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The Grand Valley Cardinals take an extra dash of momentum with them into this weekend’s Class 2A, District 5 tournament after winning a nonleague doubleheader at DeBeque Monday.The Cardinal boys racked up their 17th win of the year in a 83-34 pounding of the Class 1A Dragons. Dylan Culver led Grand Valley with 19 points. Sam McKinley followed with 13. Richard Gallegos and Mitch Belden scored nine each.Grand Valley finished the regular season at 12-7 by taking a 45-37 decision in the girls contest. No other information was available.GSHS spring sports meetingA information meeting for students interested in participating in a spring sport at Glenwood Springs High School starts at 7 p.m. tonight in the high school’s auditorium. Parents are encouraged to attend.Required paperwork will be distributed followed by individual meetings with coaches from each sport.All athletes are required to take a physical, fill out and return all required paperwork and pay the school district’s $75 athletics participation fee before being allowed to practice.Information: Steve Cable, 384-5555.Area Class 2A district tourney games SaturdayFirst round games involving Coal Ridge and Grand Valley High Schools in the Class 2A, District 5 basketball tournament are Saturday afternoon.Tournament games involving area boys teams has Grand Valley, the district’s No. 2 seeded team, hosting No. 6 Coal Ridge. That game tips off at 2:30 p.m. in Parachute.At 1 p.m., the Coal Ridge girls are in Collbran to play Plateau Valley. The No. 1 seeded Grand Valley girls host the winner of an earlier pigtail game between West Grand and Hayden, also at 1 p.m.Tickets for each playoff game are $5 for adults and $4 for students. Only passes issued previously by the Colorado High School Activities Association will be accepted at the door.Harlem Ambassadors return to Rifle Feb. 22The Harlem Ambassadors, a traveling basketball team known for their high-flying tricks and slam dunks, play the Rifle Rotary Hot Shots at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Rifle High School gymnasium.Advance tickets, $7 for adults, $5 for students under 18 and $20 for a family of four, can be purchased at Wells Fargo and Bank of Colorado branches in Rifle. Tickets are $2 more per person if purchased at the door.Proceeds support projects sponsored by the Rifle Rotary Club.Carbondale youth soccer registration The deadline for player registrations for boys and girls wishing to play in the Carbondale Soccer Club’s U6 & U8 divisions this spring is today. Registration forms can be picked up at the Recreation Department office and at local Carbondale schools.Information: 704-1838; http://www.carbondalesoccerclub.org.Sequoia Glen 5K set for March 11The 7th annual Sequoia Glen 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, March 11. The race begins and ends west of the Glenwood Mall on Donegan Road. The entry fee is $10. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on race day with the race scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race benefit the St. Stephen’s School library/computer lab.Information: 945-0979; 945-7746.CorrectionsIn Sunday’s 24 hours of Sunlight story, the Highlanders won the Duo Pro Expert division by going 33 laps and climbing a total of 51,200 feet.Glenwood Springs High School won their fifth consecutive Western regional team championship at Saturday’s meet in Durango, not four as stated in Sunday’s story.Six Barracuda swimmers qualify for winter state meetLily Thorsen, Jack Cassidy, Rebecca Carcaterra, Kelly Cassidy, Aleida Eide and Cole Newman swam fast enough times at earlier meets this season to qualify for the Winter Colorado Silver State championship short course meet at the University of Denver, Feb. 24-26.Thorsen will represent the local swim club in five events in the 10 & under girls division. Jack Cassidy will compete in four events in the 10 & under boys meet. Carcaterra swims in the 50 and 100 freestyle.Eide has qualified for the girls 11-12 50 and 100 backstroke. Newman competes in the 50 and 100 breaststroke. Kelly Cassidy earned her way to the 50-yard breast state prelims.Registrations accepted for youth climbing classThe Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is holding a rock climbing class for students, ages 7-14, from 3:45-5 p.m., Thursday afternoons at the Community Center from March 2-April 27. No class will be held March 30. Cost is $75 for Glenwood residents. The non-resident fee is $90.Information: 384-6301.


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