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Steve Hilbert hit a hole-in-one at Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Course on Friday.

Wielding a pitching wedge, Hilbert’s shot sailed 89 yards into the cup on the seventh hole.

The Sopris Barracudas will be back in the water for the fall/winter season starting Sept. 9. Registration and the summer long-course season awards banquet will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Swimmers can also register at the pool during regular practice times.



Download the registration packet, practice and meet schedules and all related materials at http://www.soprisbarracudas.com.

For more information, contact Kim Mechling, registrar, at 945-4063 or mechlings@aol.com.



The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department is putting on an after-school flag football program for children in first through third grades. Participants will learn the fundamentals, such as passing, offense, defense, stance and more.

The deadline to register is today. Do so by stopping by the Glenwood Springs Community Center or by calling 384-6301.

Information: http://www.glenwoodrec.com.

The second annual Demon 5K citizen’s race, a fundraiser for the Glenwood Springs High School cross-country team, is scheduled for Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. at the high school. The primarily off-pavement course is cross-country in style.

Race-day registration starts at 4:15 p.m. and the cost is $15 for the race and $25 with a Glenwood cross-country T-shirt.

Information: Mike Schneiter, mschneiter@rfsd.k12.co.us, 384-5595.

The 13th annual Hunters’ 3-Lady Scramble is scheduled for Sept. 20 at Rifle Creek Golf Course.

A 9 a.m. shotgun start gets the golfing started, with two flights ” gross and net. The entry fee is $55, which includes a post-round meal. Carts are $16 per person.

Call the pro shop before Sept. 18 at 625-1093 for more information and to enter.

The Defiance Volleyball Club program is looking for coaches.

No coaching experience is necessary, but volleyball experience is helpful. Coaches needed for all skill levels and ages.

If interested, or for more information, contact club director Denise Greene at 984-3813 or greene@sopris.net.

The fifth annual Lead King Loop charity races 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 http://www.leadkingloop25k.com.

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 also available.

Other 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.

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 http://www.active.com. Or, for a race form or further information, contact Dennis Webb at 876-0768, or by e-mail at djwebb@ sopris.net.

The 29th annual Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon, which takes place on a challenging course between Snowmass and Aspen, is set for Sept. 27 at 8:30 a.m. The trail can be narrow and steep at times, with an elevation gain of 970 feet peaking at 9,400 feet in elevation.

Event registration is available online at http://www.active.com or by contacting the Ute Mountaineer at http://www.utemountaineer. com or 925-2849.


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