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Area Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

This year’s Turkey Day 5K race is set for Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at Glenwood Springs Golf Club. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Keeping with tradition, registration for the race is $5. Proceeds benefit the Carbondale Community School.

Pre-register at Independence Run and Hike or Carbondale Community School. You can also call Karen or Jim at 945-2026 with registration-related questions.

The Sunday Night 4-on-4 Basketball League needs officials to work its postseason tournament. The dates will be Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. Officials will earn $25 per game and will call three to four games per night. The games are played at Glenwood Springs Middle School and consist of 20-minute running halves.

Call Blake Risner at 384-5517 to sign up or for more information.

Youth wrestlers from Rifle and New Castle wrestled at the Denver Coliseum on Oct. 31. The tiny grapplers were competing in the first of many tournaments held by Rocky Mountain Nationals. The tournament, dubbed the Monster Match Nationals, drew kids from throughout the country.

Local youngsters faring well included: Andrew Leyba, third place in the 6-and-under, 46-pound weight class; Kaylee Lacy, fifth in the 10U, 53-pound weight class; Josiah Rider, second place in the 10U, 81-pound weight class; Drake Montgomery, second place in 10U, 89-pound weight class; Myles Wilson, sixth place in the 12U, 78-pound weight class.

Leyba and Montgomery are from Rifle and Lacy, Rider and Wilson are from New Castle.

New Castle Recreation is gearing up for the boy’s and men’s spring soccer season.

Parents and players should attend a Dec. 2 informational meeting regarding U16, U18 and U20 soccer. Items to be discussed include: A trip to the U.K. (U16 boys), fundraising, the U20 men’s league, schedules, commitments and costs. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the New Castle Community Center.

Call 984-3352 for more information.

With less than two weeks remaining in the Liberty Mutual Fall 2009 Responsible Sports Community Grant Competition, Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association is one of the top 25 organizations in the country in the small division (fewer than 200 members).

Anyone interested in helping the players, coaches and families of Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey earn credits towards a $2,500 community grant and national recognition, can visit

The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports link will direct participants to an informative, but simple, 10-question, multiple-choice quiz on responsible sports parenting.

The $2,500 community grant would help the Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association continue to be an affordable youth hockey program in the Continental Divide Youth Hockey League.

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