Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

A meeting for students wishing to participate in a spring season sport at Glenwood Springs High School is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the high school’s auditorium. Parents are encouraged to attend.The paperwork required for participation will be distributed at the meeting, followed by individual meetings with the coach from each sport.All athletes are required to take a physical, fill out and return all required paperwork and pay the school district’s $75 athletics-participation fee before being allowed to practice.Information: Steve Cable, 384-5555.

The Glenwood Springs soccer club will conduct a grade 8 referees certification clinic on the evenings of Feb. 9-10 and all day Feb. 11. Sessions are at Glenwood Springs High School’s Library lecture hall.Information: 945-6091.School’s out trip to Aspen slatedThe Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for a youth cross-country ski trip to the Aspen Nordic Center, Monday, Feb. 20. The trip is open to children, ages 6-12. Cost of the day-long event is $30 for residents and $36 for nonresidents.The trip starts at 9 a.m. and returns at 3:30 p.m. The pick-up and drop-off point is at the Glenwood Community Center.Information: 384-6301.

The 2006 Western Area Special Olympic Winter Games are seeking volunteer helpers to act as timers, starters, course marshals and cheerleaders for events scheduled on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25.Competitions in alpine and snowboarding are Friday at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Competitions in cross country and snowshoeing are slated for Saturday at Argonaut Farms.Information: Jeff Neer, 384-2444; Dan Niedbalski, 625-7059.

The Silt Fitness Center an open house for adults from 3-8 p.m. today through Friday. The fitness center is located at 2254 Mustang, Unit A in the Silt Trade Center. A membership raffle for guests is scheduled as part of the event.Information: 876-5153.

Applications are being accepted for the position of head coach for the Glenwood Springers youth track team for the 2006 summer season. Length of employment is from May 30-July 6. The position extends if club athletes qualify for regional and national events.Responsibilities include organizing and administrating team practices, meet registration, attendance and team supervision.Information: Mike Kishimoto, 934-1425; 379-3365.

The starting times for Friday’s Rangely at Coal Ridge basketball games have all been moved up 30 minutes. Both the boys and girls junior varsity games tip off at 4 p.m. The girls varsity game is now scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys varsity contest at 7 p.m.

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