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Sports Briefs

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

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.

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.

Interested in officiating middle school and high school volleyball? A new officials meeting is being held July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the county administration building (108 Eighth Street, Glenwood Springs).

Contact Donna Mabon-Shrull at for more information.

Sunlight Winter Sports Club and Sunlight Mountain Resort will be hosting Feed the Heathen, a 5K run/hike at Sunlight, on Sept. 18. The two-lap course goes up Heathen, one of the steepest runs in North America.

The cost of the 9 a.m. event is $70 per two-person relay team/individual and proceeds benefit the Sunlight Winter Sports Club scholarship fund, which is used to help offset tuition costs for young ski racers.

Contact Mitch Mulhall at 948-0557 or for more information. Visit to register.

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 (, 384-5598) or Greg Gortsema (945-7086).

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 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.

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.

Snowmass SkateMass is set for July 24.

The skateboarding event, held at Snowmass Village Skate Park, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is for skaters 5 years old and up.

The cost to enter varies by division. Beginners pay $20 to compete, intermediate competitors pay $25 and advanced riders pay $30.

Registration includes a pool jam, division skate competition, street and vert best-trick competitions (beginner and intermediate) and a best-tricks showdown for advanced riders.

Helmets are required to participate. Pads are highly recommended.

The pre-registration deadline is July 23. Event-day registration, which costs an extra $5, starts at 8 a.m.

Sign up at the Snowmass Recreation Center. Call 922-2240 for more information.

The Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club is holding its annual Storm King Open, a two-lady, best-ball tournament, on July 24.

The cost is $100 per team for 18 holes, continental breakfast and lunch. There will be a prize purse, giveaways and a putting contest.

Call Glenwood Springs Golf Club at 945-7086 to register.

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club has camp openings for its Aug. 3-5 National Soccer Academy camp and its Aug. 9-13 United Soccer Coaches camp.

The NSA camp is for children 6 to 16 years old and will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. The USC camp is geared toward 4- to 13-year-olds and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Both camps will be held at the Glenwood Park soccer field and both cost $110.

For more information, visit or contact the club at 945-6091 or

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