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Climbing competition

winners named

Paul Pierce, Bridget Mathison and Jim Sellers were the top three overall finishers at the Sopris Showdown Bouldering Contest Saturday, Nov. 6, at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale.

Pierce and Sellers also finished one-two in the men’s advanced division. Mathison took first place and CRMS student took second place in the advanced women’s division.

Fifty climbers, including 30 CRMS students, participated in the American Bouldering Series event.

Rifle 3-on-3 basketball tourney slated

A 3-on-3 basketball tournament for any student in grades 6-8 is slated for Saturday and Sunday at Rifle High School.

Saturday’s action runs from 2-6 p.m. and resumes on Sunday at noon.

Cost is $5 per player and prizes will be awarded. Proceeds benefit Rifle High School’s boys basketball team.

Registration forms are available up at Rifle and New Castle town halls or the main office at Rifle High School.

Information: Jesse Harris, 984-3163 or 618-1786; Ryan Muldoon, 984-2768.

Adult climbing class offered

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department is offering adult climbing classes for intermediate and advanced climbers on its indoor climbing wall Wednesday.

Classes are open to those 18 and older and meet Wednesday’s through Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m. The registration deadline is today and the fee is $54 ($64 nonresident).

Youth Hoops registrations being accepted

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for their annual Youth Hoops basketball program for third- through sixth-grade boys and girls.

Cost is $45 for residents and $50 for nonresidents.

Team practices are scheduled to begin Dec. 13. Registrations received after Nov. 26 will be accepted on an availability basis only.

Information, Andy, 384-6318.

Adult open gym basketball dates set

The Carbondale Recreation Department will be conducting adult pickup basketball games at the Carbondale Middle School gym from 7-9 p.m. Thursday nights. The drop-in fee is $5 per person.

Information: Woodsie, 704-4116.

Youth bike helmet giveaway set

As part of the Safety First Helmet program for youth cyclists, new bicycle helmets for kids aged 3-high school will be distributed to first 100 pre-reserved called at 10 a.m. on Nov. 20 at the Rocky Mountain Sports Medicine Orthopedic Clinic, located at 204 Basalt Center Circle in Basalt.

Helmets will be distributed one a first all, first-served basis.

Reservations: Roaring Fork Real Estate, 927-8080.

Glenwood gymnasts secure state berths

Competing in a meet in Gypsum on Nov. 6, five members of the Glenwood Gymnastics Academy team qualified for the state meet, to be held later this season.

Brittaney Cole qualified by compiling a combined score of 33.15 in all-around competition in the Level 6 meet.

Three team members ” Holly Brown, Alexandra DeLeo and Kayla Owens ” qualified at the Level 5 division. Aspen Lent also advanced to the state meet and won the Level 4 all-around meet title in Gypsum with a 33.95 score.

Two other Level 4 Glenwood Academy gymnasts ” Madison Goodstein and Stephanie Neuroth ” qualified for state in a previous meet.


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