Area Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springs High School will be holding its fall sports meeting for athletes and parents Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Paper work and needed information will be handed out at the meeting.Fall sports practices will start Aug. 13 and paperwork, a physical and a $75 athletic fee need to be turned in before athletes can practice.
Basalt High School will be holding its fall sports information meeting for student-athletes and parents Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the BHS gym. Paperwork and needed information will be handed out at the meeting. The meeting is also an opportunity for student-athletes to meet coaches for the upcoming season.Fall sports practices start Aug. 13 and paperwork, a physical and a $75 athletic fee need to be turned in before athletes can participate in practice. Information: Forrest Grosh, 384-5931.
In association with United Soccer Coaches, the Glenwood Springs Soccer Club is hosting a summer soccer camp for players 5-13 years old. Camp dates are Aug. 6-10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $110 per sessions. Registration forms are available on the GSSC Web site – http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org – or at the Glenwood Springs Library.Information: 945-6091.
The Rifle Grand Slam Softball Camp will take place Aug. 6-9 at Deerfield Park in Rifle. It is open to ninth- through 12th-graders. The cost is $60. Sixth- through eighth-graders are also welcome.The camp will go from 5-8 p.m. each night. Make check payable to Rifle Recreation and send them to 2002 Railroad Ave., Rifle, 81650.Information: Rifle head softball coach Cindy Skinner, 625-5079 or 625-7777.
Carbondale Recreation is starting a four-on-four flag football league and needs the community’s help to make it happen. Anybody 18 years and older is welcome to join. Teams will be composed of six players, and at least six teams are needed to make the program work. Games will be played on Tuesday nights.Information: Becky, 704-4116.
The Three Rivers Football Officials Association is looking for interested men and women to qualify as certified football officials with the Colorado Football Officials Association.Training of new officials, which includes classroom work and on-field clinics, begins later this summer. The schedule is to be announced.If interested, contact Hugh E. Greathouse at 963-3443 or 379-8010 or Jeff Shroll at 471-3226.
Basalt Soccer Club is looking for people interested in coaching for the fall season. This is a paid position. If interested, call 927-0523, ext. 507.The fall soccer teams also have a few spots open for players. If you have not registered, do so immediately. Registration forms are available at Basalt Elementary School in the cafeteria.
The grueling Tour de Frank bicycle race is set for Aug. 17-18.The two-stage race routes riders from Aspen to Denver and back, covering more than 365 miles with a climb of more than 46,000 feet. Riders traverse several 10,000-foot passes en route. Aid stations with medical support (three per stage) are provided to riders. Prizes for top female and male roundtrip combined times will be awarded.Registration is $75 and all proceeds benefit Tom’s Door, a Basalt nonprofit organization, an interfaith outreach program serving the needy of the Roaring Fork Valley. Racers are responsible for the meals and accommodations in Denver (Morrison) on Friday night.Contact Frank McSwain at email@example.com for registration or route inquiries.
There will be an inline skating obstacle course and BMX bike races for all ages Thursday at Carbondale’s Roller Hockey Rink Park, as well as lots of fun and free food. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. and go until dark.Information: Becky, 704-4116.
Glenwood Springs Golf Club will be hosting its annual junior golf tournament, the Soda Pop Open, on Aug. 6. The tournament is open to boy and girl golfers ages 9-18.For more information or to register, call the pro shop at 945-7086.
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