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Area sports briefs

Ryan Melody scored both of Rifle’s goals in a 2-1 win over Moffat County in a Class 4A Western Slope League boys soccer game Thursday. Melody posted his first goal on an assist from MIke Lefler in the 13th minute. His second score, which broke a 1-all tie, came with one minute left in the first half.The victory was Rifle’s first in six games this season. After taking the weekend off, the Bears host Glenwood Springs Tuesday.

The Coal Ridge boys soccer team hung tough in its first game in Class 2A Western Slope League play, trailing Aspen, 1-0, at halftime. But the Skiers pulled away in the second half, scoring five goals to win the game, 6-0. Skylar James made 12 saves for the Titans. J.J. Riddile fired two shots on goal for Coal Ridge, Ryan Zelenka and Darwin Cortez each got another, but all four were stopped by Aspen goalkeeper Andy Conarroe.

The Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation Department will be holding the annual Mountain Madness “Skate, Rate, and Relate” skateboard competition on Saturday, weather permitting.The competition is open to all levels of skaters and will take place at noon at the Two Rivers Skate Park in Glenwood Springs. Registration will take place at the event. Cost is $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents. Proceeds from this event will go to the continuing improvement of the skate park.

Members and staff of the Rifle Creek Golf Course are holding a color ball golf tournament and silent auction at 2 p.m., Sunday at the golf course, located in North Rifle.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.

The 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 Springs 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: 945-8515, ext. 538.

Registrations 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 Race forms can also be obtained by calling Dennis Webb at 876-0768 or via e-mail to

The 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.

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