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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Roaring Fork High School’s baseball team appears to be for real.

The Rams swept a Saturday doubleheader from visiting Gunnison, winning by scores of 10-2 and 10-0 to improve to 5-0 on the young season.

Jake Strack-Loertscher lit up Gunnison pitching at the plate in the opener, going 4-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs. The catcher now has four home runs on the season.



Johnny Nieslanik, who pitched a three-hitter, went 3-for-4 with two RBIs at the plate for the Rams. He struck out 13 on the mound.

Trent Reeds chipped in with a 2-for-3, one-RBI game.



In the nightcap, which ended after five innings by virtue of the mercy rule, Alex Rascon pitched the distance for the victory.

He struck out eight.

At the plate, Reeds was 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two stolen bases. Strack-Loertscher was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Next up for Roaring Fork is a Tuesday showdown with visiting Basalt.

Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Course in Carbondale is now open for the season.

The Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club will tee off the 2010 season with a season-opening scramble at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on April 24. The tournament gets underway with a 9 a.m. shotgun start

The cost is $34, which includes nine holes of golf, lunch and prize pot (cart is additional). The scramble is open to all women interested in golfing.

Call the GSGC clubhouse at 945-7086 to get signed up or with questions.

This year’s dues are $75. That money goes toward your handicap fee, weekly prize money, weekly long-drive and closest-to-the-pin contests, an end-of-year banquet and miscellaneous operating expenses.

GSLGC regular-season play is on Thursdays, starting April 29. For golfers wanting to play 18 holes, there is a 2:30 p.m. tee time.

For ladies wanting to play nine holes, the tee times are from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Registration is now closed for the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team’s 2010 season. The quota of participants has been reached. A wait list is being created. To get on it, send your name to nrein@rof.net. For more information, see http://www.roaringforktriteam.com.

In conjunction with Skirt Sports, Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale will be hosting Diva Night on April 9. The event will feature a talk by Nicole DeBoom, a professional triathlete and founder of Skirt Sports, which is a running clothing company for women.

The event is ladies-only and starts at 5:30 p.m. Featured will be a bra fitting and information station sponsored by Moving Comfort, a Komen Breast Cancer Awareness station, massage seats and a fashion show with the latest Skirt Sports products. The event will be catered by Eco-Goddess. Goodie bags will be handed out to the first 35 women who show up and there will be a raffle. DeBoom will speak at around 6:30 p.m.

In addition, DeBoom will be running with Independence’s regular Saturday morning run group on April 10. The group runs every Saturday morning. Runners meet at the store and 8 a.m. and take off at 8:30 a.m. Anybody is welcome to run.

Independence Run and Hike is located at 995 Cowen Drive, No. 101, in Carbondale. Call 704-0909 for more information.

The 11th annual Grand River Gallop 5K Run and 2K Family Fun Walk will be held April 10 in Rifle.

Registration will be at 8 a.m. at the Grand River Hospital and Medical Center. The race starts at 9 a.m.

The entry fee is $18 in advance and $20 on race day. The cost is $30 for families in advance and $35 on race day. For an entry form, visit http://www.grhd.org, pick one up at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center or call 625-6439. This event benefits Meals on Wheels of Western Garfield County and is part of the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series.


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