Sports: Prep Notes- Numbers October 09, 2008
School District 51 calling all lacrosse officials
Lacrosse is a sport that is growing in popularity across the nation, including right here in Grand Junction.
Lacrosse will be added as a spring sport this year in School District 51.
There will be one boys team and one girls team for all four valley schools. A junior varsity program is also being planned.
With that, the school district is now looking for people who are qualified to referee lacrosse and also coach lacrosse.
To make the lacrosse season flow easily, 8 to 10 officials are needed in Grand Junction.
There are few steps to become a certified lacrosse official.
There will be a masters clinic in early to mid January about lacrosse officiating. Officials must be a member of the local Grand Junction lacrosse association and will have to pass a officials test.
For information officiating or coaching the valley teams, contact District 51 Athletic Director Paul Cain at 254-5154.
“This provides an opportunity for more kids to get involved with athletics,” Cain said. “We want to
provide that opportunity to them.”
A reminder: Palisade High School is hosting Girls Night Out during tonight’s volleyball game with Glenwood Springs.
The school is hosting Girls Night Out for breast cancer awareness, with the players wearing pink jerseys. The evening (4:30 for the freshman game, 5:30 for the JV and 6:30 for the varsity) includes food, door prizes and gifts.
Attendees are encouraged to wear pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Fruita Monument will also be hosting a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness tonight against Battle Mountain. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The games begin at 5 p.m. with the freshmen, 6 p.m. for the JV game and 7 p.m. for the varsity.
The District 51 Cross Country race was originally scheduled for Friday at River Bend park. The race has been changed to today at Canyon View Park, with the boys race starting at 4 p.m. and the girls following at 4:30. This will be the last race of the season for most teams before next week’s regional races.
Former Bulldogs offensive/defensive lineman Alex Hays has played in three games for the University of Wyoming football team.
A redshirt freshman defensive end for the Cowboys, Hays has assisted on two tackles.
Hot ticket of the weekend
This is a great weekend for prep sports in the Grand Valley, beginning at 4 today with the District 51 cross country championships at Canyon View Park. Friday, the Class 5A Region 7 tennis tournament begins at the Elliott Tennis Center. Matches begin at 8 a.m. The tournament wraps up Saturday with players earning berths in the state tournament Oct. 16-18.
Saturday is the regional softball tournament at Canyon View Park. Central and Fruita Monument are in the tournament, with games beginning at 10 a.m.
6: No-hitters thrown by Central softball pitchers Mikayla Duffy and Ashley Goletz this season (three by each).
9: Home runs for Central third baseman Rachel Romine this season, a school record.
53: First-half points for the Olathe football team in its 59-20 victory at Cedaredge on Friday.
72: Yards for Delta punter Octavio Ramirez’s third kick against Palisade on Friday. 23.6: Average yards for the Panthers’ other five punts.