Area Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springs, CO ColoradoBernie Boettcher won the 45- to 49-year-old age group at last week’s Xterra Trail Running National Championship.The Silt resident clocked a time of 1 hour, 16 minutes and 16 seconds on the 21-kilometer course in Bend, Ore., to top out in his age group.More than 400 runners from 21 states registered for the trail races.
Registration is now open for New Castle Recreation’s girls youth basketball program (third through sixth grades).Register online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org.Information: 984-3352.
Carbondale Middle School finished second in the eighth-grade division at the weekend’s Western Slope Middle School Championships at Mesa State College.Carbondale lost to Centennial Middle School (Montrose) in the division’s championship match.Finishing fourth among eighth-grade squads was Glenwood Springs Middle School and another Carbondale Middle School team finished in a tie for ninth.The Western Slope tourney was played under a 4-on-4 format.
The Glenwood Springs Basketball Officials Association is looking for men and women to officiate high school basketball for the upcoming hoops season. Officials are compensated for officiating and their travel time.Classes are at Glenwood Springs High School, room 4104, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings (starting tonight) until Nov. 3. Information: Bill Beasley, (970) 471-0934.
The Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association (GSYHA) is taking registrations for 2008-09 season at http://www.eteamz.com/gsyha. Fees for boys and girls 5 to 8 years old range from $150 to $250. GSYHA provides area youths in the Roaring Fork Valley a chance to participate in recreational and competitive hockey programs.Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is going on now for teams interested in playing adult ice hockey at the Glenwood Springs Community Center this winter.The Glenwood adult ice hockey league is for participants 18 and older and runs from November through mid-March. Divisions are available for every ability level and there will be an open coed division.Register by Oct. 22 as space is limited. Games begin Nov. 2 and there will be a managers meeting on Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the community center.Visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com for detailed information or contact Lew Grant, the ice rink coordinator, at 384-6318.
The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) is looking for a few good high school basketball experts. CHSAA is seeking tournament selection committee members to select, seed and place the 48 teams that will advance to Class 4A girls, 4A boys and 5A boys state tournaments.Qualifications for interested parties include a background in high school basketball as a player, coach, adult spectator, administrator or basketball official within the past 10 years, being open to attend a minimum of 20 regular season games (with no reimbursement) and a willingness to work with representatives of 4A and 5A basketball leagues throughout the state. Also, there are three mandatory meeting that committee members must attend, including one in the preseason and one mid-season.Representatives are especially needed for the northern and western parts of the state.Get more information and the application at http://www.chsaa.org. Information: Bert Borgmann, (303) 344-5050.
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