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Area sports briefs

The Glenwood Springs eighth-grade boys basketball team tallied another game in the win column on Wednesday, defeating Riverside, 42-32, at Glenwood Springs Middle School.Kevin Flohr Jr. was the leading scorer for Glenwood, totaling 12 points in the game. Nick Ciani added another 11 while Willy Pelland chipped in five.The Cougars are now 8-0.

The Carbondale Soccer Club is hosting a referee certification clinic this Saturday (Nov. 18) at Roaring Fork High School. The clinic for new recreational referees takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in classroom 107. The cost is $45 for grade nine certification. Information: Karen Adams, 948-1389.

The annual Turkey Day 5K race that takes over Glenwood Springs Golf Course each Thanksgiving is accepting registration for the Nov. 23 event.Registration is only $5, and all proceeds will benefit the Carbondale Community School. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on Nov. 23 and the race will start at 10 a.m.Information: Jim or Karen, 945-2026.

The Roan Plateau Soccer Association will be holding open tryouts for the spring U18 boys competitive team at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Deerfield North Park in Rifle. The team will play in the challenge division at the state level, where it will play 10 league games in addition to two tournaments.The season will run from March through June in 2007.Information: 876-0183.

The Grand Junction Volleyball Club is co-hosting a tournament with the Defiance Volleyball Club (Glenwood Springs) Jan. 13-15, 2007, (Martin Luther King Jr. weekend) at Coal Ridge High School. It is presently called the Friendship Tournament and is one part of a six-tournament series. The other five tournaments will be held at Mesa State College in Grand Junction.Information:

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