Prep Notes-Numbers January 15, 2009

Two men from W.S. in wrestling Hall of Fame

The Colorado Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame inducts seven members into its 2009 class April 25.

This year’s inductees are Thomas H. Cortez, Jon Eric Penfold, C.A. “Barney” Sanders, Glenn Scheele, Chuck Walters, Alonzo Whitt and Royal Smith.

Walters and Smith have Western Slope connections.

Walters lives in Durango and makes the green-red flip disks that each state champion receives as a souvenir.

Smith, a former all-state football player and wrestler at Denver South and an NCAA wrestling runner-up at the University of Colorado, is receiving the hall’s Outstanding American honor for excelling in his chosen field.

He was the chief radiologist at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs for 35 years, retiring in 2004. The hospital’s new Image Wing is named in his honor.

LACROSSE REGISTRATION

Registration for the upcoming District 51 lacrosse season is from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at Saunders Fieldhouse. With lacrosse now a sport for School District 51 for boys and girls in grades 9-12, there will still be a club team for boys in 4th through 8th grades and girls in 7th and 8th grade.
Registration for both can be done online at http://www.grandvalleylax.com. A fund-raising Valentine’s day dance is Feb. 14 at Redlands Community Center. Tickets are $25 each.

INJURED RESERVE

Jon Whitman’s season appears to have come to an abrupt end.
The Grand Junction 160-pound wrestler sustained what appears to be a dislocated left elbow Saturday in his consolation semifinal match at the Indian Invitational.

FROM THE STAT SHEET

Fruita Monument’s Alex Mende is the leading scorer of the local boys teams with 17.1 points
per game. Amy Kame still leads local girls at 22.2 points per game. Part of Kame’s success is her ability to get to the free-throw line. The junior is currently shooting 64 percent from the line.

BROTHERLY LOVE

At last weekend’s Colfax Smackdown wrestling tournament, Grand Valley coach Rick Gallegos saw a familiar face coaching across the mat from him. Rick’s brother, Randy, is the coach at Denver East. The Cardinals finished fourth in the tournament.

ALUMNI UPDATE

Angie Charchalis, a 2008 Moffat County graduate, is averaging nearly 16 minutes off the bench for the Colorado School of Mines women’s basketball team.
Charchalis is averaging 5.7 points (seventh on the team) and 2.0 rebounds per game. She is second for the Orediggers with 14 steals.

NUMBERS

7:50: Minutes and seconds Montezuma-Cortez 125-pound wrestler Casey Lynn spent on the mat in winning the title at the Indian Invitational on Saturday. Lynn pinned all four of his opponents before the end of the second period.

9: Assists by Aspen boys basketball player Matt Holmes in the Skiers’ 55-41 victory Saturday over Grand Valley.

14: Rebounds (11 defensive, 3 offensive) by Plateau Valley boys basketball player Landrey Coon on Saturday in the Cowboys’ 59-35 victory over Hayden.

26: Combined free throws missed (out of 46 attempts) by the Montrose and Palisade boys basketball teams Jan. 6 in the Indians’ 74-56 victory.


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