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Area sports briefs

A cutline in Thursday’s paper misidentified former Rifle track and field athlete and current University of Wyoming triple jumper John Alderson as John Anderson. The Post Independent apologizes for this error.

Rifle Creek Golf Course will be hosting the Alpine Junior Golf Tournament June 9-10 for all interested players ages 18 and under. There is a $25 entry fee, which includes lunch on Tuesday. No handicap is necessary and the tournament will be flighted by age.

There will also be a 10-stroke limit per hole. The registration deadline is June 7.

Information: Rifle Creek Golf Course, 625-1093.

The High Skills Girls Basketball Camp will be held June 9-12 at the Glenwood Middle School gymnasium.

There have been some changes to the camp times. All registered participants, grades 6-12, will go from 6-8:15 p.m. each evening. There will be just one session of camp each night instead of two.

Also, former Mesa State men’s basketball coach Doug Schakel, who was scheduled to be at camp on June 11, will be unable to attend this year due to a family move.

Former Roaring Fork coach Roger Walters will be at camp June 12. Glenwood alumnus and current Greeley Central head girls coach Markee Tadus will be at camp on June 9.

The camp is near capacity and no registrations will be accepted after Saturday, June 7. Please call 618-7956 or 945-0979 for further details.

The Battlement Mesa Golf Club will be holding its annual Mesa Open on June 14-15.

This is a 36-hole individual stroke play event and each participant must have a valid USGA handicap. It will be flighted based on the number of entries and the cost is $90 plus cart fees. Entries will be accepted through Wednesday, June 11. If you have any questions please contact Head Professional Jason Franke at 285-7274 or

There will be a meeting on June 13 at New Castle Family Fitness for anyone interested in training for and competing in the Harvey Gap Lap Mini Triathlon on Aug. 22. Athletes of all levels are welcome. The meeting will cover the nine-week training program, which will take place on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. and Saturday mornings starting on June 18. All trainings and the mini triathlon will be held at Harvey Gap Reservoir.

The mini triathlon will consist of a quarter of a mile swim, a 10-mile bike ride and a two-mile run/walk. The program is a great opportunity to try something new, stay motivated through the summer and get some healthy competition in your diet.

There is an eight-person minimum, so gather up some friends to join in the fun. You can even form a triathlon team (one person swims, one bikes, and the other runs).

The cost is $270 for members ($30 per week) or $450 for non-members. Sign-ups are at the front desk.

Rifle High School is looking for a head boys and head girls soccer coach. Contact athletic director Michael Green at 987-2155 or leave information with the district office at 625-7600 if interested.

The Glenwood Springs Community Center’s gymnasium will be closed for floor refinishing until June 8. The floor will be sanded and refinished, using a low-odor floor finish.

Information: 384-6301.

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department will be hosting the Rockies Skills Baseball Challenge on June 10. Ballplayers 6-13 years old (as of Dec. 31, 2008) are open to participate in a skills challenge featuring throwing, batting and baserunning for the chance to compete at Coors Field.

The top scorers from the Glenwood competition, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Sopris Park, move on to sectional competition. Sectional winners move on to the state championship. No spiked shoes are allowed.

Information: 384-6301.

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