Area Sports Briefs
Young Michael Glen, just 8 years old, achieved a golfer’s dream on Saturday: He sank a hole-in-one.Using a short iron, Glen covered 54 yards with his ace on Hole 8 at Ranch at Roaring Fork.
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 Stoney Ridge Park behind the old Roy Moore Elementary School.The race starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration running from 7:30 to 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 (611 Main St.) immediately after the race. Information: 876-2081.
Do you love soccer? Do you want to learn new skills? Join the Carbondale Recreation Department and MLS Soccer for a week-long soccer camp starting June 9 at the River Valley Ranch soccer field. This soccer camp is for kids of all ages. Sign up at the Carbondale Recreation Department.
Sports Camp 2008 is coming soon to the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Children 8-12 years old can give a number of different sports a try at this camp, which runs June 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Information: 384-6301; http://www.glenwoodrec.com.
The Roan Cliff Chaos mountain bike races are slated for June 14-15.Saturday is reserved for a cross country race, which begins at 8:30 a.m., while Sunday is the day for an uphill battle at 8 a.m. on the Bureau of Land Management’s JQS Trail.The cost to run one race is $25. Do both and pay $35. Each race has three heats: beginner, sport and expert.Register by June 11 or on race day by 8 a.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.Information: Rifle Recreation, 625-2151; http://www.rifleco.org.
The June 14-15 Western Slope Omnium is a weekend of bicycle racing in Glenwood Springs, with a road race on Saturday and a criterium on Sunday. Bike racers from around Colorado will be competing in one or both events. Local riders 8 years old and up are encouraged to participate. Spectators are also welcome. This is an American Cycling Association-sanctioned event, and proceeds will support the Two Rivers Cycling junior development team.For more race information and course maps, visit glenwoodspingsbeat-down.blogspot.com.
Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Parachute and Carbondale athletes of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete against athletes from across Colorado and a dozen other Western states this summer in Colorado Springs at the inaugural State Games of the West, scheduled for July 24-27.The invitation is open to both teams and individuals in the area, with medals awarded in the 31 sports offered. There will be an opening ceremony on July 24 at the Colorado Springs World Arena featuring 2002 Olympic speed skating champion Derek Parra and a female Olympian to be announced. Registration details and all information is available at either http://www.stategamesofthewest.org or by calling the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. at (719) 634-7333.
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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.