Area Sports Briefs

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GUNNISON – Glenwood Springs wrestling team’s Saturday trip to the Gunnison Duals paid off in a big way, as the Demons scored four wins.Glenwood knocked off Gunnison 39-34, Cedaredge 54-27, Lake County 63-6 and Coal Ridge 53-21.With just eight varsity wrestlers, Coal Ridge won a couple of its duals, downing the junior varsity teams of both Gunnison (36-29) and Montrose (36-30). At 171 pounds, the Titans’ Kevin Laidlaw enjoyed a 5-0 day with five pins. Neal Schultz (112) went 4-1, as did Keenan Grumley (140) and Michael Larsen (145).”It was a good way to go into the break, to go out on a high note,” Coal Ridge coach Rob Grumley said. “Hopefully, this keeps them motivated.”

It’s not too late to sign up for the Sunlight Ski Team Buddy Werner program. Registrations are still being accepted through Dec. 31.The Buddy Werner program begins on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 9 a.m. at Sunlight Mountain. This program is designed for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, aged 6-12 years, seeking a learning experience that is racing oriented.Participants meet in small groups with volunteer adult coaches on eight Saturdays, January through March. Skiers are instructed in the basics of ski racing and team participation with an emphasis on learning and improving skiing or snowboarding skills. To register or for more information please visit or call Bob Lockard at 618-2101.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers will hold the inaugural Town to Town event on Jan. 19. Participants can use either snowshoes or cross-country skis to travel 19 miles from Aspen to Basalt.The event starts at Stein Park on Cemetery Lane in Aspen at 10 a.m. and finishes in Basalt with a stop at the eight-mile mark in Woody Creek. All levels are encouraged to participate. Early registration entrance fees are $30 for individuals and $40 for families. Same-day sign-up is $35 for individuals and $40 for families. All racers celebrate at an “end of the race” party at Roaring Fork Club River Cabin from 3-5 p.m.There will be refreshments along the way, a costume contest and an awards ceremony at the event’s end.Information:

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge will be having its annual hoop shoot – a competition for children ages 8-13 – on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Glenwood Springs Middle School.Participants shoot a total of 25 free throws. The event is free, and prizes and trophies will be awarded. Winners compete in a district competition in Rifle.All contestants must bring a copy of their birth certificate. Divisions are set by age as of April 1, 2008. Information: 379-3821.

The Carbondale Recreation Department is taking registrations for teams for the adult four-person volleyball league which will begin play on Monday nights beginning Monday, Jan. 7. The cost per team is $200. Information: 704-4115.

Carbondale Middle School is the site of open gym basketball on Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. Individuals must be at least 18 years old to participate. The cost is $5 per session of $60 for the whole season. The season is in full swing.Information: Becky, 704-4116.

Roaring Fork High School, in Carbondale, is seeking qualified candidates for its head football coaching position. Contact Dave Weimer at 618-6824 and send your resume to The application deadline is Dec. 28.

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