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The Carbondale Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team won the PEG League regular season title with a 5-1 record, and followed that up with the PEG League tournament championship on Feb. 23.Playing in the league tournament at Glenwood Springs High School, the Carbondale girls regrouped to win the title after losing teammate Jasmin Lopez to an injury.It was the first PEG League title for Carbondale in 11 years. The team was coached this season by Jason Kreiling.Some of the girls are continuing play on a traveling club team organized by Dave Weimer, father of team member Katie Weimer.Three of the girls on the team, including Weimer, Lyndsay Hansen and Ashley Hall, have been playing together since third grade.

Masi Smith, a sixth-grader at Rifle Middle School, placed third in the State Elks Hoop Shoot for 10- to 11-year-old girls on Feb. 23 in Salida.Smith qualified for the state contest by winning first at the local Hoop Shoot in Rifle, and first at the regional Hoop Shoot in Glenwood Springs. This was the second year Smith qualified for the state Hoop Shoot.She is the daughter of Tod and Melinda Smith of Rifle.

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club will host a fundraiser and spring season registration from 5-8 p.m. today at Moe’s Southwest Grill, located on Market Street at Glenwood Meadows.The club is currently registering players in preschool through second grade for U6, U7 and U8 teams. A limited number of late registrations for U10 through U18 teams will also be accepted.The club will also host an NSCAA coaching course for all who are interested in coaching youth soccer.The nine-hour course costs $75 and will run March 15 and 16 at Glenwood Springs High School. The course will cover the role of the coach, methodology and player development.Spots can be reserved by coming o the fundraiser, by contacting Nancy at (970) 945-6091, or e-mailing soccer@glenwoodsoccer.org.



The 14th-annual Kenny Cline Memorial Sequoia Glen 5K Run/Walk takes place at 3 p.m. on March 16.The race starts and finishes at the base of Mitchell Creek Road in West Glenwood Springs. The entry fee is $10, with all proceeds going to benefit local animal shelters.Sequoia Glen is the first of six races in the 2013 Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. Registration begins at 2 p.m. on race day at the start. More information can be found be calling (970) 945-0979.


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