Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

The Glenwood Springers track club is back and is kicking off its 2008 season with an informational and sign-up meeting on May 27 at 6 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Middle School cafeteria. Boys and girls ages 8 to 18 are encouraged to join the club. Sign-up fee is $75 with family discounts and scholarships available.The first practice is scheduled for June 2 at 4 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs High School track and field. Practices will be every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m.

The Glenwood Springs Defiance men’s rugby team has started its 2008 summer season. The team is practicing Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Players of all experience levels or none at all are encouraged to come out. Come ready to run, with cleats if you have them, shorts or sweats and clothing that prevents ripping or at least won’t matter if it does. Defiance’s first match will be June 7.

JFS Racing, a local Swallow Oil/Conoco Phillips-sponsored auto racing team, is holding a three-day series of promotional events at gas stations in Rifle today through Friday, May 21-23.The promotional series will give guests a chance to check out the team’s sprint car and $100,000 racing trailer. There will also be giveaways geared for both kids and adults. The 18-and-older types can put their name in a drawing for a chance to actually get behind the wheel of a 700-horsepower race car at a late-August race weekend in Delta.Racing enthusiasts can check out the JFS Racing’s setup today at the 802 Railroad Ave. Phillips 66 from noon to 6 p.m. On May 22, the series shifts to the Phillips 66 at 1346 Centennial from 1-7 p.m. and, on May 23, the Red River Phillips 66 (702 Taughenbaugh St.) will host from 1-7 p.m.For more information, call Bob Schaeffer at 274-1191.

Roaring Fork High School is looking for assistant boys basketball coaches.If interested, please contact Larry Williams at 366-6179.

New Castle Recreation and softball coaches Christin Bollock and Brooke Whitman will be hosting a May 29-31 softball camp from 9-11 a.m. at VIX Ranch Park. Register at or at the New Castle Community Center.Information: 984-3352.

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