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Area Sports Briefs

The Sopris Barracudas swim team will host the Deep Freeze Invitational meet today and Sunday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.The meet starts at noon today and then again at 9 a.m. on Sunday. There will be nearly 30 Barracudas swimming against teams from Grand Junction, Aspen, Delta, Summit and Montrose, for a total of about 132 swimmers.

Despite 15 points from Grant Fegan, the Glenwood Springs seventh-grade boys basketball A team fell to Aspen, 34-30, on Thursday night at Aspen Middle School. Pete Ray and Vinson Marr each scored four points for the Cougars.The Cougars’ B team also fell to Aspen, by a score of 26-14. Diego Lopez added six points for Glenwood and Sergio Estrada chipped in four.Both games were the season finales for Glenwood as the A team finished with a 6-6 record and the B team had a 2-6-1 record.

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is still accepting registration forms for youth hoops at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Local youth boys and girls grades third through sixth are eligible to participate. Age is determined as of Dec. 31 of the current year. Girls and boys will learn the fundamentals of basketball through practice and games in a fun and engaging forum. Practices and games will be held Monday-Thursday from 4 p.m. 8 p.m. at the Community Center starting Jan. 7. Registrations are being taken on a first come-first served basis. There will be a $5 late fee for registrations taken after Dec. 1. Fees for participation are as follows: Resident $45 and non-resident $48. Only athletic shoes are allowed for participation. Information: Recreation Department, 384-6301 or go to and download a registration form for the 2007-08 Youth Hoops Season.

The Colorado Rocky Mountain School hosts its biggest climbing team event of the 2007-08 season from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 – an American Bouldering Series (ABS)-sanctioned competition, bringing scores of climbers to CRMS’s extensive climbing wall. The Dec. 8 event at the CRMS Gym is and is open to the public and in 2006 it drew 80 participants. Categories range from open to recreational; climber registration is at 5:30 pm. It is the only local ABS climbing event of 2007, though a competition will be held in Glenwood Springs in January. The CRMS competition will feature climbers with a strong chance to be competitive on a national level, including CRMS junior Hayden Kennedy (son of Climbing magazine founder Michael Kennedy), who did not compete last season due to injury. Information: Jeremy Simon, 963-2562.

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