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Area sports briefs

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club, in conjunction with the New Castle Recreation Department, is hosting a soccer referees certification clinic for members of the community interested in officiating games this fall.

Instruction is 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 24-25, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the New Castle Community Center. Clinic and uniform is free for Glenwood Springs residents. Non-resident fee is $50.

Information: Scott Zerfoss, 945-0318

The Third Annual Cody Brickell miniature golf tournament is Saturday, Sept. 9, from noon to 9 p.m. at Johnson’s Park in West Glenwood. A silent auction will be held as part of the activities. The event benefits the Glenwood Springs High School wrestling program.

Day tickets are $5 per person and $20 for a family. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Tickets can be purchased from members of the GSHS wrestling team and at the golf course the day of the event.

Information: Darcy, 945-1404 or Melanie, 945-8375

Fall sports will be kicking off at Glenwood Springs Middle School starting Aug. 21. Seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball will begin on Aug. 21 at 3:15 p.m. Eighth-grade football players will receive equipment at 3 p.m. on Aug. 21, while the seventh-graders will get theirs on Aug. 22 at 3 p.m.

Sixth- through eighth-grade cross country will start Aug. 22 at 4 p.m.

Information: Brad Ray, 384-5500

The 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 take place 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. For registration and information go to

Information: Craig Macek, 704-1275 or

The Roaring Fork girls basketball team will be putting together a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 26 at RFHS. If you have anything you would like to donate, (clothes, sports equipment, furniture, etc.) please bring it to the Roaring Fork High School gym on Aug. 25 between 7-8:30 p.m. All proceeds will go directly to the girls basketball team.

Information: 936-0726 or 963-0410

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