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Area Sports Briefs

Battling under the lights at Gates Soccer Complex with Mount Sopris glowing in the sunset, the Glenwood Ice U14 boys downed the Glenwood Ice U13 boys, 7-0, on Wednesday.The first U14 goal came at 2:43 on a midfield run by Michael McGraw with a chip shot and the second came seven minutes later on a corner kick from Ryan Buchanan to the head of Dalton Handy, who directed the ball into the corner of the net.U14’s third goal was scored on a midfield run from Buchanan to weave through two defenders and past the keeper for a walk-in goal.Despite good defense and several successful offsides traps by U13 defenders Nico Tonozzi, Jake Bair and Nate Kaup, the U13s were unable to keep the older boys from their end of the field. Alex Henderson, keeper for the U13 team, saved several great shots from scoring in the first half.Hunter Brown had a score deflected into the goal by a U13 defender, and minutes before halftime James Unger stole a pass and drove it to the net to take a 5-0 lead.In the second half, the U13 team came out strong and despite multiple scoring drives from Travis Grange, Cater Colia, Kellin Casey and Sebastian Key they were unable to find the back of the net.Casey Montoya scored an unassisted goal for the U14s, and Brown kicked one of his own for the last score.U13 players Kane Hilverbrand and Jimmy Butcher turned away several U14 scoring attempts while U13 keeper Kellin Casey stopped several good shot attempts.

Falling to Colorado Elite, 2-0, and Colorado Ice White, 3-1, this weekend at Gates Soccer Complex, the Glenwood Ice U13 girls soccer team picked up its first two losses of the season.In the Ice’s first game, Elite scored a goal 11 minutes into the first half. Although Glenwood (2-2-2) dominated much of the game and made numerous attempts on goal, it was unable to score. Elite scored a final goal on a controversial call at the end of the game.In the Ice-Ice battle later on Sunday, once again, the opposing team made the first goal midway through the first half and a second goal in the second half. Corey Gera of Glenwood made the team’s only goal of the game with a near-perfect assist from Holly Brown. Ice White went on to score two more goals for the win.Next weekend the girls travel to Vail to participate in the Vail Challenge Cup.

Glenwood Middle School cross country runners Rebecca Carcaterra, Lily Thorsen and Grace Gamba finished first, second and third respectively in the kids sixth- though eighth-grade division of the Montrose Black Canyon Sprint Triathlon on Saturday. Carcaterra took first with a time of 45:37.24 while Thorsen followed at 48:46.60.The duo, along with the rest of the GSMS squad, will run this Saturday at Aspen Middle School in the cross country finale of the year.

This Thursday will be free Glenwood Springs Soccer Club player day at the Palisade-Glenwood soccer game at Glenwood High School. The school will allow free admission to every player wearing their team jersey. The varsity Demons will play at 4 p.m. and the junior varsity will take the field at 6 p.m.Xtreme cheer staff to host second youth cheer clinic SaturdayThe coaching staff of the GC Xtreme All Star cheerleaders will conduct a second youth cheerleading clinic from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Glenwood Community Center gymnasium.The free cheerleading clinic is open to all students ages 10-14 who live in Garfield County. Students must wear appropriate workout clothing and tennis shoes to participate. No food or drink except water is allowed inside the Community Center gym.Material will consist of a short review of last week’s clinic material, then move on to beginning partner stunts and partner safety along with basis tumbling. Coach Rob Jones of the Glenwood Mobile Gymnastics Academy is also scheduled to instruct as part of the event.The final 20 minutes of the clinic includes a meeting for parents on costs to form a competitive junior level cheerleading squad for the 2006-07 season.Information: 945-8515, ext. 16630

Joe Rovere of New Castle took home the competitive division championship in Saturday’s KDNK Chameleon and Merle Disc Golf Tournament at Burt and Ernie Park in Carbondale.He won the tourney by scoring 38 points. Carbondale’s Jack Scott placed second with 41 points, and Wayne Garcia, also of Carbondale, scored 42 for third place.In the recreation division, Clay Shiflet earned top honors, scoring 48 points. Dalton Handy finished second with 49, and Jeff Dickinson took third with 50.

Men’s open gym drop-in basketball will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Carbondale Middle School. The fee is $5 to play until 9 p.m., or $60 for the entire season through April 12. A maximum of 24 players are allowed per night. Information: Woodsie, 704-4116.

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 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

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.Prerace 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. on Oct. 7. 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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