Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Glenwood Springs Middle School will host a showing of the Warren Miller extreme sports video “Playground” at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 2) at the school in west Glenwood. Tickets are $15 and include a chance to win more than $2,000 in prizes. The screening also is a fundraiser for the GSMS Student Council and concessions will be available.

New Castle Recreation will soon be holding U12 and U14 boys soccer tryouts for the spring season.The U12 boys tryouts are on Nov. 1 at Kathryn Senor Elementary from 5:30-6:30 p.m., while the U14 boys session is slated for Nov. 3 at KSE from 11 a.m. to noon.Information: New Castle Recreation Department, 984-3352.

The Basalt High School girls basketball team is searching for an assistant coach for the upcoming season.Information: 384-5957.

Basalt High School will be holding a winter sports meeting for parents of athletes planning on participating in winter sports. The meeting will be Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at BHS.Information: 384-5957.

The New Castle Recreation Department will be holding its third annual Volunteer Appreciation and Sports Award Ceremony on Nov. 3 at Coal Ridge High School from 6-8 p.m. Come and honor our volunteers as well as cheer on our youth sport award recipients. The cost for a ticket is $10 and can be purchased at the New Castle Community Center, 984-3352. All proceeds will benefit “Your Friends For Life” who support, nurture, and encourage cancer patients from Rifle to Aspen.

The Great Pumpkin Relay Race 4K (2.5 miles) will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. The race is a two-person, coed event in which each participant will run a relatively flat 1.25-mile loop in West Glenwood Springs. Teams must be coed, and are highly encouraged to come in costume. The unique race format is the only one of its kind in the area. Entry fee is $10 with the proceeds going to Colorado Animal Rescue. Get a fast (or slow) partner, and get ready to run. Information: 945-0979.

Tomorrow’s Voices, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping high school students in the Roaring Fork Valley find their civic voice through ethical and intellectual education, is holding a 5K race – Run for the Constitution – on Nov. 4 in Aspen.The race will take place at Paepcke Park at 9 a.m., and there will be lots of prizes.The cost is $25 if you register before race day or $30 if you register at the race. You can register at or by contacting Piper Foster at or 925-2521.

Glenwood Springs Soccer Club tryouts for the competitive spring season are scheduled for Nov. 6-7 at Gates Soccer Complex at Colorado Mountain College.Only new players who were not on a fall season competitive roster need to attend. Boys U11 through U18 team tryouts will be on Nov. 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Girls U11 through U14 are scheduled on Nov. 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Players need to come ready to play and should bring a copy of their birth certificate and school photo. Make-up tryouts for all ages both boys and girls will be held Nov. 12 at Gates from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Information: Glenwood Springs Soccer Club, 945-6091.

On Nov. 8, Pete “Mr. Everest” Athans will be coming to Summit Canyon Mountaineering to present a slide show about his 16 expeditions to Mount Everest.Athans has summitted the world’s tallest peak seven times, more than any other person of non-Sherpa ethnicity. Athans was recently named as No. 9 on Men’s Journal list of “10 Tough Bastards.”

Roan Plateau Soccer Association will be holding tryouts for the spring 2008 U18 boys state team on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. in Rifle at Deerfield Park’s Spevere Field. Spevere is the field next to the basketball courts. To qualify, a player must have a birth date of Aug. 1, 1989, or later.Information: 876-0183.

Carbondale Middle School is the site of open gym basketball on Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. Individuals must be at least 18 years old to participate. The cost is $5 per session or $60 for the whole season. The season starts now.Information: Becky, 704-4116.

Carbondale Recreation is holding an introductory recreational basketball program for first- and second-grade boys and girls. Children learn the fundamentals of passing, dribbling and shooting. The program runs every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5 p.m. at Crystal River Elementary School. Sign up at the Carbondale Recreation Department or call Becky at 704-4116 for more information.

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