Sports Briefs, July 6, 2011


Pair of local racers perform well in Crested Butte mtn. bike race

Two Grand Junction mountain bikers competed in Pinnacle Powerade Crested Butte Mountain Bike Series last weekend at Crested Butte Resort.

Tim Sewell of Grand Junction took third place in the singlespeed hill climb race in 42 minutes, 36.6 seconds. He won a Osprey Raptor 10 hydration pack for his efforts.

Paul Friehauf placed eighth in the men’s expert class hill climb with a time of 41 minutes, 10.9 seconds.

The hill climb race took place at the base area to the top of the Silver Queen lift, about a 2,200 vertical climb on the fire road.

Youth Soccer

GJ girls lead team to victory in camp

Three Grand Junction girls soccer players contributed to the Colorado ‘97 girls team’s 2-1 victory over the Southern California ‘97 team Wednesday in the Western United States Olympic Development training camp in Moscow, Idaho.

Grand Junction’s Taylor Chaffetz had an assist on one of the goals. Baseley McClaskey and Leah Swander of Grand Junction played significant minutes.

Each team consists of the top 18 players in their area born in 1997.

The players are being evaluated and coached throughout the week by a regional and national staff for possible placement for further training.


Taylor’s splits DH with Longmont

Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team was in the middle of a late rally when darkness stopped play, forcing the team to settle for a split with the Longmont Twins on Wednesday in Longmont.

Taylor’s had two runners on base in the top of the sixth inning when the game was called. Longmont won 14-8. Taylor’s won the first game 17-10.

Longmont scored eight runs on four errors in the bottom of the first inning and held on for a 14-8 win in the second game. Roland McLaren was 3 for 4 with two doubles and Tyler Gastineau was 2 for 4 with two RBI in the loss for Gene Taylor’s.

Drew Bridges was 3 for 5 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in the first game. Stephen Baldwin was 3 for 4 with a double, three runs scored and picked up the win on the mound. He struck out nine in five innings.

Taylor’s (13-10) plays Monarch at 8:15 p.m. today in the Boulder National Invitational at Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder. The tournament continues through Sunday.


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