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The Western Slope League showdown between Rifle and Eagle Valley’s softball teams scheduled for Thursday at Deerfield Park in Rifle was postponed due to weather.The game will be made up on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Deerfield park. The Bears will face Palisade today at 3 p.m. before wrapping up their regular season against Eagle Valley.

Tad Holloway, the club pro at Rifle Creek Golf Course, carded the lowest two-day score at the annual PGA West Chapter championship, held recently in Avon.Holloway opened play with a day-one, six under round of 65 followed by a two-over score of 73 the next day. His 138 total bested Eagle Springs club pro Howard Glasser’s mark of 142 by four strokes.Lakota Canyon pro Tom Underwood concluded the 36-hole event in a seventh-place tie with Brock Slone. Both golfers finished with identical scores of 147.

Competing in only two meets this season after bumping up to the USA Gymnastics league, five Glenwood KidzPlex gymnasts have already qualified for the USGA Colorado state championship in December.In level four, Delaney Gaddis, Natasha Jordan and Jacqueline Larouche earned spots at the state meet as well as Taryn Pearce and Alexandra DeLeo in level six. At a meet at Montrose on Sept. 29, as a team KidzPlex placed fifth at level four and fourth at level six. At a meet In Aspen on Saturday, Glenwood placed 4th in both our level four and level six teams. Pearce and DeLeo tied for sixth in level six to lead Glenwood, each scoring a combined score of 33.125. In level four, Gaddis was Glenwood’s top finisher, taking 14th with a combined score of 35.15.



Instructors from Planet Hockey will conduct on-ice and classroom training sessions Nov. 4-5 at the Glenwood Community Center. Subjects scheduled to be covered include Explosive/efficient skating, stickhandling, shot mechanics and puck protection.Cost is $119 for all sessions. A $20 discount will be extended for those registering by Oct. 6. Registrations can be made online at http://www.planethockey.com.Information: 800-320-7545.

This afternoon’s Glenwood-Palisade soccer game is free Glenwood Springs Soccer Club player day. Area youth soccer players wearing their team jersey will be admitted free.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


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