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PEACH VALLEY ” Darren Matthews pitched a five-inning no-hitter to lift Coal Ridge High School to a 10-0 baseball win over visiting Rangely on Thursday.

The Titans improved to 1-1 with the win and are next scheduled to take the diamond against Rangely on March 27.

DENVER ” A Saturday trip to Denver didn’t yield a win for Rifle’s baseball team, which left town on the wrong end of a 13-5 score with host Thomas Jefferson High School.



Daniel Maldonado paced the 2-2 Bears with four hits in four trips to the plate. The center fielder scored twice. Zach Whitmore had a 2-for-3 day at the plate.

Next on the slate for Rifle is a March 25 home meeting with Cedaredge.



DENVER ” A trip to the Horizon “Hawk” Relays in Denver gave the Glenwood Springs High School track and field teams some healthy competition under sunny skies.

The Demons’ top performances came from their girls relay teams, which were competitive against larger Front Range schools. The 4×400-meter relay team took first with a season-best time of 4 minutes, 12.01 seconds, the 4×100 team took third (51.98) and the 4×200 team took fourth (1:50.63).

A Glenwood boys javelin relay squad took third, amassing a collective three-toss distance of 316 feet.

Next up for the Demons is a March 22 trip to the Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction.

DELTA ” Glenwood Springs’ junior varsity track team got in some quality competition time at Saturday’s Delta Invitational.

Molly Sundeen and Haley Amichaux recorded the Demons’ top finishes, each taking fourth ” Sundeen in the 100-meter dash (14.07 seconds) and Amichaux in the 3200 (14:06.5).

The Sportswomen of Colorado is announcing that the online summer camps scholarship opportunity registration is open through April 15.

This scholarship program is available to all girls in Colorado, age 9 through eighth-grade. Girls attending high school are not eligible. More than 100 scholarships will be available to be awarded on April 20. Winners will be notified after April 20.

All eligible girls, their parents, guardians or teachers can apply by going to http://www.sportswomenofcolorado.org and clicking on Summer Camp Programs to sign up online or download a nomination form and fax or mail it to Summer Camp office. Contact information is on the form.

The Roan Plateau Soccer Association has a couple of openings on its U18 boys state team. Players must have a competitive soccer background, and practices are held three days a week, two hours per day, in Rifle.

The season runs March through May and consists of approximately five home games and five away games with a home tournament in June.

Travel could be as far away as Pueblo.

Information: 876-0183.

The Hoop Fest 2008 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held March 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coal Ridge High School. The cost is $25 per team, and the registration deadline is March 22.

There will be three divisions: girls (seventh to 12th grade), junior boys (sixth to eighth grade) and senior boys (ninth to 12th grade). The tourney will be limited to the first 32 teams.

For more information, call 984-2306.


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