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Area Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Mark “Smitty” Smith drained a hole-in-one Tuesday at Glenwood Springs Golf Club.

Swinging a 7-iron, Smith’s shot covered 152 yards and was witnessed by Ashton Durrett, Danny Adams and Mark Becker.

The Sopris Barracuda swim club’s trip to last weekend’s Aspen Yellow Leaf Invitational yielded a high finish.

Combined, the Sopris boys and girls finished third with 1,480 points. The girls finished first with 1,154 points and the Barracuda boys took fourth with 326 points.

Charlie Mechling led the Sopris medal charge, winning eight events (girls 9-10 100-yard backstroke, 1:18.57; 50 breaststroke, 38.36; 50 butterfly, 1:22.93; 100 individual medley, 1:17.25; 100 freestyle, 1:10.69; 100 back, 1:24.51; 200 free, 2:37.13; 200 IM, 2:52.8).

James Sowash won the boys 11-12 100 back (1:40.76), Jack Cassidy the boys 11-12 200 breast (3:09.85) and the 100 back (1:17.66), Kaitlyn Vanderhoof the girls 8-and-under 100 free (1:52.88), Maddie Mechling the girls 6U 25 breast (40.36), Zeb Thorsen the boys 9-10 50 fly (51.4) and the 100 free (1:25.54), Ashley Roper the girls 13-14 200 free (2:13.24) and Clara Thorsen the girls 13-14 200 fly (3:20.47).

Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association is hosting a gear swap and final registration event Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center (in the Sopris A room).

Gear donations can be brought to Sharp Edge Hockey in downtown Glenwood.

Questions/information: T.K. (gear swap),; Jon (registration),

Roan Plateau Soccer is looking for coaches for its spring U18 boys team.

The positions are volunteer posts and the season runs from March through late May/early June. Practices are held three days per week and games are on Saturdays, with an occasional Sunday thrown in.

The team has been playing in the state league, but the decision to play in the state league or the Western Slope League will be decided by the coaches, players, parents and club directors.

Information: (970) 870-0183.

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 until Nov. 3.

Information: Bill Beasley, (970) 471-0934.

Registration is now open for New Castle Recreation’s girls youth basketball program (third through sixth grades).

Register online at

Information: 984-3352.

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