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GOLF

Rifle Elks Junior Golf Tournament draws big initial turnout

Seventy-one kids took part in the first running of the Rifle Elks Junior Golf Tournament, which was held Tuesday at Rifle Creek Golf Course.



Entrants came from towns within Garfield County as well as Grand Junction, Meeker and Basalt. Ages ranged from 4 to 18 years old.

Winners included Alyx Carter of Rifle, who won the girls 18-hole tournament. She was followed by second-place Monica Spaulding of Rifle and Masi Smith of Rifle. Peyton Caldwell of Rifle won the girls nine-hole tournament and was followed by Caitlin Morgan of Rifle and Sitori Carver of Grand Junction.



In the boys tournaments, Triston Rohrbaugh of Basalt took first with Jacob Smith and Wyatt Carter of Rifle taking second and third, respectively, in the 18-hole tourney. Brandon Denny of Rifle won the nine-hole tournament, with Rifle’s Alex Booth taking second and Rifle’s Cody Spaulding finishing third.

The tournament was organized and run by the Rifle Elks Lodge, a non-profit organization in Rifle. Registration for all entrants was free.

Registrations still available for Glenwood Open tournament

Registrations are still being accepted for the annual Glenwood Open golf tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at Glenwood Springs Golf Course.

A USGA handicap is required for play. Registration is $80, with an extra $15 fee for a golf cart.

Information: Glenwood Springs Golf Course, 970-945-7086.

Annual Storm King women’s tournament set for July 20

The annual Storm King Two-Lady Best Ball Tournament is accepting registrations for this year’s event, which is scheduled to be held July 20 at Glenwood Springs Golf Course.

Players are required to pay a $55 entry fee. Cart fees are $15.

All entrants are required to have a USGA handicap to play.

Information/registration: Glenwood Springs Golf Course, 970-945-7086.

RUNNING

Hogback Hustle 5K family run scheduled for July 13

The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registration for the Hogback Hustle 5K Run & Family Fun Walk on July 13.

New Castle Lions Club will host the event. A 1K kids fun run is also offered for $10 by July 11, $15 after.

The Hogback Hustle is the fifth of six races in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. It begins in the City Market parking lot and winds through Castle Valley and finishes at Burning Mountain Park in downtown New Castle. A post-race breakfast is provided for all participants.

Pre-registration is $22 by July 10, and $27 after.

The first 100 registrations will receive a goodie bag and a T-shirt,

Information/registration: http://www.newcastlerec.com, or 970-984-3352.

New running club in Rifle seeking new members

The Rifle Running Club is starting, and it’s in the process of recruiting members.

The club is being formed as an outlet for runners in Rifle, Parachute, Silt and New Castle to network with each other, connect with runners in the area, and share goals and common interests.

Weekly runs will be held at 9 a.m. each Saturday, and the run site will be announced on the club’s Facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/RifleRunnersClub.

Information: Stephanie Barnett, 970-274-3491, or stephanie_behling@hotmail.com.

RECREATION

Glenwood Parks and Rec holding weekly pickleball program

Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation is holding a pickleball program on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Sessions run until Aug. 29 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. League and pickup play is available. Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Cost is $15 per person or $45 for the season.

Information: 970-384-6301, or http://www.glenwoodrec.com.

Free pickleball clinic set for Saturday morning in Carbondale

The Carbondale Recreation Department is holding a free pickleball clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Face Tennis Courts in Carbondale.

The clinic, which will be run by Sonny and Bernie Darien, will go over the basics of the sport and what it encompasses. Equipment, including paddles and balls, will be provided on site.

Participants are only asked to bring a bottle of water and enthusiasm. There is no charge for the clinic.

Information: 970-379-3861, or darien@sunrivertoday.com.

British Soccer Camp set for Aug. 5 to 9 in Parachute

The Parachute/Battlement Mesa Recreation District is hosting the second-annual Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, scheduled for Aug. 5 to 9 at Cottonwood Park in Parachute.

The camp will emphasize fundamental and advanced instruction for diverse age groups. More information can be found by calling (970)285-0388.

Coed adult kickball league now accepting registrations

Adult coed kickball is coming back via the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department.

The league is for players ages 16 and over and features rules typically used in playground kickball. All games will be played at the Sayre Park baseball field.

Game times will start at 6 p.m. each Thursday beginning on Aug. 22.

Cost per team is $300. Depending on the number of teams which enter, the season will last eight weeks with a single-elimination tournament in October. Registration deadline is Aug. 14.

Info: 970-384-6301, or http://www.glenwoodrec.com.

New Castle Recreation offering adult programs

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of summer sports programs for adults which began in June.

A mixed-quads volleyball league, which will offer recreational and competitive divisions, will be held Tuesdays at Grand River Park in New Castle.

Other programs include a 3-on-3 soccer league held Monday nights at Alder Park, a 3-on-3 basketball league held Thursday nights at Hot Shot Park, and a pickleball league every Wednesday.

Information/registration: http://www.newcastlerec.com, or 970-984-3352.

Children’s sports mini camps now available in New Castle

Sports mini camps for children aged 8 to 12 will be offered this summer by the New Castle Recreation Department.

The mini camps will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon each Tuesday through Thursday at various parks around town and will take place throughout the summer. Weekly themes include baseball, soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, football and others. Cost is $40 per week.

Information/registration: 970-984-3352, or http://www.newcastlerec.com.


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