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Sports Briefs

Contributed photoThe Glenwood Springs Community Center 3.5 women's tennis team just returned from Denver, where it participated in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Intermountain District Championships. Kenny Sawer, the team's coach, accompanied the team to its first match. Though it did not advance to the sectional championships, the team had a successful season. Pictured above, from left to right: front row - Lin Benzel and Susan Bergren; top row - Dawn Cleveland, Gay Wisch, Sue Corsentino, Claire Green, Kerri Heyl, Leslie Warren, and Jean Allard. Not shown in the picture are Susan Blizzard, Gabrielle Popoff, Tracy Trulove Young and coach Kenny Sawer.

Jerry Butler smacked a hole-in-one at Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club on Monday.

Swinging an 8-iron, Butler’s shot traveled 150 yards to the cup on the ninth hole. The shot was witnessed by Cindi Linenberger, Dan Fritz and Linda Fritz.

Jake Jacoby sunk a hole-in-one at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Sunday.

Swinging an 8-iron, Jacoby covered 160 yards with his ace, which dropped on the eighth hole. The shot was witnessed by Mark Bean, Jerry Butler and Dave Baertsch.

Roaring Fork High School’s fall sports information meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. The meeting will begin in the main gym, with sport-specific breakdowns to follow.

Required materials needed to participate in sports at RFHS include a current physical, a signed athletics contract, a $100 fee and a $100 uniform deposit. Paperwork can be obtained at the meeting.

Any questions can be directed to Marty Nieslanik, the RFHS athletic director, at 384-5753.

The Glenwood Springs Half Marathon and 10K is slated for Sunday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m.

The race begins at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Runners will head up Red Mountain on a closed dirt road to the top. The last five miles take place on rolling paths of dirt and gravel as you run against the bright red rock cliffs. The 10K course extends only 1/5th of the way up the mountain.

For more information, and to register, visit

The Basalt Half Marathon is slated for this Saturday at 7:45 a.m. Race-day registration will take place at Basalt Middle School from 6:15-7 a.m. Buses will depart for the starting line at 7 a.m. sharp.

This race is a fundraiser for the Basalt High School cross country and track and field programs.

For more information, call Ron Lund at 618-2063.

After the two free pickleball clinics that were held in Carbondale, pickleball is continuing on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. at the North Face tennis courts.

Play is open to anyone who knows the game and to folks who wish to learn it.

For more information, call 379-3861.

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