Area sports briefs
Young paces Grizzlies with hat trickKevin Young scored three goals, and Gray Hussey racked up a trio of assists as the Glenwood Springs Grizzlies midget hockey team downed the Aspen midgets 4-1 in a nonleague contest Wednesday.Young scored a goal in each period, and Trevor French also notched a goal. Goalkeeper Brian King played two periods, with 10 saves and allowing no goals for the win in net. The Grizzlies held Aspen without a score until the final three minutes. The Grizzlies travel to Albuquerque this weekend before returning for the divisional playoffs on Feb. 26.Roaring Fork High hoopsholds fund-raiserThe Roaring Fork boys and girls basketball teams are raising funds and offering some solid prizes. Tickets are $10 each, eight for $50 or 20 for $100. First prize is a one-week hotel stay in Costa Rica for April or May. Second prize is four box seats and a parking pass for the Denver Nuggets versus Atlanta Hawks on March 1.The drawing will take place at halftime of Friday’s boys basketball game against Hotchkiss. Winners do not need to be present to win.For information or to purchase tickets, Call Gene Schilling at 379-3333 or Jon Nell Reeds at 384-5753.Junior Gentlemenrugby starts TuesdayThe Junior Gentlemen rugby team starts practice Tuesday at the Carbondale practice field at 4 p.m., weather permitting.The rugby team is open to any high school student in the area and meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The team’s first tournament is March 12 at the Spring Fling in Denver.Information: Rob Hurley, 309-5360.
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Midweek preps roundup: Roaring Fork boys basketball tops Grand Valley; Lady Cardinals continue roll; Demons hockey wins
A key mid-season 3A Western Slope Slope League matchup went down in Parachute Tuesday night, where the Rams of Roaring Fork took on host Grand Valley High School.