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Kevin Hartmann and Caine Hilderbrand, competing for the Sunlight Resort Ski team, had times in Crested Butte this weekend fast enough to qualify for the Rocky Mountain/Central division Junior Olympics in March.Skiing in a field of 110 competitors, Hartmann took sixth place on his second run of the J4 boys Slalom, finishing in 42.35 seconds.Hilderbrand clocked Slalom times of 46.24 and 51.21. His combined time placed the Glenwood Springs Middle School student among the top 20 finishers.

Outscoring Basalt 12-6 in the second quarter turned out to be the difference for the Rifle Cubs in a 26-19 win for the girls eighth-grade postseason basketball PEG League championship.Amanda Aragon scored four of her game-high 10 points in the period, teammate Quincey Snyder tossed in three points, to help Rifle pull away to a 16-10 lead at halftime.

Clay Hawkins scored three unassisted goals to lead the Glenwood youth hockey bantams to a 4-1 victory over Vail Feb. 24 at the Dobson Ice Arena. Dylan Cook also scored for the Grizzlies.The Bantams wind up league play this weekend against Foothills.



The front nine holes at the Rifle Creek Golf Course are open daily 8 a.m. to dusk. Fees are $15 for nine and $27 for 18 holes. Carts are available for an additional fee. Call 625-1093 for tee times.

Glenwood Springs Middle School wrestlers Taylor Parsons, Manny Uribe and Keith Mueller took second place in their respective weight divisions at this weekends Gypsum Creek Invitational.As a team, the Cougars finished fourth with 96 points in the 10-team tournament. Host Gypsum Creek, with 178 total points, won the team championship followed by St John of Parachute and Rifle.



The Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting team registrations for spring adult coed and mens softball leagues. The recreation department offers leagues in competitive, D-competitive and D-recreational divisions for coed teams. Mens leagues consist of competitive and D-competitive divisions.League play begins April 10 and runs for 10 weeks. Games are played at Two Rivers and Sayre parks.Team fees range from $375 to $450. Deadline is Friday, March 31. A managers meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Community Center.Information: Shannon, 384-6314.

The Glenwood Springers youth track club is accepting applications for the position of head coach for the 2006 summer season. The Springers are a nonprofit, US Track & Field-sanctioned program consisting of youths, ages 8-18.Information: Mike Kishimoto, 945-1425; 379-3365.

The seventh annual Sequoia Glen 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, March 11. The race begins and ends west of the Glenwood Mall on Donegan Road. Entry fee is $10. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on race day.The race is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the St. Stephens School Library and computer lab.Information: 945-0979; 945-7746


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