In Brief: Stockert to keep coaching at Fruita

Prep Wrestling

Stockert to keep coaching at Fruita

Call Jim Stockert the Brett Favre of high school wrestling.

The 30-year Fruita Monument High School wrestling coach, who announced his retirement earlier this fall, has been selected to stay on as head coach for one more season.

Stockert, who is teaching math at the school full time this school year, is expected to retire the coaching position after the upcoming season.


Officials in need for local teams

School District 51 is in need of middle school basketball officials. The boys season begins Oct. 15 and runs until Nov. 21, and the girls season begins in December and runs until the end of January. Individuals interested don’t have to be certified to officiate. For more information contact District 51 Athletic Director Paul Cain 254-5159.

CHSAA seeks basketball seeders

The Colorado High School Activities Association is seeking members to help select and seed teams in the Class 4A girls state tournament.

Qualifications include a background in high school basketball as a player, coach, adult spectator, administrator of official within the past 10 years. Committee members must attend a minimum of 20 regular-season games and three mandatory meetings.

For information, contact Bert Borgmann at 303-344-5050.


Quest taking donations for cancer

The Quest Academy volleyball team is observing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by asking community members to sponsor a small amount for every point the team scores in October. All donations will go directly to the National Cancer Foundation.

For information contact Cheryl DeCray at 434-4619.

College Football

Nebraska-Kearney in regional poll

One Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team made the first NCAA Division II regional poll, released Monday by the NCAA.

Nebraska-Kearney (5-1, 4-0 RMAC) is ranked fourth in the Super Regional Three poll that determines the 2009 playoff teams.

Super Regional Three includes teams from the RMAC, Northern Sun Intercollegiate and Great Lakes Intercollegiate conferences.

The top six teams receive playoff berths with an earned access gained by a conference if a conference representative finishes in the top eight.

Minnesota State-Mankato (6-0),  Grand Valley State (6-0) and Wayne (Neb.) State (5-1) is ranked first through third. Defending national champion Minnesota-Duluth (5-1) is fifth, Saginaw Valley State (4-2) is sixth and Wayne (Mich.) State (5-1) is seventh. Findlay (5-1), Northwood (3-2) and Bemidji State (4-2) round out the top 10.

College Golf

Sophomore shines in Lakewood

Mesa State College sophomore Jennifer Hilts shot a first-round best 76 to lead the Mavericks in the Regis Invitational on Monday at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood.

The Mavericks lead the team race with 317. Regis is second with 320, Montana State-Billings is third with 325 and Western New Mexico is fourth with 327.

Mesa’s Jessica Berve and Michelle Stripp are tied for eighth with 80. Kristina Casillas shot 81 and Afton Balling scored 83.

Hilts leads by one stroke over Colorado Christian’s Tedi Thorne (77).


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