Sports Briefs |

Sports Briefs

Glenwood Medical Associates will be providing free athletic physicals for students planning to participate in Colorado High School Activities Association-sanctioned athletics.

The physicals will be held on Wednesday, May 2, at Glenwood Medical Associates starting at 6:30 p.m. for middle school students and 7 p.m. for high school students.

Each student will need a signed physical form to participate. The forms are available in the main offices of Glenwood Springs High School and Glenwood Springs Middle School.

This will be the only time that physicals will be given for free. These physicals may only be used for middle school/high school athletics and may not be used for any other activities.

Registration is now open for the 13th annual Mother’s Day Mile, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 13, at 1 p.m. The one-mile race is a fundraiser for the Advocate Safehouse Project.

Pre-registered participants are guaranteed an eco-friendly bag with goodies. The race is open to women, men and families. Everyone gets a finish-line rose, homemade apple pie a la mode and a chance to win African age-group awards. Special attractions include a gift basket silent auction, activities for kids and more.

To guarantee your goody bag, pre-register at Glenwood Medical Associates at 1830 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs or at U.S. Bank at Eighth and Grand. You can also register online at or

For more information, contact or 945-2632.

Mr. T’s Fishing Derby is slated for Saturday, May 12, from 1-4 p.m. at Grand River Park in New Castle.

The free event, put on by New Castle Cub Scouts Pack No. 221 and New Castle Recreation, is for children 3 to 15 years old. Bring a fishing pole and bait.

Call John at 984-0288 for more information.

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of youth baseball and softball programs this summer, and space is limited.

Pre T-ball, T-ball and coach pitch baseball programs are all co-ed, and geared towards players ages 4 to 8 years old, with practices twice a week beginning in early June.

Participants receive instruction in the fundamentals of throwing, catching and hitting. Registration fees are $50 for these programs.

Baseball and softball programs are offered for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 15, and teams typically practice two to three times a week with one to two games per week. Occasionally, weekend games will be scheduled.

Games are played against other teams in the Colorado River Youth League, and some travel is required.

Registration fees are $75 for baseball and $60 for softball. Registration is being accepted now, and can be done online at, or by phone at 984-3352.

New Castle Recreation is putting on the Sister’s Softball Clinic, a one-day clinic to help young players prepare for the upcoming season.

The clinic is May 26 at the Elk Creek Elementary ball fields, with 8- to 11-year-olds reporting from 8 a.m.-noon and 12- to 15-year-olds reporting from noon-4 p.m.

The fee is $25 per player, and registration is being accepted now, and can be done at, or by phone at 984-3352.

The New Castle Recreation Department, in partnership with Lakota Canyon Ranch, is offering adult golf clinics beginning in May.

Brush up on your golf skills during the Tuesday evening clinics. The clinics are offered from 6:30-8 p.m., and consist of one-on-one and group instruction, range work, putting and chipping, golf etiquette and competition for prizes.

The adult golf clinics are offered monthly throughout the summer, with Session 1 running May 8-May 29. The cost is $99 per person for four classes, or $30 for one class.

Students should bring their own clubs, but rentals are available on a limited basis. Registration is being accepted now, and can be done online at, or by phone at 984-3352.

The 2012 Demons Youth Basketball Camp is slated for June 11-14 at the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium.

The camp is for male and female athletes entering the fourth through ninth grades.

Fourth- through sixth-graders meet from 9-11 a.m. each day, while seventh- through ninth-graders go from noon-2 p.m.

Camp instruction will emphasize the following: positive team attitude, motivation and goal setting, shooting, passing, ballhandling and dribbling, defensive concepts and total player development.

Players should wear a T-shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle.

Glenwood Springs High School boys basketball head coach Cory Hitchcock is the camp director.

Contact Hitchcock at (970) 901-7118 or at for more information.

Enrollment is limited to 100 campers per session.

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