Area sports briefs
Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour De Suisse was a good day for Bobby Julich and Team CSC, his cycling squad. Julich, a Glenwood Springs High School graduate, finished 36th in the 171K ride from Gruyeres to Lyss, only two seconds back of stage winner and Team CSC teammate Fabian Cancellara (3:47.09). The two Team CSC riders’ performances were good enough to win the stage seven team race and gain ground on first-place team Astana and second-place team Gerolsteiner.
Individually, Julich is currently in 59th place, four spots higher than Thursday, and is now 27 minutes and one second behind overall leader Kim Kirchen. Cancellara is sitting in 88th place, while Andy Schleck is holding the Team CSC’s highest place at seventh.
The competition will continue today with stage eight ” a shorter 25K ride from Altdorf to Col du Klausen. The nine-stage race will conclude on Sunday with a 168K ride from Altdorf to Berne.
Huzzah! Play ball!
Vintage base ball, that is. The Frontier Historical Society and Museum is gearing up for its annual base ball match between the Glenwood Sluggers and the Yampah Stars on June 27 and is looking for men interested in playing.
There will be a practice session on June 24 at 6 p.m. in the field between Glenwood Springs High School and the Roaring Fork River.
The Zach Schwartz memorial basketball tournament is scheduled for July 12 at Silt Park. The 3-on-3 outdoor tournament will also feature five bands, a silent auction and concessions.
Proceeds benefit the Zach Schwartz Scholarship Fund. Schwartz is a Coal Ridge High School student who died in a one-vehicle accident on the way to a basketball camp on July 4, 2006.
Information: Mike Cox, 984-0332.
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.
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.
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