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The Bears boys golf team’s strokes are coming together at the right time. Competing at the 18-team Bulldog Invitational tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Club in Craig, Rifle and Basalt carded area-best team rounds of 237. The score earned the two teams a tie for fifth place. Steamboat Springs won the team championship with a round of 227, three strokes ahead of runner-up Fruita Monument. Glenwood Springs finished in a three-team tie for seventh place at 246. Roaring Fork was 15th, and Grand Valley took 17th place. Coal Ridge, at 298, was 18th.The Demons’ Cody Nelson, on an individual round of 74, nabbed fourth place. Tucker Campbell from Steamboat captured the tournament medal by defeating Fruita Monument’s Chace Nathe in a one-hole playoff when the two golfers finished regulation with identical rounds of 72. No other area school’s individual scores were available.

An anticipated throng of more than 400 cyclists will be pedaling their way through Aspen for the third annual “Ride to Remember” Saturday.The two-race event, which involves 30- and 100-mile routes, is a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.The 30-mile loop goes from the Woody Creek Tavern to St. Benedict’s Monastery. It allows those riders to catch up with the 100-mile participants, who pedal from Paepcke Park through Ashcroft, Maroon Bells, Snowmass Village, Woody Creek and Old Snowmass.

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club will host its Fall Youth Jamboree for kids ages 4 and 5 on Fridays, Sept. 15, through Oct. 6, at Glenwood Park from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Registration forms are available at the Glenwood Library and on the soccer club’s Web site at http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org. The soccer club will also hold a fall developmental tournament Oct. 7-8 for U-10 through U-14 teams. Registration forms can also be obtained from the Web site.



Area youth, ages 7-13, are encouraged to attend the free annual Elks soccer shootout, set for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Arbaney Park in Basalt. Information: 927-8214.

The first ever Chameleon and Merle Open Disc Golf Tournament takes flight on Sept. 30 at Bert & Ernie Park in Carbondale. The 18-hole event will take place during the fall membership drive for KDNK, Carbondale’s community access radio, and will include live on-air coverage of the action.The tournament will include a competitive flight for those who are regular disc golfers or have a disc golf nickname. Local pros with names like the Praying Mantis and Rhyno are expected to participate in the competitive group. The tournament will also include a flight for those who are recreational golfers or those who lack a ferocious nickname.The outing is limited to 50 disc golfers, and spots will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The entry fee is $25, and each golfer will receive two special edition discs that will be used during the event and a mini-disc. Prizes will be awarded for the lowest score, hole-in-one and best new nickname. Hole sponsors ($50) are also needed in order to help cover event expenses. All proceeds will go to KDNK.Entry forms are available at http://www.kdnk.org or by contacting Bob Schultz at bschultz@sopris.net.



Skate, Rate and Relate coming to Glenwood The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the annual Mountain Madness Skate, Rate and Relate Skateboard Competition on Saturday, Sept. 16.The competition is open to all levels of skaters and will take place at noon at the Two Rivers Skate Park in Glenwood Springs. This competition is part of the Mountain Madness Series. A mini-pipe competition and a street course competition will take place. Competitors are judged on trick selection, style, amplitude and crowd response. There will be beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. Along with their best tricks, competitors will need to bring their thirst and hunger, their parents (to sign a waiver if they are under 18) and their helmets. “Brain buckets” are required for all Mountain Madness sanctioned events. Registration will take place on the day of the event, and the competition costs $10 for residents and $12 for nonresidents. Proceeds from this event will go back into the continuing improvement of our skate park. Information: 384-6301.

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Punt, Pass and Kick Contest at 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Vogelaar Park.Boys and girls from ages 8-15 (age determined as of Dec. 31, 2006) can compete in passing, punting and kicking. They will have a chance to advance to regional and state competitions. Participants must have a copy of their birth certificates and cannot wear spiked metal or any type of turf shoes.The contest is free and registration will be held 15 minutes before event. Information: 384-6301

A youth flag football program will be instructed by the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department starting Sept. 11 at Vogelaar Park.The program is open for first- through third-graders and will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45 p.m. starting Sept. 11 and going through Oct. 11.Participants will learn fundamentals like passing, offense, defense, stance and much more of this nontackling sport. This is a great introduction to football before participation in a tackle program. It costs $50 for residents and $60 for nonresidents. Participants must register by Sept. 6.Information: 384-6301


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