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Area Sports Briefs

Glenwood Springs’ cross-country team had a little fun at Saturday’s Montrose Relays. And that was the point.Athletes were partnered up to run mile repeats. One person ran a mile, then their partner ran a mile, and so on. Co-ed, all-girls and all-boys divisions ran. Glenwood’s Katrina Selsor and Kellen Fockler paired up to finish fourth in the co-ed division, while Melissa Buchanan and Ryan Yost were 10th in co-ed.In the girls division, the Demons’ Meg Waibel and Laura Young placed second and Anna Wiltse and Allison Brown ran to third.”The kids all ran great, which speaks volumes considering that regionals is this Saturday,” Glenwood coach Mike Schneiter said. “We feel like the kids are peaking at just the right time, and all of our hard weeks of practice are paying off.”The Demons head to Delta Saturday for the 4A cross-country regionals. The varsity girls race is slated for 9:30 a.m., while the boys run at 10:15.

The Glenwood Springs eighth-grade volleyball team just finished a perfect season with a 9-0 record. After a 6-0 regular season, the squad won another three matches at the PEG tournament on Oct. 6.Coached by Shelli Shideler and Jeanne Holmberg, Glenwood first knocked off Basalt, 2-0 (25-19, 25-17). The team then faced Rifle twice, winning the first match 2-1 (21-25, 25-21, 15-9) and the second 2-0 (25-9, 25-14).

Dick Hunter sank a hole-in-one at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Saturday. Witnessed by John Pelland, Sharon Williams and Phil Gallagher, a 6-iron-wielding Hunter found the cup on the 160-yard third hole.

Key turnovers cost Glenwood (Kellog) in a 12-9 loss to Aspen (Beirne) in Three Rivers Youth Football action over the weekend.Glenwood outplayed Aspen from the onset, but fumbles in the red zone proved too costly to overcome.Tristan Denton sacked Aspen’s quarterback and forced a fumble and Bryce Crowdis recovered. Garrett Lowe and Skyler Sutherland had multiple tackles in the backfield.In another play, Denton and Crowdis sacked Aspen’s quarterback. Grady Kellog also had a pair of sacks.The game came down to the final minutes as Glenwood moved the ball down the field to Aspen’s 4-yard line with Cody Chandler, Brody Kellogg, Roger Gauthier and Crowdis running the ball.The offensive line, consisting of Lowe, Sutherland, Jake Bailey, Grady Kellog, Gabe Quintana, Zach Peterson and Jake McAvoy, pushed Aspen’s defense downfield, but the clock ran out on Glenwood’s hope for a victory.

Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation is offering After School Hoops and Adrenaline Action Activities youth programs starting Nov. 1.After School Hoops is for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 1-20, at the Glenwood Springs Elementary School gym. Sessions go from 3:30-4:45 p.m. and teach kids the fundamentals of basketball before the youth hoops season begins in January.The registration fee is $40 for residents and $48 for nonresidents. Sign up by Oct. 25.Adrenaline Action Activities is a program for first-, second- and third-graders that explores traditional and nontraditional games like dodgeball and kickball, frisbee tag, pop-n-do and capture-the-football. The program runs from Nov. 7 to Dec. 12 on Wednesdays, with sessions running from 3:30-4:45 p.m.Registration is $40 for residents and $46 for nonresidents. Sign up by Oct. 24.Information: Glenwood Springs Community Center, 384-6301.

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