Area sports briefs
Basalt blanks CRMS, 4-0Ryan Zubizaretta netted a pair of goals, and Trevor Brown and Cy Eaton each added one score as the Basalt boys soccer team stayed unbeaten in league play with a 4-0 victory over Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Tuesday afternoon.Basalt scored three times in the first 40 minutes to take a commanding lead at halftime.The Longhorns, who lead the Class 3A Western Slope League, improve to 4-0-1 in league play (7-1-1 overall). CRMS drops to 2-5 (2-5).Area team wins Soo Bahk Do national titleThe foursome of Robert Wood, Dan Dixon, Jen Jacob and Sue Fittanto took top honors in the recent Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan National Team Form Competition at the 26th Annual National Championships held recently in San Diego.Led by Rocky Mountain Martial Arts owners Sa Bom Nim (master instructor) Jeff Moonitz and Sa Bom Nim Jeff Griggs, eight students of Rocky Mountain also netted individual honors.”I am pleased and very proud of our studio and our members,” Griggs said. “…Their national recognition and awards are rich and rewarding for all.”William Pinkham was first in sparring and second in forms in the orange belt competition; Fittanto took third in sparring and forms for first Dan women ages 16-30; Jacob was second in sparring and third in forms, and Kerry Ach was third in sparring in first Dan women 31 and older; John Hoffman and Dixon were first and second, respectively, in the second Dan men’s lightweight division; Norman Tai was second in the third Dan men’s forms; and Jennifer Gibbons was second in forms for the Ko Dan Ja women. Melissa Cook also competed in the tournament for the first time.Baseball volunteers, board members needed Volunteers are needed to help prepare the Field of Dreams in Basalt Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. Information, Steve Martin, 379-9286.Additionally, Three Rivers Little League will be voting in a new board Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at Roaring Fork High School, room 111. Anyone interested in joining the board is invited to attend.Information, Jon Nell Reeds, 379-0729.Recreation department offers teen tripsThe Glenwood Springs Recreation Outdoor Club is holding trips the next two months.From Oct. 8-10 ages 12-17 can partake in a backpacking excursion to the Great Sand Dunes. The fee is $80 ($100 nonresident), and the registration deadline is Monday.On Monday, Nov. 15, a Groaning Cave Exploration trip will be held. The fee is $36 ($43 nonresident), and the registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 8.Information: http://www.glenwoodrec.com.Palmer posts fastest Tater Trot timeBrad Palmer won the annual Tater Trot 5-kilometer run last weekend in Carbondale. Palmer finished with a time of 19 minutes, 47 seconds. Bill Rose was second at 20:51.Willyn Webb was third overall and the top female finisher at 20:54. Lindsay Plant was second, and Helen McQueeney took third on the women’s side.Clay Guinn took the kids’ bike portion of the race with a time of 14:31, followed by Teddy Benge and Colt Mineledorf.Clay Guinn took the kids’ bike portion of the race with a time of 14:31, followed by Teddy Benge and Colt Mineledorf.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.