Sports in Brief: Locals qualify for national marbles tourney
Locals qualify for national tourney
Two boys and two girls placed in the top two Saturday in the Mesa County Marbles Tournament at Lincoln Park and qualified for the National Marbles Tournament this summer.
Thirteen-year-old boys Jake O’Banion and Kyle Krabbe qualified along with 8-year-old Anna Lee and 9-year-old Katie Carozza. O’Banion is going for the fourth time and Krabbe is making his second trip. Lee and Carozza are going for the first time.
The National Marbles Tournament is June 20-25 in Wildwood, N.J.
Mesa County has won four individual national championships and nine national best sport awards in the past 10 years, earning them college scholarships.
GJ Fire remains in first place
The Grand Junction Fire FC ‘97 girls premier team remained in first place with a 5-0 victory last weekend over Nike Rush Swoosh in Denver.
Courtney Barger scored two goals and goalkeeper Elie Borszich earned the shutout. Leah Swander, Sarah Benton and Audrey Rose Kachin scored for the Fire as well.
The Fire (9-3-3) remain in first place in the Premier 1 division. They play next weekend in the Colorado State Cup.
Central’s Dixon starting travel team
Forney, Hoppe lift Central to win
At Monday’s Moffat County Invitational, Fruita Monument’s Jessica Sinner finished second by shooting an 84. Sinner’s 84 along with an 89 by Tymerie Ho allowed the Wildcats to finish second with a 263. Central finished ahead of the Wildcats, led by Loren Forney’s first-place score of 80. Brittany Hoppe added an 87 as the Warriors finished first as a team with a 259.