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Area sports briefs

Allison Brown, soon to be an eighth-grader at Glenwood Springs Middle School, ran well in the Rocky Mountain State Games on Aug. 5 in Colorado Springs. She took silver in the 11- to 12-year-old girls 80-meter hurdles and in the 200-meter dash. She also took bronze in the 100-meter dash. With these finishes, Brown qualifies for the 2007 State Games of America, which will take place Aug. 2-5, 2007, in Colorado Springs.

Rifles C.J. Vondette ran a 14.992 on the gray gelding Cache A Mount to win the Youth 1D division at the National Barrel Horse Association Colorado Statewide Fundraiser Race at the Adams County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena in Henderson on Saturday. Vondette, representing District 10, also finished third in the Open 1D. Vondette’s gray gelding was named the 2006 Colorado State High School Rodeo Associations AQHA Girls Horse of the Year. He lived up to that reputation, finishing 2nd in the Open 1D on Sunday, and once again pulling off the Youth 1D win on Sunday.Another District 10 Youth runner, Karsyn Valencia of Parachute, dominated the Youth 4D competition, collecting 10 points toward year-end awards. Valencia now tops the District 10 Youth 4D standings.Mary Satterfield, who is from Parachute, beat out her competition to win the Senior 1D division on Sunday. Monica Smith, also from Parachute, rode the buckskin Paint gelding Spot of Honey to the Open 3D win on Sunday.

Volunteers are needed to help resod the baseball field at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Dan Chicoine and others will start laying the sod at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.Information: Dan Chicoine, 948-3258.

The Roaring Fork girls basketball team will be putting together a garage sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 on Friday between 7-8:30 p.m. All proceeds will go directly to the girls basketball team.Information: 936-0726 or 963-0410.

The Sopris Barracudas swim club is accepting resums for the position of head coach, beginning in late August. Candidates are required to train and supervise swimmers, ages 6-18, from novice to sectional qualifying levels and must have appropriate swimming coaching credentials along with knowledge of U.S. Swimming rules and requirements.Salary is based on experience.Additional requirements include technical knowledge of the Hy-Tek swimming computer program and System 6 timing system, strong communication skills and ability to work diplomatically with the Glenwood Springs Recreation Department and the citys pool staff.Information: aam4asc@yahoo. com.

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