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Area sports briefs

Tryouts for the 2008 Colorado River Valley Little League season are scheduled for March 9 and 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Stoney Ridge Field in Silt (behind Roy Moore Elementary).

Children ages 9 to 14 who live within New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Parachute or Meeker are eligible to play in the CRVLL. Registration and tryouts are required even if the child previously played. Registration may be completed at the time of tryouts. At least one parent or legal guardian must be present, with three proofs of residence, an original or state-certified copy of the child’s birth certificate. Documents will be inspected and returned at registration.

For more information, including a description of the league boundaries, call Kim Quick at 625-5348 or e-mail

Interested in improving your bench press? Wonder if your technique is right in the squat or deadlift? Whatever your question, USA Powerlifting State Chairman Robb Grisham will be on hand at Exclusive Athletic Club on March 10 (1-8 p.m.) and March 11 (7 a.m.-noon) to answer it. Grisham will be available, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis to train with the general public or to answer your weightlifting and/or powerlifting questions.

Grisham is a world-class powerlifter and a certified referee for USA Powerlifting and the International Powerlifting Federation. He will be in Glenwood fresh off refereeing powerlifting events at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

Brian Mable Karate School tested 10 students on Feb. 29 in for the Tang Soo Do Karate Test, which is a demonstration of attitude, discipline, control, focus, balance, speed and power.

The testing board consisted of chief Instructor Brian Mable and instructors Dave Kluge, Ken Newton, Milada Lee and Pam Whittington. The school had eight students successfully passing to their 11th gup Gold Belts: Maya Erickson, Corey Erickson, Garyian Milligan, Cassidy Milligan, AJ Crowley, Kaylee Smith, Erica Diemoz and Carl Wright.

Zack Loter passed to his first gup Red Belt, his next advancement in rank will be to his Black Belt. Alex Henderson passed to his second gup Red Belt.

Seven Brian Mable Karate School students showed their skills on March 1 in the United States Karate Alliance tournament ” a point scoring event held twice a year in Gypsum by the James Lee Karate School. This is a traditional style of competition ” Kata or Forms, Kumite or Sparring.

With guidance from instructor Ken Newton, all did very well. Results were: Alex Henderson, first Kata, second Weapon Kata and first Kumite; Jerome Pizzelli, fourth Kata, first Weapon Kata and first Kumite; Walter Gorra, participation award Kata and Kumite; Pablo Gorra, third Kata and second Kumite; Shane Wright, second Kata, fourth Weapon Kata and second Kumite; Stephen Pizzelli, second Kata and second Kumite; Issac Lang, fourth Kata and participation award Weapon Kata and Kumite

All place finishers earned the honor of going to Nationals in Albuquerque, N.M,. this spring.

The National Barrel Horse Association District 10 is holding a membership drive for all barrel racers regardless of age or ability. The drive will be held March 15-16 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.

Exhibitions start at 10:30 a.m. on March 15 and are $5 each or two for $7. For more information go to or contact Connie Lyster at 970-326-8145 or

The Sunlight ski team is looking for volunteers to help work the J5 finale ski race at Sunlight Mountain Resort on March 15-16. Volunteers will receive lift tickets for the days they volunteer plus an additional ticket for another day. Lunch will also be included.

Information: Bill Kimminau, 379-2463 or

Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation is currently accepting registration for its spring adult co-ed and men’s softball leagues.

Leagues offered are Monday men’s D-comp, Tuesday co-ed rec, Wednesday co-ed D-comp, Thursday co-ed rec and Thursday men’s comp. All games will be played at Two Rivers Park or Sayre Park.

League play begins Monday, April 14, and will last eight weeks followed by an end-of-season tournament. Team fees range from $375 to $400. Team fees must accompany registration; no exceptions. The registration deadline is Friday, March 31. There will be a managers meeting on Wednesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Information: Shannon, 384-6314.

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