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The Glenwood Springs Defiance Volleyball Club 12-year-old team won the gold medal in its division of the Gold Cup Tournaments for the season based on play at the final Gold Cup tournament held in Grand Junction on Sunday.
Although the Defiance team was ranked in first place throughout most of the season, it entered the final two points behind Grand Junction in the team rankings. During the final, which was also its fifth tournament of the year, the girls faced the No. 1 Grand Junction team in pool play, where they split with one game apiece. After beating a 14-year-old team from Basalt in the first round of last Sunday’s tournament, the girls were again matched up with the No. 1 Grand Junction team in the semi-finals. After falling behind by one game in the best of three match, the Defiance team picked up its play and went on to beat Grand Junction in the final two games to win the gold medal in the 12-year-old division for the season. The team is coached by Michael Gamba and Jean Simonson, and its players include Taylor Kontour, Carrie Waters, Brenna Burk, Rosa Roybal, Courtney Lippman, Izabella Diaz, Sofia Gamba, Madison Melia, Hannah Macaulay and Elise Metzger.
The Defiance 14s finished in a two-way tie for the silver medal in the 14-year-old division, tying for the runner-up spot with the Lady Knights Volleyball Club 1 of Grand Junction.
In the 13-year-old division, Glenwood Springs turned in silver and bronze performances. The Defiance Volleyball Club 13-Dru tied for second with Summit Velocity with the 13-Calvin team placed third.
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 is encouraged.
The Tuesday Twilight Ladies League at Rifle Creek Golf Course is gearing up. Registration starts on April 8 with the first night of play on May 6. The Thursday Night Men’s Club at Rifle Creek is also starting its registration. First night of play is May 1.
Previous teams have priority for registration, but those interested in playing can call Sue at 876-2461 for more information on either league.
A local youth baseball team is looking for serious baseball players 12-14 for the upcoming summer baseball league. Games will be played throughout the Western Slope. All interested players should contact Nick at 471-0792 or e-mail email@example.com. League play will start in May.
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Rifle High School wrestling won its matchup with Glenwood Springs Tuesday at the Glenwood triangular, while the Palisade Bulldogs took down both local teams.