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The New Castle Recreation 13- to 15-year-old softball team recently won the double-elimination championship tournament with consecutive wins over Rifle (16-15 and 12-11).

New Castle’s only loss was in an earlier round to Rifle.

The league features teams from Aspen, Basalt, Eagle, Meeker, New Castle and Rifle.



The eighth hole was a magical spot at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Aug. 4.

Both Dorlene Roy and Mark Smith sank aces on the par-3 hole.



Roy swung an 8-iron to drain a 115-yard hole-in-one. Deb Burrows and Alicia Crandell witnessed the shot.

Smith used a 7-iron to cover 152 yards with his ace. Terry Stark, Mike Barnato and Terry Galbreath witnessed that shot.

New Castle Family Fitness and Sports Authority will offer a Titleist Performance Institute Golf Clinic on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sports Authority in Glenwood Springs.

Nate Rand, a TPI certified trainer, will host a clinic to discuss and demonstrate the benefits of this golf training program.

Rand and the Titleist Performance Institute are currently featured in the latest issue of Golf Magazine. The clinic is free and there will be prizes and giveaways.

Call New Castle Family Fitness with questions at 984-3200.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary is holding its 11th annual golf tournament on Aug. 28 at Battlement Mesa Golf Course.

This is the auxiliary’s only fundraiser.

The tournament is a scramble and is limited to 96 players on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $90 per person and the fee includes golf and cart, a cap, dinner and trophies.

Trophies are awarded for low net, second low net, third low net, longest drive for both men and women, closest to the pin on all par-3 holes and, if golfers ace No. 13, they receive a brand-new Buick Regal, compliments of Berthod Motors.

Registration forms can be obtained at the course or by calling Bob Campbell at 285-6492 or 210-5931.

The Rocky Mountain Polo Championship will return to Stout Ranch, which is located near New Castle, on Sunday.

Play begins at 11 a.m. A silent auction and barbecue will also be a part of the day’s festivities.

To get to Stout Ranch, go south and then west off Interstate 70’s New Castle exit. Travel five miles on Garfield Creek Road and then take a right on Baldy Creek Road and follow the signs to the ranch.

Visit http://www.stoutranch.com or call (970) 566-0818 for more information.

Fall sports at Glenwood Springs Middle School will begin soon.

Sign-ups and gear checkout for eighth-grade football is Aug. 15 from 1-4 p.m. Practice begins Aug. 22 at 4 p.m.

Sign-ups and gear checkout for seventh-grade football is Aug. 16 from 1-4 p.m. Practice begins Aug. 22 at 4 p.m.

Sign-ups for seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball is Aug. 22 from 3-5 p.m. Practice starts at that time.

All athletes must have a current physical on file (if you had a free one at Glenwood Medical Associates, that requirement has been fulfilled). Bring your insurance information.

Call the main office at GSMS at 384-5500 for more information.

Practices for boys and girls cross country, football, volleyball, boys soccer and cheer at Coal Ridge High School will all begin on Monday, Aug. 15, at 4 p.m.

Glenwood Springs High School is hosting a youth football camp Aug. 16-18 at the school’s football field. Camp runs from 5-6:30 p.m. each day.

The non-contact camp, which will be operated by the GSHS football staff and varsity players, will provide football skills instruction to boys and girls in the third through seventh grade.

The cost is $30 and a T-shirt is included. Bring a water bottle, cleats and ball hat.

Campers can register on the day of camp. The individual participant must provide insurance.

Call 704-3228 for more information.

The Demon Splash for Cash, an all-comers swim meet, will be held at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Sept. 25. Warm-ups begin at 9 a.m. and the meet starts at 10 a.m.

Events range from 50s to 200s to 1,650 and both novice and competitive categories will be offered.

Relay events will also be held. All abilities are welcome.

The $35 entry fee includes: four events to be scored toward high point award, unlimited exhibition events and a T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the self-funded Glenwood Springs High School boys swim team.

For more information or an entry form, contact GSHS coach Mark Bauer at Marylandmarkus@aol.com or 618-6898. The registration deadline is Sept. 2.

Visit http://www.facebook.com/DemonBoysSwimming for information on the swim team.


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