Rifle sports briefs
The 11th annual Mountain Air Charity Golf Tournament will take place at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Rifle Creek Golf Course.
Tournament proceeds will sponsor Garfield County Search & Rescue. Registration is limited, and early registration is encouraged. Charitable contributions to the organization will also be accepted.
Information: Mountain Air Mechanical, 625-4352.
Hershey Track Meet
The annual Hershey Track and Field meet will make its return to Rifle at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Bears Stadium.
The national program includes events such as the softball throw, standing long jump, relays, sprint and distance running events. Participants can be from ages 9 to 14. Children from age 3 to 8 will be invited to participate, but will not be eligible for state competition.
Winners can advance to state and national competitions. Registration is free of charge.
The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a new Tiny Tumblers program for children ages 2 to 4.
Tiny Tumblers offers parents a break while the toddlers learn balance, flexibility and have lots of daytime fun. Classes are conducted Tuesday mornings from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the New Castle Community Center through May 28. The fee is $25 for four classes. Information/registration: 984-3352, or newcastlerec.com.
Three Rivers Youth Football is now accepting registrations for its upcoming youth football seasons.
In Rifle, registration will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 20 at Rifle Middle School. Information: Ryan Mackley, (970) 319-2073.
In Parachute, registration will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. John Elementary School. Information: Mark Mooney, (970) 260-9823.
Coal Ridge High School’s volleyball team will host a youth volleyball camp from June 3-6 for boys and girls in grades 2-9.
The first session will run from 10 a.m. to noon for players in grades 2-6, and the second will be from 1 to 4 p.m. for players in grades 7-9.
Cost is $40 for preregistration for the first session and $60 for the second. A $10 fee will be added for registrations after May 24.
Information: Scott Black, (970) 309-0359, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vintage base ball
The New Castle Recreation Department will host a vintage base ball tournament as part of the town’s 125th anniversary celebration on June 15 at VIX Ranch Park.
The tournament will be played using the base ball rules and equipment from the late 19th century. Individual registration is being accepted, and teams will be formed following a free rules clinic to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. Participants receive a uniform top and cap to replicate the ones worn by the New Castle Blues team that played teams from around the region.
Registration is $40 and includes a uniform top, ball cap, rules clinic and practices along with lunch, snacks and beverages during the tournament.
Information/registration: newcastlerec.com, or 984-3352.
Annual Walk/Run For Their Lives 5K
The sixth annual Walk/Run For Their Lives 5K will take place on Saturday, June 1, at the Stoney Ridge Ball Field in Silt.
The race, which begins at 8:30 a.m., is a benefit for the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation. The foundation rehabilitates and releases injured and orphaned animals. There will also be an open house and yard sale following the race on the foundation property, which is free to all runners and $10 for others.
Preregistration is $20, and race-day registration is $25.
Information: Sandy, 970-987-3593.
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Carnival rides, best beard competitions, live music and so much more kick-off in Rifle this weekend.