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Area Sports Briefs

Tom Carnish hit a hole-in-one on Sept. 21 on the No. 4 hole at Aspen Glen. Using his 5-iron on the par-3, 199-yard hole, Carnish bagged his first ace in 22 years. It was Carnish’s third hole-in-one since taking up the game. Witnessing the shot were playing partners Jim Dallman, Dale McKay and Bill Clancy.

A number of changes, due to wet field conditions and homecoming, have been made in Rifle High’s softball schedule. Thursday’s varsity game at Deerfield Park with Delta is now scheduled for 6 p.m. The re-scheduled home doubleheader with Steamboat is slated for 10 a.m. and noon Saturday.Additionally, the location of the Oct. 5 volleyball game between Grand Valley and Vail Mountain School has been shifted to Vail.

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

The Carbondale Recreation Department hosts the NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Carbondale Middle School. Boys and girls ages 8-15 can test their punting, passing and kicking skills in the free event. Winners will advance to a sectional competition held in Grand Junction. Information: Chris, 704-4115

Developmental skateboard lessons will be held Saturday and Oct. 14 by the Carbondale Recreation Department. The cost is $30 per class. The classes are for beginners through advanced, for ages 5 and older. Spaces are limited. Information: Woodsie, 704-4116

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.

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 part 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 fee for half-marathon individuals is $25 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

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