Area Sports Briefs
The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will host the Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday 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 participants birth certificate is required. No metal spikes are allowed. Information: 384-6318.
The 39th Annual Rifle Creek Ladies Tournament the Cowgirl Shootout runs Friday through Sunday at Rifle Creek Golf Course.The tournament starts with a Low-Am round at 1 p.m. 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 Sundays play. There are net and gross payoffs in each flight. Information: 625-1093.
As part of its summer schedule, Rifle Highs baseball team won four games during a six-day road trip through Idaho. The Bears swept doubleheaders over Rigby and Hillcrest, Idaho, in an eight-game tour through the state.Rifle has home games scheduled with Glenwood Springs today and Thursday afternoon at the Deerfield Park Field of Dreams. On Wednesday, the Bears play a twinbill at Delta.
Greg Orosz, of the Glenwood Springers track team, won first place in the youth boys shot put at a track meet this weekend in Fort Collins. The error occurred because incorrect information was given to the Post Independent.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.