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Area Sports Briefs

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

John Gilcrest hit a hole-in-one at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Tuesday. Swinging a 6-iron, Gilcrest sunk his ace from 163 yards out. The shot was witnessed by Ashton Durrett.

Are you interested in giving your young skier or snowboarder an adventure in alpine ski or snowboard competition? Consider Sunlight Winter Sports Club’s Buddy Werner race or freestyle programs or the ski team competitive program.

Designed for skiers 6 to 15 years old, these programs develop snow skills in a fun, kid-oriented program tailored to give children a healthy experience in alpine or freestyle competition.

Buddy Werner program: Participants meet in small groups with a volunteer adult coach on Saturdays, January through March. Skiers are instructed in the basics of ski racing and team participation with an emphasis on learning slalom, giant slalom, and super giant slalom under close supervision by experienced coaches and parents who are accomplished skiers. Boarders train and race according to the Buddy Werner schedule, receiving instruction and race experience in alpine snowboard racing divisions in slalom, giant slalom and super giant slalom.

Freestyle team program: The freestyle program is for skiers and snowboarders who enjoy hitting the park and half-pipe. Youth, aged 8 through 16, participate and train on Sunlight Mountain Resort’s terrain park and table-top jumps.

Sunlight Ski Team program: SWSC’s J5, J4 and J3 programs emphasize and refine racing skills in an atmosphere that prepares 8- to 13-year-old racers for competitive alpine ski racing.

Sign up before Nov. 15 and save $50. Join online at Questions? Call Bob Lockard at 618-2101 or e-mail

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