Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Amber Massey, a senior at Rifle High School, was chosen to participate in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports All-State Softball game. The game, featuring players from all classifications statewide, takes place at 2 p.m. today at Christopher Field in Westminster.

Instructors from Planet Hockey will hold hockey clinics from beginner to intermediate adult players Nov. 4-5 at the Glenwood Community Center. Sessions include on-ice time and classroom instruction.Cost is $119. Preregistration is required. Players must provide their own equipment.Information: 384-6313;

Four coaches, representing three sports, have recently been hired by Glenwood Springs High School for the 2005-06 season. Eric Nieslanik, a teacher at the high school, is the new head varsity baseball coach. Michelle Brown is the Demons new girls head swim coach. Brown will be assisted by another new hire, Jennifer Olson. They are faculty members at Basalt and Roaring Fork High Schools, respectively.Mary Lamb has been hired as Glenwood’s assistant girls golf coach.

Five players from Basalt High School were named to the Class 3A, Western Slope League softball team in a recent vote by the league’s coaches.Seniors Allison Brumet and Darbi Scherer, plus Katy Mulcahy, a junior, were chosen to the 11-member first team.Jennifer Barton and Heather Condor earned honorable mention.

The Defiance Volleyball Club is holding a series of information/registration meetings for players ages 10-18. Meetings will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rifle High School; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the New Castle Recreation Center; and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.Each athlete must bring a birth certificate copy and social security number to register.Information: Denise Greene, 984-3813;

Area skiers and snowboarders ages 7-16 interested in racing for the Sunlight Ski Team or the Buddy Werner ski-race program can register for the 2005-06 season from 5-6 p.m. Thursday at the Sunlight Mountain Ski and Bike Shop in downtown Glenwood Springs.Information: Bob Lockard, 947-9250;

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