Area Sports Briefs
A tryout clinic for the 2006-07 Glenwood Springs High School varsity cheer squad will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 12, in the GSHS multipurpose room. Interested students must attend the clinic in order to try out. A cheer and dance for tryouts will be taught on these two nights as well as jump, tumbling and motion technique. Tryouts to select the team will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13.Information: Lynn Goluba at 379-1848, Jody Jordan at 618-6691 or Kim Richardson at 948-0833.
Josh Gustad, a two-way starter for Rifle High School’s 2005 Class 3A state runner-up football team, recently signed a letter-of-intent to play football for NAIA Concordia College of Seward, Neb., this fall.Concordia, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school, posted a 4-6 record in the 2005 season.In his season, Gustad was one of four Bears voted first team all-league honors. He also earned honorable mention on the postseason Rocky Mountain News Class 3A all-state team.
The first scheduled event for the 2006 Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club is at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club course on the Hill in West Glenwood.Information: 945-7086.
Brett Burrows’ RBI double scored Alex Hanes to give Coal Ridge a 7-6 win over the Glenwood Springs junior varsity team in a nonleague baseball game Monday at Glenwood Springs Middle School. The Titans overcame a 5-0 Glenwood lead by scoring seven runs in the last three innings of the contest.
An orientation meeting and registration for the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon summer team is set for 6:30 p.m., April 19. The meeting will take place at the Glenwood Medical Associates offices, located on the first floor at 1830 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs.After the first meeting, the class meets twice weekly for 14 weeks of training, starting May 3.Information: Judy, 704-1905, or Nancy at email@example.com.
Registration is being accepted for a PADI-certificated scuba diving class, to be held at the Glenwood Community Center, April 22-23. Information: Dar, 984-2820.
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