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Local Sports Briefs

Post Independent Photo/Kelley CoxGlenwood Ice U11 player Haley Oddo battles for possession against Basalt Freedom's Stephanie Alvarado in a game at Gates Park on Thursday afternoon. The Ice won, 5-1. Glenwood and Basalt will compete in this weekend's Glenwood Springs Soccer Tournament at Gates. The two-day tournament starts Saturday, and features 36 boys and girls teams ranging in age from U11 to U14.

Fifteen golfers advanced out of three local U.S. Open Local Qualifiers in Colorado Monday, but the golfers entered from Basalt, Carbondale and Rifle were not among those making the cut for the Sectional Qualifier.

Carbondale’s Doug Rohrbaugh was the closest to making the cut, finishing with a 72 ” four strokes behind the final qualifier ” at Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo. Basalt’s Jason McDaniel carded a 73 on the same course, and Roaring Fork High School junior A.J. Joiner finished his round with a 77.

Ray Makloski (Pueblo) shot the low round at Walking Stick with a 66. David Dragoo (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Chase Wortmann (Grand Junction) qualified at 67, and Gregg Jones (Colorado Springs) and Derek Tolan (Highlands Ranch) rounded out the qualifiers at 68.

At Buffalo Run Golf Course in Commerce City, Rifle’s Tad Holloway missed the qualifying cut by 10 strokes with an 80.

Fifteen-year-old Branden Barron (Centennial) had the low round of the day with a 67, followed by Tom Glissmeyer (Colorado Springs) and Jeff Hanson (Edwards) at 68, and James Benepe (Sheridan, Wyo.) and Lindstrom (Castle Rock) at 70.

Eighth-grader Melissa Buchanan set a new record at the Glenwood Springs Middle School Spring All-Star Fenceline Run on Wednesday.

Buchanan’s time of 1 minute, 52.7 seconds bettered the old girls record Buchanan set in the spring by 3 seconds. Katrina Selsor was the second girl to cross the line, with a time of 1:58.8 and Meg Waibel gave eighth-graders a top-three sweep in 1:59.9.

Hope Whitman was the fastest girls sixth-grader, claiming fourth overall in 2:07 and Megan Gould turned in the fastest time for a seventh-grader in 2:21.

On the boys side, eighth-graders Billy Varela, Fabian Tapia and Kellen Fockler took the top three spots in a tight race. Varela took top honors in 1:50.5, followed close behind by Tapia (1:50.9) and Fockler (1:51.6). Sixth-grader Luke Jacob took fourth in 1:55.8 and Trevor Brown was the first seventh-grader to cross the line, sixth overall, in 1:57.0.

Any men who want to play tennis are invited to come out 8-11:30 a.m. each Sunday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Courts for doubles play. Players can come alone or with a partner, and head tennis pro Sue Geist will assign teams and players to a court for as many matches as possible before 11:30 a.m.

The cost is $4 per person and includes court fees and balls.

Information: Sue Geist, 948-7084.

Entry forms for the Strawberry Days Tennis Tournament, June 15-19, are available at Sayre Park and the Community Center courts. The tournament has divisions for junior and adult players of all ability levels. The entry deadline is Friday, June 10.

Information: Sue Geist, 948-7084.

The Basalt Soccer Club will hold sign-ups for U8-18 developmental and competitive teams June 6 and 7 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Basalt Middle School.

All registration must be completed by June 10. Forms are available at Basalt Town Hall.

– Competitive team tryout results will be posted Tuesday at the Basalt Recreation House near the High School.

Information: Teri Christensen, 927-0523 ext. 507.

Any parents of prospective volleyball players who did not attend the Coal Ridge High School “Meet the Coaches Night” are asked to call head coach Denise Greene at 984-3813.

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