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Bears soccer camp kicks off todayRifle High School is hosting a free soccer camp for high school boys planning on playing for the high school this fall. Dates are today through Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the RHS soccer field.Information: Tom Taucher, 625-7792.GSHS fall sports meeting todayThere will be a meeting for all students interested in participating in a fall sport for Glenwood Springs High School at 7 p.m. today at GSHS. Parents are also invited.Paperwork required by GSHS and CHSAA will be handed out at the meeting. A member of each fall sport’s 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.Roaring Fork football camp starts todayThe Roaring Fork High School varsity and junior varsity football preseason camp starts today and will go through Thursday. Sessions start at 6:30 p.m. at RFHS each night. The camp is for all ninth to 12th-grade students eligible to play sports for RFHS. Equipment will be issued to players before camp each day at 5:30 p.m. beginning with seniors today, juniors on Wednesday, and sophomores and freshmen on Thursday.Two-a-day practices begin Aug. 14 at 7 a.m. A current physical and all paperwork required by RFHS, including a $75 athletic fee, must be turned in to the athletic director’s office before athletes will be allowed to practice.Information: Jon Nell, 384-5753.Lead King Loop set for Sept. 17The third annual Lead King Loop 25K and inaugural Quarry Trail Climb 12.5K will be held Sept. 17. The 25K will start at 8 a.m. and the 12.5K will start at 9:30 a.m. The races are a benefit for the Marble Charter School. All runners receive a technical T-shirt, breakfast and lunch, commemorative pint glass, goody bag and a chance at raffle prizes. Both races are scenic, run on dirt roads, and challenging. Participants may also hike. Web site for registration and information is http://www.leadkingloop25k.com. Information: Craig Macek, 704-1275 or macek57@hotmail.com.Meeting for RFHS football parents on MondayThere will be a meeting for parents of students participating in the 2006 Roaring Fork Rams High School football program on Aug. 14 at 7:15 p.m. at Roaring Fork High School in the presentation room. The coaching staff will be on hand to meet you and answer questions about the upcoming season. A current physical and all paperwork required by RFHS including a $75 athletic fee must be turned in to the athletic director’s office before a student will be allowed to practice.Information: Jon Nell, 384-5753.First day of Coal Ridge fall practices announced The first practice for Coal Ridge High School’s football, volleyball, cross country and boys soccer teams will begin at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Parent-coach meetings scheduled at Rifle and Coal RidgeMeetings will be held for parents of Rifle and Coal Ridge fall athletes, giving them chances to meet with coaches and go over the expectations for the fall.Coal Ridge’s meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at CRHS. Rifle’s will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at RHS.Youth soccer coaches neededThe New Castle Recreation Department is seeking coaches for its U-6 and U-8 micro soccer programs and for the U-10 girls developmental and U-14 boys competition fall teams.Information: 984-3352.Barracudas seeking swim coachThe 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 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 an ability to work diplomatically with the Glenwood Springs Recreation Department and the city’s pool staff.Information: aam4asc@yahoo.com.


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