Local Sports Briefs: Bowles, Gaddis each earn basketball sportsmanship award
The Glenwood Springs Basketball Officials Association recently awarded its male and female Sportsmanship Award for this past season.
The male recipient was Coal Ridge High School senior Andy Bowles. Delaney Gaddis of Glenwood Springs High School was the female award winner.
Bowles finished the season as the Titans’ leading scorer (11.9 points per game) and rebounder (7.8 per game). His 3.3 blocked shots per game were far and away tops in the 3A Western Slope League, and they ranked fourth in Class 3A through this past weekend’s games. The Titans finished the season 11-12 and reached the Class 3A state tournament after a four-win campaign in the 2012-13 season.
Gaddis was one of the 4A WSL’s top scorers at 15.1 points per game and was one of three Demons to average double figures in scoring this season. She also leads Class 4A in steals (5.3 per game) and assists (5.1) as Class 4A Final Four takes place this weekend. The Demons’ season ended at 23-2 following a Sweet 16-round loss to Palmer Ridge on March 1.
The officials association awards the Sportsmanship Award annually to an area basketball player who exhibits character on the basketball court while playing at a high level.
Thrun, Fleming pace Demons in golf tournament
Melissa Thrun carded a team-best 81 and Kylie Fleming finished with an 88 for the Glenwood Springs High School girls golf team during its season-opening tournament at Chipeta Golf Course in Grand Junction this past Friday.
Thrun did not place with her score, but it was a 20-stroke improvement from her performance at the same tournament a year ago. Fleming’s scored was four strokes better than the year prior. Audrey Jones had a 95 and Hanica LaGiglia carded a 99 to help round out the scoring for the Demons, who posted a team score of 264.
GSHS track team to host spaghetti dinner fundraiser
The Glenwood Springs High School track and field team will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. March 13 at Glenwood Springs Middle School.
The event will be held inside of the middle school cafeteria. Running shoes and spikes will be on sale through Independence Run and Hike out of Carbondale, and attendees will have a chance to win a new pair of running shoes.
Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years old. Proceeds will benefit the GSHS track and field team.
Information: Glenwood Springs coach Blake Risner, 970-384-5517.
Annual Sequoia Glen 5K Run/Walk set for March 15
The 15th-annual Kenny Cline Memorial Sequoia Glen 5K Run/Walk will be held in West Glenwood at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 15.
The race takes runners on a scenic, uphill journey above the Glenwood Fish Hatchery, before descending on the same route to the finish line on Donegan Road. The race is the first leg of the six-leg Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series.
Registration begins at 2 p.m. on race day. $15 is the entry fee, with all proceeds going to local animal shelters.
The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of spring sports programs for adults beginning in early April.
For volleyball enthusiasts, the Challenge League on Tuesday evenings will be offered again for both recreational and competitive players. Other adult sports programs offered include an 8-on-8 soccer league on Sunday afternoons at Grand River Park, a 3-on-3 basketball league on Thursday evenings, and a pickleball league on Wednesday nights.
New Castle Recreation is also offering a 5-on-5 flag football league on Thursdays.
Preregistration is required for these programs and can be done in person at the New Castle Community Center, or at http://www.newcastlerec.com.
Glenwood Springs Golf Course open for the season
Glenwood Springs Golf Course, affectionately known as “The Hill,” opened for the 2014 season this past Friday
The nine-hole course, located at 193 Sunny Acres Road in Glenwood Springs, will open the doors to its pro shop at 9 a.m.
Staff will be available to provide rates and schedule tee times.
Registration open for the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team
Registration is now open for the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team 2014 summer training session.
The orientation meeting is April 23 at Glenwood Medical Association. The 14-week training program begins May 7 and continues weekly through Aug. 3.
The premier women’s training program is in its 15th year of teaching women the basics of swim, bike, run/walk, and heart rate training to complete a sprint triathlon. Frequently asked questions can be answered at http://www.roaringforktriteam.com. Registration can also be done on the website, and registration is limited.
Information: Judy Haynes, 970-618-1066, or Nancy Reinisch, email@example.com.
Masters swimming accepting registrations
A Masters swimming program for athletes 19 and older has begun at the Glenwood Springs Community Center pool.
The program, which runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, consists of interval training swim and team workouts for serious swimmers who are able to swim at least 1,500 meters in 60 minutes or less, working hard to guild technique work that will improve speed and endurance. Cost is $35, and a rec center membership, along with a membership in either U.S. masters Swimming, USA Swimming or USA Triathlon is required.
Information: Danny Gall, 970-366-9323.
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.