Area Sports Briefs
Rifle High School coach Cindy Skinner is directing a three-day softball clinic June 17-19 at Deerfield Park in Rifle.A session for players 8-12 years old will run from 8-9:30 a.m. each day, while players 13 and older go from 9:30-11 a.m.Sign up at the Rifle city building.
Rifle High School is seeking assistant football coaches for the fall season.Contact athletic director Michael Green at 987-2155 or leave information with the district office at 625-7600 if interested.
The Challenger British Soccer Camp will be offered in Carbondale this summer Aug. 11-15 at Triangle Park, River Valley Ranch for 3- to 16-year-olds. Half- and full-day opportunities are available. This camp offers more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, each child will also be treated to lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Sign up online by June 27 and receive a free British soccer replica jersey. For more information and how to sign up, visit the website at http://www.challengersports.com.
Rifle Mountain Park is once again playing host to the Aug. 2 Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase 5-mile run and 2.3-mile fun run/walk. The race starts at 9 a.m., with a bus leaving from Rifle City Hall for the starting line at 8:10 a.m.Registration costs $15 before July 25 and $20 after. Information: Rifle Recreation, 625-2151; http://www.rifleco.org.
Exclusive Athletic Club is hosting a series of boot camp sessions starting today at 6:30 a.m. sharp. This one-hour session will be offered three times per week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – until Aug. 29.Instructor Helen McQueeney combines a variety of boot camp exercises for both indoor and outdoor workouts throughout the summer. All levels and abilities are welcome.Information: Kim, 945-9107; http://www.exclusiveathleticclub.com.
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 Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for adult men’s and women’s, as well as coed, fall softball leagues. Competitive, D-comp and D-rec leagues will be offered for men, and a competitive league will be offered for women and coed. League play begins on July 28 and will last between seven and eight weeks, followed by an end-of-season tournament. Team fees range from $400 to $500. The registration will last until leagues are full. Information: Shannon, 384-6314.
The Coal Ridge volleyball staff and players will be hosting two kids camps this summer. Camp is open to all kids, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The camps will be held June 17-19 and July 8-10 from 1-4 p.m. at Coal Ridge High School. The cost is $40 for one session or $60 for both sessions. Preregister by June 13 by contacting Denise Greene at greene@ sopris.net or 984-3813.
The Carbondale Recreation Department is offering an introductory T-ball program for boys and girls. Get your kids ready for Little League baseball or softball by signing them up for this monthlong program that starts June 17. This program is for 5- and 6-year-olds and will be held at Miners Park. The cost is $35. Information: Becky 704-4116.
The annual 3-on-3 Glenwood Hoop D’Ville Basketball Tournament is scheduled for June 28 at Sayre Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is an open tournament that is for players ages 15-60.There will be a dunk contest for all interested players at 11 a.m.The tournament benefits C.A.R.E. animal shelter, YouthZone, the Angel Network and the Glenwood Springs High School basketball teams.There will be prizes for teams that finish first through sixth, as well as more for the dunk contest.Information: Michael Picore, 927-6975 (work) or 309-2911 (cell).
The annual 4-on-4 Glenwood Hoop D’Ville Basketball Tournament is scheduled for July 26 at Sayre Park from noon to 8 p.m. It is an open tournament that is for players ages 15-60.The tournament benefits C.A.R.E. animal shelter, YouthZone, the Angel Network and the Glenwood Springs High School basketball teams.There will be prizes for teams that finish first through sixth, as well as the last-place team. The tournament is limited to 16 teams.Information: Michael Picore 927-6975 (work) 309-2911 (cell).
The Three Rivers Football Officials Association is looking for men and women to train as high school football officials. Training sessions and clinics will be offered to gain certification with the Colorado Football Officials Association.If interested, contact Hugh E. Greathouse at 963-3443 or hegreathouse @comcast.net.
Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Parachute and Carbondale athletes of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete against participants 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. Athletes from all of Colorado can register and get all information at: http://www.stategamesofthewest.org or call the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation at (719) 634-7333.
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Oregon’s Laurenne Ross and New Castle’s Alice McKennis Duran both announced their retirement in recent days and celebrated together during Saturday’s downhill. McKennis Duran is a local namesake who grew up skiing at Sunlight in Glenwood and formerly trained with the AVSC.