Area Sports Briefs
Swinging his 8-iron, Jim Frey smacked a 145-yard hole-in-one at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Sunday.The shot, which took place on Hole 3, was witnessed by Kirk Blaszyk, Kenny Cline and Phil Kauppila.
Glenwood Springs High School will have free physicals available to athletes at 7 p.m. today – not 7 a.m. as previously reported in the Post Independent – at Glenwood Medical Associates. All forms, which can be picked up in the athletic director’s office, need to be filled out beforehand.
Roaring Fork High School is looking for assistant boys basketball coaches.If interested, please contact Larry Williams at 366-6179.
Registration for the 24th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon will open May 31 at triglenwood.com. The race date is Sept. 7. Do not delay as the race fills quickly.
Moe’s Southwest Grill is hosting a fundraiser for the Sopris Barracudas swim team on May 20. A portion of that night’s proceeds will be donated to the team.
A.J. Joiner is one step closer to realizing his dream of teeing off in the U.S. Open. On Monday, the Roaring Fork High School graduate tied for fourth place in the U.S. Open Local Qualifier at Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo.Joiner hit a 69 to finish in an eight-way tie for fourth place at the end of 18 holes. With only the top six advancing to the U.S. Open sectional qualifier on June 2 at Columbine County Club in Littleton, all eight fourth-place finishers had to play in a sudden-death playoff.That’s where Joiner carded a birdie in the first playoff hole to secure a tie for fourth place with two other golfers. Joiner, a 2006 graduate, will now be aiming for another high finish at the sectional tournament to land in the U.S. Open.
The MS Walk and 5K run will take place Saturday, May 17, at the No Name Rest Area (Exit 119 of Interstate 70). The run will begin at 8 a.m., with the walk and opening ceremonies following at 9 a.m. There will be a free shuttle leaving every 15 minutes from Glenwood Springs High School to No Name starting at 7 a.m. A Kiwanis pancake breakfast will be held during the event.Information: walkMScolorado.org.
New Castle Recreation is taking registration for summer baseball and softball.The programs are for the following age groups: 8- to 10-year-olds, 11-12 and 13-15. The boys baseball and girls softball season runs May 12 through mid-July with practice and/or games twice a week. Coach pitch and T-ball will start June 2 and run through mid-July with practice and/or games twice a week and pre-T-ball starting June 2 and ending June 27 as a practice-only program.Spots are limited so register now. For more information, call 984-3352.
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 tryfootball.org.
After a three-year absence, Carbondale is trying to re-establish its Pee Wee football team. The Pee Wee program has two divisions, one for third- and fourth-graders and one for fifth- and sixth-graders. There will be meetings for parents of interested players on May 14 and May 15 at 6 p.m. at Crystal River Elementary School.Information: Tory Jensen, 948-8208.
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