Area sports briefs
Going into Monday night’s 10- to 12-year-old Little League Championship, the Glenwood A’s were looking to stay undefeated on their way to a title. With a high-powered offense, the A’s made that happen with a 24-11 victory over the Carbondale Astros to win it all.
The players on the team were: pitcher/shortstop Collin Porterfield, pitcher/shortstop Pete Ray, third baseman/pitcher Garrett Lowe, first baseman/pitcher Chase Nieslanik, second baseman/outfielder Dillon Hagan, second baseman/pitcher Caleb Thorton, catcher Justin Barnham and outfielders Luke Ray, Tristan Schreiner, Colt Burden and Gabe Quintana. The team was coached by Bill Barnham, Thad Nieslanik and Gilby Lowe.
The 2008 City of Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department Skateboard Competition took place on Saturday May 17. Proceeds from this event will go back into upkeep of the park as well as aid in future upgrades.
Competitors ranged from 4 years old up to 20 years of age and levels ranged from beginner to advanced. The following is a list of individuals who placed at the competition: : Beginner Division ” 1. Maliea Sanchez, 2. Henry Hill, 3. Brett Michael; Intermediate Division ” 1. Stefan Wilson, 2. Adam Sobke 3. (two tied) Max Harrington and David Sauzo; Advanced Division ” 1. John Taylor, 2. (two tied) Fred Ables and Robert Burch, 3. Chase Doyle.
Glenwood Ice U11 girls win division in tournament
By going undefeated in four games in the Grand Mesa Invitational Soccer Tournament May 18-19 in Grand Junction, the Glenwood Ice U11 girls soccer team won their division.
The Ice were victorious over the NASA Explosion of Thorton (3-2), the Grand Junction Fire Gold (2-0) and the Grand Junction Fire Bombers (3-0) in pool play. In the championship match, Glenwood again faced the NASA Explosion and won by another one-goal margin with a a 1-0 victory. The team is coached by Lionel Montoya, Brad Jordan, Lauren Martin and the players include Morley Perrin, Madi Spence, Hailey Armstrong, Samantha Wright, Sara Fleming, Ivy Wight, Grace McSwain, Isabel Weber, Alondra Peralta, Jaqueline Farias, Lexi Montoya, Bella Diaz, Natasha Jordan, Sierra Martin and Skyler Sherman.
The New Castle Pride U12 competitive girls soccer team took first place in the U12 Inferno Bracket last weekend in the 2008 Grand Mesa Invitational Soccer Tournament. The Pride played four games which included wins over the Montrose Avalanche (3-0), Telluride (4-1) and the Colorado Fusion Jaguars (2-0) as well as a tie with the Durango Dynamite (2-2). The final game, which was the championship against the Jaguars, included an amazing goal with a corner shot by Alicia Hampton to Paige Ryan.
The New Castle Pride ended their Western Slope Soccer League season with a record of 7-1. The team is coached by Danah Waters and Lori Wenzel and its players include Alicia Hampton, Allie Ehlers, Courtney Reece, Paige Ryan, Kayli Kropf, Paige Libby, Kyrie Foreman, Mariela Martinez, Katelynn Senor, Amanda Wenzel, Michaela Mitchell, Brittany Young and Jordan DeCrow.
The Jr. Gents boys rugby team invited the Marin Lions of California to Carbondale for its last match of the season and sent them packing with a 29-12 victory. The Jr. Gents got on the right track early scoring the matches’ first two tries. Senior scrumhalf Morgan Frothingham scored the first one and Orion Montaine nailed the conversion kick. The scoring continued with another try from junior flyhalf Taylor Mills.
The Lions, who were coached by former Gentlemen of Aspen player Peter Thompson, then got on the board to cut the Jr. Gents’ lead to 12-7. The score held through the first halftime (the match was divided into three halves, with the A-side playing the first two and the B-side taking over the in the final one).
The second half was all Gents with another score by eightman Sedric Grandberry.
The B-side half was dominated by Willy Klein. Klein scored two breakaway tries and the second was topped off by a successful conversion kick by Frothingham. Marin battled back with one last try but it was too little too late for the Lions.
“The fellas’ win came from great defense. We were doing what we had talked about all year, make tackles to pressure on D and the offense will happen,” said Jr. Gents head coach Rob Hurley. “We only had four subs so for us to not let down in the B-side half when Marin put in 10 new guys made me very proud of the overall effort.”
New Castle Recreation will be holding advanced soccer tryouts for fall 2008 soccer season for the following teams: U14 Girls: May 28, 4:30-6 p.m. at Kathryn Senor Elementary School; U14 Boys: June 3, 5-6:30 p.m. at Kathryn Senor Elementary School; U12 Girls: May 29, 6-7:30 p.m. at VIX Ranch Park; U12 Boys: May 27, 5:30-7 p.m. at Kathryn Senor Elementary School.
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Glenwood Springs High School’s senior soccer standout Celia Scruton is set to continue her career with the Evergreen State College Geoducks in Olympia, Washington.