Area Sports Briefs
The 39th Annual Rifle Creek Ladies Tournament, the Cowgirl’s Shootout, is scheduled for June 17-19 at Rifle Creek Golf Course.
The tournament starts with a Low-Am round at 1 p.m. on Friday. The entry fee is $23, and there are special events and a barbecue following play.
The Eclectic Tournament goes off on Saturday and Sunday in a personal best-ball of the two days format. The $105 entry fee includes a cart, Continental breakfast each day, special awards and a buffet following Sunday’s play. There are net and gross payoffs in each flight.
The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will host the Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Sopris Park.
The free competition is for boys and girls ages 6-13, and the top scorers in each age group advance to the regional competition, with an opportunity to advance to the state championships at Coors Field on Aug. 21.
A copy of each participant’s birth certificate is required. No metal spikes are allowed.
The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for coed and adult men’s and women’s softball teams.
Competitive, D-comp and D-rec leagues will be offered for men, and a competitive league will be offered for women. All games will be played at Two Rivers Park, with league play starting Monday, July 25. A single-elimination tournament will follow the 10-game season.
Team fees range from $350-$375 and the registration deadline is Friday, July 15.
The Roaring Fork High School golf team will hold a Putt-a-Thon to raise money for the program. Each golfer will attempt 35 putts and anyone wishing to donate can pledge a set amount for the number of putts made by the golfer selected. Coach Larry Williams and another judge will judge the contest. Flat-rate donations are also welcome.
Information: Larry Williams, 384-5775.
Entry forms for the Strawberry Days Tennis Tournament, June 15-19, are available at Sayre Park and the Glenwood Springs Community Center courts. The tournament has divisions for junior and adult players of all ability levels. The entry deadline is Friday.
Information: Sue Geist, 948-7084.
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Six members of the Glenwood Springers Track and Field Club traveled to Aurora July 10-11 to compete in the Colorado State Junior Olympic Meet with coach Anne Swanson.