Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Eighty-five participants showed up for the second annual Dandelion Dash 5K Family Fun Run/Walk in Carbondale on Saturday. One of the most impressive runners, Jacqueline Larouche, was in the 12 and under category. The 11-year-old finished with a time of 29:46. Other amazing kids included Anton and Rorey Freeman and Max Hurd, who all had strong finishes.The fastest male and female racers in the 20-39 category were JP Hutchens and Ashley Harder, posting times of 23:01 and 24:29 respectively. The 40-50 category saw Brad Palmer and Laurie Stone with times of 24:03 and 27:55. Paul Freeman and Cindy Fite were the fastest male and female runners over 50, crossing the finish line with times of 26:05 and 31:49, respectively.All the money raised from the race goes to the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers, helping children in the Roaring Fork School District with medical, dental and vision care, mental health services, tutoring and enrichment activities.

Any fourth- and fifth-grade girls looking to learn how to play softball, improve their skills and have fun now have the chance. A meeting will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium to discuss information on the summer league, the game and what the goals are for the team. The league will provide practice for girls hoping to play softball in middle school.Information: Chyna Lallier, 309-5306, clalier1906@; Janet Anderson, 948-0415, coolkite@hotmail. com.

A three-day camp, featuring different aspects of girls fastpitch softball, will be held at Deerfield Park in Rifle, beginning May 30 through June 1. Camp is open to players ages 8-18.Instruction centering on pitching and catching is May 30. Hitting will be emphasizes on May 31 and fielding on June 1. Cost is $20 per session or $50 for the complete camp. Signups are at the Rifle Recreation Department.Information: Cindy Skinner, 625-7777.

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