Sports briefs: Ewes sweep weekend road trip; playoffs next


The Craig Puck Ewes women's hockey team swept its season-ending two-game road trip Saturday and Sunday, closing the regular season on a three-game winning streak and clinching the second seed when the postseason begins April 3 in Eagle.

Craig skated by the host Motherpuckers, 3-0, on Saturday, and closed out the trip Sunday with a 9-1 victory against the Ice Queens in Glenwood Springs.

"They kind of went flat there a couple of weeks ago," coach Jerry Strahan said about the team losing four of five games between Feb. 7 and 22. "We got back to the fundamentals and once we did that, we turned it around."

The Puck Ewes (9-4-1 league) outscored the opposition, 18-1, in its final three games.

Ewe's forward Jamie Eckroth sits atop the league in scoring with 21 total points (12 goals and nine assists), while Lani Cleverly (9 goals, 4 assists) and Shannon Young (9 goals, 4 assists) are tied for fifth with 13 points apiece. Playoff pairings are yet to be determined.

Bulldogs finish 3rd in Hayden Invitational

Aided by five first-place finishes, the Craig Middle School wrestling team finished third Saturday in the Hayden Invitational.

Braden Peterson, Garrett Stewart, Wyatt Uptain, Trenton Enochs and Tyler Hildenbrandt each finished the event unscathed on the way to claiming first in their respective weight classes.

Casey Barnes, Hunter Richardson, Dru Nielson and Jake Bingham finished third, while newcomer Bob Meyers finished fourth.

Peterson (8-0), Stewart (8-0) and Enochs (8-0) have yet to lose this season.

Remaining schedule:

March 14: at Soroco Invitational, 8 a.m.

March 21: at East Grand Invitational, 8 a.m.

March 28: at Rangely Invitational, 8 a.m.


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