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Area Sports Briefs

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The winter sports meeting for all Glenwood Springs High School students and their parents will be tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the main gym.

If parents would like to fill out the paperwork prior to the meeting, go to gshs.rfsd.k12.co.us/local/ and find the “sports” tab. All forms are located there and can be downloaded.

Contact Craig Denney at 384-5553 with questions.

Ski and snowboard racers wanting to experience alpine racing and freestyle competition are invited to register for the Sunlight Ski Team, the Buddy Werner program or the Sunlight Freestyle Team.

Registration is under way, and discounts for early sign-ups are given to those registering before Dec. 1.

Sunlight Ski Team is comprised of advanced skiers 7-18 years old who are accomplished at their sport and ready to challenge themselves through developing new skills in competitive, Olympic-quality racing. The team’s dedicated members spend all their weekends and holidays training, traveling and competing in USSA-sanctioned races. Racers train weekends and after school every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at Sunlight Mountain.

Buddy Werner racers are recreational skiers and snowboarders 7-12 years old who like to rip it up one day a week. Gather at Sunlight Mountain each Saturday beginning on Jan. 3. Racers are on the hill from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with an adult volunteer coach. Skiers and snowboarders are invited to participate in as many as 10 days of skiing and racing this season. Racers learn the importance of skiing safely, under control at all times, and skiing with appointed coaches and teams.

Sunlight Freestyle members are advanced freestylers who meet for a full day on Saturdays throughout the season and for after-school sessions after Christmas. These snowboarders and skiers compete at local events and tear up Sunlight’s freestyle park, rails and jumps. Head coach Austin Hadley joins the team for an all-new program.

For a complete schedule, pricing information and online registration, visit http://www.sunlightskiteam.org. Call Bob Lockard at 618-2101 for more information.

Glenwood Springs Soccer Club is holding tryouts for advanced teams on the following days: U11-14 boys, today, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Gates Soccer Complex; U15-18 boys, today, 6-7:30 p.m. at Gates; U11-12 girls, Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Glenwood Park; makeup night, Nov. 10, 5-6 p.m. at Glenwood Park.

To be considered for an advanced team for the spring season, players are required to attend one tryout session. This includes any person who did not play soccer during the fall season and all players who played on a developmental team this season. Players currently playing on a Glenwood Ice advanced team are not required to attend tryouts.

Information: 945-6091; soccer@sopris.net.

The Banzai Run 5k is slated for Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. The race starts and finishes on Donegan Road in West Glenwood Springs. The hilly 3.1-mile, out-and-back course will take runners (or walkers) to the old golf driving range, through Ami’s Acres campground and up scenic Mitchell Creek Road before heading back to the finish line.

This run is a nice tuneup for Thanksgiving’s Turkey Day 5K.

To enter, bring a $20 check, made out to Colorado Animal Rescue, on race morning. Bring a friend and help out the animals.

Information: 945-0979.

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: 876-0183.


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