Area Sports Briefs, 9/27
Area Sports BriefsSign up for Carbondale adult volleyballCARBONDALE – The Carbondale Recreation Department is offering four-person, indoor coed adult recreational and competitive volleyball leagues on Monday and Wednesday nights.League play begins Oct. 11 and is held weekly through Dec. 15.Cost is $200 per team, per league. Registration deadline is Oct. 1.Individuals wishing to be placed on a list of teams who need players should call the Recreation Department at 704-4115.A mandatory team captain’s meeting for both leagues will be at the Carbondale Middle School gym at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11.Basketball officials classVoluntary instructional classes for community members interested in officiating grade-high school basketball games this season will be conducted Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High School through Oct. 27.Instruction culminates with a certification test on Nov. 1.Information: Nicholas Senn, 618-2111; Jay Rickstrew, 379-4863.Special Olympics Bowling tourney setMore than 100 bowlers, representing towns across Western Colorado will convene at the New Castle Super Bowl for the 2004 Western Area Special Olympics Tournament on Oct. 2.The competition, after the opening ceremony, is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m.Registration for athletes, coaches and volunteers begins at 9 a.m.GSMS runners post wins at HotchkissKellen Folker and Katrina Selsor, running for the Glenwood Springs Middle School/St. Stephen’s cross country team, took first place in their respective divisions at Saturday’s Hotchkiss Invitational.Folker finished the boys race in 6 minutes, 42 seconds. Selsor took the girls individual title by clocking a 6:43 time. The team is scheduled to participate in Saturday’s Demon Invitational at Two Rivers Park.Local residents earn national honorsWilliam Pinkham of Glenwood Springs, representing Rocky Mountain Martial Arts took first place at the 26th annual United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan national championships, held recently in San Diego.Pinkham earned first in sparring and second place in forms in the Men’s Orange Belt division. John Hoffman from Basalt was the sparring champ on the Men’s Second Dan lightweight division. Norman Tai of Carbondale was the Men’s Third Dan runner-up in forms. Glenwood resident Sue Fittanto finished third in sparring and forms in the Women’s, ages 16-30, First Dan division.Registrations open for Saturday’s Citizens 5K race The Glenwood Two Rivers Run, a 5K, all-ages event, benefiting public schools in the Roaring Fork valley, will be held in conjunction with the Demon Invitational cross country meet on Oct. 2.Pre-registration cost, which includes a race T-shirt, is $25. An additional $5 fee will be charged on race day.Entry forms are available at American National Bank branches in Glenwood, Carbondale and Aspen and at Summit Canyon Mountaineering in downtown Glenwood and Java Joe’s Coffee Bar in Carbondale.Race registration begins at Two Rivers Park at 8 a.m. The citizen’s race is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. The Middle School race begins at 10 a.m. followed by the high school girls and boys races at 11 a.m. and noon, respectively.Information:Peter Frey, 927-4640 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Joe Mollica, 384-5581 or email@example.com.
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Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale has had a long tradition of former Rams taking the coaching reins of the school’s basketball teams, including two new head coaches this year.