Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

The Sunlight Winter Sports Club and the Sunlight Volunteer Ski Patrol will be holding their annual Great Ski and Sports Swap on Saturday at the Orrison Distributing warehouse (three miles south of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82). The swap, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is one of the first of the season and fetches a $1 admission fee.

If selling gear, consignment items should be checked in today from 6-8 p.m. at the warehouse. There is a $1 fee to sell your item and 20 percent of your sale is donated to support the Sunlight Winter Sports Club and Sunlight Ski Patrol.

For more information, contact Bob Lockard at 618-2101 or visit

Glenwood Springs High School graduate Amber Sutherland reached a collegiate volleyball milestone Wednesday, smashing her 1,000th career kill for the University of Colorado.

Sutherland reached the mark in the Buffaloes’ match at Baylor, a 25-10, 25-14, 25-13 loss. She became the 13th player in CU history to reach the milestone, and the kill was her third of the match.

The most recent to reach 1,000 for the Buffaloes was Allie Griffin in 2005.

The Sopris Barracudas swim club’s trip to the Evergreen Invite last weekend was a good one, with several young swimmers bringing back high finishes.

Charlie Mechling, 10, finished in the top three in each of the four events she swam. She was first in the 9- and 10-year-old 50-yard freestyle and 50 breaststroke, adding a silver swim in the 50 butterfly and third in the 50 backstroke.

Jack Cassidy, 12, went top five in each of his four events. He won the 11-12 50 fly, took third in the 50 breast, fourth in the 50 back and fifth in the 50 free.

Ashley Roper, 13, recorded top-five swims in three events (13-and-over 50 free, 100 back and 100 free).

Other Barracudas faring well included 7-year-old Kaitlyn Vanderhoof (sixth, female 8-and-under 25 breast; eighth, 25 free; ninth, 25 back; 10th, 25 fly), 9-year-old Lauren Fetzko (ninth, female 9-10 50 free), 9-year-old Phillip Hecksel (sixth, male 9-10 50 breast; seventh, 50 fly; eighth, 50 free and 50 back), 10-year-old Cayley Beightel (fifth, female 9-10 50 free; eighth, 50 back; ninth, 50 breast) and 13-year-old Rebecca Carcaterra (10th, female 13-and-over 50 free; 10th, 100 back; 10th, 100 breast).

Glenwood Liberty Homes lost to an Aspen team 12-7 in Three Rivers Youth Football Division II play last weekend.

Aspen came out strong and scored on its first drive of the game.

Glenwood rallied back, managing to put seven points on the board when Cameron Horning put one in the end zone and Matt Townsley scored the extra point to put the team up 7-6.

Glenwood picked up momentum, but its offensive line struggled to hold back Aspen’s stout defense.

The Glenwood defense fought hard as Horning and Brody Kellogg both logged interceptions. Shane Wright tackled an Aspen runner in the backfield for a loss of 5 yards and Luke Prosence did the same for a loss of 3.

The Tater/Fossil Trot walk/run, a fixture of Potato Day, is scheduled for Saturday in Carbondale.

Walk or run a mile or five kilometers at the yearly race, which starts at 8 a.m. at the Hendrick Ranch soccer field.

The entry fee is $20, which includes a T-shirt. All proceeds go to the Carbondale Soccer Club and Carbondale Senior Housing.

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