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Submitted PhotoIce U13 silver medalists: The Glenwood Ice U13 girls soccer team players show off their silver medals at the Grand Mesa Invitational Tournament May 20 in Grand Junction. The coaches are, in the back, from left: Allen Brown, Martin Pearson, Brad Knott and Amy Turley. The players are, standing, from left: Madi Goodstein, Sarah Davis, Corey Gera, Jackie Knott, Josi Pearson, Lilly McSwain and Sadie Stillman; kneeling, from left: Holly Brown, Haley Oddo, Michaela Mansfield, Savanna Pearson, Hope Whitman and Erin Burk; and sitting is Danielle Turley (keeper).

The Basalt Battle of the Bands on May 19 hosted 36 bands of new recruits and veteran musicians. Trophies were awarded in the following categories:Middle School Garage Band1. Slightly White (Aspen Community School); 2. The Resistance (Basalt Middle School); judge’s choice award for middle school garage band: Ethan Griggs (Carbondale Community School); and honorable mention: Sophie Dasaro (Aspen Community School).Middle School Band1. Common Cents (Aspen Country Day School); and 2. ACS Chorus and Band (Aspen Community School).High School Garage BandFirst place tie: Common House (Aspen High School) and Murdered by a Blank (Yampah Mountain High School; 2. Carlos has Two Options (Aspen High School); judge’s choice award for high school garage band: Brady Smith Band (Colorado Rocky Mountain School); honorable mention: Jimi’s Stone (Roaring Fork High School/Aspen High School).High School Band1. Ram Jam Band (Roaring Fork High School); and 2. BHS Guitar Class (Basalt High School).A 40-year anniversary model Fender Stratocaster was awarded to the most deserving guitarist of show, Dustin Tapin (Yampah Mountain High School).All participating music departments received cash grants from the National Jam Foundation. Deserving schools also received two complete drum kits, three guitar amps and four acoustic/electric guitars.The grand prize for best high school garage band was 13 hours of recording time at Great Divide Studios and a fully produced rock video by Access Roaring Fork, and will be split by Common House and Murdered by a Blank.To date, The National Jam Foundation has disbursed more than $23,000 to music departments in schools from Aspen to Rifle.

Congratulations to Glenwood Springs Middle School for taking first place in Spring 2007 PEG League track. Congratulations to the GSMS 4X100 relay champions. Watch for these fast runners next year at Glenwood Springs High School.

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