Breck gymnastics trio headed to state championships |

Breck gymnastics trio headed to state championships

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Breckenridge Junior Olympic gymnastics team was successful enough at sectionals to qualify three athletes for the state championships.

Meigan Canfield had her best meet of the season Saturday at sectionals in Fort Collins. She had season-best scores in beam, bars, floor, vault and all-around. Leah Canfield placed second on the bars and scored well enough to join her sister as a state qualifier.

Nicole Luby will also compete at state, which takes place Dec. 14 in Colorado Springs. Luby had her best floor and all-around scores of the year at sectionals and placed in the top 10 on the bars.

“I am extremely impressed with my entire team,” said Breckenridge coach Becky Oliver. “We are becoming a real competitive force within the USA program. Other teams are starting to notice and take us seriously.”

Summit Squirt B streak ends

The Summit Hockey Squirt B squad’s late-game rally in Steamboat Springs wasn’t enough to preserve its undefeated start to the season.

The Squirts lost their first game of the year Saturday, 8-7 to Steamboat. They were down 5-2 before scoring five goals in the third period, but it was too little.

Shamus O’Neill continued to be an offensive force with three goals and two assists. Tyler Hinton, Dak Dice and Dylan Horan each scored once. Brandon Smith and Sonny Magrino helped out with assists, and goalie Michael Woodward made 10 saves.

Summit Pee Wee Hockey moves up

The Summit Hockey Pee Wees proved too tough for the B level and moved up to A this season. A 12-0 win over Foothills and a 12-2 win over Pueblo made the move inevitable.

Summit, coached by Ron Byrne, went 1-1 last weekend in its first A League games.

The local 12- and 13-year-olds beat Foothills 4-1 with goals from Tommy Moles, Jeff Montepare, Braxton Champbell and Alex Gutierrez. Corey Handcock was solid in net behind a defense of Peter Secor, Brock Barto, Jan McSparin, Kole Morrell and Kyle Johnson.

The team faced a tougher test Sunday against Pueblo and lost 3-0. Summit trailed 1-0 after two periods but gave up two goals late in the third. Summit resumes play Dec. 5 at the Ski Town Hockey Festival in Steamboat.

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