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MONTROSE, Colorado” Rifle nailed down its first softball win of 2008, taking the opener of a two-game Saturday set at Montrose, 11-3.

The second game didn’t treat the Bears quite as well, however. Montrose’s Andrea Flowers broke a 3-all tie with a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to send Rifle away with a split.

The Bears (1-2) are off until next weekend’s Peach Fuzz Tournament in Grand Junction. Rifle opens play Friday against Cortez (5 p.m.) at Kronkright Softball Complex and then returns to the diamond Saturday for games against Grand Junction (11 a.m.) and Durango (3 p.m.).



Glenwood Springs Soccer Club begins its games after Labor Day. If your child is interested in paying soccer, the club is still accepting players for developmental teams in the following age groups: girls 4 to 12 years old and boys 4-10 and 13-14.

Fees are $45 to $90 and some scholarships are available. Contact the club immediately at soccer@sopris.net or 945-6091 if interested.



The Tri-Glenwood Triathlon is looking for volunteers for a number of jobs, most of which take place on race day, Sept. 7. Volunteers receive a T-shirt and a ticket to the post-race picnic.

To volunteer or for information, call Kim at 945-7724.

El Jebowl in El Jebel is taking league sign-ups for the fall.

Spots are open in the following leagues: Monday night women’s, meeting Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m., league starts Sept. 8 (four-woman teams); Friday night mixed, meeting Aug. 22 at 7 p.m., league starts Sept. 5 (three-person teams).

Call Terry at 945-8485 to sign up or for more information.

Accelerate Human Performance is offering athletic performance training programs for students in the sixth through 12th grades and adults this fall.

Three eight-week programs begin the week of Sept. 8.

“High School Winter Sports Conditioning” focuses on speed, agility, power, core strength and multi-directional quickness for basketball, ice hockey and snow sports. Sessions are geared for both boys and girls and are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

“Middle School Fitness” enhances agility, coordination, endurance, muscular development and self confidence. Sessions are for boys and girls and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Accelerate also runs an “Adult Golf Moves” program that features golf drills with targeted exercise to improve drive length and accuracy. Sessions begin Sept. 9 and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Sign up for classes on Aug. 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Parents must be present at sign-up for students under 18 years old. Call John at 379-1375 or 947-8900 or visit 1512 Grand Avenue, Suite 104.


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