Sports, February 6th

N-L-O-I DAY CELEBRATED IN THE VALLEY

Glenwood Springs—Several local high school student-athletes put their names on the dotted line on national letter of intent day.  Four members of the Glenwood Demons’ 2013 football team are moving on to play college football and pursue degrees.  All-Conference linebacker Garrett Lowe, aka “The Hulk” accepted a full scholarship to play for the Mavericks at Colorado Mesa University.  The Glenwood Springs connection to Helena, Montana is still going strong as All-State running back Henry Hill and All-Conference receiver and defensive back Cole Adams will play for the Fighting Saints of Carroll College.  Glenwood’s record-setting and state champion quarterback Dakota Stonehouse just concluded a very successful playing career at Carroll and will receive his degree this May.   Demons’ All-Conference linebacker Justin Barham will be playing football and attending school at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona.  From Roaring Fork High School , massive lineman Mitch Brown accepted a scholarship to play for the Mountaineers at Western State in Gunnison.  Other local student-athletes moving on to the collegiate level include multi-sport stars Andy Bowles and Chris Contreras of Coal Ridge High School.  Both of them will be competing in track.  Contreras is headed for CSU-Pueblo to help revive that school’s program and Bowles will run for the Cowboys at the University of Wyoming as a recruited walk-on.  Lady Titan Alicia Hampton will run track for Bemidji State University in Minnesota and fellow Lady Titan Amanda Wenzel received a partial scholarship to play soccer for the Lady Mavs at CMU.