Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

The Glenwood Springs Masters swim team will begin practice today. Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Participants must be able to swim two continuous lengths of the pool. A Glenwood Springs Community Center membership and a small fee are required.Information: 618-2484.

Glenwood Springs High School is looking for assistant girls basketball coaches for the freshman and junior varsity levels. Inquiries: Steve Cable, 384-5553.

New Castle Recreation is accepting tiny tots (pre-kindergarten through kindergarten), pee wee (first and second grades) and girls third- through sixth-grade basketball registrations. Tiny tots and pee wee basketball will start Nov. 5 and run through Dec. 6. Practices are held at Kathryn Senor Elementary Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. Girls basketball for grades three through six will start Oct. 29 and run through Dec. 22. Practices will be held at Riverside Middle School Monday though Thursdays with games against Rifle and Silt on Fridays or Saturdays. Register online at or stop by the New Castle Community Center. Information: Lynsey, 984-3352.

The Barracudas will be back in the water at the Glenwood Springs Community Center starting today. New head coach Jamie Kujawa will be leading the team through an expanded winter short course season. The Western Slope League will host a minimum of one league meet per month, beginning with a meet in Aspen Oct. 20-21. In addition, swimmers will compete in one-day dual or tri meets with nearby teams on a regular basis. The short course season will culminate in a Western Slope Short Course Championship meet in mid-February, followed by Silver State and Colorado State championships for qualifying swimmers. The Barracudas are tentatively planning to host a league meet at the community center Dec. 1-2.Practice will run Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center. Younger or less experienced swimmers are encouraged to come from 4-5:30 p.m., with the more seasoned group practicing from 5:30-7 p.m. The program costs $65 per month, plus membership to the Community Center and Colorado Swimming Inc. Information:; Jessica Hood, 948-8637.

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.

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