Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

The annual Great Ski and Sports Swap, benefiting the Sunlight Ski Club and Ski Patrol will take place at the Orrison Distributing Warehouse from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday.

The Warehouse is located on Highway 82, three miles south of Glenwood Springs. Admission is $1.

Community members wanting to sell their gear on consignment need to check-in all items at the warehouse from 6-9 p.m., Friday. There is a $1 sale fee per item. Twenty percent of the item’s sale price is donated to the Ski Club and Ski Patrol.

Information: Bob Lockhard, 963-7873;

Quarterback Richard Gallegos threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score in the Cardinals’ 42-14 conference win over West Grand Friday in Parachute.

The win puts Grand Valley (2-1, 2-3) in a three-way tie with Meeker and Hayden in the Class 1A Western Slope Conference.

Gallegos pulled Grand Valley to a 7-6 deficit after connecting with receiver Daniel Chaffin on a 42-yard scoring strike in the middle of the first quarter. Chaffin gave the Cardinals the lead on a 90-yard pass interception for a touchdown later in the period.

Grand Valley led 21-14 at halftime, then scored 21 unanswered points in the second half.

Gallegos bowled over from the 1-yard line in the third quarter, hit Chaffin for a 20-yard TD and found Justin Busch for a 13-yard score in the final period.

Coal Ridge High School is accepting applicants for two spring sports head-coach positions. The school is seeking to fill openings for a varsity baseball coach and a 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 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. The race benefits Literacy Outreach.

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.

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.

Register online at

Information: Tom Lacy, 618-2478; or e-mail

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