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Area Sports Briefs

Bobby Julich stayed right on pace Saturday in the Tour of California, maintaining his fourth-place spot in the overall standings, heading into the race’s final day.CSC teammate Juan José Haedo won Saturday’s sixth stage, a 169.6K ride from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita.Julich, a Glenwood Springs High School graduate, remains 1 minute, 6 seconds behind race leader Levi Leipheimer. CSC’s Jens Voigt is holding onto the second-place spot, and Jason McCartney, who, like Leipheimer, rides for the Discovery Channel team, is in third.Today’s seventh and final stage will be a 124.7K, 10-lap, circuit race in downtown Long Beach.

The Rifle Middle School girls basketball team defeated Glenwood Middle School 31-15 for the eighth-grade PEG League basketball championship Feb. 17. The title was the fourth straight for Rifle.Glenwood ended its season with an 11-4 record.

The Glenwood Springs Ice Queens hockey team narrowly lost to the Eagle Down Valley Divas, 3-2 on Feb. 18. Glenwood goals were scored by Mary Lehrman assisted by Wendy Underwood and by Gina Guarascio. Goalie Sonya Hemmen stopped 25 of 28 shots-on-goal from the Divas, while the Queens fired 17 shots on the net. Up next, the Queens play March 3 at 6:15 p.m. at Dobson Arena in Vail. Admission is free.

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