Area sports briefs
Peewee hockey playoffs begin FridayThe Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League’s peewee central division playoffs are set for Friday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink. Game one of the three-team, round-robin playoffs pits No. 1 seed Glenwood Springs against third-seeded Oak Creek at 5:45 p.m.At 7 p.m. Oak Creek faces No. 2 seed Eagle, immediately preceding the nightcap of the tripleheader featuring Glenwood against Oak Creek.If any playoff game ends in a tie, a five-minute, stop-clock, sudden death overtime period will follow. If the game is remains tied, a shootout will determine the winner.Chenault sisters pace gymnasts’ effortCatherine and Taylor Chenault, competing for the Glenwood Gymnastics Academy, each earned third-place honors at the 18th annual Colorado National Monument Classic in Grand Junction.Along with her third place medal, Catherine Chenault took fourth in the all-around competition, fifth place on the bars and floor exercise, and seventh place in the balance beam.Maria Mork took fourth place in the beam and fifth in vault in the 12-year-old girls division. Glenwood gymnasts Brittaney Cole and Theresa Gabriel captured fifth place in the vault and sixth in the bars, beam and all-around 13-year-old divisions.Glenwood playoff game on the airRadio station KMTS-FM (99.1) will broadcast Thursday’s Class 4A Glenwood Springs-Regis state playoff girls basketball game live from CSU-Pueblo starting at 5:55 p.m.Ron Milhorn will handle the play-by-play, with scheduled commentary by Jack Jabbour. If the Demons win Thursday’s game, KMTS will air Saturday’s quarterfinal contest as well.If Glenwood loses, the KMTS crew will be on hand to air Roaring Fork playoff games from the Class 3A boys and girls regional playoffs Friday and Saturday in Carbondale.Middle school wrestlers nab honorsRifle and Glenwood Springs middle schools both had individual weight champions at last weekend’s Gypsum Creek wrestling tournament.Cole Ullom of Glenwood won the 80-pound first-place medal. The Rifle Cubs, who also nabbed the team title, finished the tournament with nine individual champions.Rifle’s first-place winners were: Chris Cose, 90 pounds; Derek Kassak, 120 pounds; Jacob Counts, 125 pounds; Tyler Kruckenberg, 135 pounds; Alex LaRocque, 140 pounds. Josh Garner, 145 pounds; Logan Klima, 150 pounds; Brian Key, 170 pounds and Joe Joyner, heavyweight.
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