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Area Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

A showcase of women’s soccer will feature the Colorado Force W-League club from Fort Collins playing in an exhibition game at Gates Soccer park on Friday, June 5. The Force will be playing against the newly organized Colorado Mountain United Soccer Club which will field players from area high schools and clubs that have been recommended by their coaches as having the ability to play at a high level, according to the club’s organizer and former Colorado Mountain College Soccer Coach Steve White.

Coaches can nominate a player to the select team by contacting CMUSC at, Include information about the nominated player.

The exhibition game is the start to the three-day tournament. Kickoff for the game is at 7 p.m. and $5 donations will be accepted at the gate.

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The first annual Duke Earl Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will be held with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Sunday, April 19. The tournament is poker style with a 7 a.m. check-in. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf and lunch.

Duke Earl was the Rifle High School golf coach and the assistant golf pro at Rifle Creek Golf Course for the last several years. A silent auction will be held before and after rounds. Proceeds will go to scholarship fund and the Duke Earl family.

Call Rifle Creek Golf course at 625-1093 to enter.

No handicaps required, and no golfing ability required.

For those who do not wish to golf but would like to participate, there will be a nominal fee for lunch, which will be served approximately 1:30 p.m. Please call the number above for reservations.

Volunteers are needed to help with the 10th annual Mother’s Day Mile on May 10.

The event needs pie bakers, race-course marshals and help with registration, the green team, kids activities and race-day clean-up.

To help with the gift basket silent auction, contact Carol McCurry at 618-0831. To volunteer for other race-day activities, contact Nancy Reinisch at

The University of Colorado is coming to the Roaring Fork Valley on May 29.

The Buffalo Stampede, an alumni club event, will feature CU football coach Dan Hawkins, among others, as a guest speaker and will be held at the ranch of Tom Clark and Linda Holmes Clark (501 Sopris Creek Road, Basalt).

The cost is $20 per person ($10 for children 12 and under) and the festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Mary Ward Metzger at 984-0228 or Kathy Shay Arnold at 963-2271.

Due to NCAA regulations and Hawkins’ presence, current high school students and high school coaches cannot attend the event.

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