Area Sports Briefs
The final Glenwood Springs soccer jamboree for 4 and 5 year-olds is at 5 p.m., today at Glenwood Park.
Cael Sanderson, a 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and the current head wrestling coach at Iowa State University, will be the keynote speaker at Mesa State College’s 2006 Homecoming wrestling festival.The banquet is Friday, Oct. 27, at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. Tickets are $75. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.As part of the weekend festival, the Mesa State wrestling coaching staff will conduct an all-ages skills clinic for pee-wee through high school wrestlers, Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8-11 a.m. at Saunders Fieldhouse on the MSC campus.That afternoon, the Mavericks wrestling team host an all-you-can eat Crab & Steak feast after Mesa’s homecoming football in Lincoln Park. Cost is $25 per-person.Information: (970) 248-1460.
The GC Xtreme is seeking interested students, ages 8-12, to join its newly formed squad for the 2006-07 competitive season. New members will be accepted through Saturday, Oct. 28.Practices are held 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Glenwood Community Center gymnasium and 1:30-3 p.m. Sundays at Coal Ridge High School. To join, students must live in Garfield County, bring a copy of their birth certificates and commit to attending all scheduled team practices and events for the current season.Information packets, including equipment and other fees, will be distributed to new students and their parents at team practice.Information: 945-8515, Ext. 16630.
Glenwood Springs High School is in need of an assistant track and field coach to begin in the spring of 2007. Information: Steve Cable, 384-5553.
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The Coal Ridge High School volleyball team closed out the 3A Western Slope League season at home Thursday night with a three-game win over Aspen (25-20, 25-11, 25-14).