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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Glenwood Springs High School boys golf team is holding a meeting on Wednesday for all prospective players for next fall’s team. The meeting will be held at Glenwood Springs Golf Club at 7 p.m.

Letters for last season’s players will be handed out, and plans for this summer and next fall for all boys who plan to try out will be discussed.

Athletes who can’t make the meeting need to contact either Bryan Whiting at Glenwood Springs High School (384-5598) or Greg Gortsema at the golf course (945-7086).



The Rifle Creek Gap Opener is slated for May 1-2 at Rifle Creek Golf Course. Teams of two will play a best-ball format on the first day and a Chapman format on the second day. Tee times start at 8:30 a.m.

The season-opening tournament, which costs $170 per team to enter, will be flighted by low handicap and there will be net and gross payoffs for each flight. Every player receives a $10 gift certificate. Carts are available for $32 per team.



Call 625-1093 for more information.

Western Colorado Doubles Volleyball starts May 6 and runs every Thursday behind the Glenwood Springs Middle School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. until July 29

The fee is $40 for the summer. You can bring a partner or just show up and find a partner that night. Go to http://www.westerncoloradovolleyball.org for more information and to sign up or contact Shelli at 274-3835.

The Glenwood Springs High School girls soccer teams are “playing it forward” next Friday as they present a youth soccer skills clinic at GSHS on Friday, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the school’s practice field.

Clinic participants will be challenged in a learning atmosphere with technique and tactical training suitable for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Players of all skill levels are invited, and they should arrive to the clinic ready to play and with their water bottles.

Preregistration will be held the week of the clinic at the GSHS home games on April 27 and April 29. The fee is $15 per participant prior to April 30 and $20 per participant at the clinic. This fundraiser benefits the Glenwood Springs High School girls soccer teams.

The 46th annual Crystal River Races take place May 7-8 in Carbondale. This race is part of the Colorado High School Whitewater Cup, a four-race kayaking series that was founded by Colorado Rocky Mountain School’s Peter Benedict (math faculty and kayak program manager), and friends, 10 years ago.

This series is open to kayakers of all ages but was created as a high school league with an emphasis on youth boating. The series features three different disciplines of kayaking, including downriver, slalom and freestyle. In order to be eligible for the cup, each competitor must compete in all three disciplines.

The Crystal River Races are the final races in the series, and the overall cup champion and individual discipline winners will be awarded.

The Crystal River Races begin May 7 in Glenwood Springs with a freestyle clinic and competition at the “wave” in Glenwood Springs. On May 8, boaters can compete in a downriver race beginning at the River Valley Ranch-Crystal River Bridge at 11 a.m. and finishing at the CRMS bridge on County Road 106. Following the downriver race, there will be a slalom race at the CRMS bridge beginning at 1 p.m. and concluding with an awards ceremony. All three races promise great spectator opportunities.

In the morning prior to the start of the Crystal River Races, there will be a river clean-up in conjunction with the Roaring Fork Conservancy meeting in Carbondale at Miner’s Park at 8 a.m.

For more information on all the races, visit http://www.crms.org (see home page under “events”).


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