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Area Sports Briefs

The Glenwood Springs-Rifle boys basketball game scheduled for Wednesday night in Rifle was rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The original date had to be pushed back due to weather conditions on Wednesday.

While the high school volleyball season is long over, the club volleyball season hit the court for Glenwood Springs High School’s Toni Gottschalck.Playing for the Front Range Volleyball Club Mountain Division 17-Crimson team, the junior starred in the team’s 3-1 record at a recent tournament at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs. The mark helped them take fifth in the tourney, and Gottschalck was a big contributor.”Toni provided very solid blocking, serving and leadership throughout the day,” said coach Aaron Shepardson in a press release.

Sunlight Ski Team’s young members kicked off their competitive season with a Roaring Fork Series giant slalom race at Aspen Mountain last Thursday.Luke Prosence, a J-5 racer, notched the squad’s highest finish, taking fourth with a time of 38.3 seconds. Cooper Cornelius, 8 years old and a J-6 skier, came in two spots back with a time of 39.91.Quinn Kimminau placed 14th in boys J-4 action (42.01), a spot ahead of Alphonse Fischer (44.97).Former Sunlight Ski Teamer Travis Lundin took fourth in the J-4 race (34.06).On the event’s girls side, Sunlight’s Grace McSwain timed in at 42.68 seconds to finish ninth in the J-4 race.

With a 54-32 win over the Bears at Rifle on Tuesday night, the Glenwood Springs girls C team basketball team improved to 5-0 on the season.The Demons started with a strong offensive attack to take a commanding lead in the first quarter, 14-3. Kenzie Kuhn played her first game of the season in impressive fashion after returning from a knee injury, leading the demons with 15 points and several key assists. Other top scorers were Kristy Moore, with 11 points and Leah Mansfield, with nine, but every player on the Demons’ roster scored. The team travels next to Battle Mountain on Jan. 10 at 4 p.m.

The next United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned youth bowling league will begin at noon on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Rifle Fireside Lanes. Arrive early to sign up for either the bantam league (first through fourth grades) or the youth league (fifth through 12th grades).Information: Jack, 625-2231.

The Glenwood Springs Community Center is holding a free ice skating session for everyone tonight (Jan. 11) from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Glenwood Springs Police Department will pay for all skate rentals for kids under 14, so if you see an officer say thanks. There will be hot chocolate, hot dogs and giveaways, all provided free during the event. Skate rentals are limited so bring your own if you have them. Admission is free and skate rentals are $2 for those 14 years and older.Visit for more information.

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