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The Roaring Fork High School football team seeks an assistant coach for the 2005 season. The focus of the position will be on the offensive and defensive lines. Information: 984-8208.Local martial artists out to smash breaks recordThe Art of Defense mixed martial arts studio will take part in a fund-raising event aimed at shattering the world record for the most breaks in one hour. The current world record, set a year ago, is 80,014 broken boards in an hour.Students and instructors at Art of Defense will start breaking boards at 11 a.m., working simultaneously with a number of other studios across the United States.Money raised will go to the Project Action Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to prevent juvenile crime by providing disadvantaged and at-risk children the opportunity to become involved in physical and cultural arts programs. To pledge, donate or for more information: 984-2109; http://www.projectaction.com.Tennis Across America event on tap SaturdayThe tennis season gets into full swing at the annual Tennis Across America event at the Glenwood Springs Community Center courts Saturday. The event – led by professional Sue Geist and internationally recognized player and Glenwood Springs High School coach Phyllis Zilm – features free lessons, a skills competition and a demonstration of the latest racket technology. Lessons for juniors ages 4-10 run from 9-9:30 a.m., followed by ages 11-16 from 9:30-10 a.m. Adult lessons run from 10-11 a.m. followed by target tennis and a speed gun to see how fast your serves really are.Information: Recreation Department, 384-6301; Sue Geist, 948-7084.Adult tennis season starts May 22The Glenwood Springs adult tennis season starts Sunday, May 22, with drop-in doubles for men of every ability. All courts at the Community Center, Sayre Park and Kiwanis will be used as needed. Anyone wanting to play can meet at the Community Center at 8 a.m. and courts will be assigned randomly.The cost is $4, which includes balls and tennis until 11:30 a.m..Women’s drop-in starts Monday, June 5. Mixed doubles, in the form of Tennis and Tonic, will be held every Thursday starting June 2.Information: Recreation Department, 384-6301; Sue Geist, 948-7084.CorrectionThe Rifle Bears girls 4×100 relay team had the lead headed into the anchor leg of the Class 4A Region 1 meet last weekend in Grand Junction. Incorrect information appeared in Sunday’s story. The team, which won with a time of 51.58, included Katie Buchanon, Lindsay Bown, Nicole Bendetti and Kendall Babler.


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