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Glenwood gymnasts looking good headed into state meet

In its final regular-season meet of the season, the KidzPlex Glenwood gymnasts scored high, placing second overall in the Optional B division and fourth overall in the Optional A division at the Wild West Round Up meet in Grand Junction on June 3.

Ten-year-old Kristin Mason took first overall in the 10- to 11-year-old division, and Maria Mork bested the 21-year-old division to boost Glenwood’s Optional B score. Brittany Cole added points by finishing second in the 14-year-old division.

Taryn Pearce and Krysten Guse, the lone Glenwood gymnasts in the Optional A category, helped Glenwood take fourth as Pearce placed second overall in the 13-year-old division and Guse placed third overall in the 14-and-older division.

Glenwood will finish its season this weekend at the Elementary Artistic Gymnastics League and Education System (EAGLES) State Meet in Colorado Springs.

Joiner advances to junior match play championship

Adam Joiner, representing the Aspen Glen Golf Club, has moved into the Colorado Golf Association’s Junior Match Play Championship at Bear Creek Golf Club in Denver.

Joiner, a 2006 graduate of Roaring Fork High School, defeated Justin Spray 2-1 in the Championship Round of 32 to advance to Wednesday’s Round of 16.

Jim Knous from Ironbridge Golf Club also made it to the Round of 32, but was knocked out of the championship after being defeated 2-1 by Robert Quick on Tuesday.

Bears end own tourney

in sixth place

Playing against an elite field which included two regional all-star teams, the Rifle High summer baseball team concluded its weekend-long wood bat tournament June 24-25 in sixth place.

The Bears advanced to the fifth-place game against Palisade on a 7-2 win over Steamboat Saturday, but Palisade defeated Rifle 7-6.

Earlier, Rifle was shut out 12-0 by tournament champion the Aurora Merchants and fell 9-2 to Evergreen. The Bears are 5-8 on the summer. They travel to the Front Range this weekend for action in the Dakota Ridge Tournament.

Colorado-Eagle River

cycling ride July 23

Registrations are being accepted for the annual Colorado-Eagle River ride on Sunday, July 23. The ride takes participants through the Eagle River Valley, starting from the Beaver Creek Resort East Parking Lot to Wolcott, up U.S. Highway 131 then back via Dotsero and Highway 6 at the confluence of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers.

Cost is $115 for registrations after July 21. Fees include an event ride jersey, Optic sunglasses and a ticket to the post-event meal party.

Information: (970) 390-3344;


baseball game June 30

The Frontier Historical Society invites the community to its seventh annual Vintage Base Ball match.

The game is set for 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, on the field between Glenwood Springs High School and the Roaring Fork River.

The game, a rematch between the Glenwood Sluggers and the Yampah Stars, is played under 1860s rules. Teams and the game’s umpire wear period-appropriate uniforms and clothing.

Information: 945-4448.

Signups taken

for Glenwood Open

Registrations for the annual Glenwood Open Pro-Am and the 36-hole Glenwood Open at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club course in West Glenwood are now being accepted. The Pro-Am takes place July 7 with 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shotgun starts. Cost is $45. The Glenwood Open tournament tees off July 8 and concludes July 9. Per-person cost is $80.

Information: 945-7086.

Mesa State Youth

Football Camp set

The 2006 Mesa State Youth Football Camp for second- through eighth-grade students will be July 31 through Aug. 1 at Bergman Field on the MSC campus in Grand Junction. All facets of the game will be taught by members of the college’s football coaching staff and the team’s players.

Camp runs from 8-11:30 a.m. both days. Cost is $50. No equipment is required.

Information: (970) 248-1989.

July 29 is date

for Mount Sopris Runoff

The Mount Sopris Runoff, a 16.5 mile run from Basalt to Carbondale, will take place on Saturday, July 29. One of the longest and most challenging races in the area, the course begins from the 7-Eleven in downtown Basalt, ascending up West Sopris Creek Road, then drops down on Prince Creek Road into Carbondale, ending at Sopris Park.

Entry fee is $23 prior to race day. Cost includes an event T-shirt and refreshments at the finish line.

Preregistration forms will be available at Ajax Bike and Sport and Summit Canyon Mountaineering beginning July 1.

Information: Bruce Gabow, 927-4135.

Barracudas seeking

swim coach

The Sopris Barracudas swim club is accepting resumes for the position of head coach, beginning in late August. Candidates are required to train and supervise swimmers, ages 6-18, from novice to sectional qualifying levels and must currently have appropriate swimming coaching credentials along with knowledge of U.S. Swimming rules and requirements.

Salary is based on experience.

Additional requirements include technical knowledge of the Hy-Tek swimming computer program and System 6 timing system, strong communication skills and ability to work diplomatically with the Glenwood Springs Recreation Department and the city’s pool staff.

Information: aam4asc@yahoo. com.

Youth Bowling camp

at Rifle Lanes

The recently reopened Rifle Fireside Lanes will conduct two 10-session bowling camps for children ages 6-12 this summer. Camp start dates are July 10 and July 31. Cost is $105 per child. Fees include lane rental, instruction, shoe rental and a camp T-shirt.

Information: 625-2231.


In Monday’s Triple Crown baseball story, Howard Burg was incorrectly identified as Howard Blounts. Howard Burg is the general manager of the Three Rivers Rockcats, a team made up of players from Aspen, Basalt, Glenwood and Rifle. John Blounts is the coach for the Carbondale Highlanders. The Post Independent apologizes for this error.

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