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Area Sports Briefs

Four local residents won state championships competing in the 2005 Colorado State Barrel Horse Championships last weekend in Brighton.

Rifle resident C.J. Vondette won two individual state titles, amassing the most points in the Open and Youth 1D divisions.

Karna Narouth, of Parachute, captured the state championship in the Open 3D division. Carbondale resident Diana Teague earned the Senior 1D division state title.

All four local state champions will be recognized Saturday as part of this weekend’s Colorado District 10 District Finals at the Garfield County Fairgrounds indoor arena in Rifle.

Jesse Matteson, using a 60-degree pitching wedge, nailed a hole in one on hole No. 8 at the Roaring Fork Ranch Golf Course last week. It was the last ace of the 2005 season on the course, which has closed for the year.

Impressive victories in their respective sports have moved Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork up a space in this week’s Rocky Preps state volleyball and football polls.

The Rams, one of five 7-0 teams in Class 2A, bumped up to No. 4 from fifth after Friday’s 54-34 nonconference win at Class 3A Rifle.

Glenwood moved into the No. 7 spot in the Class 4A volleyball rankings by defeating league rival Battle Mountain, 3-2, last Thursday.

Basalt, who clinched the regular-season Class 3A Western Slope League boys soccer title, remains third in that sport’s state rankings.

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 captain’s/players meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at Carbondale Middle School.

Information: 704-4115.

The annual season-ending Glenwood Springs Men’s Club dinner is Friday at the Elks Club in West Glenwood. Members need to call in their reservation to the Pro Shop at 945-7086 by Thursday if they have not already done so.

Seventh and eighth grade girls interested in honing their basketball skills can register for a preseason training class at the Community Center 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.

The Carbondale Recreation Department will hold a Men’s drop-in open gym night from 7-9 p.m. starting Thursday at Carbondale Middle School. Fee is $5 per-person and is limited to a maximum of 24 players.

Information: Woodsie, 704-4116.

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