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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

DELTA, Colorado ” Courtney Bender, a junior at Colorado Rocky Mountain School who plays tennis for Glenwood Springs High School, finished third at Thursday and Friday’s Class 4A Region 8 girls tennis tournament.

The No. 2 singles player narrowly missed out on a state berth that a top-two finish would have netted her.

Still, Bender went 3-1 during the two-day tournament. She rallied from a set down to win a match on Friday.



“Sometimes I felt like I could play better,” Bender said. “Sometimes, I don’t know, it’s been a mixture of things. … I feel like I adjusted a little bit to what each girl brought to the match.”

Bender hopes to take this year’s experience and apply it toward a state push next year.



“Well, I think I’m just going to try my hardest every match,” she said, “and not be afraid of losing.”

RIFLE, Colorado ” Corey Baker drained a hole-in-one at Rifle Creek Golf Course on Thursday. Baker’s shot found the cup from 328 yards out on the par-4 eighth hole. Randy Winkler, Clint Bartels and Wes Cherry witnessed the shot.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Chomp’s Deli is starting a beach volleyball league, with Tuesday night and Sunday day games starting May 24 and running through the summer. Four-person teams can sign up, free of charge, by visiting Chomp’s Deli (172 W. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs) or by calling (303) 517-9993.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Three Rivers Youth Football registration will be held at Glenwood Springs Elementary School May 11-12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All interested third- through sixth-graders who live in Glenwood Springs are encouraged to attend registration as teams fill quickly.

Online registration is available by visiting http://www.tryfootball.org. Contact Susie Kellogg at 309-4980 with questions.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Registration is now open for the May 10 Mother’s Day Mile. The one-mile race starts at 1 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the programs of the Advocate Safehouse Project.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Mother’s Day Mile, recognition will be given to the Garfield County First Responders, who have maintained safety for the staff, volunteers and clients. First responders of Garfield County are invited to attend with complimentary registration.

All participants will receive a goody bag, a finish-line rose, homemade pie and a chance to win age-group awards from Eldoret, Kenya. A gift basket silent auction will be held under the big tent.

Register in person at Glenwood Medical Associates or online at http://www.advocatesafehouse.org or at http://www.active.com. The cost is $15 per person or $55 per family.


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