Area sports briefs
Glenwood, Rifle split eighth-grade hoops gamesThe Glenwood Springs and Rifle eighth-grade girls basketball teams split a pair of games Thursday.The Glenwood Springs Middle School A team edged Rifle Middle School in a tight game, 33-31. Katrina Selsor led Glenwood with eight points, and Brianna Richardson pitched in seven. Rifle took the B contest. No score was available.• Glenwood earned a split in the other direction in Tuesday’s action against Riverside Middle School. Glenwood won the B game, but Riverside stayed unbeaten in the A league with a 28-22 victory.After a tie game at halftime, Riverside held Glenwood to four points in the second half to secure the win. Riverside’s Mikaela Guettler led all scorers with 12 points. Selsor posted nine points for Glenwood.Youth climbing team forming at Community CenterThe Glenwood Springs Recreation Department is forming a youth climbing team for ages 7-14. Members of the team will learn advanced rock skills to prepare them for outdoor climbing and statewide bouldering and climbing competitions. The classes run on from 3:45-5 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 3 through April 15. The fee is $75 ($90 nonresident).Information: 384-6301.Carbondale Rec offers skateboarding lessonsThe Carbondale Recreation Department is again offering skateboard lessons for beginners through advanced, ages 5 and older. The lessons will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Carbondale Sk8 Park, weather permitting. The cost is $25, and preregistration is required.Information: 704-4116.- From GSPI staff reports
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