Area sports briefs
Jersey retirement ceremony set
Chris Hanks, a former all-state baseball star at Roaring Fork High School who is now the head baseball coach at Mesa State College, will have his jersey retired by the high school prior to the Roaring Fork-Eagle Valley doubleheader at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Hanks and his family are scheduled to attend the ceremony, to take place at Ron Patch Memorial Field at RFHS in Carbondale.
Mother’s Day Mile race registrations available
Runners and walkers can now register for the fifth annual Mother’s Day Mile, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 9.
Registration forms can be picked up at Glenwood Medical Associates, 1830 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs, calling the Advocate Safehouse Project at 945-2632, or online at http://www.active.com.
Cost is $12 per person and $40 per family through race day. On race day, fees are raised to $15 and $50. The race is open to adults and children of all ages.
Information: Nancy Reinisch; email@example.com.
C-dale skate park grand opening Saturday
CARBONDALE ” The official grand opening of Carbondale’s new skate park will take place May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Face site.
The day will consist of a free barbecue and 13,000 feet of “skater heaven.”
Registration dates set for Rifle High summer sports camps
RIFLE ” The Rifle High School athletic department will be offering summer sports camps in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, soccer and wrestling.
Sign ups for all summer camps will be held May 24 at Riverside School, May 24 at Highlands Elementary in Rifle and May 26 at Rifle High School from 3-7 p.m. each day.
A 10 percent discount will be given to all campers registering on those dates.
Roaring Fork Club accepting student caddie applicants
BASALT ” Applications for teens considering to learn more about golf are invited to apply for the Roaring Fork Club’s student caddie program.
This will be the sixth year that the local golf club is offering the student caddie program.
Applicants must complete a two-day paid program that includes videos, written materials and hands-on training. As a final test, students are required to caddie for a member of the club’s golf staff or a Par Club committee member.
After a student is accepted, students can earn money as caddies for club members and guests, practice on the golf course and participate in formal clinics given by the club’s golf staff.
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