Sports Briefs: Steamboat Springs sends talented rugby players to Aspen tournament
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs sent a combined 10 rugby athletes to the Aspen Ruggerfest rugby tournament this past weekend.
The tournament, which features a mix of local and former USA Rugby professional players, welcomes the area’s best competitors.
Steamboat’s Tina Nesberg, Beth Hadrys, Sarah Stinson, Sarah Tideken O’Brien, Brittany Delmonico, Baayin Tranfo and Kim Jordan competed on the Kougars and Kittens team which placed 3rd overall in the tournament. Jeanne Weintraub, also from Steamboat, competed on the Boulder Babes team.
Steamboat’s Jacob Warden and Gabe Furnivall took their places on separate teams, competing against each other in the championship. Furnivall competed on The Gentlemen of Aspen, who took first overall, while Warden played for the second-place Dark and Stormy Misfits.
High Altitude Basketball sees growth in programming
High Altitude Basketball’s growth has fueled a need for program expansion.
HAB enjoyed a productive summer, hosting 100 youth in its summer camps. Last year, HAB had 140 kids participate in its recreational leagues and 85 kids in its competitive leagues.
The competitive and recreational leagues run January through March. There will be a Fall Madness Program starting Nov. 7, which will offer programs for kids in fifth and sixth grades, but is looking to expand to third and fourth grade if enough people sign up.
HAB encourages girls of all age groups to participate in both competitive and recreational leagues, hoping that the seventh-grade teams will grow in participation this year.
The competitive program for both boys and girls will also allow fifth-graders to join if there is enough interest.
Starting in January, HAB will also start a 5-on-5 adult league for age 18 and older. The league will run through March with sign ups beginning in December. People can sign up as individuals or teams.
All sign-up options can be found on the new website highaltitudebasketball.org, which will launch Monday.
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