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The Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase, a five-mile or 2.3-mile fun run/walk through the White River National Forest and Rifle Mountain Park, is scheduled for Saturday.

Fruit, muffins and juice will be served at the finish line and T-shirts will be awarded to all participants.

Registration begins at the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery parking lot at 7:15 a.m.



The bus leaves for the starting lines at 8:10 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. The cost is $20.

For more information, call 625-6570 or visit http://www.rifleco.org.



The Rifle High School cross country team will meet for the first time on Monday, Aug. 8, at the school commons.

For more information, contact coach Josh Keppeler at (260) 417-1232.

The 2011 Coal Ridge High School girls volleyball season officially begins Monday, Aug. 15, at 4 p.m. in the main gym at the school.

It is recommended that athletes trying out for the team attend a 6 p.m. informational meeting/barbecue on Aug. 10 at Coal Ridge. The meeting will provide players with what they will need to know for tryouts and what to expect for the season. It will also be a chance to meet the coaches.

If you or your parents are unable to attend, then show up on Aug. 15.

If you do miss the meeting, contact head coach Scott Black at 309-0359 or shblack@sopris.net to find out the information that was missed.

The Micro Plastics New Castle 5v5 Soccer Shootout is Aug. 20 at VIX Ranch Park in New Castle.

The tournament, which costs $125 per team, is for players U8 on up to adult. There is a roster limit of eight players per team.

Register online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org/recreation or stop by the New Castle Community Center for a mail-in registration packet. The registration deadline is Aug. 12.

Glenwood Springs Soccer Club will host a soccer referee clinic for any adults and teens interested in becoming a Grade 8 soccer referee.

The 17-hour clinic will be held in Glenwood Springs on Aug. 11-12 from 6-10 p.m, and Aug 13 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The fee for the course is $75 and preregistration is available by contacting the club at 945-6091 or by emailing soccer@sopris.net.


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