Area Sports Briefs
Tami Holt and Kirk Blaszyk paired up to win this weekend’s Rifle Creek Golf Course Frolic and Final Couples Tourney, shooting a gross score of 137. Britt and Doug Choate took second with a 144 and Bobby Jackson and Matt Rogers carded a 158.Winning the net score battle were Pam Buerger and Tony Zarlengo with a 128. Kenda Spaulding and Joe Elliot fired a collective 133 for second and Deanna and Keith Forney placed third with a 137.
Roaring Fork had a rough volleyball weekend, losing to Olathe in three games on Friday (25-19, 25-23, 25-17) and then falling to Meeker in four games on Saturday (25-19, 25-8, 13-25, 25-23).The Rams, now 3-3 overall and 1-2 in Class 3A Western Slope League play, host Glenwood Springs on Tuesday.
Palisade scored a three-game volleyball win (25-10, 25-11, 25-19) at Rifle on Saturday to move to 2-1 in the Class 4A Western Slope League.The Bears are still in search of their first league win at 0-3 and are 4-5 overall.
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 this free event, and the keynote 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 Roan Plateau Soccer Association is looking for coaches for its U18 boys team during the 2008 spring state league. This is a volunteer position with a time commitment spanning from March through the end of May.Practices are held three days a week for two hours. The season consists of five home and five away games, and travel could be as far as Pueblo. Coaches should have a competitive soccer background.Information: 876-0183.
The Glenwood Springs High School cross country team will be holding a fundraising run – the Demon 5K – Sept. 21 at Glenwood Springs High School.The race will begin at 5 p.m. with race-day registration starting at 4:15 p.m.The course begins in the field across from the high school, and Glenwood is inviting all interested runners in the community to attend. The race is a 5-kilometer (3.1 mile), cross country style course featuring 99 percent soft path, including dirt, grass and rock.Prizes awarded to top overall and age-group finishers. The cost is $15 for the race or $25 for the race and a Demon Cross Country T-shirt. All proceeds go to the Demon Cross Country team. Pre-race registration or questions can be directed to Coach Mike Schneiter at (970) 309-4795 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
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The Rifle and Glenwood Springs girls tangled on Tuesday night at Glenwood’s Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium in a 4A Western Slope League contest that carried major implications in the conference standings.