Citizen Telegram Sports Briefs – July 25, 2013 |

Citizen Telegram Sports Briefs – July 25, 2013


Football and cheer camps

Coal Ridge High School will host the Titan Youth Football and Cheer Camp Aug. 5-8 at the school.

The camps will be run by Coal Ridge football coach Kyle Sager and the school’s cheer coach, Alyssa Thurmon.

Camps, which will run from 3:30-6 p.m. daily, are open to kids in third through eighth grade. The football camp will focus on fundamentals, injury prevention and each position on the field, and the cheer camp will teach basic motions, jumps, stunting and tumbling.

Cost for each camp is $30, and each participant will receive a camp T-shirt.

Information: or (480) 636-0111.


Holes in one

Mick Manuppella of Silt recorded a hole-in-one on July 11 at Rifle Creek Golf Course. Manuppella aced the par-3, 168-yard 11th hole, and the club he used was a 3 Cobra Boffler. Witnesses were Davi Church, Randy Winkler and Mike Higginbotham.

Karen S. O’Toole of Silt aced the par-3, 107-yard fifth hole at Rifle Creek Golf Course on July 3. O’Toole used a driver to record the hole-in-one. Witnesses to the shot were Merle Swallow, M.K. Chesley and Tish Filiss.


Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase

The Rifle Parks & Recreation Department will host the Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase on Saturday, Aug. 3.

The 5-mile run and 2.3-mile fun run will be the final stop for the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. The course will run through the White River National Forest and Rifle Mountain Park. The 5-mile race will begin at 9 a.m., with shuttle buses from the Rifle Fish Hatchery to the start line leaving the hatchery parking lot at 8:10 a.m.

Race-day registration runs from 7-8 a.m. Participants are asked to allow 40 minutes of travel time from Rifle to the race site, as the course will be on gravel and dirt roads.

The preregistration entry fee is $15 before July 26 and increases to $20 after that date. Prizes will be given to the first-, second-, and third-place finishers in each age and gender category, with more awards given to the overall male and female winners of the 5-mile race.

Information/registration: 665-6570, or

Silt Hey Day Hobble

The fourth-annual Silt Hey Day Hobble 5K, a benefit run for the Silt Historical Society, will take place at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.

All runners are welcome, as are hobblers. All participants will begin at the same time. Results will be posted and prizes will be distributed after all participants have crossed the finish line. The course will run primarily through Silt and will start and finish at Veterans Park.

Preregistration is $20. Checks should be made out to the Silt Historical Society and sent to: Kathy Strong, P.O. Box 654, Silt, CO 81652. Race-day registration will be $25 from 7-7:45 a.m.

Information: Kathy Strong, 948-3262, or

Running club forming

The Rifle Running Club is in the process of recruiting members.

The club is being formed as an outlet for runners in Rifle, Parachute, Silt and New Castle to network with each other, connect with runners in the area, and share goals and common interests.

Weekly runs will be held at 9 a.m. each Saturday, and the run site will be announced on the club’s Facebook page:

Information: Stephanie Barnett, (970) 274-3491, or


Challenger soccer camp

New Castle Recreation will host the Challenger Soccer Camp at VIX Park from July 29 through Aug. 2.

The camp features coaches from England and offers the First Kick program for ages 3-4 from 9-10 a.m., mini-soccer for ages 4-6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, half-day player development for ages 6-12 from 9 a.m. to noon, and Golden Goal for ages 6-12 from 1-3 p.m.

Registration fees are $84 for First Kicks, $100 for mini soccer, $124 for half-day and $51 for Golden Goal. Preregistration is required and must be done online at

Information: 984-3352.

British soccer camp

The Parachute/Battlement Mesa Recreation District will host the second-annual Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp Aug. 5-9 at Cottonwood Park in Parachute.

The camp will emphasize fundamental and advanced instruction for diverse age groups.

Information: 285-0388.


Recreation for adults

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of summer sports programs for adults.

A mixed-quads volleyball league, which will offer recreational and competitive divisions, will be held Tuesdays at Grand River Park in New Castle.

Other programs include a 3-on-3 soccer league held Monday nights at Alder Park, a 3-on-3 basketball league held Thursday nights at Hot Shot Park, and a pickleball league every Wednesday.

Information/registration: or 984-3352.

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