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The Front Range Volleyball Club-Mountain Division U16 team recently competed AAU Junior National Championships held in Orlando, Fla., and took 23rd out of 75 teams in their division.Despite having to play without both of their middle blockers, who were out with injuries, and not having had any tournament competition since the middle of April, the FRVBC-Mountain Division U16s, made up of players from both the Vail and Roaring Fork valleys as well as Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs and New Castle, showed an incredible amount of character by finishing in the top half of their division. The young Mountain Division girls managed to qualify for Division I play on the first day of the grueling four-day competition by claiming second place in their pool before taking 23rd in the division.”They really showed that they came to play hard and find success,” head coach Aaron Shepardson said after a long club season of three-times-a-week practices and tough competition. “We showed as much heart as I have ever seen.”

The Front Range Volleyball Club will be hosting summer camps throughout the rest of the summer with specialty skill, and positional, camps for beginning, intermediate and advanced players at both the middle school and high school levels. These camps will be held at Berry Creek Middle School in Edwards.As well, the FRVBC-Mountain Division is partnering with WECMRD to present middle school summer camps at the Eagle Ice Rink & Pool. These are a 3-week series of camps for both beginning and intermediate level players aged 8-14 years.Information: Aaron, 401-1420, or online at http://www.frvbc.com/camps_clinics/camps_clinics_mtn07.html.

Kyle Daniell aced the 135-yard Hole No. 15 on Sunday, July 1, at Rifle Creek Golf Course using a gap wedge. He finished the round at 63. The shot was witnessed by Kenda Spaulding, Tami Holt and Ken Dunham.



The Glenwood Open will take over the links at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on July 7-8. The Pro-Am will be played on July 6.Information: 945-7086.

Coal Ridge High School’s head boys basketball coach Mike Cox will be holding a skill development camp July 9-12 at CRHS.The camp is open to boys and girls of all ages. For grades six and below, the camp will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. Grades seven and eight will take the court from 3:30-5 p.m. each day, and ninth- through 12th-graders will play from 5:30-7:30 p.m.All coaches are encouraged to attend free of charge. Call coach Cox at 984-0332 or e-mail him at coachmike24 @msn.com for more information or to register. See more about the Coal Ridge hoops program at http://www.CoalRidgeBasketball.com.


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