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Local Sports Briefs

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Pat Koerner sunk a hole-in-one at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Aug. 10. Koerner’s shot dropped on the third hole, which measures 160 yards. He was swinging a 7-iron.Koerner’s ace was witnessed by David Dodson, Delwyn Fletcher and Mark Erickson.

Basalt Soccer Club is looking competitive U14 girls players for the fall season. The club is also looking for a U10 girls coach.E-mail pucker7@msn.com or visit http://www.basaltsoccer.net to register.

New Castle Recreation has fall soccer opportunities for youth and adults.New Castle youth soccer sign-ups are still open for 4-year-olds through eighth-graders. The New Castle 5v5 Soccer Shootout is Aug. 21 and is open to teams U10 through adults. The cost is $50 per team for the local’s discount.The New Castle adult soccer league is taking registrations for co-ed 11v11 teams. The cost is $60 per player and this is a sanctioned league.Contact New Castle Recreation for more details at 984-3352.

Fall sports practices are about to begin at Glenwood Springs High School. The following is a sport-by-sport look at practice times.Cross country: Practice begins at 4:15 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Glenwood Park soccer field.Football: Practice begins at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at the GSHS practice fields.Boys soccer: Practice begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Glenwood Springs Middle School practice fields.Volleyball: Practice begins at 7 a.m. Aug. 17 in the GSHS main gym.Boys golf: The season began Aug. 9. Contact coach Bryan Whiting for more information at 384-5598.All practices will follow this schedule through the remainder of the week. A current physical, parent permission and online paperwork must be completed before a student-athlete may participate in practice. Online paperwork may be accessed at http://www.rfsd.org under the “Athletics” tab on the right side of the home page.

Coal Ridge High School is hosting its fall sports parent night on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s main gym. Coaches will review expectations for the upcoming season. Also covered will be changes in the school’s “Athletic Code of Conduct” policy.

Fall sports for seventh- and eighth-graders at Glenwood Springs Middle School will begin on Monday, Aug. 16.All athletes will need to have a current physical, insurance information and the $30 athletic fee to participate.Football players will receive their gear on Aug. 16 and the first full day of practice will be Aug. 17 from 4-6 p.m. Eighth-graders will receive gear on Aug. 16 from 4-5 p.m. and seventh-graders from 5-6 p.m.All volleyball players should report at 4 p.m. on Monday. Forms can be picked up from the GSMS office this week from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Glenwood Springs High School cross country practice begins Monday, Aug. 16, at 4:15 p.m. at the Glenwood Park soccer fields. Make sure you have your paperwork and fees turned into Craig Denney.Contact coach Mike Schneiter at 309-4795 for more information.

The Glenwood Springs High School football program is holding a youth camp at the GSHS fields on Aug. 17-19. The non-contact camp runs from 5-6:30 p.m. each day and participants will be provided with football skills instruction. Boys and girls in the third through seventh grades are welcome to sign up. Bring a water bottle, cleats and a ball hat. The cost is $30 and a T-shirt is included.Campers may register the day of camp. Proof of insurance must be provided. Call 704-3228 for more information.

The Half & Half 10K Mountain Challenge Run/Walk is coming to Snowmass on Aug. 28. This first annual charity run begins at 9 a.m. and will benefit the Aspen Homeless Shelter and Hospice of the Valley. The loop course starts and finishes in Base Village and combines half road racing and half trail running on a USA Track and Field-certified course. The race also features a free quarter-mile kids run.T-shirts will be included with registration while they last. Register at http://www.snowmassmtnchallenge.com.For more information, e-mail mike@snowmassmtnchallenge.com.

The second annual Derbs Softball Tournament is slated for Sept. 10-12 at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. The cost of the tourney, which supports local high school athletic programs, is $250 per team. There are men’s and co-ed divisions. First-place teams receive T-shirts. Spots will go to the first eight paid teams. Register by calling Shannon Derby at 948-8537 or by e-mailing your information to Derbysx4@q.com.

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