Area sports briefs
Sunlight Mountain Resort’s Joslin run served as the site of Saturday and Sunday’s Rocky Mountain Region J5 Ski Finale.
More than 200 9- to 10-year-old racers from Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan and Utah were in attendance to participate in slalom and giant slalom events.
Among the masses were a handful of Sunlight Ski Team Buddy Werner racers.
Luke Prosence used home-mountain advantage to turn in the Sunlight team’s top performance, taking first in Saturday’s afternoon giant slalom race. He did that with a 52.05-second record. Teammate Cornelius Cooper also skied strong in the event, timing in at 54.52 seconds for a 10th-place finish.
Prosence did well in the morning giant slalom race as well, taking fifth (46.72).
Cooper returned on Sunday to take 16th in the p.m. slalom race (53.51). Prosence took 21st (55.37) in that one and 28th (50.52) in his a.m. slalom run.
For the Buddy Werner girls, Carol Stepniewski was 15th in Saturday’s morning giant slalom race (50.22) and 22nd in the afternoon GS race (58.88).
Madison Stevens also competed for the Sunlight Ski Team at J5s.
Two Rivers Cycling Team will be holding an informational meeting starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 31 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Two Rivers Cycling is a junior development cycling team seeking cyclists from ages 8 to 18. All ability levels are welcome. No prior racing experience necessary. Adult cyclists interested in volunteering are also welcome to attend.
Information: Bill Sommers, 876-2187.
Pre-registration is now open for the 2008 Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team at http://www.roaringforktriteam.com. The 14-week, summer training program begins May 7 and culminates in the Tri for the Cure sprint distance triathlon Aug. 3. A question and answer orientation meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. for Thursday, April 24 at Glenwood Medical Associates, 1830 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs. Space is limited. Pre-registration encouraged.
Glenwood Springs needs youth soccer referees. There will be opportunities to become certified at Glenwood Springs High School on March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and March 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A full certification for Grade 8, 17-hour course will be available for new referees and will be $50 per participant.
There will also be a re-certification clinic for Grade 8 on March 30 at GSHS from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. which will be $45 per participant. This will be the last class before the season starts. Don’t miss this opportunity. If you haven’t gotten re-certified and haven’t been able to attend the other classes here is your last chance.
Information: Russell Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or 945-2800 or 618-9552
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Glenwood Springs High School’s girls basketball team needed one last win to defend its conference title Saturday afternoon on the road at Battle Mountain.