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Glenwood Springs graduate Sarah Shepard finished second in the Colorado College Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday in Colorado Springs.Shepard completed the race in 22:55, behind University of Colorado at Colorado Springs teammate Shannon Payne who took first. The UCCS women’s squad, who is ranked No. 8 in the Division II U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association Poll, took first in the meet.Basalt graduate and former UCCS runner Megan Lund, who was running unattached, placed fourth in the meet.

Tom Conroy hit a hole-in-one on Sept. 17 on the No. 7 hole at Lakota Canyon Golf Club in New Castle. Using his 8-iron on the par-3 hole, Conroy hit his first hole-in-one in 20 years of playing golf. The shot was witnessed by Gail Brown and Bruce Ewart.

The Glenwood Ice U12 girls soccer team traveled to Denver on Saturday and left with a 2-2 tie in a battle against Colorado Storm Black. The Storm put Glenwood’s defense to the test by dominating the first half, but 22 minutes into the frame Glenwood’ Sadie Stillman scored the first goal with a shot from the 25-yard line. The Storm scored six minutes later.The second half kept Glenwood keeper Connor Adams busy blocking attempts. The tide turned when Ice’s Haley Oddo scored a goal with 15 minutes left on the clock. Victory was near until the Storm scored a goal in the last minute of play.



For the fourth straight time, a Glenwood-Basalt U14 boys soccer game ended in a tie, the latest coming on Sunday when the two teams finished the game tied 2-all.Glenwood (4-0-2) scored a goal midway through the first half off a direct kick from Kevin Hartmann to Ryan Buchanan who drove a hard shot to the upper corner of the net. Five minutes into the second half Michael McGraw chipped a ball over the defender to Hunter Brown who drove on goal and sent a shot over the goalkeeper’s head to give the Ice a 2-0 lead.Tough defense from Manuel Gallegos, James Unger and goalkeeper Zeke Duran for Glenwood held Basalt scoreless until minutes before the end of the game when a foul gave Basalt a penalty kick for its first goal. Several minutes into injury time, again Basalt was awarded a penalty kick which it converted for the tie 2-2 to end the game. Ice will play again at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday under the lights at the Gates Soccer Complex at Colorado Mountain College against the Glenwood U13 boys.

Earn awards and scholarship money by bowling in a youth league. Youth leagues will be starting in Rifle, New Castle and El Jebel. Rifle Fireside Lanes youth leagues begin Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. Burning Mountain Bowl youth leagues begin Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. At Fireside and Burning Mountain, registration fees are $30 and includes sanction and trophy fees. Weekly fees are $6 for grades first through fourth and $9 for grades fifth through 12th. For Fireside information, call 625-2231 or 945-8485. For Burning Mountain information, call 984-2739 or 945-8485 for information. El Jebel youth leagues begin Oct. 15 at noon and Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. Registration fee is $30 and includes sanction and trophy fees. Weekly fees are $5 for grades first through fourth and $8 for grades fifth through 12th. Call 963-1978 or 945-8485 for information.



The staff of the GC Xtreme is conducting a cheerleading clinic for students, ages 10-14, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Glenwood Community Center. 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 includes a competition-style routine, basic partner stunting and stunting safety and basic tumbling. Rob Jones, of the Glenwood Gymnastics Academy, will be on hand to help instruct. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. the morning of the clinic.Information: 379-2372 or 945-8515, ext. 538. The Glenwood Springs High School Cheer Squad is hosting a mini clinic for all kids ages 4-11 on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. at GSHS. The GSHS Cheerleaders will teach participants jumps, a dance and cheers. The mini clinic participants will perform at halftime of the GSHS-Battle Mountain football game that evening. Cost is $20 and the clinic benefits the GSHS Cheer Squad.Information: Jody Jordan, 384-5433


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