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Fall sports practices begin today at Glenwood Springs High School.

The varsity football team is scheduled to practice from 6:30-11 a.m., Monday through Friday. Freshmen football players will go at 3:30 p.m.

The boys soccer team will hold Monday-Friday practices from 7-8 a.m. at the high school (running shoes only) and then at 5:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Middle School.



Cross country runners should report to the high school at 4 p.m. each day for practice.

Volleyball players will practice from 6:30-8 a.m. and from 5-7 p.m. at the high school each day.



The fall sports season is here at Glenwood Springs Middle School.

Football players should report today to pick up gear. Eighth-graders should show up from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Seventh-graders will receive their gear from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Players should have their physicals already completed and furnish proof of insurance. A $30 athletic fee will be collected.

Full football practices start Tuesday and run from 3:15-5:15 p.m.

Volleyball practice will begin at 3:15 p.m. today in the GSMS gym. As with football, players should have their physicals already completed, furnish proof of insurance and bring a $30 athletic fee.

For more information, contact GSMS at 384-5500 or 384-5504 or get in touch with the coaches.

The Glenwood Springs High School football team will be holding a youth camp this Tuesday through Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m. daily for students in the third through seventh grades.

The non-contact camp costs $30, and all participants receive a T-shirt.

Register at the GSHS field on the first day of camp or call 704-3228 to register early.

Campers should bring a water bottle, cleats and ball cap.

Don’t be an armchair official. Get out there and make the call yourself.

Three Rivers Football Officials Association is looking for football officials to cover local games. Three Rivers covers all high school and junior high games in the Vail Valley, Glenwood Springs, Rifle and the Roaring Fork Valley. That’s nine high schools, nine junior highs and more than 100 games.

Previous experience is not required, as you will be taught all you need to know to become a certified official. Call Dan Chicoine at 948-3258 for more information.

Snowmass Village Recreation is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for players 16 and up on Sept. 12.

Games will be held on outdoor and indoor courts throughout the day. The cost is $150 per team and the field is limited to 20 teams. Players receive tournament T-shirts if registered before Sept. 4.

Call 922-2240 to register or for more information.

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club fall season starts soon. Advanced teams begin play Aug. 24 and developmental teams play Sept. 12. Boys and girls 4-18 years old are eligible to play. Register online at http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org.

If you want to play or referee for the club, contact Glenwood Springs Soccer Club right away at 945-6091 or e-mail soccer@sopris.net.

New Castle Recreation is hosting the New Castle Shootout 5v5 soccer tournament on Aug. 22. The cost is $150 per team and the tournament is open to 8-and-under through adult teams.

Information is available online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org/recreation or by calling 984-3352.

Runners from across the United States will descend upon Aspen on Sept. 26 to participate in the 31st annual Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon, part of the Vasque Project Trail Tour.

The race begins at 8:30 a.m. and the course traverses the mountains of Snowmass and Aspen.

The trail can be narrow and steep at times and boasts an elevation gain of 970 feet and peaks at 9,400 feet. Despite the challenging course, more than 800 participants of all skill levels are expected to participate.

Register online at http://www.active.com or by contacting Ute Mountaineer (www.utemountaineer.com) at 925-2849. Pre-registration costs $35 and race-day registration is $50. Space is limited to 800 runners and there are roughly 250 spots remaining.


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