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Area Sports Briefs

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Area Sports BriefsBasalt falls to HotchkissThe Longhorns lost their final regular season league game, 49-45, to Hotchkiss Saturday. The defeat gives Basalt a 8-4 final mark in the Class 3A Western Slope League and a 10-9 overall record.Cody Burkholder, with 16 points, was the only Longhorns player to score more than eight points in the contest. Newel Beauchamp led the Bulldogs’ balanced offense with 12. Javier Gonzalez and Seth Tribble each had eight points. Basalt finished second in the WSL and open as the No. 2 seed in the Class 3A, district 2 tournament, scheduled to start Tuesday. The first-round game schedule will be released as the brackets become available.Ski team qualifies two for JOsKevin Hartmann and Kourtney Mitchell of the Sunlight Ski Team earned berths to the Western States Junior Olympics in Winter Park with qualifying times at a race in Crested Butte.Hartmann, age 11, earned top honors for the Sunlight team, earning sixth place in the giant slalom, eighth in Super G competition and ninth place in the boys race. Mitchell had the 13th-best run in the girls slalom and finished 16th in the giant slalom. Youth climbing class setRegistrations will be accepted through Feb. 24 for a beginner-to-intermediate climbing class for children, ages 7-14. Classes are Tuesdays, starting March 1 from 3:45-5 p.m. for six weeks. There will be no class on March 29. Cost is $54 for Glenwood residents and $54 for non residents. Information: 384-6311.GSHS seeks boys swimming coachGlenwood Springs High School is looking for a boys swimming coach. Practices begin Saturday. Those interested can call GSHS at 384-5553.

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