Sports Briefs, July 8, 2014

Junior Golf

Olkowski wins boys 11-13 title at CJGA tournament in Firestone

Canon Olkowski of Grand Junction took first place in the Colorado Junior Golf Association tournament June 30 at Saddleback Golf Club in Firestone.

Olkowski scored a three-over-par 75 to win the boys 11-13 division title. He had two birdies, one eagle and nine pars. Olkowski is in fifth place in the CJGA season points series.

His sister, Gracie Olkowski, placed second in the girls 11-13 division of the same tournament. She scored an eight-over-par 80 and finished one stroke behind the winner.

She is in eighth place in the CJGA season points series. Brittlynn O’Dell is in ninth place.


High School Athletics

GJHS hires Aspen’s Sams to be AD


Mesa County School District 51 hired Carol Sams to be the athletic director at Grand Junction High School, District 51 Athletic Director Paul Cain announced.

Sams was the Aspen High School athletic director the past 16 years. Aspen is a Class 3A school in the Western Slope League.

She was unavailable for comment.

Sams takes over at Grand Junction for Ned Pollert, who retired earlier this summer.

Pollert was the athletic director for the past four years. He was a teacher, track and field and cross-country coach there prior to taking over the athletic director position.


Legion Baseball

Montrose routs Gene Taylor’s 9-3


Montrose pounced on the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team for six runs in the first inning and led 9-0 after seven innings en route to a 9-3 win in a nonleague game Tuesday.

Tyson Zanski ended the Indians’ shutout bid with a two-run home run in the eighth, and Gene Taylor’s added a run in the ninth.

Gene Taylor’s (20-8-1) finished with eight hits, getting two apiece from Zanski and Tristan Lafferty. Starting pitcher Sinjin Garrett took the loss.

Gene Taylor’s returns to action Thursday, playing in the four-day Danny Hughes Memorial Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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