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Area Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Glenwood Ice U18 girls continued their winning streak with a 4-0 victory over the visiting Grand Junction Fire Freedom on Saturday.

Freedom proved to be Glenwood’s toughest opponent so far this season, allowing Ice goalkeeper Dani Turley to showcase her skills with a number of saves.

The Ice defense kept Junction off the board in the first half and the Freedom allowed a goal to Hope Whitman.

Glenwood struck three times in the second half, with Savanna Pearson bringing the ball in from the left for a successful shot, Netty Stenstavold scoring on a penalty kick and Josi Pearson booting it into the goal from the far left.

Glenwood stands at 3-0 on the season. Its next game is in Montrose on Saturday.

Ken Dunham and Tami Holt teamed up to win the past weekend’s Frolic N’ Finale Couples Tournament at Rifle Creek Golf Course. Finishing second in the gross-score standings were Kirk Blaszyk and Julie Gortsema.

Winning the net title was the duo of Jim Roy and Dorlene Byers. Jim Grabe and Wendy Thompson were second.

David Church and Marge Fleming won the first flight’s gross title and Glen and Penny Sykes won the first flight’s net title.

Lakota Canyon Golf Club recently hosted the annual Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association (GSYHA) fundraiser, which supported the Grizzly hockey players and coaches.

Approximately 50 players, coaches, family members and hockey supporters braved the early-morning drizzle on Aug. 14 in pursuit of the winner’s prize and the longest-drive and closest-to-the-pin prizes.

The event was a best-ball competition and the winning team, with a score of 59, was Grizzly Hockey Education Director Jon Thompson and teammates Frank Mooney and John Elmer.

Grizzly Hockey Director T.K. Kwiatkowski and teammates Don Cokley, Tony Knott and Todd Zoerink captured second place, followed by Grizzly Hockey board member Bryan Avery, Grizzly midget minor coach Tim Cota and former and current players Dru and Cam Avery.

Other winners included: Willow Murphy (female longest drive), Knott (longest drive), closest-to-pin (Peter Tibbetts, Hole 3; Knott, Hole 17).

Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey is a non-profit, charitable organization serving youth hockey players, 18 and under, through Glenwood Springs and the surrounding areas. Registration for the upcoming season is now underway at

All paddlers are invited to compete in a fall freestyle kayaking event at the Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park (located on the Colorado River at the Midland Avenue Bridge) on Sept. 27 as the Glenwood Ender caps the boating season.

In freestyle kayaking, the goal is to throw as many moves as possible in a 60-second time frame – and the higher the degree of difficulty the better. Judges award points based on difficulty and variety. The more moves performed, the more points a competitor can accumulate. Tricks will be performed on the G-Wave at the Glenwood Whitewater Park or on the “hole” in the river next to it. Spectators are welcome.

For more information, e-mail Tyler Newton at or call 618-8079.

Telemark Skier Magazine is presenting a screening of “The Freeheel Life: A Telemark Movie by Josh Madsen” at Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Oct. 3. The cost is $8 at the door and all ages are welcome.

The Sunlight Winter Sports Club and the Sunlight Volunteer Ski Patrol will be holding the annual Great Ski and Sports Swap from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 3.

The location is the Orrison Distributing Warehouse, which is three miles south of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82. The swap is the first of the season, meaning the selection will be broad.

New this year, early-bird admittance from 8-9 a.m. is $10 and gives shoppers a head start on snagging the merchandise they want. Admission is $1 thereafter.

New and used skis, snowboards, telemark, ski boots, snowboard boots, bindings, cross-country equipment, clothing, long underwear, gloves, hats, goggles and helmets will be available for purchase in both youth and adult sizes.

If you wish to sell your new or used gear, consignment items will be checked in from 6-8 p.m. at the warehouse on Oct. 2. There is a $1 fee to sell your item and 20 percent of the sale price is donated to support the Sunlight Ski Club and Sunlight Ski Patrol.

For more information, call Bob Lockard at 618-2101.

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