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Area sports briefs

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Glenwood Blue earns 5-0 shutoutRyan Buchanan scored a pair of goals to lead the Glenwood Blue u-12 boys soccer team to a 5-0 victory over Aspen last weekend.Riley Heald, Jake Lincoln and Alex Henderson each chipped in a goal apiece in the shutout effort.The Blue team moves to 3-1 on the season and competes in the Glenwood tournament this weekend at Gates Soccer Park on the Colorado Mountain College-Spring Valley campus.Patterson, Griffith win Lead King Loop half-marathonChristain Griffith held off Todd Kennedy to take top overall honors at the Lead King Loop half-marathon held last weekend near Marble.Griffith posted a time of 2 hours, 1 minute, 32 seconds, beating Kennedy by 49 seconds.Bernie Boettcher and Garrett Graubins led the field early, but took a wrong turn that ultimately cost the race. Boettcher rallied to finish third at 2:05:24.Marie Voss Patterson was the fastest female competitor with a time of 2:25:41. Mary Lewis was second and Andrea Sprung took third on the women’s side.Forneys, Strouds take honors at Frolic ‘n’ Finale golf tourneyBrandon and Deanna Forney finished first in the gross scoring of the Frolic ‘n’ Finale couples chapman tournament held at Rifle Creek Golf Course.Robert and Lynn Stroud won the championship flight in net scoring.In the first flight, George and Peggy Back won the gross and Bill and Karen Jones took the net scoring title.Youth climbing class starts Oct. 5The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department will hold a youth climbing class sessions Oct. 5-26 and Nov. 2-23. The beginner-intermediate classes are open to ages 7-14 and meet on Tuesdays from 3:45-5 p.m.The fee is $32 ($38 nonresident). Registration deadline for the first session is Friday.Information: officials course offeredVoluntary instructional classes for community members interested in officiating grade school and high school basketball games this season will be conducted Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High School through Oct. 27.Instruction culminates with a certification test on Nov. 1.Information: Nicholas Senn, 618-2111; Jay Rickstrew, 379-4863.CorrectionAspen Lent, a member of the Glenwood Gymnastics Academy team, was misidentified in an area sports brief that appeared in the Sept. 14 edition. Lent earned a blue ribbon in the balance beam at the meet.Glenwood Charity Race Series Final Two Races on tapThe final two races of the Property Shop’s Glenwood Charity Race series begins this weekend with the Citizen’s Two Rivers Run, Saturday at 9 a.m. at Two Rivers Park. The final race of the series will be the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle, on Saturday Oct. 9.Runners who complete three of the four races in the series receive a finisher medal to be awarded at the final race of the series and will be eligible for a raffle entry for a Fitness Treadmill donated from Healthstyles, or three nights at Red Mountain Adventure Spa, or a weekend condo in Moab.All proceeds benefit the local non-profits of the Advocate Safehouse Project, Special Olympics, Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation, and Literacy Outreach.For more information contact or 945-8503 ext. 3336.For more information contact or 945-8503 ext. 3336.

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