Area Sports Briefs
Ed Ware hit a hole-in-one on Saturday at Glenwood Springs Golf Club. Using his 7 iron on the No. 3 hole, Ware sent the ball 160 yards into the cup. The ace came in the first round of the men’s club two-man league. It was witnessed by Bob David, Ken Moser and Chris McComas.
Students of Brian Mable Karate passed their spring testing on Friday night in Glenwood Springs. Fifteen advanced students successfully upgraded their skills and were promoted to various upper level ranks or levels of achievement. The names of the students are Neeko Medina, Stephen Pizzelli, Sue Parker, Shane Wright, Ellie Tomasso, Isaac Lang, Walter Gorra, Pablo Gorra, Sophia Gamba, Grace Gamba, Rachel Maison, Hayley Maison, Kyle Davis, Griffin Rowe-Gaddis and Jerome Pizzelli. Black belt judges present were Brian Mable – chief instructor with Dave Malehorn, Ken Newton, Milada Lee and Pam Whittington.
The Glenwood Springs Invitational Soccer Tournament will be held on Memorial Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at Gates Soccer Complex at Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley Campus. The soccer club will host 55 teams from all over the state of Colorado for a weekend of incredible youth soccer. Games will be held Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Concessions will be available. A special invitation to the community and to our previous board members and club players: Come join us as we celebrate out 10th year of hosting the tournament.
New Castle Recreation is now hiring umpires for the summer baseball and softball season. Umpires must be at least 14 years old and have experience with and knowledge of baseball and/or softball. Games are Mondays through Fridays with start times between 5 and 7 p.m. Umpires will be paid $35 per game. Apply at the New Castle Community Center. The Umpire Clinic will be held Wednesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. between Hogback and Book Cliff baseball fields in Rifle. Information: 984-3352.
Ski racers are invited to join the Sunlight Ski Team this summer for a ski racing slalom camp being held at Mount Hood in Oregon. Coaches John Bresnitz and Bob Lockard will be accompanying racers this July 19-26. Mount Hood’s Palmer Glacier is North America’s only year-round resort. Consistent hard to grippy snow conditions, no pressure of upcoming races, outstanding coaches, daily video analysis and good weather make Mount Hood the perfect learning environment. One week at Sunlight Ski Team Mount Hood camp can be equivalent to one season of training. Stay in top ski racing shape and learn new slalom racing skills this summer. All ski racers are invited to join the team. The team will spend five days training at the top summer ski race training facility in the United States. Coaching, lodging, training, lift tickets and exercise facility fees are included in cost. For details on costs and availability please call Bob Lockard at 618-2101 or e-mail block@sunlightskiteam. org.
The 2008 Bears boys basketball camp will be held May 27-29 at Rifle Middle School. It is open to fifth- through 11th-graders based on the 2007-08 school year. Fifth- through seventh-grade boys will attend camp from 4-5:45 p.m. each night, while eighth through 11th-grade boys will attend from 6-8 p.m.The cost is $30 and includes a Rifle Bears T-shirt. Instruction will include shooting, ball-handling, passing, offensive movement, 1-on-1 and team defense and rebounding. Sign-up at Rifle Middle School on the first day of camp.
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Amid hundreds of cleat-footed little leaguers casually gathered along the first baseline, the glare of parents’ sunglasses deflecting the early morning sun, coach Troy Phillips began a trip down memory lane.