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Area Sports Briefs

Using a pitching wedge, Jeremy Christner rattled home a hole-in-one on No. 3 at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Friday. His shot sailed 160 yards and was witnessed by Ryan Zerfoss and Boyd Milhorn.

Gabriel King, who graduated from Glenwood Springs High School this past spring, hit a hole-in-one at Lakota Canyon Golf Club on Friday. Swinging an 8-iron from the white tee on the 15th hole, King’s ace covered 127 yards and was witnessed by his father, Mike King.

Coal Ridge High School’s boys golf team begins practice today. Players should meet at Lakota Canyon Golf Club at 4 p.m. with a completed physical.

Glenwood Springs High School is holding its informational fall sports meeting Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the school. This is a change from the previously reported date of Aug. 7.Information: Craig Denney, 384-5553.

Three Rivers Youth Football is hosting a mandatory skills camp for all fifth- and sixth-graders playing football in Glenwood Springs this fall. The camp is scheduled for Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Middle School fields. It is also a good opportunity for any players not yet registered to sign up and participate in the camp. Wear cleats and athletic clothes and bring water.Information: Susie Kellogg, 384-0268.

Rifle High School is holding a meeting for all athletes and their parents Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Re-2 district office. New policies and guidelines will be presented that are mandatory for all participants and their parents. Questions/information: Michael Green, 987-2155.

Coal Ridge High School’s fall sports practices begin Monday, Aug. 11. That day’s schedule, by sport, is as follows: football players report at 3:30 p.m. for a 4-8 p.m. practice; volleyball, 4-8 p.m.; cross country, 7-8 a.m.; boys soccer, 6-8 a.m. and 8-9 p.m.; cheer, 5-7 p.m.On Tuesday, all teams will attend a morning session that finishes by 10 a.m. Practice times for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be the same as Monday. Coaches will let teams know on Monday if there will be practice on Saturday.

The Glenwood Springs High School coaching staff and Demon seniors are hosting an Aug. 12-14 football camp for players entering the third through seventh grades.The non-contact camp, which centers on skills instruction, runs from 5-6:30 p.m. daily and costs $30. Campers are welcome to sign up on the first day of camp, starting at 4 p.m.Information: Rocky Whitworth, 704-3228.

The 32nd annual Basalt Half Marathon is slated for Aug. 16. Race-day registration will take place at the Basalt Middle School beginning at 6:15 am.Runners will be bused to the start line at the base of Ruedi Dam at 7 a.m. sharp. The race is set to start at 7:45 am. Preregistration is available through or at MasonMorse in Basalt. Information: Ron Lund, 618-2063.

The Longhorn Stampede 5K is set for Aug. 23 at 8:30 a.m. Race-day registration for the annual Basalt High School cross-country team fundraiser will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Basalt High School. Age-group award presentations and a prize drawing will take place following the race. Information: Ron Lund, 618-2063.

Registration for the 2008-09 Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association season will be on Sept. 7 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit

The fifth annual Lead King Loop charity races announce that registration is now open. This year’s event will be held on Sept. 14. In addition to the 25K and 12.5K, new to the schedule is a kids’ 2.5K. The races are part of the Colorado Runner Racing Series. These award-winning races take place in and around Marble on one of the prime color weekends of the fall.Sign up at and get updated information throughout the summer.

Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy on Sept. 27. A half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path in scenic Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs.The half marathon begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points. Relay teams of up to five people are welcome to participate in the half-marathon. Team sponsorships by companies, service clubs or other organizations are encouraged. The race entry fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt.Online registration is available at Or, for a race form or further information, contact Dennis Webb at 876-0768, or by e-mail at djwebb@

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

New Castle Recreation is taking registration for fall soccer. Register online at or visit the New Castle Community Center in person.

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