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Ann Gilmer, Erin Wiencek and Kathy Williams teamed up to win the Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club’s season-opening Mixer Scramble at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Saturday.The trio paired up to shoot a 34, a stroke of ahead of the 35 posted by Jennifer Gallegos, Jill Lafontaine, Jackie Dority and Dawn Kimball.Gallegos and Michell Dressell went 1-2 in the closest-to-the-pin battle. Gallegos had a shot fall within 48 inches of the hole on No. 8, while Dressell got within 148 inches on No. 4.

Rifle Creek Golf Course regular Linda Osiecki drained her first-ever hole-in-one at Grand Junction’s Chipeta Golf Course on Sunday. Teeing off from the men’s box on Hole 15 with a 5-wood, she made the shot from 144 yards away. Osiecki’s husband, Larry, and son, Eric, witnessed the shot on a family day at the course.Osiecki, a Rifle resident, is a member of the Wednesday Morning Ladies League at Rifle Creek.

Registration is now open for the Mother’s Day Mile, a one-mile run/walk to benefit the programs of the Advocate Safehouse Project of Garfield County. The race begins on Sunday, May 11, at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Medical Associates parking lot. Registration and information can be found at http://www.glenwoodmedical.com, http://www.active.com or in the lobby of Glenwood Medical Associates at 1830 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. Fees are $15 per person or $55 per family rate. Early registrants will receive a reusable cloth shopping bag, an environmentally friendly travel mug and other race goodies. Again this year will be the tented gift basket silent auction. New this year will be handmade race awards from the women of the Imani Workshops of Eldoret, Kenya. For more information or to volunteer at the race, contact Nancy Reinisch at nrein@rof.net or call 945-2632, ext. 101.



Spots are filling up fast for the Glenwood Springs Recreation youth baseball program. Register by May 5 to reserve your spot.Information: 384-6301.

The annual swim and stroke clinic for the Sopris Barracudas swim team is scheduled for May 5-8 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The sessions will run from 4-5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and culminate with the season kick-off potluck and orientation Thursday, May 8, at 6 p.m. following the clinic. Kids (kindergarten through 12th-grade) interested in joining the Sopris Barracudas swim team are invited to attend and are encouraged to register in advance to secure a spot as space is limited. Participants must be able to confidently swim 25 meters (one length of the pool) unassisted. There is no pressure to join the team, and the week is focused on learning and having fun. Cost is $40 per swimmer ($25 for each additional child within a family). Download a registration form at http://www.soprisbarracudas.com or contact Kim Mechling at 945-4063 for more information.


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