Local Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Parachute’s J.D. Nielsen won last weekend’s St. Croix International Marathon down in the Virgin Islands.
Nielsen completed the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 1 minute, 51 seconds. He won easily, besting his nearest competition by more than 28 minutes.
The Glenwood Springs High School football program is organizing a fundraiser for the Marr family on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Vic’s Route 6 in West Glenwood.
From 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., $20 adult meals and $10 child meals will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to the Marr family.
At 8 p.m., there will be a drawing for Denver Broncos tickets and more. Also, silent auction items will be up for bid, including (but not limited to) artwork, restaurant gift certificates, store gift certificates and wine.
Contact Bonnie Fergen with questions at (970) 404-7149.
Thursday, Jan. 3, is the last chance to pre-register for the Sunlight Winter Sports Club’s Buddy Werner program.
From 4-6 p.m. at the U.S. Bank community room (1901 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs), you can register your racer for the youth ski team and pick up their racing bib. This is a chance to avoid the lines and craziness of opening morning on Saturday, Jan. 5.
This season, a $25 bib deposit is required (in the form of a check). The check will not be deposited and will be returned at the end of the season when bibs are returned.
Coaches are meeting on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and will be skiing, snow permitting, in preparation for the season.
Buddy Werner program primer: This program is for youngsters 6 to 12 years old who are recreational skiers and want a basic exposure to alpine ski racing competition. Racers gather at Sunlight Mountain from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Saturday beginning on the first non-holiday weekend in January. Adult volunteer coaches run the show.
Contact Bob Lockard with questions at 618-2101.
The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registration for the upcoming Colorado River Valley League boys basketball season.
The CRVL program is for local boys in the third through sixth grades, and includes one to two practices a week, with league games on Saturdays in other regional communities and New Castle.
Practices begin the week of Jan. 7, and league play continues through early March. Space is limited, and the deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 14. The fee is $60 per player.
Registration for these programs can be done by phone at 984-3352, or online at http://www.newcastlerec.com.
The Junior Titans Ballers Camp, a winter basketball camp, is slated for Jan. 2-5 at Coal Ridge High School.
All boys and girls in the third through eighth grades are eligible to sign up. The camp will run from 8-10 a.m. each day. T-shirts and snacks are provided.
Contact CRHS boys basketball coach Paul Harvey at (970) 665-6737, (970) 274-1582 or email@example.com to register or for more information.
The Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race at Sunlight Mountain Resort, originally scheduled for Dec. 9, has been postponed to Sunday, Jan. 6, because of a lack of snow.
Call (970) 947-9173 for more information.
The Team Sopris swim team, which is based out of Glenwood Springs, is seeking an energetic assistant coach to help with its year-round program.
Applicants must have a swimming background and be willing to work afternoons, weeknights and the occasional weekends.
Direct questions and resumes highlighting aquatic experience to coach Damon Garrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional details on the Team Sopris program can be found at http://www.teamsopris.org.
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