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Glenwood Springs Middle School will begin its fall sports season today.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 Monday; however, late starts can impact how many games athletes are eligible to play in.

The 2008 Ram Classic golf tournament, a benefit for Roaring Fork High School athletics, is Sept. 26 at River Valley Ranch Golf Club. The 18-hole scramble tournament begins with a shotgun start and is $125 per person or $500 per team (individuals and pairs will be matched to form teams). Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tourney features include various contests, a box lunch, $5 mulligans, door prizes, a raffle and an awards ceremonies.Information/to register: Larry, 355-4554, rfbball08@yahoo.com.

There is a drastic shortage of area volleyball officials needed for the fall season. If interested in officiating high school or middle school volleyball, from Vail to Aspen to Parachute, contact Donna at dshrull@comcast.net or (970) 433-0471. No experience necessary. Training will be provided.



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.

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.



New Castle Recreation is looking for soccer officials for the 2008 fall soccer season. The pay rate is $35 per game. Information: 984-3352.

New Castle Recreation is looking for volunteers to coach U6 and U8 micro soccer and U10 girls developmental soccer. If interested, call Lynsey at 984-3352.

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.

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 http://www.gsyha.org.


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