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A nonprofit local tennis association is in the works in Glenwood Springs. It has tentatively formed six to eight teams, 50 to 70 players, to play in the area United States Tennis Association league this spring and summer. There is room for a few more players, but they must register by April 10. There will also be a meeting to discuss the future of tennis in Glenwood. The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a specific shared meeting time for the tennis community with a consulting firm at 5:30 p.m. April 5, 2006, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center to ask questions, address any issues or ideas and to assess the needs of the tennis community.Information: (877) 220-0276; http://www.gsta.tennisusa.org

Five area residents roped in first-place finishes at the National Barrel Horse Association’s Colorado District 10 membership drive race at the Garfield County Fairgrounds on March 18 in Rifle.Taking the left barrel first, Carbondale’s Diane Teague, the 2005 NBHA Colorado State Champion Senior, won the Open 2D aboard Quixote Cocktail.Devon Conn of Rifle took home Open 3D and Youth 3D titles riding the sorrel Quarter Horse gelding Dat Bunny Feature.New NBHA member KC Binger, another Rifle cowgirl, placed first in the Open 4D and earned five points toward the Open 4D year end awards and World Show Qualifications. Riding Jims Classy Man, Parachute’s Juanita Satterfield won the Senior 3D competition.The next NBHA Colorado District 10 points race will take place on Sunday, April 23, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena in Rifle.

A tryout clinic for the 2006-07 GSHS varsity cheer squad will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 10 and April 12 in the GSHS multipurpose room. Interested students must attend the clinic in order to try out. A cheer and dance for tryouts will be taught on these two nights as well as jump, tumbling and motion technique. Tryouts to select the team will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Information: Lynn Goluba, 379-1848; Jody Jordan, 618-6691; or Kim Richardson, 948-0833.



The Coal Ridge girls soccer team lost its battle against Fruita junior varsity squad 3-0 on Saturday. Goalkeeper Vanessa Hinojos led the 3A Titans by making 18 saves against 5A Fruita. With the loss, Coal Ridge drops to 2-2-1 overall, but remains at 2-1-1 in the 3A Western Slope League.The Titans will play two more games against 5A junior varsity teams before returning to WSL play. Coal Ridge will travel to Grand Junction for one of those games today at 4 p.m. It will then face Grand Junction Central’s JV on Wednesday.


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