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Area sports briefs

GSMS eighth-grade girls sweep Basalt

The Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball teams swept Basalt in the Cougars’ season opener on Thursday.

Glenwood won the A game 30-27 and took the B contest 22-8.

Katrina Selsor paced the A team with 14 points, while Natasha Derby and Janessa Foraker posted six and four, respectively.

Lisa Ruiz was Glenwood’s top scorer in the B game with seven points. Hannah Thimsen pitched in four points.

Redstone Sled Dog Races coming up

The 21st annual Redstone Sled Dog Races are scheduled for Jan. 29-30 at the Chair Mountain Stables behind the coke ovens in Redstone. The races run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. There is also an open-entry cardboard sled derby following Sunday’s last race.

GSHS cheer squad hosting mini-clinic

The Glenwood Springs High School cheerleading team will host a mini-clinic for children ages 5-12 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. 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 technique, a dance and basic stunting. All participants will perform at the halftime of the Glenwood Springs- Delta basketball in the evening.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Glenwood Springs High School lobby.

Information: Jody Jordan, 947-1809.

State snowshoe championship in Vail Valley

The Colorado state snowshoe champion 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 can also be downloaded online at Registration is also available the day of the event.

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