Area sports briefs
Friday’s RHS boys hoops game canceledDue to an inadvertent error by Battle Mountain where more games were scheduled than permitted by Colorado High School Activities Association rules, Friday’s Rifle-Battle Mountain boys basketball game has been forfeited to the Bears and will not be played, according to RHS athletic director Rick Schmitz.The ruling does not affect the girls game between the two schools, scheduled for Friday night in Eagle-Vail. The boys slate resumes Saturday when the Rifle boys travel to Eagle Valley.Adult hockey title games on tap SundayGlenwood Springs will crown two champions in its adult hockey leagues Sunday. The A-league title game pits the Trash against Old Chicago’s Beer Belly’s at 2:45 p.m. The B-league championship follows at 4:30 p.m. when Big John’s Nailers face off against Hotel Colorado.Both games take place at the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink.Gentry, Stripp take Buddy Werner giant slalom winsJake Gentry and Erica Stripp had the best combined giant slalom times at Saturday’s Buddy Werner races held at Sunlight Mountain Resort.Gentry finished the series of boys races in a combined time of 1 minute, 1.01 seconds. Stripp, the overall girls champion, came in at 1:02.54.The boys division runner-up was Alex Stepniewski. Lily McSwain finished second in the girls division.Cougars basketball finishes season with winThe Glenwood Springs Middle School girls eighth-grade basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a victory over Carbondale Tuesday night.The Cougars A squad had a balanced attack in the 36-25 victory, with Brianna Richardson leading the charge with eight points. Ashley Porterfield tallied six, and Abbe Vincent scored five. Katrina Selsor and Kelley Lawson drained four points each.The A squad earned the No. 2 seed in the upcoming PEG League tournament with its 8-1 record.In the B game, Carbondale got the better of Glenwood, 25-15. Lisa Ruiz and Michelle Stripp paced the Cougars in a losing effort with six and four points, respectively.
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Colorado Mountain College’s men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished higher than their rankings coming in at the Nov. 14 National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division 1 Cross Country 2020 Championships.