Citizen Telegram Sports Briefs – April 24, 2014
Osborne wins winter bull riding series at fairgrounds
Bryant Osborne of Rifle won the Big Horn Toyota Winter Series Bull Riding championship this past weekend, beating out a field of competitors around Colorado’s Western Slope when the series ended this past weekend.
The series has been held at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. This is the third season the series has run.
Taking second place in the series was Sean Foster of Grand Junction, with Ryan Duensing of Montrose and Logan McDermott of Penrose finishing in a third-place tie.
Claiming the Ranch Bronc Riding series championship was De Beque’s Shad Mills, with Tyler Williams of Grand Junction finishing second and Cody Flores of Mesa placing third. Kaiden Decker of Hayden won the amateur bulls title.
Upcoming events involving riders in the series who will continue competing include an event at the Mesa County Fairgrounds in Grand Junction on Saturday, April 26, and the Rifle Rendezvous on May 17, which will also be held at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.
Adult, youth golf lessons
The New Castle Recreation Department, along with Lakota Canyon Ranch, is offering golf programs for both youth and adults this summer.
Adult golf clinics are offered Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. monthly throughout the spring and summer. Session 1 begins May 6 and runs through May 27. 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.
Junior golf clinics for ages 6-17 are offered in June from 1:30 to 4 p.m. There are three sessions: June 2-5, June 9-12 and June 16-19. Group instruction will include grip, stance, posture, correct swing technique and proper golf etiquette. Students need at least three clubs: a putter, pitching wedge and 7-iron. Cost is $79 per session, and pre-registration is required.
Information/registration: newcastlerec.com, 984-3352.
Co-ed softball teams sought
The Parachute/Battlement Mesa Parks and Recreation District is accepting registrations for adult co-ed softball.
The recreational league will be held one to two nights per week in June and July depending on how many team participate. Cost is $275 per team, and registration is due by May 23.
Information/registration: 285-0388, parachutebattlementmesaparkandrec.org.
Annual Titan Trot 5K Run
The Titan Trot 5K Run, a fundraiser for the Coal Ridge High School Booster Club, will take place on May 10.
The Titan Trot is the third race in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. It begins at Cactus Valley Elementary School and finishes at Veteran’s Park in Silt.
Registration is $25 per runner and $30 on the day of the race. Race-day registration runs from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m.
Information: Julie Martinez, (970) 948-0434, or email@example.com.
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