Local Sports Briefs: Gianinetti sisters named to academic all-RMAC volleyball team
Colorado Mesa University volleyball players Hattie and Megan Gianinetti, both of whom graduated from Roaring Fork High school in Carbondale in 2013, were named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference First Team All-Academic Team this past Tuesday.
Hattie, a sophomore education major, has a 4.0 GPA and Megan, a redshirt freshman, has a GPA of 3.66. The identical twins are among seven Mesa volleyball players who earned academic recognition by the RMAC.
Students must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher, be a starter or reserve, and have completed two consecutive semesters, or three quarters, at their current institution.
The Mavericks (20-3 overall, 13-1 RMAC) have won 11 consecutive matches headed into their conference matches at New Mexico Highlands tonight and at Western New Mexico on Saturday.
The Gianinetti twins played for former coach Carrie Shultz at Roaring Fork and helped lead the Rams to consecutive appearances in the Class 3A State Championships in Denver.
GSHS to hold winter sports meeting Nov. 5
Glenwood Springs High School will hold its winter sports meeting on Nov. 5 for any student athletes at the high school who are interested in participating in a winter sport or activity.
The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 inside of Spencer-Chavez Gymnasium at Glenwood Springs High School. Those athletes who have not participated in a fall activity must bring any required paperwork to the meeting.
Information: Glenwood Springs High School, 970-384-5555.
Tickets on sale for prep hoops games in Denver
Tickets are on sale now for the boys and girls basketball games between Glenwood Springs and Rifle high schools on Dec. 19 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
The game is part of the Denver Nuggets’ Preps to Pros program. Anyone who purchases tickets to the games will also be able to watch the Nuggets play the Los Angeles Clippers later that night.
Tipoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. for the girls game and 3 p.m. for the boys game. The Glenwood girls and Rifle boys are the defending 4A Western Slope League champions.
Information: Cory Hitchcock, 970-819-5845.
Banzai 5K Run/Walk scheduled for Saturday
The 2014 Banzai 5K Run/Walk will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 in West Glenwood.
The run will serve as a fundraiser for local animal shelters. The scenic run/walk event goes through Ami’s Acres Campgrounds and along Storm King Mountain.
The roads and dirt trails along the course will lead to the Glenwood Springs Fish Hatchery and end with a fast downhill finish on Mitchell Creek and Donegan Road.
Race-day registration begins at 9 a.m. at 0211 Donegan Road in West Glenwood. Cost is $10.
Information: 970-945-0979, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aspen Summit for Life event takes place Dec. 6
The Annual Aspen Summit for Life event will take place Dec. 6 at Aspen Mountain.
Contestants race from the base of Aspen Mountain all the way to the summit. They climb 3,267 vertical feet — over 2.5 miles uphill and at night. The event is used to raise money for the Chris Klug Foundation to promote organ and tissue donation.
Adult 3-on-3 leagues forming in New Castle
The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its adult 3-on-3 basketball league.
The format will feature round-robin, self-officiated games. Game days will be Thursday nights beginning Nov. 6 and ending Dec. 18. Cost is $100 per team, and registrations will be accepted through Oct. 31.
Information/registration: http://www.newcastlerec.com, or by phone at 970-984-3352.
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