Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Join the 2010 Fitness Challenge at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Sponsored by Fitness Systems, Inc., and the WIN Health Institute, the challenge can help motivate you with your fitness resolutions. This program offers fitness assessments, group “personal training” classes, an online support message board, a comprehensive final fitness challenge/healthy potluck and more.

Use this challenge to increase your level of personal fitness, awareness and knowledge, not to mention the fabulous prizes you can earn.

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Register by Jan. 3; the start date is Jan. 4. The fee is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Visit or call 384-6301 for more information.

The Glenwood Springs High School cross country team will be wrapping gifts at Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale as a team fundraiser. Donations are accepted to have a team member wrap your holiday gift.

Wrapping will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Demon cross country team will be back at it Monday and Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Exclusive Glenwood cross country team shirts will also be available to purchase as a holiday gift.

The Independence Jingle Bell Run is making its debut this Sunday. The four-mile race starts at 11 a.m. at Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale.

Registration is now open at Independence Run and Hike. You can also register beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the race. The cost is $5, with a $5 optional donation that will go to local cross country teams.

The race, which routes runners up White Hill and back, will be timed. Awards and a raffle will follow.

The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club will offer junior cross-country ski programs this winter at the Spring Gulch Nordic trails beginning Jan. 13.

One- and two-day-per-week programs from beginner through intermediate and grades kindergarten through 12 are available. For details and to register online, go to or call AVSC Nordic Program Director John Callahan at 205-5140.

The Aspen MP2 women’s hockey team shut out the Eagle Down Valley Divas last Friday night in Eagle, 3-0.

The first period was scoreless in the Puckers’ second league game of the season.

Rookie Laurie Geromini, of New Castle, put the Puckers on the board at the game’s midpoint, with a goal assisted by Stephanie Cantor of Aspen.

Cantor then netted one of her own, an unassisted strike, in the third.

Stephanie Costello, of Aspen, put the icing on the cake with a goal off a pass by team captain Julie Cox, of El Jebel, to round out the final score.

Goaltender Margo Cutittia, of Lazy Glen, stopped all 21 shots on net put up by the Divas, who outshot the Puckers, 21-11.

The MP2 are now 2-0 for the season in the Mountain League. They play again Saturday night against the Vail Twin Peaks at Dobson Arena at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 6:15 p.m. in Glenwood against the Ice Queens.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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