Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

This is the last chance to register for Glenwood Springs flag football, which will be starting Monday, Sept. 10. It is open to first- through third-grade boys and girls. The deadline for signups is Friday at noon.Flag football will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. at Vogelaar field, next to Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Participants will learn basic fundamentals like passing, offense, defense and much more about this noncontact sport.The cost is $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents.Information: Glenwood Springs Community Center, 384-6301; or Jenika, 384-6311.

The honors just keep rolling in for former Glenwood Springs volleyball player Leah Hinkey.Having already chalked up a Southeastern Conference Volleyball Player of the Week award earlier this season, Hinkey, a sophomore middle blocker for the University of Tennessee, was recently named the MVP of the Lady Vol Classic tournament last weekend.In turn, she was named the Lady Vol Athlete of the Week.Tennessee won all three of its games in the tourney and Hinkey threw down 32 kills in them. She also led the team in points (44.0), finished second in both kills (32) and aces (7) and was third on the squad in total attacks (53) and blocks (9).

The fourth annual Lead King Loop 25k and the Marble Quarry Climb 12.5K will be held on Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m. The Lead King Loop was named “Most Scenic in Colorado” by Colorado Runner Magazine for 2006.Come run or hike and enjoy the fall colors, tech T-shirt, great lunch, prizes and raffle. Sign up at Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale, at or Race day registration available but there is a $5 discount if you sign up in advance. Marble Schools will receive 100 percent of the proceeds. Information: Craig, 704-1275.

The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Colorado Sportsmen’s Wildlife Fund, the Division of Wildlife, Colorado State Parks and the BLM will be hosting Pathway to Fishing at Lions Pond (Rifle Rest Area) this Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.This free fishing seminar is open to all children 6-12. The event is limited to 120 children and is first-come, first-served. To sign up please contact the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce at 625-2085, ext. 2, or sign up online at This event fills quickly so don’t delay. All participants will receive free gifts. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

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