Rifle summer baseball team posts 2-2 record in home tournament

The Rifle High summer baseball team split the four games it played this past weekend during the Rifle Midsummer Tournament at Cooper Field.

On the final day of the tournament on July 11, the Bears dropped a 10-6 decision to tournament champion Conifer — which went 4-0 — before rebounding to beat Glenwood Springs, 5-2, in the tournament’s final game.

Rifle’s Blaine Vance pitched four innings giving up two runs for the pitching win against Glenwood Springs, and Drake Montgomery pitched three scoreless innings for the save. Montgomery also had a single and double against Conifer in Rifle’s 10-6 loss.

Bryer Rew added a two-run triple against Conifer. Lucas May had two hits against Glenwood Springs.

Grand Valley High seeks girls soccer coach

Grand Valley High School is in search of candidates for the school’s position as head girls soccer coach for the upcoming 2016 spring season.

Desired applicants will have previous coaching experience, knowledge of Colorado High School Activities Association rules and regulations, and will be certified to teach in the classroom. Among the requirements include a CHSAA coaching certification, first aid and concussion certification, and the completion of the Garfield School District 16 small-vehicle training.

Interested candidates can send a cover letter and resume with references to


Sopris Runoff, Fast 4-miler scheduled for July 25

The 37th annual Sopris Runoff and Fast 4-miler will take place on July 25 as part of the annual Mountain Fair festival in Carbondale.

The Sopris Runoff begins at the Emma Schoolhouse in Basalt and continues for 14 miles along Prince Creek Road to the site of Carbondale Mountain Fair at Sopris Park. The race begins at 7:30 a.m.

The Fast 4-miler begins on Prince Creek Road and also ends at Sopris Park.

Cost for either race is $30 and increases to $40 on race day for the 14-mile event. Race proceeds benefit the Carbondale Council for Humanities.

Information/registration: Independence Run & Hike, 970-704-0909, or

Willey Coyote 5K Scholarship Run takes place Aug. 8

The second running of Willey Coyote 5K will take place on Aug. 8 in West Glenwood.

The run — officially called the Willey Coyote 5K Scholarship Run, serves as a memorial run for Bob Willey, who passed away last year following complications from lung cancer and a stroke. Proceeds will benefit the Bob Willey Scholarship, which will be awarded to a graduating senior in the Roaring Fork School district annually.

The route extends from the parking lot of Glenwood Springs Middle School to the Glenwood Fish Hatchery on Mitchell Creek Road and back.

Cost is $20 prior to the race and $25 the day of. Race-day registration begins at 8 a.m., and the race itself begins at 9 a.m.

Information: Joe Mollica, 970-945-0391.

Annual Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase set for Aug. 1

The annual Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase, the sixth and final installment of the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 1 in Rifle Mountain Park.

The five-mile, mostly downhill race will begin at 9 a.m., with race-day registration taking place at 7 a.m. People driving to the race site must allow 40 minutes of travel time from Rifle to the race site.

Cost is $15 per person prior to the July 26 registration deadline and $20 afterward.

Information/registration:, or Wayne Edgeton, 970-665-7725.


‘You Go Girl!’ sports camp takes place in August

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a new “You Go Girl!” sports camp for girls ages 6-12.

“You Go Girl!” offers participants an opportunity to try a variety of sports that may include flag football, lacrosse, hockey, disc golf and more.

The camp will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. from August 3 to 6. Cost is $40, and the deadline to register is July 24.

Information/registration: or 970-984-3352.

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