Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Glenwood Springs Middle School will begin its fall sports season on Aug. 18.

Eighth-grade girls need to report, ready to practice, at 3 p.m., while seventh-grade girls will report at 3:15 p.m. Eighth-grade football players will receive their gear from 3-4 p.m. and seventh-grade players will get their gear from 4-5 p.m.

Any student interested in playing middle school volleyball or football must have a current physical and a $30 athletic fee, and parents and players need to read and sign the athletic handbook before students are allowed to practice. These forms can be picked up from the middle school Thursday or Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Players can join teams after Aug. 18; however, late starts can impact how many games you are eligible to play in.

The Tri-Glenwood Triathlon is looking for volunteers for a number of jobs, most of which take place on race day, 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.

Glenwood Springs Soccer Club begins its games after Labor Day. If your child is interested in paying soccer, the club is still 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 or 945-6091 if interested.

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 to 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.

El Jebowl in El Jebel is taking league sign-ups for the fall.

Spots are open in the following leagues: Monday night women’s, meeting Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m., league starts Sept. 8 (four-woman teams); Friday night mixed, meeting Aug. 22 at 7 p.m., league starts Sept. 5 (three-person teams).

Call Terry at 945-8485 to sign up or for more information.

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