Briefs: Local Sports November 14, 2008

College Volleyball
Two Mavs make All-RMAC team

Tara King and Alisan Tompkins were voted onto the All-RMAC volleyball team, released Thursday by the conference office.
King, a sophomore setter from Steamboat Springs, made the second team and Tompkins, a junior outside hitter out of Fruita Monument, made the third team.
Kaity Edmiston, a junior middle hitter from Palisade who plays at Colorado School of Mines, made the second team.
Jeri Walkowiak of Nebraska-Kearney, a sophomore middle hitter, was a unanimous first-team selection and the player of the year. Jennifer Luatua of Chadron State was selected the defensive player of the year, Cola Svec, a sophomore from Nebraska-Kearney, the setter of the year and Dreanne Shaw of Western New Mexico, a 6-foot middle blocker, the freshman of the year.
Nebraska-Kearney’s Rick Squires is the coach of the year.

Youth Wrestling
Six Outlaws place in top 5 in tourney

Six Colorado Outlaw wrestlers placed in the top five last weekend in the Big Horn Nationals at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland and five placed in the top four two weeks ago in the Monster Mash tournament in Denver.
Ty Taylor won the age 12-under, 110-pound Big Horn title while Jake Seely (12-under, 115 pounds) and Jared Seely (10-under, 80 pounds) placed second. Jake Trujillo (15-under, 90 pounds) took fourth and Justin Ray (14-under, 105 pounds) and Larry Schmuesser (18-under, 119 pounds) placed fifth.
Jake Seely won the 12-under, 115-pound Monster Mash tournament. Matthew Gurule (18-under, 112 pounds) took second, Jake Trujillo (14-under, 83 pounds) and Dylan Martinez (10-under, 55 pounds) placed third and Jared Seely (10-under, 80 pounds) took fourth.


• COGCC sets meeting for Monday

Richard Alward, an environmental scientist and member of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, will discuss the commission and pending rules for development at Monday’s meeting of the Grand Valley Audubon Society.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m at the First Presbyterian Church, 3940 Road 271/2.
The COGCC oversees oil and natural gas development in Colorado, much of which is occurring in northwest Colorado. Over the past five years, the number of drilling permits have increased by an average of 27 percent per year.
In 2007, the state Legislature passed two bills directing the COGCC to manage oil and gas development in balance with wildlife conservation.
Among nearly 100 new and amended rules being proposed for the COGCC are Best Management Practices for drilling in critical wildlife areas.
The meeting is open to the public. Information: Bob Wilson, 250-0711.


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