Area Sports Briefs
ELIZABETH ” Rifle’s baseball team kicked its season off on a so-so note, splitting a Saturday doubleheader at Elizabeth.
After dropping a late morning game by a score of 10-7, the Bears rebounded to take the early afternoon nightcap 11-7 behind the arm of Alex Haynes.
Haynes pitched a complete-game seven-hitter, allowing just two earned runs in holding off the Cardinals.
Rifle’s offense had Haynes’ back in a big way, setting the tone with a five-run second inning. The Bears finished with 13 hits for the game, putting up two runs in each the fourth, fifth and seventh innings.
Asa Fix and Kyle Bond finished with three hits and two RBIs apiece at the plate. Haynes himself had two hits and an RBI.
Ernesto Mendoza paced the Rifle offense in the opener with two hits and two RBIs.
Next up for the Bears is a March 24 home doubleheader with Battle Mountain.
GRAND JUNCTION ” Both the boys and girls Glenwood Springs track and field teams took second place home from Friday’s Warrior Relays, held at Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium.
The all-relay event saw a number of individual Demons churn out big-time performances.
On the boys side, Greg Orosz recorded a 127 foot, 6 inch discus toss. He added a 42-3/4 toss in the shot put to help the Demons to third in that event.
Distance runner Ryan Buchanan timed solid splits in both the 4×1,600-meter relay (4 minutes, 51 seconds) and the 1,600 medley relay (54.9 seconds for a 400 split).
Dakota Stonehouse clocked a shuttle hurdle relay split of 15.38 and a 4×400 relay split of 53.54.
For the girls, Abbey Barnes came up big with her 4×1,600 relay split (6:09) and the 4×400 relay team timed in at a blazing 4:18.
The Glenwood Springs High School track and field team is holding a spaghetti dinner and silent auction at the Glenwood Springs Middle School on Thursday. Dinner, $6 per person, starts at 6 p.m., while the auction runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The event will feature a showing of “Fire on the Track ” The Steve Prefontaine Story,” beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday’s Post Independent article on the Roaring Fork-Sheridan Class 3A boys basketball playoff game incorrectly stated that the Rams earned a trip to the state tournament for the fourth straight year. This is the fifth consecutive season they’ll make the trip to Fort Collins.
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