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Paced by sophomore Katrina Selsor’s individual effort, the Glenwood Springs High School girls cross country team took sixth place in the team standings at Saturday’s Class 4A state meet in Colorado Springs.Selsor recorded the fastest time among the Demon girls at 20 minutes, 28 seconds, to finish 13th overall. Melissa Buchanan came in at 21:15, good for 43rd place. Sharaya Selsor and Angie Shepard were 72nd and 73rd, respectively, with marks of 21:45 and 21:46. Michelle Stripp and Amanda Alberico finished 87th and 88th. Abbey Barnes was 161st. Thompson Valley won the girls team title.In the Class 3A meet, Grand Valley senior Katie Bryan took 28th place in the girls meet in a time of 21:27. DaLin Murphy of Coal Ridge clocked a 18:22 finish, earning the sophomore 49th overall in the boys race.

Workouts for the Masters swimming program will take place at the Community Center pool 5:30-7 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Monday, Nov. 6.Fee is $10, along with a valid Community Center membership or by paying the Community Center’s daily usage fee.Information: Toni Hecksel, 618-2484.

Kade Gianinetti passed for one touchdown and ran for another for the Rams in Roaring Fork’s 21-6 victory at Cedaredge Friday. Gianinetti, the Rams’ quarterback, opened the scoring with a 3-yard run in the first quarter. Later in the first half, he threw a 47 yard TD pass to Tyler Hunt. Running back Jake Kinney posted the Rams’ final score of the game on a 15-yard run in the third quarter.



The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club will be holding tryouts for spring competitive soccer on Monday, Nov. 6, at Gates Soccer Complex on field No. 1. Girls tryouts will be from 5-6 p.m. and boys tryouts will be from 6-7 p.m.Tryouts are required for all U12 through U18 players interested in playing competitive soccer in the spring. Players are asked to wear their team home jerseys. There will be a make-up tryout on Monday, Nov. 13 (same times), for those unable to attend Nov. 6.Information: 945-6091

Registrations are being accepted for the 2006 Sharpshooter’s Shootout – a two-person, best-ball tournament at Rifle Creek Golf Course. The event is scheduled for Nov. 11, weather permitting.Cost is $100 per team, including golf cart. Info: 625-1093.



The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Sand Dunes backpacking trip the weekend of Nov. 3-5. Highlights include a hike on 36 square miles of sand with an overnight wilderness camp set up on-site.Cost is $80 for residents and $100 for non-residents. The deadline date to register is Wednesday.Information: 384-6301.

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.

All high school students interested in playing lacrosse are asked to come to the parent and player lacrosse meeting from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at WestStar Bank next to Safeway in Glenwood Springs.Volunteers are also needed to help coach and organize Roaring Fork Club Lacrosse. No experience necessary.Information: Mike Brin, Brin915@comcast.net; Levi Liston, liston_5@hotmail.com.

The GC Xtreme Cheerleaders will conduct an information/introductory meeting on the sport of competitive cheerleading for interested parents and students at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Coal Ridge High School annex gym.The program is open to Garfield County students, ages 8-13, as of May 31, 2006. During the meeting, the GC Xtreme instructional staff will conduct a free cheer skills/conditioning workout from 1:30-3:30 p.m.Students are invited to participate in the clinic, providing they wear appropriate workout clothing and wear tennis shoes. No food or drinks are to be brought or consumed on the Coal Ridge High campus or gym.Information: 384-9123; (970) 263-8870.

Ryan Buchanan raced to a first-place finish in Friday’s Fenceline Run at Glenwood Middle School. Buchanan ran a 1:41.1 for the win and came within one tenth of a second of Chris Toler’s all-time record set in 2001. With the time, he passed Adam Vincent’s 1:41.5 to become the second fastest runner of all time. Kristy Moore took the girls title with a 2:03.3 mark.


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