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Action in the annual MotherLode volleyball grass tournament concluded Monday with six amateur division championships decided.Men’s tournament winners were Daryl Garcia and Chris Powers, from Littleton (A division). Matt Pisha, from Lakewood, and partner Sean Thorne, of Colorado Springs, took the BB crown. Nebraska residents Jon Juhler and Jeremy Young captured the Men’s B division title.Fellow Nebraskans Tracy Blair and Chestnut Livermore, from Omaha, won the 24-team Women’s A tournament. Andrea Hatcher and Christina Shao, from Denver, took home the top prize in the Women’s BB division. Amanda Arterburn and Jennah DeVries, both 16, won the Women’s B division championship.

The 2005 Ram golf classic, which benefits Roaring Fork High School athletics, will be at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale Friday, Oct. 14.Registrations to play along with individual hole, corporate and title sponsorships are being accepted.Information/registration: 384-5753.

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



The Lead King Loop, a 25-kilometer running race/walk/hike, takes place in Marble on Sunday, 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 and 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 before Sept. 15, $40 after. Registration forms are available at local sporting goods stores or online at http://www.active.com.Information: Craig Macek, 704-1275; macek57@hotmail.com

Interested community members wanting to develop wilderness first-aid skills can enroll at Sunlight Mountain Ski Patrol’s emergency-care class. Classes begin today and are at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout November at Sopris Elementary School.Information:945-5833; mflett@sopris. net.


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