Sports briefs for April 9

The Moffat County High School boys swim team won its dual meet Saturday at Summit High School.

The Bulldogs tallied 132 points as a team to Summit's total of 112.

Cole Worsley won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 58.16 seconds, as well as capturing the title in the 100-butterfly, with a time of 1:52.89 seconds.

Both times qualified Worsley for the state championships May 16 in Fort Collins.

Andrew Aultman won the 100-free, swimming a 57.55, and Greg Ingalls swam a time of 1:04.33, placing second.

Ryan Just placed fourth in the 50-free, finishing in a time of 29.05 seconds.

The 4x100-yard freestyle team - Kyle Steitz, Ingalls, Cody Poirot and Worsley - won its event, totaling a 3:49.58.

Assistant coach Meghan Francone said she was pleased with the team's performance, but it was the effort by Devyn Reece that impressed her the most.

Reece competed for his first time in the 500-free, then 10 minutes later swam a leg for the relay team.

"Devyn did really well in the 500," Francone said. "It's tough enough to finish that event, but to turn around and swim the relay right after. That's awesome."

MCHS hosts Montrose on Saturday in the Bulldog's lone home meet of the season. Start time is 11 a.m.

Puck Ewes' weekend has 'disappointing end'

The Craig Puck Ewes women's hockey team had what goalie Kandice Torno said was a "disappointing end to the season" last weekend.

The two-time defending champions of the Women's Association of Colorado Hockey - Mountain Division - finished fourth in the 2007-08 season-ending championships in Vail.

The Ewes lost Game 1, 3-0, to the eventual tournament champion Steamboat Storm.

In Game 2, Craig defeated the Eagle Valley Divas, 5-0, keeping the possibility of playing in the championship game alive.

The Ewes needed to win Game 3 to advance to the final, but lost, 2-1, to the Aspen Mother Puckers, placing Craig in the third-place game against host Vail.

The two teams met in last years' final, with the Ewes coming out on top.

Vail triumphed, 1-0, on an early first-period goal, claiming third, while the Ewes finished fourth.

Rodeo team has mixed results

The MCHS rodeo team competed Saturday and Sunday in Golden, finishing with mixed results.

Senior Stevie Brumback earned sixth place Saturday in the girls pole-bending event.

Junior Troy Vernon scored 65 points in the boys bull-riding event, earning an eighth-place finish.

Senior Eric Fleming placed fourth in steer wrestling and seventh in boys bareback.

Junior Taylor Vernon placed in the top 10 in the girls barrel-racing event, recording a time of 18.10 seconds.

Sophomores Gabby Miller and Jesse Moser, freshmen Hanna Hegwer and Bryanne Runnion failed to place.

"Sometimes it just takes getting past those first few rodeos to get back in the swing of things," coach Jill Hegwer said.

MCHS travels Saturday to compete in Ft. Collins.

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