Area sports briefs |

Area sports briefs

Six Brian Mable Karate students, who are also members of the Western Tang Soo Do Federation competed in the United States Karate Alliance Tournament in Delta on Nov. 4.

At the advance level, but in separate age categories, Jonathan Deleo and Alex Henderson each won their respective kumite (point sparring) divisions and took second in the open hand forms. Henderson placed first in weapons forms and Deleo finished as a runner-up.

Also at the advanced level, Cole Newton took second in both kumite and weapons forms, while finishing fourth in open hand forms.

Black Belt Instructor Ken Newton placed second in weapon forms and earned the fifth spot in open hand forms.

In the intermediate level, Robert Chamberlain placed second in open hand forms, first in kumite, and fourth in weapons forms, while Katie Trent placed fourth in open hand forms, and took home awards in kumite and weapons forms.

The martial artists will compete again in another USKA tournament in Eagle on Nov. 25.

The Basalt High School girls volleyball team will be celebrating its invitation to the state tournament in Denver this weekend with a parade through Basalt today. The reigning regional championships will be marching down Midland Avenue at 3:30 p.m.

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 Saturday, weather permitting.

Cost is $100 per team, including golf cart.

Information: 625-1093.

Area basketball fans anxious to get a first look at high school teams have the opportunity to attend Midnight Madness workouts, involving boys basketball teams at Coal Ridge and Rifle high schools at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 11.

In Tuesday’s edition of the Post Independent, in the area sports briefs, the boys’ Glenwood Ice U14 defender J.D. Weeden was misspelled. The Post Independent apologizes for this error.

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