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Area Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The men’s senior golf group is kicking off its 2009 season soon. The group meets for 10 a.m. tee times Mondays and Wednesdays at Glenwood Springs Golf Club.

Men 50 years old and up, who wish to participate are encouraged to show up at The Hill any Monday and Wednesday and join the group by 9:45 a.m. From there, teams will be selected for the day’s play.

Contact George Morrison at 945-7196 or Dale Snearly at 945-9649 with questions.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Registration is now open for the May 10 Mother’s Day Mile. The one-mile race starts at 1 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the programs of the Advocate Safehouse Project.

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In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Mother’s Day Mile, recognition will be given to the Garfield County first responders, who have maintained safety for the staff, volunteers and clients. First responders of Garfield County are invited to attend with complimentary registration.

All participants will receive a goody bag, a finish-line rose, homemade pie and a chance to win age-group awards from Eldoret, Kenya. A gift basket silent auction will be held under the big tent.

Register in person at Glenwood Medical Associates or online at or at The cost is $15 per person or $55 per family.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Glenwood Medical Associates is sponsoring free sports physicals for Glenwood Springs High School and Glenwood Springs Middle School student-athletes at GMA on May 11. The location is not GSMS, as previously reported.

Middle-schoolers will be admitted from 6:30-7:15 p.m. High-schoolers should report at 7:15 p.m. Physical forms can be picked up at the schools.

Dr. Bruce Lippman Sr. has organized this event for more than 20 years with the help of many local physicians who donate their time.

GMA is located at 1830 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Call 945-8503 for more information.

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

The Buffalo Stampede, an alumni club event, will feature guest speakers including CU football coach Dan Hawkins 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.

Visit to register.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Emily Johnson Play it Forward 3v3 soccer tournament is scheduled for June 6-7 at Gates Soccer Park in Glenwood Springs.

The tourney, open to players 8-and-under through adults, costs $175 to enter. There’s a $25 discount if registered before May 1.

Proceeds benefit the Emily Johnson Play it Forward Fund, which provides money for two scholarships in Johnson’s name. The scholarships are awarded to two seniors at Coal Ridge High School, one who’s an outstanding soccer player with a passion for the game and another who exemplifies their particular passion in life in some creative way.

The tourney and scholarship fund are both in memory of Johnson, a Coal Ridge High School soccer player who was killed in an all-terrain (ATV) accident in November.

Visit to register or for more information.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Spring is in the air, and triathlon season is near. Accelerate Human Performance in Glenwood Springs is holding a class featuring cross-training and specific exercises to prepare athletes for triathlons.

Call John at 379-1375 to sign up for the class, which runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45 a.m.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The third annual High Skills Girls Basketball Camp will be held June 8-11 at the Glenwood Middle School gymnasium. The camp is open to all girls in the seventh through 12th grades, based on the 2009-10 school year. Camp will run each evening from 6-8:15 p.m.

The camp will stress both offensive and defensive basketball fundamentals, while allowing ample scrimmage time each evening for player development. A minimum of four qualified coaches will be in attendance nightly to provide quality individual and small-group instruction.

At camp on June 10 will be former Mesa State men’s basketball coach Doug Schakel. Schakel led the Maverick men’s program for 25 years and ranks fourth among Colorado college basketball coaches in career wins. Schakel will present his popular Shot Doctor clinic to campers.

The June 11 session will feature Greeley West boys basketball coach Bill Whitehead, who will demonstrate some of his favorite offensive improvement drills.

For camp information or an application, call 618-7956 or 945-0979. Registration is limited to 40 campers and no applications will be accepted after June 6.

PEACH VALLEY, Colorado ” Coal Ridge High School is holding a girls basketball camp June 15-18 for players in the third through eighth grades. The camp will run from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. each day.

Contact Rick Schmitz at 309-1591 if interested or for more information.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Stone Alliance Film Tour is coming to the Roaring Fork Valley on April 29. The 7 p.m. show will be held in the new, state-of-the-art auditorium at Glenwood Springs High School and is a fundraiser to help bring a climbing wall and a climbing program to the school. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door (doors open at 6:30 p.m.).

Three internationally celebrated climbing filmmakers will join forces to bring the audience some of the best climbing action from all over the globe. The show features segments from Masters of Stone 6, The Players and Herakleia for more than an hour and a half climbing action.

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