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The New Castle Pride U14 competitive soccer team recently completed an undefeated Western Slope State League Fall season at 9-0-1. Following a season opening tie at Montrose, the girls ran the table, outscoring opponents 35-6 and posting six shutouts.Leading scorers Alicia Cokley, Cassie Blackard and Rebecca Mitchell led the attack, while Bella Barnum, Zoe Reece, Kelsey Fauser and Alyssa Jacobs anchored the midfield and defense. Goalie Ciara Chacon denied any opportunities the opposition would earn.

Rifle senior Megan McWilliams received honorable mention for the RockyPreps Class 4A All-State softball team announced Thursday. McWilliams, who split time between pitching and shortstop, hit .518 in her final year as a Bear, hit three home runs and knocked in a team best 32 RBIs. She posted a 7-2 record on the mound.

The 21st annual Turkey Day 5K run/walk will be held at the Glenwood Springs Golf Course Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. Cost to enter the race is $5, with proceeds going to benefit the Carbondale Community School and to help cover medical expenses for the family of Paul Driskill. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the golf course clubhouse. The race starts at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done by calling Jim or Karen at 945-2026 for details. The race will be held regardless of weather.



The Mount Sopris Nordic Council will sponsor its 22nd annual Mountain Sports sale on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Gym.Individuals may buy or sell equipment for cross-country and alpine skiing, snowboarding, cycling, boating, camping, hockey and everything outdoors.Equipment check-in is today from 4-7 p.m. at the CRMS gym. All sale proceeds will benefit the trails at Spring Gulch Nordic Ski Area near Carbondale, so don’t be shy about making a purchase or two.Information: Mark, 309-3655.

Glenwood Spring Soccer Club tryouts for the boys U11U18 and girls U11-U14 will be held at Colorado Mountain College Gates Soccer Complex fields on Nov. 12 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.Players who were not rostered for the Fall 2007 season and are interested in playing on a spring competitive team should attend this last tryout session. Please come ready to play and bring a copy of your birth certificate and a school picture. Information: Glenwood Springs Soccer Club, 945-6091 or soccer@sopris.net.



The Roan Plateau Soccer Association is looking for coaches for its U18 boys team during the 2008 spring state league. This is a volunteer position with a time commitment spanning from March through the end of May.Practices are held three days a week for two hours. The season consists of five home and five away games and travel could be as far as Pueblo. Coaches should have a competitive soccer background.Information: 876-0183.

The Basalt High School girls basketball team is searching for an assistant coach for the upcoming season.Information: 384-5957.


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