Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Through Stage 2 of the eight-stage Criterium du Dauphine Libere cycling race, Glenwood Springs graduate Bobby Julich held 27th place in the overall standings, 35 seconds behind leader Christophe Moreau of France.

Julich finished 20th in the second stage, won by Moreau.

The Criterium du Dauphine Libere held in the Dauphine region of France and considered an important warm-up race for the Tour de France.

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the annual Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge on June 13 at Sopris Park. Sign-ups will begin at 4 p.m.

Participants will test their throwing, batting and baserunning abilities in this free competition, for boys and girls ages 6-13. The top scorer in each age group will advance to the July 15 sectional competition in Aspen. Only athletic shoes ” no cleats ” are allowed for participation.

Information: 384-6301;

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club is accepting registrations for fall soccer for youth players 6 to 17 years old.

The registration deadline is June 15, and forms are available at the Glenwood Springs Library or on the club Web site ”

Information: 945-6091.

The Carbondale Soccer Club is currently accepting registrations for under-6 to under-18 players for the fall season. The deadline to sign up is June 15.

All players are encouraged to register as soon as possible to avoid waitlists as team rosters fill up. Information and registration forms are available at the recreation department in Carbondale Town Hall and online at

Information: 704-1838.

Rick Schmitz, head coach for the Coal Ridge girls basketball team, will be holding a girls basketball camp June 18-21 at CRHS.

The camp is open for interested players entering the third through 12th grades. Ninth- through 12th-graders will attend the camp from 8-10 a.m., while third- through eighth-graders will be in the camp each day from 10 a.m. to noon.

Cost for the camp is $50 after June 1. There are also family rates of two players for $65 and three for $75.

Applications can be picked up at Coal Ridge High School. Please send parent permission form and registration with funds to ensure proper planning and preparation for camp activities to Rick Schmitz at 724 Buckeye Court, Rifle, CO 81650.

Information: Rick Schmitz, 625-7739 or 309-1591.

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