AREA SPORTS BRIEFS
Chris Finley and Kellin Casey each scored goals for the Glenwood Ice in Saturday’s 4-2 loss to Basalt. The team returns to action Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against Thunder Mountain from Grand Junction at Gates Soccer Park.
Rifle pounded out 14 hits, including four doubles in a 16-5 pounding of Eagle Valley on Tuesday in Gypsum. The Bears (1-0 league, 6-4 overall) distanced themselves from their host by exploding for seven runs in the second inning.Junior Alissa Skinner threw a complete game, seven hitter with seven strikeouts. The Bears travel to Montrose Saturday for a nonleague doubleheader with the Indians, who play in the Southwestern League.
Members and staff of the Rifle Creek Golf Course are holding a colorball golf tournament and silent auction at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Cost is $25 plus green fees and cart.Funds from the event help defray medical cost for Arlon “Duke” Earl, the club’s assistant golf pro and head coach of Rifle High’s boys and girls golf teams. Earl will have cancer surgery in Denver. He is expected to be hospitalized for three weeks. Information: 625-1093.
Separate golf tournaments that benefit Coal Ridge and Roaring Fork High Schools are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29, at Lakota Canyon Golf Course in New Castle and Friday, Oct. 6, at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.The Sept. 29 event is sponsored by the Coal Ridge Boosters Club. Cost is $110 per person. The fee includes greens fees, card, food and beverage cart and door prizes. The four-person scramble tournament begins at 1 p.m.Information: Brenda, 984-0778.The Ram Classic Golf Tournament on Oct. 6 is $125 per-person and $500 for teams. Individuals and pairs will be matched to form four-person teams. Fees include golf with cart, box lunch, raffle tickets and a ticket to the post-event awards ceremony. Sponsorships are also available.Information: JonNell, 384-5753.
The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Punt, Pass, and Kick Contest on Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at Vogelaar Park.Boys and girls from ages 8 to 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 copies 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.
The staff of the GC Xtreme is conducting a cheerleading clinic for students, ages 10-14, from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Glenwood Community Center gymnasium. The clinic is free to students currently living in Garfield County. Students must wear tennis shoes and functional workout clothes to participate. Material scheduled to be taught include a competition-styled routine, basic partner stunting and stunting safety, and basic tumbling. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. the morning of the clinic. Information: 379-2372 or 945-8515, ext. 538.
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Down 14-7 with less than 11 minutes left in regulation, Rifle head coach Todd Casebier decided it was time to deviate from his ground-and-pound offense for a bit of an aerial attack.