Local Sports Briefs: Aces recorded at The Hill, Battlement Mesa
Allan Cunningham netted a hole-in-one on March 20 at Glenwood Springs Golf Course. Cunningham carded the ace on the par-3, 160-yard third hole on the nine-hole course using a 5-wood at The Hill. The shot was witnessed by Hugh Warder and Sten Helling.
Hole-in-one at Battlement Mesa Golf Course
Jim Maxson hit a hole-in-one at Battlement Mesa Golf Course on March 20. Maxson used a gap wedge to ace hole No. 8, a par-3, 134-yard hole. Witnesses to the shot were Walt Vetter, Herman Aardsma and Joe Rando.
Local women’s triathlon team opens registration
Registration is now open for the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team 2015 summer training program.
The orientation meeting is Wednesday, April 23, at Glenwood Medical Associates. The first training session begins May 6 and continues twice weekly through Aug. 2.
The premier women’s training program is in its 16th year of teaching women the basics of swim, bike, run/walk, and heart-rate training to complete a sprint triathlon. Registration is limited.
Grand River Gallop now accepting registrations
The annual Grand River Gallop, the second of six races in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series, will take place on April 4 in Rifle.
The race will benefit Grand River Hospital’s Meals on Wheels program, which sends lunches out to local senior citizens. Each early registration fee pays for a full week of meals for a local senior citizen.
The race takes place at Grand River Health in Rifle at 9 a.m. April 4. Cost is $28 by April 2 and $48 on race day. The event includes a 5K run and a 2K family fun run/walk.
Annual Glenwood kickball tournament set for May 30
The Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation Department will hold its annual Kickoff to Summer Kickball Tournament, which is scheduled for May 30.
The tournament will be held at the Sayre Park baseball field. It will be played in a four-team, round-robin rally format followed by a championship game played between the two top teams in the tournament to that point. Teams must have eight to 12 players each and have no less than four women.
Cost is $150 per team, and participants are encouraged to wear costumes and/or unique uniforms. Winning teams will receive prizes. Teams must register by May 20.
Youth baseball, softball starts soon in Glenwood
The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the upcoming youth baseball and softball seasons.
Games will begin on June 8, with the season extending to July 25. Age groups range from co-ed T-ball to baseball and softball for children ages 11 and 12. Games will be played at Sopris, Vogelaar and Sayre Parks.
Cost is $45 per player for T-ball, $55 for youth baseball and $65 for 11- to 12-year-old baseball, with discounts given to community center members. Registration costs will rise after the April 29 deadline. All athletes must be entered by no later than May 13.
Carbondale summer baseball, softball starts soon
Carbondale Recreation is accepting registrations for youth baseball and softball baseball and softball fun this summer.
Age groups for baseball teams include Coach Pitch (7 to 8), 9-10, and 11-12. Softball teams include 8-10, 11-12, and 13-15. All ages are determined as of Aug. 1, 2015. Each players must provide their own mitt, and uniforms will be provided.
Cost is $80 per player, and the registration deadline Friday, April 17. Space is limited.
Information/registration: 970-510-1290, or http://www.carbondalerec.com.
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Maya Lindgren had always considered herself “more of a softball girl,” until she started getting some serious looks on the basketball court during her junior season at Roaring Fork High School last year.