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Area sports briefs

GSHS cheer squadhosting mini-clinicThe Glenwood Springs High School cheerleading team will host a mini-clinic for children ages 5-12 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 22. The cost is $20 per person, and the clinic will be taught with all age groups in mind. Participants will be shown cheer and jump techniques, a dance and basic stunting. Participants will perform at halftime of the Glenwood Springs High School vs. Delta basketball in the evening.Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Glenwood Springs High School lobby.Information: Jody Jordan, 947-1809.State snowshoe championship this monthin Vail ValleyThe Colorado state snowshoe championship will be decided Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Pazzo’s Meadow Mountain 9-miler.The race starts at Meadow Mountain at 10 a.m. and the course consists of the finest untracked powder available on the day of the event.Participants can pre-register by calling (970) 845-0931. Forms are also available at, and registration is also available the day of the event.Alpine Bank Classic, Rat Race on tap Jan. 15The Alpine Bank Classic, followed by the 34th annual Rat Race, is scheduled for Saturday at the Spring Gulch Nordic Center.The Alpine Bank Classic is a Nordic skiing Junior Olympic Qualifier and a Mountain Cup event for High School athletes. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the race begins at 10:30 a.m.The Rat Race is a fund-raising event for the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Nordic team and starts at 3 p.m. This year, costumes are mandatory for all Rat Race skiers (optional for spectators).The CRMS Nordic team will also hold a fund-raising dinner on Friday on the school’s campus. The lasagna dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and includes the premiere of the short film “August 7th” and music from Tribal Fusion and the Hell Roaring String Band, along with the lasagna dinner, drink and dessert.Information: 963-2562; open gymbasketball dates setThe Carbondale Recreation Department will hold adult pickup basketball games at the Carbondale Middle School gym from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. The drop-in fee is $5 per person.Information: Woodsie, 704-4116.Adult basketball, indoor soccer registrationsThe Glenwood Springs Recreation Department is accepting registrations for a men’s recreational basketball and adult coed indoor soccer leagues.Men’s basketball league games are on Tuesday and Thursday nights for 10 weeks beginning Jan. 11 at the community center. Cost is $350 for resident-area teams and $375 for nonresident teams.Adult coed indoor soccer league games start Jan. 23 and will continue Sunday evenings for 10 weeks on at the community center gym.Team fee is $200 for residents and $225 to nonresidents. Both leagues are limited to the first paying six teams.Information: Andy, 384-6318.Rec hockey playoffsstart SundayThe Glenwood Springs recreational hockey league playoffs start Sunday with the B-league first round.Climate Control took the top seed with a record of 7-1, finishing just ahead of the No Name Hockey Club (6-1-1). The playoffs start at 8 a.m. Sunday, with games following at 9:30 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The second round of the double-elimination tournament is slated for Jan. 23.The A-league tournament starts Tuesday night. Trash earned the regular-season crown with an undefeated record (7-0-1), while X-team was second at 5-2-1.

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