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Local Sports Briefs

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James Schindler, 20, of Glenwood Springs, has been selected to the six-man NCAA Division I ski racing team for the University of Alaska at Anchorage.

He will be competing in Division I, NorAm and Europa Cup races around the world this season. Schindler recently graduated from the Lowell Whiteman School in Steamboat Springs, where he has been living for the past six years, racing and training with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Most of James’ offseason training has been centered in Austria, as well as Rovienemi, Finland, with Team Santa Sport Finland.

Schindler began ski racing under the tutelage of Pat Callahan and Team Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club more than 13 years ago.

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Registration is now open for the adult volleyball league offered at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301 for more information.

Registration is now open for the adult futsal league offered at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301 for more information.

The Adventure Xstream Race Series returns to Glenwood Springs on Saturday, Sept. 10, with 12-hour and sprint race course options.

This adventure race challenges competitors to leave the pavement behind.

The out-of-the-ordinary 25- or 50-mile course asks racers to hit the trails, scramble over rocks, rappel into a cave and kayak through rapids.

Racers will mountain bike, kayak, trail run, rappel, trek through a cave and navigate an option river boarding section during the course.

Registration for the Glenwood Springs AXS race is now open at http://www.GravityPlay.com.

Local volunteers are needed for the race as well. Contact the organizers via the website http://www.GravityPlay.com if interested.

Volunteers are needed for the 27th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon, which is slated for Sept. 11. All volunteers receive a dri-release athletic shirt and ticket to the post-race barbecue.

Call Heidi at 963-2777 or email triglenwood@yahoo.com if interested.

The third annual Derbs Softball Tournament, which supports the boys high school baseball team and the girls basketball team, is slated for Sept. 16-17 at Two Rivers Park and Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs.

The cost is $250 per team and there are brackets for both men’s teams and co-ed teams. All teams will play at least three games. There will also be a home run derby with prizes.

First-place teams will receive T-shirts. Spots will go to the first eight paid teams.

Register by calling Shannon at 948-8537 or emailing your info to Derbysx4@q.com.

The eighth annual Lead King Loop charity races are set for Sept. 18.

New this year is a 25K race – the Colorado 25K trail championship – with cash prizes for top finishers.

Sign up at http://www.leadkingloop25k.com or contact Craig Macek at 704-1275. All proceeds benefit the Marble schools.

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