Local Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Ryan Smith drained a hole-in-one at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on May 15.
Powered by an 8-iron, Smith’s shot found the cup from 142 yards out on the third hole.
Smith was playing in the Glenwood Springs Two Man Best Ball Tournament with Clayton Crawford. The two started on the third hole, meaning he struck the ace on his first swing of the day.
Crawford, Jim Corsentino and Steve Beattie witnessed the shot.
Steve Williams sunk a hole-in-one at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on May 3.
Swinging a 5-iron, Williams’ shot sailed 153 yards before dropping into the cup. It was Williams’ first ace.
Tom Williams, Kevin Hodgins, Bill Wentzel and John Lee witnessed the shot.
Summer tennis programs are set to begin Monday, June 6, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center courts. Programs are open to children 3 years old and up. There are also adult classes for all ability levels.
Sign-ups will be allowed at any time, with the first session running through the month of June and the second session through July.
Youth classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays in the mornings and are divided by age groups to allow for new programs of “Quick Start Tennis,” which utilizes age-appropriate racquets and balls and smaller courts for players 10 and under.
Adult classes will be held Wednesday and Friday mornings or Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Also, “Cardio Tennis” will be every Monday at 8 a.m. and an advanced drill for players 3.5 and above in skill level on Mondays and Wednesdays in the late afternoon.
Contact the front desk at the community center for specific class information. Sessions will not be pro-rated for any missed classes.
Sue Geist is heading up the instructional team, which will include Sean Chatellard and Sarai Zilm as her main assistants. Geist is a certified tennis professional and has been running the tennis programs in Glenwood Springs for the past 12 years.
Chatellard grew up both in Glenwood Springs and France and earned his teaching certification through the Swiss Tennis Federation.
Zilm played No. 1 singles this past year at Glenwood Springs High School and has competed in tournaments for several years throughout the state.
Rifle High School is seeking an assistant girls basketball coach for the 2011-12 school year. Interested applicants should send a resume and references to Athletic Director Troy Phillips at email@example.com or call 987-2155.
New Castle Recreation is holding a men’s 3-on-3 basketball league this summer.
Games will be played Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. at Hot Shot Park in New Castle. Play runs June 23-Aug. 4 and the cost is $88 per team (six players per team). Players must be at least 16 years old.
Call the New Castle Recreation office at 984-3352 for more information. Register at the New Castle Community Center.
The registration deadline is June 16.
The Glenwood Springs High School cheerleading squad is holding a mini cheer clinic June 17 from 9 a.m.-noon at the school.
Learn cheers and stunts to perform with the high school team while walking in the Strawberry Days parade. The cost is $25 per girl or $30 with a cheer shirt.
For more information, call Kate Hatch at (303) 903-2859 or Jody Jordan at 618-6691.
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