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Local Ironman triathlete and coach David Clark won his division at the recent Boulder 70.3 Ironman.

Clark, 52, completed the race in 4 hours, 37 minutes, 7 seconds. He won the male 50-54 age group and finished 68th overall.

After a season filled with impressive race results, including a second-place finish in the USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho, Carbondale resident Keegan Swirbul was recently chosen to represent the United States in upcoming international World Cup mountain biking events.



The team consists of the six top-performing 15- and 16-year-old athletes from throughout the country.

The program includes training in Germany this month, which will expose the team to international racing, including two races in Switzerland.



“This is such a great opportunity for me,” said Swirbul, a 15-year-old sophomore at Aspen High School. “I really look forward to racing juniors from all over the world. I know the competition will be intense.”

Swirbul continues to race locally, representing Basalt Bike and Ski.

Coal Ridge High School is holding its fall sports parent night tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the main gym.

Local athletic trainers are holding a series of concussion presentations throughout the valley in the coming weeks. The dates and times are as follows:

• Aug. 24 at Roaring Fork High School, 7 p.m.

• Aug. 25 at Glenwood Springs High School, 7 p.m.

• Sept. 14 at Aspen High School, 6 p.m.

The talks will center around new scientific research on concussions, what to do in the case of a concussion, how to deal with concussions in younger children and what local athletic trainers are doing to educate the community.

Bowlers are needed for leagues at El Jebowl. Leagues start Sept. 9.

Spaces are available in the following leagues:

• Monday women’s league (four-person teams); Aug. 29 league meeting at 6:15 p.m.

• Friday mixed league (couples); Aug. 26 league meeting at 7 p.m.

• Monday seniors league (must be 55 or older); Aug. 29 league meeting at 1 p.m.

Call Terry Peckham at 945-8485 or 379-3352 if interested in the women’s or mixed league or call Fred Rowland at 945-8836 if interested in the seniors league.

Fall leagues at Rifle’s Fireside Lanes begin Sept. 12

Fall leagues at Rifle Fireside Lanes begin the week of Sept. 12.

Sanctioned and non-sanctioned leagues are offered and the price is $3.50 per game (per person) and an additional $2 for shoes. Each team must have at least four bowlers.

A league meeting will be held 40 minutes prior to the first game. Sign up at Rifle Fireside Lanes, which is located at 23 Highway 325 in Rifle, or call 625-2231.

League offerings are as follows:

• Sanctioned women’s league, Mondays, 7-10 p.m.

• Sanctioned men’s league, Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m.

• Sanctioned seniors league (55 and older), Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

• Non-sanctioned mixed league, Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m.

• Sanctioned mixed league, Thursdays, 7-10 p.m.

• Sanctioned men’s league, Fridays, 7-10 p.m.

• Sanctioned youth league (6 to 22 years old), Sundays, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

• Sanctioned mixed league, Sundays, 7-10 p.m.

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.


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