Local Sports Briefs: Annual Ram Classic golf event set for Sept. 26
The annual Ram Classic Golf Tournament fundraiser event will take place Sept. 26 at River Valley Ranch Golf Course in Carbondale.
The tournament, where proceeds will benefit Roaring Fork High School sports, will have a scramble format with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. In-tournament contests will include longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin and a hole-in-one contest. Extras for the 18-hole tournament will include $5 mulligans, box lunches, door prizes and a raffle.
Hole, corporate and title sponsorships are available. Cost for golfers is $100 per individual and $400 per team. Individuals and pairs will be matched to form four-person teams.
Registration forms can be sent by mail to Ram Classic, 2270 Highway 133, Carbondale, Colorado 81623.
Information/registration: Larry Williams, 970-355-4554, Marty Madsen, 970-230-9141, or Chris Hall, 970-948-5220.
Local Legion post holds golf tournament Saturday
The American Legion Post 100 Auxiliary Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 20 at the Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Course.
The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m., with play being divided up into four-person teams.
Cost is $40 per player. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit local youth education in Carbondale. Lunch will be provided, and prizes will be awarded following the tournament.
Rifle man aces par-4 16th hole at Rifle Creek
Gary Billington of Rifle carded an ace on Sept. 7 at Rifle Creek Golf Course. Billington recorded the hole-in-one using a driver on the par-4, 334-yard 16th hole at Rifle Creek. The rare par-4 ace was witnessed by Justin Flynn and Brice Osborne.
Baldi nets hole-in-one at Rifle Creek Golf Course
Don Baldi off Denver recorded a hole-in-one at Rifle Creek Golf Course on Sept. 7. Baldi aced the 129-yard, par-3 15th hole with a pitching wedge. The shot was witnessed by Kay Baldi, Tony Baldi and Veronica Baldi.
Ring the Bell at the Bridge 5K scheduled for Sept. 27
The second-annual Ring the Bell at the Bridge 5K run/walk for suicide awareness will be Sept. 27 in Canyon Creek in between New Castle and Glenwood Springs.
The race begins at 9 a.m. at the historic little red school house on Canyon Creek Road. It follows a course along Canyon Creek to the bridge where a liberty bell is hung, and participants can the bell in memory of those lost to suicide to celebrate making it to the turn-around point.
Cost is $25 for adult participants and $5 for youth under 10. All children will receive prizes.
All proceeds will be donated to the Aspen Hope Center.
Information/registration: http://www.ring5K.org, or Erin, 970-355-4770.
Registration still open for Glenwood Canyon Shuffle
The Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy is now accepting registrations.
The half-marathon, 5K and relay race event will take place Saturday, Oct. 4 on the bike path in Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs. The half-marathon begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10 a.m. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points.
Cost is $35 per person in the half-marathon, and the 5K cost is $25 per person. A late fee of $5 per person applies to entries received after Sept. 28.
The race entry fee includes a long-sleeved tee shirt and a poker hand. The best poker hand wins $100.
Rifle Parks and Rec offering adult volleyball
The Rifle Parks and Recreation Department will be running an adult co-ed, four-person volleyball program that begins on Oct. 1.
Competitive and recreational leagues will be available, and all team will be limited to eight players. The schedule will have each team that signs up play each other at least two times. Winners will receive T-shirts.
Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-up registration will be accepted.
Information/registration: Rifle Parks and Recreation, 970-665-6480, or http://www.rifleco.org.
Registrations being taken for fall girls basketball
The Parachute/Battlement Mesa Park and Recreation District is accepting registrations for the upcoming girls youth basketball season.
The season will be played through the Colorado River Youth Basketball League, which is for children who would like the opportunity to travel and play other traveling teams. Games will be played from October through early December.
Age groups include girls in third and fourth grade, and girls in fourth and fifth grades.
Practices will be in the evenings twice a week, with games on Saturdays.
Games will be played at St. John Elementary School and/or Grand Valley Middle School in Parachute and Battlement Mesa. Cost is $45 plus a $35 refundable uniform deposit that MUST be in before uniforms are given out.
Information/registration: 970-285- 0388.
Glenwood Springs Golf Course
Men’s Club Results, Sept. 16
Gross: Pat Koerner 32, Mark Stripp 33, Craig Nichols 34. Net: Aaron Badolato 28.5, Dave Ruechel 29.5.
Gross: Jim Griffin 39, David Vanderhoof 40. Net: Doug Meyers 29, Barney Higgins 29.5.
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It may be by a technicality, but the Valley Valkyries 7s rugby club were the de facto champions of their hosted tournament Saturday.