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Area Sports Briefs

Fall sports will be kicking off at Glenwood Springs Middle School this afternoon. Seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball players are asked to report to the campus gym at 3:15 p.m. Eighth-grade football players will be issued equipment at 3 p.m. Seventh-graders report Tuesday at 3 p.m. Sixth- through eighth-grade cross country starts at 4 p.m. Tuesday.Information: Brad Ray, 384-5500.

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club in conjunction with the New Castle Recreation Department is hosting a soccer referees certification clinic for members of the community interested in officiating games this fall. Instruction is 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 24-25, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the New Castle Community Center. Clinic and uniform is free for Glenwood Springs residents. Nonresident fee is $50.Information: Scott Zerfoss, 945-0318.

The Roaring Fork girls basketball team will be putting together a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at RFHS. If you have anything you would like to donate, (clothes, sports equipment, furniture, etc.) please bring it to the Roaring Fork High School gym between 7-8:30 p.m Friday, Aug. 25. All proceeds will go directly to the girls basketball team.Information: 936-0726 or 963-0410.

The third annual Cody Brickell miniature golf tournament is from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Johnson Park in West Glenwood. A silent auction will be held as part of the activities. The event benefits the Glenwood Springs High School wrestling program.Day tickets are $5 per person and $20 for a family. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Tickets can be purchased from members of the GSHS wrestling team and at the golf course the day of the event.Information: Darcy, 945-1404, or Melanie, 945-8375.

The third annual Lead King Loop 25K and Inaugural Quarry Trail Climb 12.5K will be held Sept. 17. The 25K will start at 8 a.m. and the 12.5K will take place at 9:30 a.m. The races are a benefit for the Marble Charter School. All runners receive a technical T-shirt, breakfast and lunch, commemorative pint glass, goody bag and a chance at raffle prizes. Both races are scenic, run on dirt roads, and challenging. Participants may also hike. Web sites for registration and information are and Information: Craig Macek, 704-1275 or

Event organizers are looking for members from the community to work as volunteers for the 22nd annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon. The event is Sunday, Sept. 10. Volunteers receives a long-sleeve race T-shirt and a meal ticket to the post-race barbecue at Sayre Park.Information: Janet Wolf, 928-9730;

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