Area Sports Briefs
New Castle Wolvesroll to winsVictories over teams from Fruita and Grand Junction last week raised the New Castle Wolves girls club basketball teams record to 10-0 in the Mesa County Junior Basketball League.In the Wolves 33-28 win over Fruita, Daila Gray and Kenzie Kuhn led the team with 10 points each. Kuhn scored 16 points in New Castles 58-35 victory against the Grand Junction Liberty.The 10-person team consists of sixth- through eighth-grade students who live in Rifle, New Castle and Glenwood Springs. This is the third season the Wolves have participated in the league.Openings forself-defense classesThe Art of Defense in Grand Junction has limited spaces available to enroll in full-contact and kickboxing classes. Information: 984-2109.Boettcher repeatsas race championSilt resident Bernie Boettcher won his second straight mens title at the annual Rim Rock Run marathon, ran through the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction on Sunday.Boettcher, 41, completed the run in 2 hours, 18 minutes, besting runner-up Rich Tveden on Gunnison by almost two minutes. Eric Packard of Mesa was third in 2 hours, 22 minutes.Adult climbing class offeredThe Glenwood Springs Recreation Department is offering adult climbing classes for intermediate and advanced climbers starting today on its indoor climbing wall. The classes are open to those 18 and older and meet from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays Nov. 17-Dec. 22 The registration deadline is Monday and the fee is $54 ($64 nonresident).3-on-3 basketball tourney slated in RifleA 3-on-3 basketball tournament for any student in grades 6-8 is slated for Saturday and Sunday at Rifle High School. Saturdays action runs from 2-6 p.m., and Sunday goes from noon-4 p.m.The cost is $5 per player, and prizes will be awarded. Proceeds benefit the Rifle High School basketball team.Registration forms are available at Rifle and New Castle town halls or the main office at Rifle High School. Information: Jesse Harris, 984-3163 or 618-1786; Ryan Muldoon, 984-2768.
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Colorado Mountain College’s men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished higher than their rankings coming in at the Nov. 14 National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division 1 Cross Country 2020 Championships.