Area sports briefs
Rifle Shoot-out March 25-27The eighth annual Rifle Shoot-out girls basketball tournament is scheduled for March 25-27. The entry fee is $230. The tournament is open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teams, with the first eight teams guaranteed a slot. Deadline for registration is March 9. Information: Damon Martinez, 984-2123; email@example.com.Roundball ‘Round the Clock slated March 18The town of New Castle and 4 Seasons Basketball School will hold Roundball ‘Round the Clock from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. , starting Friday, March 18, at Riverside School in New Castle. The 12 hours of hoops includes drills, contests, scrimmages, midnight madness, guest speakers and more. The event is open to all ages, and parents are welcome. Preregistration costs $35 per player, or $40 at the door. Space is limited to 50 players. The registration fee includes pizza and breakfast. Cash concessions will also be available. Information or registration: Mike or Kelley Cox, 984-0332; http://www.4seasonsbasketball.com.Bears boys basketball CHSAA Academic Team ChampionsThe Colorado High School Activities Association has named the Rifle High School Bears the Class 4A boys basketball Academic Team Champions for the winter season.”This program recognizes those teams and programs that have achieved a high standard in their chosen activities and in the classroom, as well,” CHSAA commissioner Bill Reader said in a release.CHSAA recently named a number of Rifle High School student-athletes to Academic All-State teams. The Bears boys basketball team had nine players on the first team, and the Rifle girls basketball team also had a solid showing, with four first-teamers. Rifle’s wrestling and cheerleading teams each had one first-team selection.First-team status honors students who make a significant contribution to their teams and hold a 3.6 or higher grade-point average. Students with a GPA of 3.3-3.59 earn second-team honors.Rifle High School Academic All-State selections:Boys basketball:First team – Bryan Cloninger, Bryce Enewold, Travis Jensen, Mitch Kosht, Adam Krick, Zach LaCount, Gabor Papp, Derek Roberts, Stuart StapletonSecond team – Jesse HarrisGirls basketballFirst team – Haley Hubbell, Amber Massey, Montanah Matthies, Kristen NeffendorfSecond team – Renee LaudickWrestlingFirst team – Eddie KreimierSecond team – Alex Avila, Timmy Scott, Tyson Thompson.CheerleadingFirst team – Alexis WilliamsRec. softball registration openThe Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for adult coed and men’s softball leagues. There will be competitive, D-comp and D-rec coed leagues, and competitive and D-comp for men. All games will be at Two Rivers Park, Sayre Park or Vogelaar Park. League play begins April 11 and lasts 10 weeks, followed by an end-of-season tournament. Team fees range from $325 to $400. The registration deadline is April 1.Information: Andy, 384-6318.Peterson rolls to association championshipMarianne Peterson bowled her way through the handicap events all the way to the recent Roaring Fork Valley Women’s Bowling Association Tournament championship at the El Jebowl lanes in El Jebel.Peterson and Jan Cowen won the doubles handicap event with a score of 1,244. Juanita Allen-Smith and Jodi Tankersley were second, just five points ahead of Velma Rowland and Terry Peckham.In the singles handicap, Peterson rolled a 700 for top honors ahead of Lisa Miller (674) and Kim Vezzoso (650). Peterson’s all-event handicap score was 2,009, 130 better than Miller’s second place.Bust Your Balls was the top handicap team, with a score of 2,395. The team consisted of Allen-Smith, Mary Lamb, Jodi Tankersley and Penny Steele. Marion Kieck swept the scratch competition. Kieck and Toni Pokorny won the doubles scratch. Kieck took honors in the singles scratch with 583, and the scratch all-events competition with 1,738.Independent Trucking took the team scratch crown.The league consists of players from Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle and Eagle.
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