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Area Sports Briefs

Glenwood Springs High School football player Dave King was named honorable mention in the Western Slope All-Conference list. His first name was incorrectly listed in Tuesday’s Post Independent.

Three former area high school cross country runners helped the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs women’s cross country team to a school-best seventh place in the team standings at last weekend’s NCAA Division II championship meet, held in Pensacola, Fla.Glenwood Springs High graduate Sarah Shepard recorded the fastest time of the local racers, finishing the course in at 21 minutes, 30.7 seconds.The mark was fourth-best among the six UCCS runners and 36th overall. Christy Severy, formally of Aspen High School, finished in 23:20.0. Whitney Lund, a graduate of Alpine Christian Academy, clocked in at 23:35.0.

Male and female rugby players looking to lift weights in the offseason to prepare for spring are invited to come to daily lifting sessions with the Glenwood Springs Defiance men’s rugby team. The team will be working out every day around 6 or 7 p.m. at the Exclusive Athletic Club next to the Ramada Hotel in Glenwood. Any people interested, even if they haven’t played rugby before, are welcome to come. Three-month memberships to the gym will be offered at a discounted price to rugby players for $100.Information: 945-9107.

Registrations are being accepted for New Castle Rec’s youth basketball program. The program is open to boys and girls, ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Deadline to register is Dec. 15.The rec department, in conjunction with Coal Ridge High School’s boys and girls basketball teams and coaching staffs, is conducting a basketball skills clinic from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the high school’s gymnasium.Information: 984-3352.

The Glenwood Springs Ice Queens women’s hockey team began the 2006-07 season with a 5-0 loss to the Craig Puck Ewes last weekend. The Ice Queens return to the ice Sunday, Dec. 3, for a 6:15 p.m. game with the Vail Twin Peaks at the Glenwood Community Center rink.Admission to all home games is free and open to the public.

The Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth-grade boys “A” team posted a 41-27 win on Carbondale in a PEG League contest Monday at GSMS. Kevin Flohr Jr. led the 10-0 Cougars with 18 points. Willy Pelland tossed in seven. In the “B” game, the visiting Wolverines netted a 30-23 victory. Collin Thornton led Glenwood’s scorers with 12 points.Glenwood is off for the Thanksgiving break. They resume league play Nov. 30 in Parachute against St John.

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