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In Aurora for a league match with the Colorado Fusion Cosmos, the Glenwood Ice U-13 girls soccer team survived a second-half rally by the host squad to earn a 4-4 tie.The Ice opened strong netting first-half goals from Sadie Stillman, Lily McSwain and Michaela Mansfield before the Cosmos struck back for a score late in the period.Holly Brown raised Glenwood back to a three-goal lead by scoring the Ice’s fourth goal in the second half. The Ice open their home schedule Saturday at Gates Soccer Park with the Front Range Colorado Rush Chargers.Benefit golf tournament Sept. 17Members and staff of the Rifle Creek Golf Course are holding a colorball golf tournament and silent auction on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. Cost is $25 plus green fees and cart.Funds from the event help defray medical cost for Arlon “Duke” Earl, the club’s assistant golf pro and head coach of Rifle High’s boys and girls golf teams. Earl will have cancer surgery in Denver. He is expected to be hospitalized for three weeks. Information: 625-1093.Youth cheer clinic coming to Glenwood SpringsThe staff of the GC Xtreme is conducting a cheerleading clinic for students, ages 10-14, from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Glenwood Community Center gymnasium. The clinic is free to students currently living in Garfield County. Students must wear tennis shoes and functional workout clothes to participate. Material scheduled to be taught include a competition-styled routine, basic partner stunting and stunting safety, and basic tumbling. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. the morning of the clinic. Information: 379-2372 or 945-8515, ext. 538. Punt, Pass and Kick Contest slated Sept. 16The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Punt, Pass, and Kick Contest on Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at Vogelaar Park.Boys and girls from ages 8 to 15 (age determined as of December 31, 2006) can compete in passing, punting and kicking. They will have a chance to advance to regional and state competitions. Participants must have a copy of their birth certificate and cannot wear spiked metal or any type of turf shoes.The contest is free and registration will be held 15 minutes before event. Information: 384-6301Glenwood youth soccer fall season kicks offThe Glenwood Springs Soccer Club is accepting registration for the fall youth soccer jamboree for 4- and 5-year-olds. The jamboree will be held on Fridays beginning Sept. 15 and going through Oct. 6. Registration forms may be obtained at http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org or the Glenwood Springs Library. GSSC is also hosting our annual developmental tournament the weekend of Oct. 7-8. This is for U-10 through U-14 developmental teams. Information: 945-6091.Glenwood Canyon Shuffle scheduled for Oct. 7Registrations are now being accepted for the annual Glenwood Canyon Shuffle, a 13.1-mile run and relay race and a separate 5-kilometer run/walk on the Glenwood Canyon bike path east of Glenwood Springs.Both events are Saturday, Oct. 7. The half-marathon starts at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K at 10 a.m. Entry fees for half-marathon are $25 for individuals and $50 for relay teams. The 5K cost is $15 per person.Online registration is available at http://www.active.com. Race forms can also be obtained by calling Dennis Webb at 876-0768 or via e-mail to djwebb@rof.net.Potato Day Tater/Fossil Trot on Oct. 7The Potato Day Tater/Fossil Trot will take place Oct. 7 in Carbondale. The three categories of the race, the 5K, 1-mile run/walk and the walker division, will all begin at Hendrick Ranch Soccer Field at River Valley Ranch.Pre-race sign-up can be found at Red Rock Diner (963-4111) on Highway 133 in Carbondale or at the Carbondale Senior Housing Office (963-9326). Race-day registration will be held at Hendrick Soccer Field from 7-8 a.m. The cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt, awards and a chance to win raffle prizes. Proceeds will go to Carbondale Youth Soccer and Carbondale Senior Classes.Registration being accepted for girls intramural hoopsThe Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for seventh- and eighth-grade girls intramural basketball. Practices and games are Nov. 1-Dec. 7.Each team will practice one to two times a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will play six games on Saturdays at the Community Center. Cost is $45 for residents and $50 for non-residents. There will be a $5 late fee for registration turned in after Oct. 23.Information: 384-6301.


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