on the No. 3 hole for the ace.
The Mount Sopris Nordic Council will sponsor its 22nd annual Mountain Sports Sale on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Gym.Individuals may buy or sell equipment for cross-country and alpine skiing, snowboarding, cycling, boating, camping, hockey and everything outdoors.Equipment check-in is Nov. 9 from 4-7 p.m. at the CRMS gym. All sale proceeds will benefit the trails at Spring Gulch Nordic ski area near Carbondale, so don’t be shy about making a purchase or two.Information: Mark, 309-3655.
Roaring Fork High School will be holding its winter sports meeting for parents of winter sports athletes today (Nov. 7) at 5:30 p.m. at the high school.Information: Jon Nell, 384-5753.
Basalt High School will be holding a winter sports meeting for parents of athletes planning on participating in winter sports. The meeting will be today (Nov. 7) at 6:30 p.m. at BHS.Information: 384-5957.
Glenwood Springs Soccer Club tryouts for the boys U11U18 and girls U11-U14 will be held at Colorado Mountain College Gates Soccer Complex fields on Nov. 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Players who were not rostered for the Fall 2007 season and are interested in playing on a spring competitive team should attend this last tryout session. Please come ready to play and bring a copy of your birth certificate and a school picture. Information: Glenwood Springs Soccer Club, 945-6091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Basalt High School girls basketball team is searching for an assistant coach for the upcoming season.Information: 384-5957.
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The Glenwood Springs-Rifle sports rivalry goes way back for GSHS baseball coach and former Demons multi-sport student-athlete Eric Nieslanik.