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Area Sports Briefs

The Rifle soccer team came up one goal short of getting its first win of the season in a 3-2 loss at Battle Mountain on Tuesday.

The Huskies worked to a 3-0 lead, but the Bears didn’t give up. Bear forwards Evan Muldoon and Scott Rust each scored goals to pull Rifle within one.

Rifle wasn’t able to find the net again however, as the Bears fell to the Huskies ” who have won the last three Class 4A Western Slope League titles.

Rifle will next host Moffat County today at 4 p.m.

The Barracudas will be back in the water at the Glenwood Springs Community Center beginning Oct. 1. New head coach Jamie Kujawa will be leading the team through an expanded winter Short Course season. The Western Slope League will host a minimum of one league meet per month, beginning with a meet in Aspen Oct. 20 and 21. In addition, swimmers will compete in one-day dual or tri meets with nearby teams on a regular basis.

The Short Course season will culminate in a Western Slope Short Course Championship meet mid-February, followed by Silver State and State Championships for qualifying swimmers. The Barracudas are tentatively planning to host a league meet at the Community Center Dec. 1-2.

Practice will run Monday through Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Community Center. Younger or less experienced swimmers are encouraged to come from 4-5:30 p.m., with the more seasoned group practicing from 5:30-7 p.m. The program costs $65 per month, plus membership to the Community Center and Colorado Swimming, Inc.

Information: or call Jessica Hood, 948-8637.

The fourth annual Lead King Loop 25k and the Marble Quarry Climb 12.5K will be held on Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m. The Lead King Loop, sponsored by Bighorn Toyota and Independence Run and Hike, was named “Most Scenic in Colorado” by Colorado Runner Magazine for 2006.

Come run or hike and enjoy the fall colors, tech T-shirt, great lunch, prizes and raffle. Sign up at Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale, at or Race-day registration is available but there is a $5 discount if you sign up before. Marble schools will receive 100 percent of the proceeds.

Information: Craig, 704-1275.

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