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Area Sports Briefs

Emily McDonald, who Colorado Rocky Mountain School graduate who swam with the Glenwood Springs High School team, continued her solid freshman campaign at Middlebury College (Vt.) over the weekend.

The former Colorado state medalist won the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.15) and the 50 butterfly (27.65) events in a weekend dual win over visiting Union College.

Middlebury improved to 6-1 on the season with the victory and travel to face Williams College on Saturday.

Rarely does a weekend pass without a race of some sort for Bernie Boettcher.

This past weekend was no different, as the Silt resident easily outpaced the field at Saturday’s Gateway Canyons Winter Warm-Up 5K race. He won in a time of 18 minutes, 8 seconds, more than two minutes ahead of runner-up Heath Hibbard from Montrose (20:41).

Boettcher’s wife, Jeanne Blatter, was the top runner in the women’s field and sixth overall. She finished in 26:03.

The race consisted of two laps around Gateway Canyons’ new trail system.

Registration for the 2008 season of Three Rivers Little League will be held 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, and Wednesday Feb. 13. Children who live within the Three River Little League boundaries are eligible to enroll to play baseball. Registration is required even if the child played previously.

Registration will be held at Carbondale Middle School, Basalt Middle School, and Glenwood Springs Elementary School. At least one parent or legal guardian must be present, with one proof of residence and an original or state-certified copy of the child’s birth certificate. The documents will be inspected and returned at registration. The season starts April 5.

Information: Eva Cerise, 963-3744.

The Glenwood Springs U14 girls soccer team is seeking one or two additional players. These roster spots are for serious players who are ready for the challenge of competing in the classic division of the CYS state soccer league.

If you are an advanced players, 13 or 14 years old, and would like to be considered for this opportunity, contact the Glenwood Soccer Club at 945-6091.

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