Area Sports Briefs
Led by Michelle Stripp’s third-place score of 81, Glenwood Springs finished behind only Grand Junction Central at Monday’s Fruita Monument High School-hosted Wildcat Invitational.
Fellow Demon Maggee Becker shot a 94 and Brittaney Cole put up a 96 to round out Glenwood’s score of 271 at Adobe Creek Golf Course. Central put up a 263.
Glenwood coach Kathy Whiting couldn’t be much happier with how her squad played, particularly considering weather has limited course time in the season’s early going.
“We haven’t been out on the course at all for regular practice,” she said. “We’ve just been in the gym and pitching and putting in the halls. This is just our third tournament. I’m not terribly surprised because Maggee and Michelle have worked all winter long inside.”
Monday marked the third second-place finish of the season for the Demons, who were second at Cobble Creek (Montrose) by four strokes and second at Bridges (Montrose) by one stroke.
Grand Junction’s Jordan Fellhauer took home medalist honors. Central’s Melissa Martin took second.
The Glenwood Springs Middle School wrestling team finished another successful season over the weekend, placing third at the PEG league championships. Riverside took first, Rifle second, Carbondale fourth. St John’s and Basalt tied for fifth.
Individual champions for Glenwood were John Waters at 70 pounds, Mike Mills at 105, Rigo Garcia at 125, Roberto Molina at 170 and Connor Denney at heavyweight. Both Mills and Molina finished the season with undefeated records.
Dallas Harbour finished second at 80 pounds for Glenwood, as did Josh Stanbeck (100) and Carder Ullom (130). Placing third were Adriano Guerrero (85), Felix Jiminez (100), Chris Chavez (115), Michael Brunk (130) and Erick Madrid (heavyweight). Fourth-place finishers were Chrystian Chavera (95) and Logan Holmberg (155).
Former Glenwood Springs High School swimmer Emily McDonald finished her smash freshman season at Middlebury College with a bang as she swam on two All-American title-earning relays at the 2008 NCAA Championships. The team comprised of Marika Ross, senior Pam Chatikavanij, sophomore Katie Remington and McDonald placed fourth in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:29.40, while coming in seventh in the 200 free relay (1:36.82).
McDonald was a two-time All-American in high school.
Placing 10th with a time of 3:56.51 in the 400 medley relay were Suppan, Ross, McDonald and senior Katie Chambers. Middlebury’s 800 free relay team placed ninth in 7:42.73, with members Ross, McDonald, Chambers and Sara Cowie.
The results helped the Middlebury College women’s swimming and diving team turn in a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
The Aspen MP2 women’s hockey team won on Saturday night, shutting out the Steamboat Storm, 2-0, at the Ice Garden. After a scoreless first period, the action began in earnest in the second with a goal by Julie Cox of El Jebel, assisted by Morley McBride of Aspen. McBride then netted her own goal off an assist from defenseman Erika Delak of Basalt with only six seconds to go in the period.
MP2 goalie Amy “Slinky” Goldman earned the shutout by stopping all 21 of Steamboat’s shots-on-goal, to Aspen’s 23 shots on the Storm net. This was the final game of the regular season for the MP2s, who finish at 9-3. The season-ending Mountain League tournament takes place in Vail on April 4-6 at Dobson Arena. Go to http://www.wachockey.com for more information.
Glenwood Springs needs youth soccer referees and there will be opportunities to become certified at Glenwood Springs High School. On March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and March 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. a full certification for Grade 8, 17-hour course will be available for new referees and will be $50 per participant.
There will also be a re-certification clinic for Grade 8 on March 30 at GSHS from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., which will be $45 per participant and this will be the last class before the season starts. Don’t miss this opportunity if you haven’t gotten re-certified and haven’t been able to attend the other classes here is your last chance.
Information: Russell Brown, vista@ sopris.net or 945-2800 or 618-9552
Preregistration is now open for the 2008 Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team at http://www.roaringforktriteam.com. The 14-week, summer training program begins May 7 and culminates in the Tri for the Cure sprint distance triathlon Aug. 3. A question and answer orientation meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Glenwood Medical Associates, 1830 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. Space is limited. Preregistration encouraged.
Two Rivers Cycling Team will be holding an information meeting on Monday, March 31, starting at 6 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Two Rivers Cycling is a junior development cycling team seeking cyclist ages 8-18. All ability levels are welcome. No prior racing experience necessary. Adult cyclists interested in volunteering are also welcome to attend.
Information: Bill Sommers, 876-2187.
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. Cost is $25 per team, and registration deadline is March 22. There will be three divisions: girls grades 7-12, Jr. boys grades 6-8 and Sr. boys grades 9-12. The tourney will be limited to the first 32 teams. For more information call 984-2306.
In Tuesday’s Post Independent, the name of former Grand Valley golfer Nicole Arrowood was misspelled. The Post Independent apologizes for this error.
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