Area Sports Briefs
Hitting the water in her first college swim meet for Middlebury College, Emily McDonald came away with a win. The Colorado Rocky Mountain School graduate and former Glenwood Springs High School swimmer who won two state medals, won the 100 freestyle event during a dual meet against Connecticut College. McDonald swam the 100 free in a time of 54.90 seconds.
Middlebury won the meet 170-112 and will next compete at Amherst on Dec. 1.
After a heartbreaking loss to the Jr. Eagles on Saturday in Glenwood Springs, the Glenwood Grizzlies PeeWees (ages 11-12) struck back on Sunday for a win to even the weekend hockey series.
On Saturday, the Jr. Eagles went up 3-1 going into the third period, with Mark MacDonald having scored the Grizzlies lone goal. McDonald helped pull Glenwood within one when he found Dawson Quint, who found the back of the net.
With 1:36 left in the game, Quint fired another shot, and although it didn’t go in, MacDonald jumped on the rebound to tie game. Unfortunately for Glenwood, the Jr. Eagles answered, outshining MacDonald and sneaking a goal in with 14 seconds left for the 4-3 win.
Glenwood had more success on Sunday, working to a 3-1 win over the Jr. Eagles. Quint scored on pass from Tucker Jenkins at 8:46 in second to go up 1-0, but the Jr. Eagles tied it up less than a minute later.
Nate Nieslanik found Ryan Fitzgerald to take a 2-1 lead at 8:46 in the second to regain the lead. Good saves by goaltender Jake Fegan, along with another goal by Quint, which was assisted by Chaz Apostolik, helped seal the win.
The Glenwood PeeWees will be back in action on Dec. 1-2 when they host Laramie. Game one will take place at 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Ice Rink and game two will take the ice at 7:15 a.m. on Dec. 2.
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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.