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Area Sports Briefs

Elizabeth Winn smacked a hole-in-one on the 17th hole at Lakota Canyon Golf Club on Saturday. Using a 9-iron, her shot covered 125 yards from the white tee. Winn’s ace was witnessed by her husband, Daryl, and Jerry Foster.

Glenwood Springs High School opens fall sports practice today.

The meeting times for each sport is as follows: volleyball, 6:30 a.m. at GSHS; football, 8 a.m. at GSHS; soccer, 8:30 a.m. at Glenwood Springs Middle School; cross country, 4 p.m. at the Glenwood Park soccer field.

Paperwork, which must be completed before participation, will be available to all those needing it.

Coal Ridge will be hosting an all-sports parent night tonight at 7 p.m. in the school’s main gym. Covered will be the new athletic code of conduct policies from 7-7:30 p.m., and, from 7:30-8:15 p.m., the fall sports parents will meet with coaches to review expectations for the season.

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 a.m.

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 a.m. Preregistration is available through or at Mason Morse in Basalt.

Information: Ron Lund, 618-2063.

The annual Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge soccer shoot, which consists of skills contests, is Aug. 16 at Two Rivers Park. The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and is open to boys and girls 7-13 years old and is separated into four age divisions. Winners advance to district competition in September.

Information: Sharon, 948-0155; Kathy, 274-2502.

Carbondale Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade football will begin practice at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18. Equipment checkout will be Aug. 13.

The eighth-grade team will practice the remainder of the week starting Aug. 19 from 9-10:30 a.m., and the seventh-grade team will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Information: Joe Markham, 963-1109 or 384-5736.

From Aug. 18-22, the Glenwood Springs Community Center is playing host to an all-encompassing sports camp that focuses on fundamentals, eye-hand coordination, sportsmanship, team play and fun. Preregistration is required.

Information: 384-6301.

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.

Glenwood Springs Soccer Club begins its games after Labor Day. If your child is interested in paying soccer, the club is accepting players for developmental teams in the following age groups: girls 4-12 years old and boys 4-10 and 13-14.

Fees are $45 to $90 and some scholarships are available. Contact the club immediately at soccer@ or 945-6091 if interested.

Registration for the fifth annual Lead King Loop charity races is open. This year’s events 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

The Tri-Glenwood Triathlon is looking for volunteers for a number of jobs, most of which take place on race day, Sunday, Sept. 7. Volunteers receive a T-shirt and a ticket to the post-race picnic. To volunteer or for information, call Kim at 945-7724.

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