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The Glenwood Springs High School boys golf program is holding a meeting at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on July 26. The 7:30 p.m. meeting, which will cover tryout procedures and paperwork, is for students planning on playing golf this fall.

If you cannot make the meeting, contact Bryan Whiting (whiting@sopris.net, 384-5598) or Greg Gortsema (945-7086).

The Rifle High School boys golf team will be holding a parent/student orientation at the Rifle Creek Golf Couse clubhouse on July 28 at 7 p.m. Any boy interested in joining the team needs to attend.



Call coach Mark Fergen at 230-1533 with any questions.

The Soda Pop Open youth golf tournament is returning to the links at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Aug. 2. Call the course clubhouse at 945-7086 to sign up or for more details.



Rifle and Roaring Fork high schools will square off in a football scrimmage dubbed “Carnage in Carbondale Friday Night Football” on July 30 at 7 p.m. The situation game/scrimmage will be played at the Carbondale Middle School football field.

Gates open at 6:15 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 17 years old. Kids 4 and under are free. The first 10 kids 5 to 17 years old to arrive receive a free vuvuzela.

Coal Ridge High School is holding an Aug. 9-12 youth football skills camp. The camp, which will run from 6-7:30 p.m. each day is for young players in the third through eighth grades. Check-in time is from 5-5:45 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Coal Ridge football field.

For more information, contact Scott Parker at 274-4574 or Jerry Zywiec at 230-0311.

The Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase returns to Rifle Mountain Park on Aug. 7. This cross country race is a five-mile run or 2.3-mile fun run/walk through White River National Forest and the shaded canyon of Rifle Mountain Park.

Fruit, muffins and juice will be served at the finish line and T-shirts will be awarded to all participants. Ribbons will be awarded to the top three finishers in all categories and there will be overall prizes for men’s and women’s five-mile race winners. All participants are eligible to win door prizes.

Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery parking lot. A bus leaves for the starting lines at 8:10 a.m. and the races kick off at 9 a.m. Registration is $15 if signed up before July 23 or $20 after.

The Zoot Aspen Triathlon/Duathlon is set to take place on Aug. 7, with the Aspen Recreation Center serving as the event site.

Zoot, a global endurance sport brand, will be the new title sponsor for the event, which was formerly known as the Aspen High Country Triathlon/Duathlon.

Online registration is now open at http://www.active.com. Registration is open to both individuals and teams.

The triathlon will begin at the Aspen Recreation Center and features an 800-yard indoor pool swim, a 17-mile bike up to Maroon Bells (gaining 1,500 feet in elevation along the way) and a four-mile run in the Elm Mountain Range and Maroon Creek Valley. There is also a run/bike/run duathlon and a swim/bike duathlon.

This event, a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event, is ideal for beginners or for seasoned racers wanting to compete on a short but challenging course. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.aspenrecreation.com.

Chuck Nissen of Colorado West Custom Sports is seeking umpires for the 2010 girls high school fall season. The season starts in late August. For more information, contact Nissen at (970) 260-8522 or e-mail cnissen@bresnan.net.


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