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Area sports briefs

The Carbondale Soccer Club is currently accepting player registrations for boys and girls in divisions U6-U18 (Pre-K through 12th grade) for the spring season. The deadline is Jan. 15. Registration forms are available at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center, area schools or online at

For more information please call 704-1838. All players are encouraged to register as soon as possible to avoid wait lists as team rosters fill up.

Rifle High School is seeking both a girls and boys golf coach.

If interested, contact Michael Green at 665-7739.

Exclusive Athletic Club is holding a FitSwap event on Jan. 17. This is a chance for you to bring your gently used fitness accessories and apparel items to the club and swap them for something you can use.

There is no charge to swap items and those with nothing to exchange, but who would like to shop, may buy vouchers to pick up items at low prices. All monies collected will go to charity.

In addition, the general public may purchase a day pass for use of the Exclusive Athletic Club facilities on Jan. 17 for just $2 (the regular price is $10). Product samples and healthy refreshments will be served.

Items may be dropped off Jan. 10-15. For more details, visit or call 945-9107.

The Sunlight Ski Team’s Buddy Werner program began Jan. 3, but racers can still sign up Saturday mornings. Meet in the back of the Sunlight lodge and see Bob or Tish before skiing. Check in with either of them before 9 a.m. to pick up your racing bib and find out which coach your racer will be skiing with.

Racers should have tuned skis or snowboard, lift ticket or season pass, ski poles, helmet, gloves and lunch and be ready to ride the lift at 9 a.m. every Saturday.

Racers typically break for lunch and eat in the lodge anytime between 11 a.m. and noon. Racers can purchase a lunch at the lodge or bring a sack lunch.

After lunch, they’ll ski until 3 p.m. Parents can meet their racer in front of the lodge at that time. Racers are welcome to ski with parents or friends until 4 p.m. when the lift closes.

See for updates and a revised schedule for the year. Call Bob Lockard at 618-2101 or e-mail with questions.

Seven miles west of Carbondale is the Spring Gulch Nordic trail system and its 12 miles of groomed trails. All levels of skiers can find trails that will suit their abilities in this system.

Stop by the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to pick up a copy of the Spring Gulch map.

For backcountry skiing, head south to Avalanche Creek, just off Highway 133. The trail follows Avalanche Creek up a picturesque, steep-walled valley. This is also a good route for snowshoers. No dogs are allowed.

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