Area Sports Briefs
Jan Bean drained an ace on the eighth hole at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Sunday.
Bean’s hole-in-one, powered by an 8-iron, sailed 115 yards into the cup and was witnessed by Dawn French, Erik Mirick and Pat Miller.
It was a hectic week of basketball for the Glenwood Springs junior varsity girls basketball program. The team traveled to Summit, Grand Junction and De Beque this week for a total of five games last week.
The Demons went 3-2 in those five games, beating Grand Junction Central, Grand Junction and Summit. They lost to Plateau Valley and another game to Grand Junction.
Glenwood saved the most exciting of those games for last.
The final game of the De Beque Tournament, which was held Friday and Saturday, had a chaotic ending as the Demons entered the final minute of play trailing by two points against Grand Junction.
Cassidy Gaddis executed an acrobatic wrap-around shot to tie the score. In the final seconds of the game, Kristy Moore found Sarah Treese, who powered up and scored the winning basket as the final seconds ticked off the clock.
Treese was swarmed by multiple defenders, but still finished in heavy traffic to give her team a dramatic victory.
During the week, Gaddis and Hannah McDermott were the leading scorers. Sarah Treese and Kristy Moore had strong performances on defense in each game.
Moore was also given the difficult task of matching up against Zauri Kromareck, who is a big contributor for the Plateau Valley varsity team. Despite the challenge, Moore was equal to the task and constantly challenged Kromareck during the contest.
The JV team guards are Risa Pearson, Haley Amichaux, Gaddis and Moore. The JV posts are Sarah Davis, Nicole Kontour, Kiley Stevens, McDermott and Treese.
On Tuesday, the boys and girls programs face a difficult task in playing the Grand Junction Central Warriors at home.
Exclusive Athletic Club (EAC) of Glenwood Springs fielded the first Western Slope powerlifting team this past weekend at the USA Powerlifting Colorado State Championships.
The EAC team included athletes from Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Grand Junction, along with one Denver powerlifter, forming a group that placed third overall in the best team category.
Team captain Kimberly Henrie established state records in three categories ” RAW deadlift, RAW squat and RAW overall total. She already holds the state record for RAW bench. Henrie competes in the masters 1 (40 to 44 years old), SHW division.
Henrie produced one of several big performances by EAC team members.
Glenwood resident Wes Ehlers (bench only, RAW open class, 275 pounds), Grand Junction’s Diana Jeffrey (masters 2, 148 pounds) and Denver’s Ali Miller (bench only, open class, 148 pounds) all finished first in their divisions.
Glenwood’s Matthew Ehlers (open class, 220 pounds), Rifle’s John Terry (masters 4, 165 pounds) and Grand Junction’s Jessica Koerperich (juniors, 148 pounds) each placed second.
The Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association hosted its annual Glenwood Grizzly Mite Hockey Jamboree on Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink.
More than 120 players and their families attended from programs in Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, Eagle, Aspen Grand Junction and Vail.
The Mite Jamboree lasted from 3 until 6 p.m. and consisted of 20-minute, half-ice games, played simultaneously. The emphasis of the event was fun and sportsmanship.
Glenwood’s mite hockey team is composed of 34 players from Glenwood and its surrounding areas. The mite program is for young hockey players 8 years old and younger. The Grizzly mites are coached by Adam McPherson and managed by Tonya Uren and practices Monday and Wednesday from 5-6 p.m.
For information on the Grizzlies, visit http://www.grizzlyhockey.org.
Glenwood Springs High School is selling hats and T-shirts commemorating the Demons’ Class 3A football title. Hats are $20 and T-shirts are $15 and both are on sale at the school’s financial office.
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