AREA SPORTS BRIEFS
An information meeting for athletes interested in playing boys golf at Roaring Fork this fall is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school’s auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.Information: Larry Williams, 309-9557.
The Three Rivers Youth Football League has openings available for third- and fourth-grade teams and fifth- and sixth-grade teams in Glenwood and Carbondale for the upcoming season. Cost is $175. Fees include uniform, except for cleats. Team practices start Aug. 28.Information: Craig Denney, 945-9109.
Todd Hollowell, the assistant golf pro at Rifle Creek Golf Course, concluded the four-day, 72-hole Colorado Open in a 15th place tie with five others, all with tournament totals of 279. Other local golfers of note who participated included Greg Gortsma of Glenwood, Doug Rohrbaugh from Carbondale, Tom Underwood of New Castle and Silt resident Luke Antonelli.
The annual Rifle Bears football camp will be Monday, Aug. 7, through Thursday, Aug. 10, at the high school’s football field. Camp for first- through sixth-graders is 5-6:30 p.m. Sessions for seventh- through 12th-grade students is 6:30-8 p.m. Campers must bring or wear shorts and cleats to all sessions.Cost is $40 with a reduction to families with more than one child enrolled.Information: Jonathan Rice, 309-1830.
Roaring Fork High School will be having a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, 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.
Registrations are now being accepted for the Glenwood/Three Rivers Youth Football camp for third- through eighth-graders. Camp will take place Aug. 15-17 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the high school’s practice field. Cost of the noncontact, skills-related camp is $30.Sessions are under the instruction of the Glenwood High football coaching staff, with assistance by the school’s varsity players.Information: 945-9109.
Rifle High School is hosting a free soccer camp for high school boys planning on playing for the high school this fall. Dates are Aug. 8-11 from 6-8 p.m. at the RHS soccer field.Information: Tom Taucher, 625-7792.
Coal Ridge High School will hold tryouts for its boys golf team at Lakota Canyon Golf Course at 4 p.m. Aug. 7-8. Anyone interested will need to have their physicals and training rules signed and updated prior to the start of tryouts.Information: Scott Zevin, 948-6478.
There will be a meeting for all students interested in participating in a fall sport for Glenwood Springs High School, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the high school. Parents are invited to attend.Paperwork required by GSHS and CHSAA will handed out at the meeting. A member of each fall sports coaching staff, except for boys golf, will attend to answer individual questions. A $75 athletic fee, all paperwork and a current physical is required and must be turned in to the school’s athletic director prior to being able to practice. Information: GSHS Athletic Director Steve Cable, 945-2285.
The 2006 Soda Pop Open is set for Monday, Aug. 7, at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club on the hill in West Glenwood. The annual tournament is open to junior golfers, ages 5-18. Players ages 5-13 play 9 holes. That event begins at 8:30 a.m. A 18-hole event starts at 12:30 p.m. for boys 13-15 and 16-18. There will be a separate tournament for girls, with 9- to 12-year-olds playing three holes, 13- to 15-year-olds playing a nine-hole competition, and 16- to 18-year-olds playing 18 holes. Cost is $10.Information: 945-7086.
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Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale has had a long tradition of former Rams taking the coaching reins of the school’s basketball teams, including two new head coaches this year.