Area sports briefs
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Glenwood Springs High School’s scheduled wrestling dual with Grand Valley is now a tri meet with Grand Valley and Delta this evening.
The Demons will hit the mat against Delta at 5 p.m. and will wrestle against Grand Valley at 6 p.m.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Eat at Moe’s Southwest Grill this evening and help support the 130 young athletes of Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey. Proceeds from the night help pay for ice costs and ice hockey referee fees and more.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Glenwood Springs JV girls team split games over the weekend. On Friday, the team lost to the Moffat County Bulldogs, and on Saturday the team bounced back with a solid performance and beat the Steamboat Springs Sailors by 10 points.
In the first half against Moffat County, the team started out slow. They took too long to effectively handle the pressure defense and as a result were not able to score effectively. In the second half, the overall effort increased significantly and the Demons made some progress but they were not able to overcome the challenging start.
The next day the team traveled to Steamboat and put together a much better game, gaining the momentum early and never trailing in the contest. The team started out quickly, paced by a stellar performance from Sarah Treese.
Treese was very effective on offense scoring 10 points in the half. She was also put in charge of guarding one of the Sailors top performers and her aggressive defense and rebounding helped her team gain the early momentum.
In the final quarter, Steamboat pressed and attempted to get back into the game. The Demons were able to maintain their scoring lead as Kristy Moore scored all five of her points in the critical final period.
The leading scorers in the game were Cassidy Gaddis with 11 points, Treese with 10 and Hannah McDermott with nine points. Haley Amichaux and the sister pairing of Nikki and Josie Pearson provided the playmaking and pressure defense.
NEW CASTLE, Colorado ” Registration is now open for youth soccer and wrestling (ages pre-kindergarten to eighth grade).
Register online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org or stop by the New Castle Community Center in downtown New Castle.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Art of Defense mixed martial arts studio is welcoming Gi-less Jiu-Jitsu trainer Justin Ellison to Glenwood Springs for a seminar on Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.
For more information, call 984-2109. Stop in at Art of Defense (910 Grand Avenue) to pre-register, or call. Space is limited.
RIFLE, Colorado ” A new session of United States Bowling Congress youth bowling league has begun at Rifle Fireside Lanes. First-graders through high school seniors are welcome, and all skill levels are encouraged to participate. There are certified coaches to help new bowlers learn the game, as well as opportunities to compete against other youth in tournaments and win scholarships.
The league bowls at noon each Saturday. Parents can contact Jack Bowles at 625-2231 for details.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” The 2009 State Games of America national registration opens today. More than 10,000 athletes are expected in Colorado Springs July 30-Aug. 2 for the nation’s largest multi-sport festival for all ages and skill levels.
Online registration is available at http://www.stategames.org, with complete registration information, lodging and accomodations information, ticket details and more.
All residents of Colorado are eligible to compete, as are medal winners from all other State Games. More than 30 sports will be featured.
The State Games of America is a property of the National Congress of State Games, and the event is hosted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.
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The Rifle and Glenwood Springs girls tangled on Tuesday night at Glenwood’s Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium in a 4A Western Slope League contest that carried major implications in the conference standings.