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Sports Briefs

Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

Marge Fleming sunk the eighth hole-in-one in her lifetime on Aug. 8.

Her shot dropped into the 15th-hole cup at Rifle Creek Golf Course, where GiGi Hertzke and Martha O’Neal witnessed the shot. Fleming swung a pitching wedge to cover the 107 yards to the hole.

Taylor Royal struck a hole-in-one at Rifle Creek Golf Course on Sept. 1.

Swinging a 6-iron, Royal’s shot traveled 154 yards from the tee to the cup on the fifth hole. Justin Smith witnessed the shot.

Valley View Hospital Foundation will hold its Rally the Valley, a community-wide fundraiser event, on Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs.

Rally the Valley will support integrative therapy treatments for patients at the Calaway + Young Cancer Center.

“Science and medicine can cure cancer. Radiation, chemotherapy and surgery can treat the disease. But, healing a person from head to toe takes more,” said Stacey Gavrell, executive director of the Valley View Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital. “It requires humanized treatment, personalized care and demystification of the journey that is cancer. It requires a comprehensive approach that not only treats the cancer, but also addresses the mind and spirit.”

There are multiple ways to Rally.

Register as an individual, a child or a team for the 24.5-mile bike ride or the 5K walk – each with rewards for raising additional funds. There will also be a fun-spirited, short Peyton’s Parade for kids under the age of 13.

You can also sponsor the event or a participant and attend the lunch and party at Sayre Park.

Additional individual or team fundraising efforts come with rewards such as a Rally logo bike jersey, ball cap, socks or a sponsor goodie bag.

For more information about the event, to sponsor, to volunteer or to register, visit or call 384-6620.

The New Castle Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for two new youth volleyball programs along with a 4-on-4 adult mixed quads league.

The Introduction to Volleyball program is for boys and girls in third and fourth grades and includes weekly practice and scrimmage play beginning in early September.

The program is offered on Tuesday evenings and is perfect for the beginning player. The six-week program will focus on teaching the basic skills of the sport: passing, serving, setting and hitting. The fee is $40 and includes a T-shirt.

The youth volleyball league is for boys and girls in fifth and sixth grades, and includes one to two practices a week with league matches scheduled against other local teams. The focus will be on continued skill development and fun. The registration fee is $60 and includes a T-shirt.

The adult mixed quads volleyball league is ideal for both recreational and competitive teams. Teams are required to have a minimum of one female on the court at all times.

Registration fees are $120 per team, while free agent (individual) registration is $30 per person. Play begins in mid-September. Registration can be done by phone at 984-3352, or online at

The photo caption of the Basalt-Roaring Fork volleyball match in Wednesday’s sports section misidentified the player wearing the No. 12 jersey. The player was Maggie Morlind of Basalt High School.

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