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Area sports briefs

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Post Independent File Photo/Jim Noelker Roaring Fork fullback Ryan Donnelly lunges forward for extra yards during a game last fall. Donnelly is one of seven members of the Rams football team who recently committed to play college football.

More Roaring Fork athletes moving on to college

CARBONDALE – Four more seniors off Roaring Fork High School’s Class 2A state semifinal football squad will attempt to take their game to another level next season.

Lineman Garrett Jammeron and receiver/defensive end Lloyd Tucker have committed to Division II Western State College in Gunnison, while fullback/linebacker Ryan Donnelly is headed Division III Concordia University (Ill.). Quarterback/defensive back Dan Markoya has opted for a postgraduate year at Suffield Academy, a prep school in Suffield, Conn.

Markoya, Donnelly and Jammeron were first-team All-Western Slope Conference selections in the 2003 season.

Four other players off the Rams football team previously committed to play college football. Max Green, Misael Fernandez and Tommy Joiner are headed to Colorado College in Colorado Springs, while James Leonard committed to play at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, Calif.

On the girls side, senior Tarn Udall, a Boettcher Scholar, has committed to play basketball at Colorado College. Udall was an all-state player her senior year and was also named Class 3A Ms. Basketball by the Rocky Mountain News.

Fall soccer registration open

CARBONDALE – Boys and girls, ages 6-14, interested in playing for the Carbondale Soccer Club in the fall can pick up registration forms at the Recreation Department office located at Carbondale Town Hall or from the soccer club.

Information: 704-1838.

Youth competitive soccer team tryouts slated

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club will conduct tryouts for U14 through U18 boys and girls competitive teams the first week in June.

The U14 boys and girls tryouts will take place on Tuesday and Thursday. The U16 and U18 teams tryouts are on Wednesday and Friday.

Both sets of tryouts are from 5:30-7 p.m. on Field 2 at Gates Soccer Park, located on the Spring Valley campus of Colorado Mountain College.

Information: 945-6091.

‘The Hill’ Junior Golf Camp adjusts schedule

The Glenwood Springs Golf Course will conduct a instructional camp for golfers, ages 8-15, starting June 9. The camp will meet Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the first week, and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the weeks of June 14 and June 21.

Information and registration: 945-7086.

Strawberry Shortcut on tap June 13

The 27th Annual Strawberry Shortcut is accepting registrations for its 5-kilometer, 10K and family fun run.

The 10K and 5K races start at Centennial Park at 7:30 and 8:45 a.m., respectively on Sunday, June 13, and the 1-mile fun run starts under the Grand Avenue Bridge at 9:45 a.m.

The event, which benefits Colorado Special Olympics, is open to all ages and ability levels. The cost is $20 for either the 5K or 10K, and $24 for both. The fun run is $18, or free with the paid entry for any other race. The family entry price is $50. The fees rise $5 after June 9.

Registration forms are available at the Bank of Colorado in Glenwood Springs and Basalt, and the Toy Shack in Basalt. Registration is also available online at

A pasta picnic is also slated on the day before the event at Centennial Park. Tickets are $5, and the pasta dinner will be accompanied by live music.

Information: 945-7760.

Registration open for R.F. Charity Classic

BASALT – Registration is now open for the Roaring Fork Charity Classic Golf Tournament to be held June 7 at the Roaring Fork Club.

Each foursome in the tournament will be joined by a Colorado golf professional and the event also features the “Cowboys and Caviar” dinner on June 6. The dinner includes live music, dancing and a live auction on the grounds of the Roaring Fork Club.

Fields of Dreams is the major charity recipient this year. Application forms for play are available at the Basalt Chamber of Commerce, the Roaring Fork Land Company or by calling 927-4031.


Ram Softball Tourney June 11

CARBONDALE – Registrations are being accepted for men’s open and coed division teams to play in the seventh annual Ram Classic Softball Tournament, scheduled for June 11-13.

Entry fee is $200 per team. Each team is guaranteed three games.

All proceeds benefit the Roaring Fork High School baseball program.

Information: Eric Neislanik, 947-9867, or Carbondale Recreation Department, 704-4115.Information: Eric Neislanik, 947-9867, or Carbondale Recreation Department, 704-4115.

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