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National Hoop Shoot qualifier Kevin Flohr Jr. will be demonstrating his free-throw marksmanship at 6:20 a.m. Monday on 9News’ “In the Backyard” segment. Flohr will compete in the National finals April 22 in Springfield, Mass.

High school graduates and current high school seniors are invited to tryout for the Colorado Mountain College men’s and women’s soccer teams. Tryout date is Saturday, April 22, at Gates Soccer Park, Field No. 3. Women’s tryouts are at 2 p.m., and men’s tryouts start at 3:45 p.m. Players must supply their own gears.Information: Steve White, 945-7727, 379-7192.

Area youth interested in joining the Sopris Barracudas youth swim team are encouraged to attend the 2006 season-opening swim and stroke clinic, May 1-5.Sessions are 5:30-6:30 p.m. nightly at the Community Center Pool.The clinic is open to youth from kindergarten through 12th grade, who can swim at least one pool length.Cost, including pool admission, is $35 for the week and $25 per person for each additional child from the same family.Information: Amanda Moore, 384-2922.



The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for all summer youth baseball programs. Programs start with T-ball leagues in May. Teams are scheduled to be fielded from ages 5-15. Fees range from $25-60. Deadline to register is May 2.Information: Shannon, 384-6301, 384-6314.

Applications are being accepted for recent openings in coaching positions at Glenwood Springs High School. The high school is seeking a head and assistant girls basketball coach, as well as assistant coaches for volleyball and cross country.Information: GSHS athletic director Steve Cable, 384-5553.



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.Info: Judy, 704-1905, or Nancy at nrein@rof.net.

The 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; greene@sopris.net.

The 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 on the Web 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.


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