Area sports briefs
The Turkey Bowl will return on Thanksgiving Day. The football game put on by Glenwood Springs High School alumni but is open to anyone who wants to come out and play some football on Thanksgiving morning.
The game starts at 9 a.m. at Sayre Park.
Starting today through Sunday, Nov. 27, the climbing wall at the Spring Valley campus of Colorado Mountain College is closed. The facility will reopen Monday, Nov. 28, during regular hours of operation.
The Glenwood Springs Middle School seventh-grade “A” boys basketball team, with a 31-21 win over Carbondale Monday, continues to remain undefeated this season. Kevin Flohr had 15 points. Chad Montover, Nick Ciani and Chris Ayala added four points each to raise the Cougars record to 9-0.
Carbondale defeated Glenwood, 40-27, in the “B” game. Luis Negrete and Alec Guenther scored 13 and nine points, respectively. The loss puts the Cougars “B” team at 2-3.
Both Glenwood teams face St. John at home Dec. 1.
Registrations are being accepted for Thursday’s annual Thanksgiving Day 5K run at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club. Cost is $5 per runner. Raceday registration starts at 9 a.m. with the race scheduled for 10 a.m.
Information: Jim or Karen, 945-2026.
The Advocate Safehouse, one of the major sponsors of the annual Mother’s Day Mile race, is taking applications for the position of the event’s race director. The temporary, part-time position runs from February-May, 2006.
An opportunity for local amateur skiers and snowboarders are invited to participate in a national open qualifier on Saturday, Dec. 3, for open slots in a World Championship event at Crested Butte Ski Resort.
Cost is $25. Proceeds benefit The Huega Center.
Victories over Glenwood Springs on Nov. 17 raised Rifle’s eighth-grade “A” and “B” boys basketball teams to 5-0 in the 2005 PEG League standings.
In the “A” game against the Cougars at home, Tyler Rust scored a team-high 19 points and Travis Schweer added 10 in a 60-18 win. On Nov. 15, Rifle downed Aspen 65-32 with Andy Smedra and Rust scored a combined 30 points.
The Cubs conclude the regular-season Nov. 29 at home against Parachute St. John Middle School.
The 14th annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race will take place Sunday, Dec. 11, at Sunlight Mountain Resort. The 8K race will begin at 10 a.m. and wind through Babbish Gulch on Sunlight’s cross country trials. Awards and a prize drawing will follow the race. Whether participants run or walk, snowshoes are required for all racers.
Pre-registration is available at Summit Canyon Mountaineering for $20, or on the day of race at the Sunlight day lodge at 9 a.m. for $22. Cutoff date for preregistration is Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.
Registration fees includes a long-sleeved T-shirt and a goodie bag. Proceeds benefit the animal shelters of Garfield County (CARE, Mid-Valley Animal Rescue and Rifle Animal Shelter).
Information: Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 945-6994 or http://www.dayofinfamysnowshoerace.org.
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