Area Sports Briefs
Former Glenwood Springs High School swimmer Claire Noone, a Colorado Rocky Mountain School grad, has her collegiate career off to a promising start at Whitman College.The freshman at the Walla Walla, Wash., school helped her team to a 125-67 win over College of Idaho in a Saturday dual meet by winning the 200-yard individual medley.The Whitman women are now 5-2 on the season and host Puget Sound next Friday before heading to Federal Way, Wash., for the Northwest Conference Championships Feb. 8-10.
The Glenwood girls C basketball team returned home to face the Carbondale Rams on Thursday and were victorious with a final score of 53-25. The team increased its record to 8-0 with a complete team effort that included everyone on the roster scoring during the contest. The scoring attack was led by Hannah McDermott with 13 and Kristy Moore with 12 points. Other leading scorers were Nicki Pearson with eight points, Haley Amichaux with seven, and Jolie Dubois and Anna Ratahczak with six points each.Moore and Dubois utilized their outstanding speed and track skills to connect on some impressive fastbreak opportunities, while Faridhe Rodriquez helped the Demons’ defensive and rebounding efforts.The team travels today to play in the Martin Luther King tournament, hosted by Battle Mountain.
Led by Lexie Warkentin’s 14 points, the Glenwood Springs Middle School girls eighth-grade A basketball team defeated Aspen 48-19 on Thursday night. Sarah Davis added 12 points and most of the players on Glenwood scored.”It was a great team effort with some great passing and defense,” said head coach Sandy DeCrow.The Glenwood B squad also came out victorious against Aspen, winning 26-10. Connor Adams scored nine points, and Austin Carmer added six.
The Glenwood Grizzlies youth hockey teams have had a rough recent going on the ice, with the Bantam A team suffering a pair of losses to DCC on Jan. 12 by counts of 3-2 and 3-1.Levi Fetterhoff and Boris Kulwiec each had unassisted goals in the first game, while Kulwiec scored the Grizzlies’ lone goal in the second game.Glenwood’s Pee Wee team lost a pair of games to the Renegades the same day, dropping each by a count of 9-1. Eric Abrahamovich had a goal, assisted by Dawson Quint, for the Grizzlies. Ariana Buxman added an unassisted tally.In two games against DCC on Jan. 13, the Grizzlies Pee Wees lost 6-3 and won 3-1.Abrahamovich scored twice in the loss, with assists going to Ryan Fitzgerald and Mark MacDonald. Quint had an unassisted score.In the win, Quint had a goal, assisted by Nate Nieslanik. Abrahamovich and Fitzgerald also scored. Brody Erickson and Chaz Apostolik each added assists.The Grizzlies Squirt team dropped a pair of games to Pueblo (8-0, 6-0) the same weekend.
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.Information: Becky, 704-4116.
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The Glenwood Springs High School girls swim and dive team capped an undefeated season over the weekend, winning the Southwest Conference finals in dominating fashion.