Area sports briefs
There will be a meeting for all boys and parents interested in participating on the fall 2006 GSHS golf team on Friday at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club. Come any time between 8 and 10 a.m. Paperwork required by GSHS and CHSAA will be filled out, GSHS $75 athletic fees will be paid, schedules will be handed out and any questions will be answered by coaches Bryan Whiting and Dennis Brown. If you cannot get there between those times please call Bryan at 945-6085 so he can make arrangements to get you the necessary information and paperwork.
The Mount Sopris Runoff, a 16.5 mile run from Basalt to Carbondale, takes place Saturday. One of the longest and most challenging races in the area, the course begins at the 7-Eleven in downtown Basalt, ascending West Sopris Creek Road before dropping down on Prince Creek Road into Carbondale and 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 are available at Ajax Bike and Sport and Summit Canyon Mountaineering.Information: Bruce Gabow, 927-4135.
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 swim-coach 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.
Glenwood Springs High School is seeking a coach for its freshman level girls volleyball team this fall. Call Scott at 984-2448 or Steve at 945-2285 for more information.
Roaring Fork High School will be having a meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 for parents whose children will be playing fall sports for the 2006-07 school year. Sports physical forms and fees of $75 per sport will be collected for incoming freshmen and returning athletes. Insurance waivers and policy agreement contracts will also be signed. Athletes will not be eligible to participate until all information and fees are collected.Information: Jon Nell, 384-5753.
The Carbondale Recreation Department will conduct two sessions of skateboarding lessons in August. A class for ages 5 and older is set for Saturday, Aug. 5. Another class, featuring age-specific instruction for ages 5-10 and for children 11 and older will be Wednesday, Aug. 16. Cost is $30 per class.Information: Woodsie, 704-4116
Coal Ridge High School will be putting on the Titan Soccer Camp for high school boys and girls July 31-Aug 4. Cost is $50 and includes a mini-skill ball for each player. Registration will take place 4:30-5 p.m. July 31. The camp runs 5-8 p.m. daily at the new CRHS soccer field.Information: Shawn McElroy, 625-6724.
The 2006 Grand Slam Softball Camp will be held at Deerfield Park from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 7-10 each night. The camp is open to grade nine-12 and the cost is $60 before July 28 and $75 after July 28.Registration forms can be picked up at the Rifle Recreation Department.Information: Cindy Skinner, 625-5079 or 625-7777.
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