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Area Sports Briefs

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.

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

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-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.

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 Trails.The cost to enter 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;

Glenwood Springs will morph into a cycling hot spot the weekend of June 14-15 when the Western Slope Omnium comes to town.On June 14, a road race through the rolling hills along the Colorado River will challenge all-arounders. The race starts in Dotsero at the West Glenwood Canyon trailhead. This is a BAT/BAR race for all category riders. Register online at for $35 or at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on June 13 from 5 to 10 p.m. with packet pick-up (and a $10 late fee). Riders must have their ACA license; a one-day license is available for $10. There is no race-day registration. On June 15, a criterium will route racers through the streets of downtown Glenwood Springs. This is a BAT/BAR race for masters and juniors only.Bike racers from around Colorado will be competing in one or both events. Local riders age 8 and up are encouraged participate in the race. Spectators are also encouraged to attend.Register online at for $30. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. and closes 30 minutes before each category’s race with a $5 late fee. Riders must have their ACA license; a one-day license is available for $10.For more information, including course maps, visit

UNC’s coaches and players will be at Coal Ridge High School June 12-14 to put on a volleyball camp. The camp is open to seventh- through 12th-grade girls. The camp will consist of two intensive training sessions each day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30-5:30 p.m. The cost is $125. For registration information, please contact Denise Greene at or 984-3813.

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