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Area Sports Briefs

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

It took four playoff holes, but eventually Mark Barlau did it.After tying Roger Walters with a gross score of 145 in the championship flight of the Rifle Creek Golf Course Labor Day Tournament, Barlau finally pulled ahead to win after playing a four-hole playoff.Doug Choate won the championship flight net division with a 139. In the first flight, Jeff Hauer won the gross category with a 154 and Jim Grabe came out on top of the net division with a 131.Steve Stanek took top honors in the gross competition of the second flight, while Pat Burwell finished first in net play with a 136. The winner of the third flight gross division was Casey Bates at 171 and the net winner in the same flight was Dave Ruechel at 140.In the fourth flight, Roger Schouten took first place in the gross division at 176 and Mike Smith finished atop the net category in the same flight with a 139.Doug Rohrbough won the Pro-Am, with Rifle pro Tad Holloway taking second. Holloway, and his teammates John Savage, Mark Sills, Newby Sills and Marc Caldwell took first in the Pro-Am team division.

On Sept. 19 Coal Ridge High School will be holding a seminar titled What every parent should know about high school and college athletics.Parents from all area schools are invited to the free event and the key note speaker will be Doug Schakel who coached men’s basketball for 30 years, including 18 years at Mesa State College in Grand Junction.The event will cover topics including: the myths and realities of college scholarships, all-star and select teams, exposure tournaments and more, what your kids tell me about their high school athletic experience after they get to college, what you should know about your high school coaches, what your kids need from you but are reluctant to ask for and the reasons behind a nationwide freshman dropout rate of 48 percent.Information: 625-6751.

The Kid Curry Scurry 5K run/2K fun walk/run is slated for Sept. 8 at Battlement Mesa Activity Center. The race is the fourth of five runs in the Colorado River Valley Charity Series, with the Grand River Gallop 5K and 3K in Rifle on Oct. 27 being the fifth.The Kid Curry Scurry, which is named after Kid Curry, a lawbreaker who ran with Butch Cassidy, robbed trains on the Western Slope and is buried in Glenwood Springs, will benefit children’s programming at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center.The cost of the race is $20 and all ages are welcome. Check-in for the race is between 7-8 a.m. on Sept. 8.Information: Fran Storm or Anne Huber, 285-9480 or

The Coal Ridge volleyball team has changed its match times for this weekend’s contest against Olathe. The freshmen team will play at 11 a.m., junior varsity will follow at noon and varsity will take the court at 1 p.m.

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