Area Sports Briefs
Applications are being accepted for recent coaching openings at Glenwood Springs High School. The high school is seeking a head and assistant girls basketball coach, and assistant coaches for volleyball and cross country.Information: GSHS athletic director Steve Cable, 384-5553.Ironbridge golf course open for playThe Club at Ironbridge, located in Glenwood Springs, has opened nine holes of it’s 18-hole championship golf course.Information: Doug Rohrbaugh, 384-0634.Volleyball coaching clinic set for MayThe USA Volleyball Coaches Cadre will conduct a weekend-long instruction clinic in Glenwood Springs, May 12-14. The clinic is open for individuals of all experience levels who want to learn more about the game.Information: Denise Greene, 984-3813; email@example.com.Annual charity Ride for the Pass event setThe Ride for the Pass, a charity bike race/recreational ride, will take place Saturday, May 20. The route begins from the Winter Gate, four miles east of Aspen to the Independence Ghost Town, a 10-mile ride up Highway 82 on Independence Pass.Proceeds from the event benefit the Independence Pass Foundation.Due to high interest, mail-in registrations are encouraged. Registration forms will be available at local bike shops and sporting goods stores after May 1. Pre-registration is also available at http://www.independencepass.com or http://www.Active.com.Fees are $40 for individuals and $70 for families. An additional $10 fee is added for all race-day registrations.Information: 920-5140.GSHS cheer squad tryout clinic dates setA 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. GS Ladies Golf Club season opener slatedThe 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.Women’s triathlon team orientation meetingAn 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Scuba diving class dates setRegistration 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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