Area Sports Briefs
The 42nd annual Crystal River Kayak Races are Friday and Saturday in Carbondale. The downriver race begins at 5 p.m. Friday. Saturday events include the slalom competition at 9:45 a.m., boatercross at 1 p.m. and freestyle competition at 4 p.m.
Spectators can watch the races from the Crystal River Bridge.
Information: Peter Benedict, 963-2562; firstname.lastname@example.org
Three Parachute residents take top honors at NBHA CO-10
Three Parachute residents rode to wins at a National Barrel Horse Association Colorado District 10 competition at the Rifle Fairgrounds on Saturday.
Jim’s Classy Man carried Juanita Satterfield to an Open 4D win, scoring a 16.987 and pocketing $127. She also tied for second in the Senior 1D event.
Riding Chubby the Butler, Mary Satterfield won the Senior 2D event with a 16.498 score for $40.
Rylie Gardner and Hummer scored a 16.228 to land $67 and a victory in the Fundraiser 3D competition.
Alderson takes third in triple jump
Rifle graduate John Alderson has carried over his success from the Bears’ football and track and field squads to the University of Wyoming track and field team.
The Cowboy freshman leapt to a third-place finish in the triple jump at the Jack Christiansen Invitational at Colorado State University in Fort Collins on Saturday.
The 45-foot-11 3/4-inch jump was a season best for Alderson.
Vivian Raymond golf tourney set for May 14
Registrations are being accepted for the 27th annual Vivian Raymond, two-person, best-ball golf tournament Sunday, May 14, at Rifle Creek Golf Club. The event begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $50. Cost includes greens fees, cart fees and lunch. Proceeds from the event benefit activities sponsored by the Rifle Chamber of Commerce.
Information: 625-2085, ext. 2; http://www.riflechamber.com
Coal Ridge soccer tops Glenwood JV
Patricia Jewkes scored two goals to lift the Coal Ridge girls soccer team over the Glenwood Springs junior varsity team 3-2 on Wednesday.
Alishia Boyles added the Titans’ third goal and Erica Ruiz chipped in an assist. Coal Ridge goalkeeper Vanessa Hinojos made three saves.
Glenwood Springs under-13 girls improve to 2-1 overall
The Glenwood Springs under-13 girls soccer team beat Vail 2-1 for its second win of the season on Saturday at Gates Soccer Complex at Colorado Mountain College.
Stephanie Alvarado scored two goals, and keeper Clara Thorsen shut out the Vail Crush Blue to help Glenwood win. Next up, the team travels to Summit County to face the Strikers on Saturday.
Rocky Mountain State Games to be held Aug. 4-6
Glenwood Springs athletes are encouraged to sign up now for competition this summer in the Rocky Mountain State Games, Aug. 4-6 in Colorado Springs.
The event will host 29 sports and is expected to draw 6,000 athletes from all over Colorado.
Information: (719) 634-7333; http://www.thesportscup.org.
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