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Area Sports Briefs

Bobby Parr smacked a hole-in-one on No. 8 at the Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Club on Tuesday. He was using a sand wedge and covered 54 yards with the shot.

Saturday’s Exclusive Athletic Club PowerPlay powerlifting meet featured plenty of fireworks, with big names gracing the competition list.Winning the distinction of best overall male lifter was Brian Radulovich, of Littleton, while Brook Anderson, of Idaho Springs, won best overall female lifter and 71-year-old James Jeff Tilljohn, of Aurora, set a new state record for best overall bench press of 175 kilograms.Also of note, 49-year-old world champion Ron Garofalo, of Centennial, was on hand and competing.

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 youth soccer. Games will be held Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Concessions will be available.

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.

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. Practices will be every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m.

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club will host tryouts for its fall competitive league at the close of this season. Any players, 11 to 18 years old, interested in competing in the advanced bracket next fall must attend a tryout session and complete registration by June 30.All players should bring a small school picture and new players should provide a copy of their birth certificate.Tryouts will be held at Colorado Mountain College’s Gates soccer field at the following times: boys 11-14, May 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; girls 11-18, May 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be one final session June 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for any players unable to attend their age group’s tryout.No tryout is required for players 7 to 14 years old who plan to play in the developmental bracket. These players should register for the fall season by July 15.Parents: Register early. Late fees will be charged and late registration will be wait-listed until roster positions come available.

The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is offering a Learn to Swim program for children of all ages and skill levels taught by American Red Cross-certified instructors (most are also certified lifeguards).One six-week session will be offered June 16 through July 31, excluding the week of July 1 for the Fourth of July. Classes are offered Monday and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursday from 5:15 to 6 p.m. or from 6:15 to 7 p.m. for all levels. Class sizes are limited to between four and 10 students to ensure each student receives individual attention. Register either June 7 or June 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hot Springs Pool lobby. The cost is $70 for pool pass holders and athletic club members or $80 for non-members. Registration forms and activity waivers must be signed in person.Information: 947-2955, ext. 652; pick up a flyer in the pool lobby.

Registration is open for the 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives race which will be held June 7 in Silt. The race will start and finish at the Stone Ridge Park behind the old Roy Moore Elementary School.The race starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration being held from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Registration is $15 before June 6 and should be sent to Sandy Burns, 1410 Ballard Ave., Silt, 81652. A $5 late fee will be applied to all race-day registrations.The event benefits the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation (which is also what checks should be made payable to). A silent auction will be held at the Silt Fire Station at 611 Main St. immediately following the race. Information: 876-2081.

Registration for the 24th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon will open May 31 at The race date is Sept. 7. Do not delay as the race fills quickly.

New Castle Recreation is taking registration for coach pitch and T-ball which 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.

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/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.

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