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Area sports briefs

Eight local athletes representing Glenwood Springs earned awards at this weekend’s Special Olympics Winter Games competition. Michael Marincic won the 300 meters in 3 minutes, 42 seconds. Mark McClure and Molly Murray had second place marks.Skeeter Ross and Marvin Pfeiffer posted 50 meter times of 49.08 and 57.50, respectively. Competing in the 100 meters, the athletes clocked times of 2:24.69 and 2:24.71. In Alpine events, Chris Guay earned a silver medal with a 2:13.44 time in the advanced slalom. David Hayes skied to fourth place in the intermediate giant slalom.

A free hunter safety course, sponsored by the Mule Deer Foundation, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Silt firehouse.Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.Information and registration: 876-2036.

Registration for teams to play in the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department’s spring adult softball leagues is Friday. Team fees range from $375 to $450. League play begins April 10 and runs for 10 weeks followed by an end-of-season tournament.Information: Shannon, 384-6314.

The opening meeting of the combined Men’s and Ladies Club at Lakota Canyon Ranch is 6 p.m. Wednesday at the golf course’s clubhouse. League play begins with a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m. April 12.Information: 984-9700.

The Ranch at Roaring Fork, weather permitting, is schedule to open for the 2006 season, Saturday, April 1. Off-season hours for the par 3, 9-hole course are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. Nine-hole rates are $12 for adults and $10 for juniors and seniors, except weekends, through May 15.Information: 963-4410; 963-3500.

The Rifle/Glenwood Springs chapter of the Colorado Mule Deer Association will hold a turkey and jackpot shoot, Sunday, April 9, at the Rifle Sportsman’s Club. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: Keith, 625-4436; Cliff, 945-6674; Luke, 379-2741.

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