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Area Sports Briefs

Glenwood Springs High School graduate Megan McKinnie, a senior track and field athlete at the University of Montana, is among 39 UM student-athletes on the 2007-08 Big Sky Conference Winter All-Academic Team.

McKinnie, a health and human performance major, was among 17 members of the women’s indoor track and field team making the list of honorees.

To be eligible, student-athletes had to have participated in at least half of their team’s 2007-08 competitions and achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.

Three Rivers Youth Football, a program for children in the third through sixth grade, is holding regional registration for its fall season on the following dates:

May 13-14, New Castle/Silt, at Riverside Middle School, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; May 14-15, Glenwood Springs, at Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 5-6:30 p.m.; May 14-15, Carbondale, at Crystal River Elementary school, 6-7 p.m.; May 14-15, Parachute, at Bea Underwood Elementary, 5-7 p.m.; May 14-15, Aspen (call Ron Morehead at 618-0354); May 19, Rifle, at Rifle Middle School, 5-7 p.m.; May 21-22, Basalt at Basalt Middle School, 5-7 p.m.

Register online at

Roaring Fork will be giving free physicals to athletes on May 13 at RFHS for the 2008-09 school year. Athletes must be current ninth-, 10th- or 11th-graders who plan on playing sports for the Rams next year.

Basalt High School will have free physicals available to athletes on May 12 in the school’s gym. Students entering grades 10 through 12 are eligible.

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, or in the lobby of Glenwood Medical Associates at 1830 Blake Street, 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 or call 945-2632, extension 101.

The Olde Towne Moving and Storage Golf Tournament, which benefits Alpine Christian Academy, is scheduled for May 16 at the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt.

The four-person scramble, now in its eighth year, begins with registration and practice at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. There will also be a hole-in-one contest sponsored by Berthod Motors, with the grand prize winner receiving a new car.

Individual registration is $200, with a team discount price of $650. Player registrations are first come, first served. All spots on the roster were sold out in advance of last year’s tournament.

Hole sponsorships are currently being accepted, starting at $300. All donations are tax-deductible and help fund scholarships and educational programs for students.

To sponsor or play in the tournament, or for more information about the school, contact Barbara Peterson at 927-9106.

Do you love soccer? Do you want to learn new skills? Join the Carbondale Recreation Department and MLS Soccer for our week long soccer camp starting June 9 at River Valley Ranch soccer field. This soccer camp is for kids of all ages. Sign up at the Carbondale Recreation Department.

Join the Carbondale Recreation Department for skateboard lessons. It will be offering lessons on both Wednesdays and Saturdays this year. Cost is $30 per lesson for both beginner and intermediate levels. Please bring your own skateboard, knee pads and helmet.

Information, Becky 704-4116.

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