Area Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
The Glenwood Springs junior varsity girls hoops team hung with Grand Junction Central for a half before dropping a 52-35 decision at home on Tuesday.
Solid execution put the Demons on top 17-16 at halftime, but Central employed a full-court press in the second half that Glenwood had trouble breaking. The pressure defense and Central’s height advantage led to easy buckets.
Kristy Moore and Hannah McDermott scored 11 points apiece to pace the Demons.
Sarah Davis had her best performance of the season, scoring seven points and gathering nine rebounds.
In the backcourt, Haley Amichaux led Glenwood with three assists and also collected five rebounds.
The Demons (3-3) are attempting to schedule another game before the holiday break, or else they’ll be inactive until next year.
The Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth-grade basketball team beat Riverside 30-27 in the first round of the P.E.G. League Tournament on Tuesday.
Glenwood trailed until part-way through the fourth quarter, coach Blake Risner said, and with the win improved to 7-4.
Grant Fegan led the team with 13 points, followed by Kenneth Madrid with seven and Collin Porterfield with six.
Glenwood’s next game is tonight at 5 p.m. against St. John or Basalt.
The Greeley bantam A team came to town Saturday to face its Glenwood Grizzlies counterpart, and a matchup it was.
Glenwood came out on top with the 3-1 win in a game that was fast-paced ” both goaltenders faced 32 shots on net.
The difference in the game was Grizzlies netminder Alex Parrish, who let only one shot by.
Cam Avery scored the first point for Glenwood halfway through the first period on a power-play goal, with assists by Levi Fetterhoff and Nathan Haas.
The Greeley Stampede came back two minutes later with an even-strength goal of their own.
It wasn’t until late in the second period, when Haas found the back of Greeley’s net with the help of Fetterhoff, before the Grizzlies took the lead again. Haas added a power-play strike, with an assist from Boris Kulwiec, to put the game away in the third.
The Grizzlies improved to 3-1-0 in league and play again Friday against Steamboat.
The puck drops at 8 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center rink.
Steamboat and Glenwood square off again Saturday at 7:45 a.m. Glenwood will face the Greeley Renegades at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Carbondale’s Nicole Cavarra finished 43rd out of 5,848 elite and amateur female runners at Sunday’s Las Vegas Marathon. The run earned her a second-place finish among Colorado females and 19th in her age group.
Cavarra is a Roaring Fork Valley resident of eight years and is an active, licensed real estate broker with The Fleisher Company. She is also an LPGA golf teaching professional at Aspen Glen Club, Roaring Fork Club and Tiara Rado.
Race organizers for the 37th annual Silverboom Cross Country Ski Race have decided to postpone the event from Dec. 14 to March 7. The reason for postponement was cited as a lack of snow base at the Snowmass Golf Club Course Nordic trails.
Seven miles west of Carbondale is the Spring Gulch Nordic trail system and its 12 miles of groomed trails. All levels of skiers can find trails that will suit their abilities in this system.
Stop by the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to pick up a copy of the Spring Gulch map.
For backcountry skiing, head south to Avalanche Creek, just off Highway 133. The trail follows Avalanche Creek up a picturesque, steep-walled valley. This is also a good route for snowshoers.
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.
The Crystal River Valley near Marble and Redstone is home to more than a dozen ice flows of all difficulties ” including Marble Falls, the Redstone Pillar and Avocado Gully.
Hays Creek Falls, near Redstone, offers short and easy roadside ice climbing and is a favorite early-season practice area for locals.
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Oregon’s Laurenne Ross and New Castle’s Alice McKennis Duran both announced their retirement in recent days and celebrated together during Saturday’s downhill. McKennis Duran is a local namesake who grew up skiing at Sunlight in Glenwood and formerly trained with the AVSC.