Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

The Carbondale and Glenwood Springs parks and recreation departments are accepting registrations for their summer youth baseball programs. Deadline to register for either program is Friday.

Information: Glenwood, Shannon, 384-6301, 384-6314; Carbondale, 704-4115.

Registrations for youth summer camps in boys and girls basketball, baseball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, volleyball and weight training at Coal Ridge and Rifle High Schools are 3:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at RHS and 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Coal Ridge High.

Information: Coal Ridge camps, 625-6767; Rifle camps, 625-7737.

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 Glenwood Springs 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. Info: Amanda Moore, 384-2922.

Defiance Volleyball Club and the city of Glenwood are starting a junior doubles summer volleyball league for girls ages 12-18. Practices will be every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Glenwood Park (by Sopris Elementary School).

Defiance coaches will be on hand to work with players. Come with a partner or without ” everyone can play. Cost is $3 per player per practice, or $5 for a team. Payment can also be made to cover the entire summer, including tournaments.

Information: Denise Greene, 984-3813;, or Shelli, 274-3835;

Coal Ridge High School is looking to fill the following coaching positions: head girls basketball, head cheerleading, assistant football, assistant wrestling, assistant baseball and assistant track.

Information: Athletic Director Rick Schmitz, 625-7725.

The Ride for the Pass, a charity bike race/recreational ride, will take place Saturday, May 20. The route is a 10-mile ride up Highway 82 on Independence Pass.

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 or

Fees are $40 for individuals and $70 for families. An additional $10 fee is added for all race-day registrations.

Information: 920-5140.

Rifle High School is looking to fill the following coaching positions: head girls basketball, head cheerleading, assistant volleyball, assistant wrestling and assistant boys basketball.

Information: Athletic Director Rick Schmitz, 625-7725.

Glenwood High School is looking to fill the following coaching positions: assistant cross country and assistant volleyball.

Information: Athletic Director Steve Cable, 384-5333.

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;

Students moving to the Grand Junction area this summer who want to continue or join a competitive cheerleading program: The Grand Mesa Elite currently has limited openings available for its senior-level team for the upcoming 2006-07 season.

Membership is open to students currently enrolled in seventh to 10th grades. Students with previous cheerleading squad and/or gymnastics club experience is preferred, but students with prior organized team-sports backgrounds will be accepted.

Information: Phil, (970) 263-8870 or Danielle, (970) 778-6686.

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