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Glenwood Springs High School graduate Amber Sutherland had 15 kills in three games in the championship match in the Buffaloes’ victory over American University on Saturday. In the semifinals, Sutherland contributed 12 kills in a 3-0 sweep of St. Peters (N.J.) College.

The annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon is looking for members of the community to act as volunteers for the Sunday, Sept. 11, event. Each volunteer receives a long-sleeved race T-shirt and a ticket to the post-race barbecue.Information: Janet Wolf, 928-9730; jwolfcpa@sopris.net

The Three Rivers Youth Football league is accepting registrations for its third- and fourth-grade team in Glenwood Springs for the 2005 season.Information: Scott Zerfoss, 945-0318.



The Lead King Loop, a 25K running race/walk/hike takes place in Marble on Saturday, Sept. 25. The event, which benefits the Marble Charter School starts at 8:30 a.m.The dirt-course race starts from Beaver Lake and climbs 2,900 vertical feet through the backcountry through the old mining town of Crystal, passing the 110-year-old Crystal Mill to a fast downhill finish back to the lake.Cost is $35. After Sept. 15, entry fee is raised to $40. Registration forms are available at local sporting goods stores in the area or online at http://www.active.com.Information: Craig Macek, 704-1275; macek57@hotmail.com.

Glenwood Springs Middle School students interested in running cross country this fall should make preparations to begin practice Tuesday. Practices will be from 3:15-4:15 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through Oct. 6. Physical forms and proof of insurance must be on file at the school before practicing. Information: Coach Risner, 384-5517



The annual spaghetti dinner, sponsored by the Basalt High School boosters club, is from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the school cafeteria. The event, part of “Back to School” night, raises funds to help school clubs and programs.Cost of the dinner is $5 per person. Children 3 and younger are free.Information: Kelly Johnson, 309-0006; Diana Kovach, 963-9604.

Registrations are being accepted for the annual Jack Smith benefit golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Rifle Creek Golf Course.The format is two-person, best-ball. Entry fee is $90 per team.Prizes will be given for the best gross and net scores. Proceeds from the event go to the Jack Smith scholarship, which benefits students at Rifle High School.Information: Tad Holloway, 625-1093


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