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Additional changes have been made to Rifle’s final regular-season softball games. The Montrose at Rifle contest at Deerfield Park is now set for Monday. The Bears play at Eagle Valley Thursday. Both varsity games are slated for 4 p.m. starts.

The Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth-grade girls “A” level volleyball team raised their PEG League record to 5-0 after a 2-1 (25-21, 22-25, 15-13) victory over Parachute St. John Wednesday at GSMS.Madison McCallum finished with five aces and 10 points from the service line, plus 12 spikes. Catlyn Bowles contributed two aces and nine spikes. Allie Rippy added eight spikes. The eighth-grade “B” team and both seventh-grade squads lost their respective matches to the Panthers.

A garage sale benefiting the Glenwood Grizzlies Midget hockey team takes place at 401 27th St. at 10 a.m. Saturday. Community members wishing to donate household items, furniture and clothing can make arrangements with team members to pick up items Thursday and Friday evening. Donated items can also be dropped off on-site from 5-7 p.m. Friday.Information: 379-1085.



Coal Ridge High School is accepting applicants for two spring sports head coaching positions. The school is seeking to fill openings for a head varsity baseball coach and a head varsity track coach.Call Coal Ridge athletic director Rick Schmitz at 625-7739 for more information.Additionally, Glenwood Springs High School is seeking an assistant swim and dive coach for its girls swim team for the 2005-06 season. Preference will be given to applicants with competitive diving experience. Information: GSHS athletic director Steve Cable, 384-5553.

The annual Carbondale Potato Days 5K Run/one-mile run/walk is set for 8:30 a.m., Saturday. Both events start at the Hendrick Ranch soccer field, then continue through River Valley Ranch to the finish line. Cost is $20 per person. The fee includes a race T-shirt and a ticket to the post-event raffle.Racers can sign up at the Red Rock Diner or at the Senior Housing office in Carbondale prior to race day. On race day, registrations start at 7:30 a.m. at the Hendrick Ranch soccer field and on Hendrick Drive by the Senior Housing office.Information: 963-4111.



Team registrations are being taking for the Carbondale Recreation Department’s adult four-person coed volleyball league, played Monday nights from Nov. 7 through March 13.Cost is $275 per team. A mandatory captains/players meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24 at Carbondale Middle School.Information: 704-4115.

The Glenwood Canyon Shuffle, a half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path in Glenwood Canyon, Saturday, Oct. 8. The race benefits Literacy Outreach, a nonprofit organization that teaches literacy skills to adults.The half-marathon begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10 a.m. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points. Relay teams of up to five people are welcome to participate in the half-marathon.Cost is $20 per person in the half-marathon, and $50 per team. The 5K costs $15 per person. A late fee of $5 per person and $25 per team applies to entries received after Tuesday. A long-sleeved T-shirt is included with the entry fee. Online registration is available at http://www.active.com.Information: Tom Lacy, 618-2478; tom_lacy@peoplepc.com.

Seventh- and eighth-grade girls interested in honing their basketball skills can register for a preseason training class at the Community Center. The training meets Nov. 1 through Dec. 10 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.Weekday sessions are from 4-5:20 p.m. Saturday sessions, featuring game conditions, are mornings at a yet-to-be determined time.Information: 384-6301.


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