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Area Sports Briefs

Charlie Wertheim recorded a time of 18 minutes and 27 seconds on a hilly West Glenwood course to win Sunday’s Banzai Run 5K. Basalt’s Catharine Pieck won the women’s division of the race with a time of 23:14.

There were 31 total runners and walkers in the event, which was a benefit for the Colorado Animal Rescue. For complete race results, see the scoreboard section of the paper on page 14.

Defiance Volleyball Club will be holding an organizational meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Club registration forms and information will be handed out. All girls in the fifth through 12th grades are welcome to join.

Contact Denise Greene, club director, at 984-3813 or with questions.

The Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball program had quite a run last week, winning three of its four games.

The A squad beat Riverside 35-17 on Thursday after defeating Aspen 28-22 on Tuesday.

Against Riverside, Grant Fegan scored 13 points to pace the GSMS Cougars. Logan Holmberg added six points and Kenneth Madrid and Collin Page each scored four. Fegan poured in eight points against Aspen, followed by Vinson Marr with seven and Holmberg with five.

The GSMS B team split its games, knocking off Riverside 27-14 and losing to Aspen 27-22.

Sergio Estrada and Kevin Rangel led Glenwood with six points against Riverside, while Carlos Santacruz and Anthony Bencomo chipped in with four apiece. Bencomo, Estrada, Rangel and Jesus Salinas each scored four points versus Aspen.

The New Castle Pride U14 girls advanced soccer team finished in first place in the Western Slope League for the fall soccer season, ending the year with a 9-1 league record. The Pride scored a total of 32 goals and allowed just six over the course of the season.

The team includes defenders Becca Mitchell, Alicia Hampton, Hunter Harbottle, Lynsey Atkinson, Paige Libby and goalkeeper Brittany Young, midfielders Allie Ehlers, Lauren Jacobsen, Eileen Klomhaus, Courtney Reece and Gabby Sjogren and forwards Kelsey Fauser, Paige Ryan and Amanda Wenzel.

The team is coached by Lori Wenzel.

This year’s Turkey Day 5K race is set for Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 27) at 10 a.m. at the Glenwood Springs Golf Course. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Keeping with tradition, registration for the race remains at $5, which includes a scenic race course, a post-race party, friend and community camaraderie and a metabolism boost. Proceeds benefit the Carbondale Community School.

Preregistration is encouraged by visiting the school or calling Karen or Jim at 945-2026.

There will be a spaghetti benefit dinner for Grand Valley High School football and girls basketball coach Mike Johnson at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Johnson, who’s been in and out of the hospital numerous times battling infections following a Sept. 12 appendectomy, is facing mounting medical costs. All proceeds of Thursday’s dinner, which will be held at the GVHS cafeteria, will help cover those expenses. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family.

If you would like to help in any way, just bring food or call 285-5705 and ask for Dave Walck, Lynda McFarland or Trish Epperson. An account for Johnson has been set up at Alpine Bank for anyone wishing to make a donation.

Defiance Volleyball Club will be holding all-age tryouts on Nov. 22 at Coal Ridge High School. Fifth- through eighth-graders should attend from 4-6 p.m. and ninth- through 12th-graders should attend from 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact Denise Greene, club director, at 984-3813 or with questions.

Accelerate Human Performance is offering dryland youth snow sport training with Kim Lundin. All ski or snowboard competitors from the Roaring Fork Valley are welcome.

Intense conditioning, plyometrics and whole-body-vibration training is included. Class meets on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. at Accelerate HPC (1512 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs).

Call Kim at 948-1725 for information or to sign up.

Join the Sunlight Winter Sports Club on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hotel Colorado for the official Buddy Werner, T-Squad and Freestyle Team registration. (Sunlight Mountain Resort’s official opening day is Dec. 5.)

After registering, join the club at 7:30 p.m. to watch the all-new Teton Gravity Research film, “Under the Influence,” to ring in the new season.

The 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 Call Bob Lockard at 618-2101 for more information.

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