Area sports briefs
Local karate students awardedThree members of the New Castle Karate school earned runners-up awards at the Colorado State championships in Eagle recently. Cole Newton, Jerone Pizzelli and Katie Trent all finished second in Kata in their respective divisions.All three will compete at the national championships in Albuquerque, N.M., in March.RHS girls hoops game changedRifle’s nonleague girls basketball game against Grand Junction Central, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, has been changed. The game will be played at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16.GSMS eighth-graders split with St JohnThe Glenwood Springs “A” eighth-grade boys basketball team got 16 points from Kevin Screen as the Cougars downed St John 44-25. Patrick Hailey and Dakota Stonehouse chipped in eight and six points, respectively. The victory keeps the Cougars “A” squad undefeated at 10-0 on the season.In “B” team action, St John defeated Glenwood 24-14. Daron Parker and Kellen Fockler netted five and four points, respectively, in the losing effort. The “B” team drops to 9-3 on the season with the loss.Both Glenwood teams wrap up the regular season tonight with a home game against Aspen.Youth ski and snowboard lessons on tapGlenwood Springs Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Sunlight Mountain, will offer three full days of ski and snowboard lessons for riders grades first through eighth on the next three Saturdays. The program is for all levels and abilities, and transportation is provided. Space is limited, and first-timers must attend the first lesson. The cost is $30 ($35 nonresident) and $20 if rental equipment is needed. Scholarships are available.Information: 384-6301.Basalt and Aspen teams take honors at hoops tourneyA pair of Basalt teams won their respective divisions at the Basalt 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament held recently.The KANS, consisting of Katie Grant, Annie Wells and Nettie Stenstadvold, won the fifth/sixth-grade coed division. The Basalt Ladies, with Dusty Havens, Heather Nemiec, Melissa Stewart and Maggie Everett, took honors in the seventh/eighth-grade girls division.The Beasts, with Aspen’s Devin Kahn, Mathew Holmes, Walker Moriarty and Nicky Fuller, won the boys seventh-grade division.3-on-3 basketball tournament scheduledRifle Recreation will hold a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for fifth- through eighth-grade boys and girls on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8-9, at Rifle High School. Each division is limited to eight teams, and each team can carry a maximum of four players. The fee is $60 per team, and the registration deadline is Jan. 5.Information: http://www.rifleco.org; 625-2151.
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The 40th annual Demon Invitational track and field meet takes place Saturday, May 15 at Stubler Memorial Field.