Local Sports Briefs
Stops in Rifle and Glenwood Springs are planned for the Denver Broncos’ “Salute to Fans Tour,” a statewide bus tour.
The final stops of the tour will be Rifle City Hall at noon Saturday, then City Market in Glenwood Springs at 3 p.m., also on Saturday. The stops are free and open to the public.
The Broncos who will be coming will be defensive back David Bruton and defensive end Malik Jackson. Cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot will also be on hand with the players to sign autographs and meet fans.
The Glenwood Defiance Rugby Club, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, will host a “Meet the Coach” session at the Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St., in Glenwood Springs.
The session will run from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday. The public, as well as people interested in playing for Defiance in the summer, have a chance to meet the team’s new coach, Ian “Spudsy” Skilton.
Information: Team president Scott Archuleta, (970)306-8856.
John Breen carded a hole-in-one on March 28 at the Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Course in Carbondale.
Breen aced the 59-yard, par-3 eighth hole at the course using a wedge. The shot was witnessed by Dennis Breen.
Three Rivers Little League is seeking umpires for the upcoming youth baseball season.
The season begins on Saturday, April 6, and games will be played every Saturday until June 1. Game times are 5:45 p.m. and will be played in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Eagle. Baseball experience is required, and pay will be $40 per game.
Information: Greg Hailey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rifle Parks and Recreation is seeking umpires for the adult softball and youth baseball and softball programs for the upcoming summer season.
The season will run from May to mid-August. Applicants must be at least 14 years old. Pay is $15 to $25 per game DOQ. Job descriptions and employment applications can be found online at http://www.rifleco.org/employment.
More info: Jeff, (970) 665-6575.
The Grand River Gallop, a run which will benefit the Grand River Health Meals on Wheels Program and other programs, will be held Saturday at the Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, 501 Airport Road in Rifle.
The run will also benefit scholarships for Grand River Health’s Shapedown Program for Kids. The event will feature a 2K run/walk family fun event and a 5K run.
The race begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. the same day. Cost is $20 for individuals and $35 for preregistered families, with fees raising to $40 and $60 on race day.
Information: http://www.grhd.org, or (970) 625-6215.
The New Castle Recreation Department is offering an adult coed 8-on-8 soccer league, which will run Sunday afternoons beginning April 14.
League play is scheduled for early June, and coed rules require a minimum of three females be on the field at all times.
League fees are $350 per team or $45 for individuals. Registration deadline for teams is Thursday.
Information and registration: (970) 984-3352, online at http://www.newcastlerec.com, or in person at 423 W. Main St., New Castle.
The New Castle Recreation department will will offer a Tiny Tumblers program beginning April 9.
The program will run on Tuesdays from 11-11:45 a.m. at the New Castle Community Center, and the sessions are geared for children ages 2-4. Session 1 will run from April 9-30, and Session 2 will be from May 7-28. Registration is $25 per child, and registration deadline is Thursday.
Information/registration: (970) 984-3352, or http://www.newcastlerec.com.
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