Local Sports Briefs: Coal Ridge to host football, cheer camp Aug. 4; Rifle Creek to host big Labor Day golf tournament | PostIndependent.com

Local Sports Briefs: Coal Ridge to host football, cheer camp Aug. 4; Rifle Creek to host big Labor Day golf tournament


Youth football, cheer camp on tap at Coal Ridge High

Coal Ridge High School will host the third annual Titan Youth Football and Cheer Camp from Aug. 4-7 at the Coal Ridge High School football field.

The camps will be for students in grades 3 through 8, and each will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on each day.

The football camp, which will be run by the Coal Ridge High coaching staff, will allow participants to experience each position on the field while focusing on player safety and injury prevention. The cheer camp will teach jumping, tumbling, basic motions and cheers used by Coal Ridge’s cheerleaders at the school’s athletic events.

Cost for each camp is $40. Each participant receives a T-shirt, and sign-up and parent permission forms can be found at Coal Ridge High School, 35947 Highway 6, New Castle, CO 81647.

Information: Coal Ridge High School, 970-665-6700.

GSHS to hold fall sports meeting on Aug. 6

Glenwood Springs High School will hold its annual fall sports meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Glenwood Springs High School main gymnasium.

Student athletes who are interested in playing fall sports must attend this meeting. Parents now have an option to preregister their student athletes and pay participation fees at http://www.roaringfork.portal.rschooltoday.com/.

Information/registration: GSHS Athletic Director Craig Denney, 970-384-5553.

RFHS volleyball team starts practice Aug. 11

Roaring Fork High School volleyball coach Jenn Dority has scheduled practice times for the first two weeks of the season.

Practices will begin Aug. 11 and will run from 6 to 8:30 a.m. and 4 to 7:30 p.m. for two weeks. Saturday practices will take place at 9 a.m. on Aug. 16 and 23. All practices will be held in the RFHS gymnasium.

Athletes must have all paperwork and physicals completed to be able to practice.

Information: Dority, RFHSvolleyball@gmail.com.

Rifle High seeking girls golf, girls hoops coaches

Rifle High School is looking for a new head girls golf coach and an assistant girls basketball coach for the upcoming school year.

Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and resume to Rifle High School Athletic Director Troy Phillips by email at tphillips@garfieldre2.org. Applicants can also call Phillips at (970) 987-2155.

GSHS football team fundraiser begins Aug. 18

The Glenwood Springs High School football team will begin selling Demons Cards for their major fundraiser the week of Aug. 18. 

Football players at GSHS will sell the cards themselves and go to houses and businesses around Glenwood Springs to sell them during what is the primary fundraiser for the football team. The $20 card provides major discounts at businesses and events in Glenwood Springs.

A drive-thru stand at the roundabout in front of Glenwood Springs High School will be available to interested persons from 5-6:30 p.m. from Aug. 18-22. Cash or checks will be accepted at the drive-thru stand.

Information: Colleen Townsley, 970-309-7167.


U7 and U8 soccer programs now taking registrations

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club is now accepting registrations for the under-7 and under-8 youth soccer programs.

First and Second graders (ages 6-8) can register through Aug. 15. This soccer session will begin after Labor Day and run through the end of October. Practices will be two days per week after school, and games will be held at Glenwood Springs Elementary School on Saturday mornings.

Preschool and Kindergärtners (ages 4-6) can register through the start date, Sept. 12, for the Friday night jamboree. This program is held five consecutive Fridays for an hour at the Glenwood Park soccer field.

Information: http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org, or 970-945-6091.


Rifle Grand Slam Softball Camp begins on Monday

Rifle High School’s softball team will hold the annual Rifle Grand Slam Softball Camp, which takes place Aug. 4-7.

The camp will be held at Deerfield Park in North Rifle beginning at 8 a.m. each day. The camp is for players in grades 7-12. Cost is $60 per athlete, and the camp serves as a fundraiser for the RHS softball program.

Registration can be done at Rifle Recreation, 202 Railroad Ave., in Rifle, or by calling coach Cindy Skinner at 970-948-4729.


Rifle Creek Labor Day tourney set for Aug. 29-31

Rifle Creek Golf Course will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rifle Creek Labor Day Championship, which is scheduled for Aug. 29 through 31.

The weekend event will kick off with a Pro-Am tournament on Aug. 29, with a two-round championship tournament set for Aug. 30 and 31. To recognize the event, area businesses have helped add $8,000 worth of prize money specifically for this tournament. That dollar amount will be added to the prize pot that was already available.

Cost is $100 per player, and the registration deadline for the tournament is Aug. 26. The tournament field will cap at 140 players.

Information/registration: Rifle Creek Golf Course, 970-625-1093.


New Castle Rec hosts Challenger soccer camp

New Castle Recreation will host the Challenger Soccer Camp at VIX Park from July 28 through Aug. 1.

The camp features coaches from England. Challenger offers players a much broader experience than that often delivered by local camps.

The Challenger Camp offers the First Kick program for ages 3 to 4 from 9 to 10 a.m. each day, mini-soccer for ages 4 to 6 from 10:30 a.m. until noon, Half Day Player Development for ages 6 to 12 from 9 a.m. to Noon, and Golden Goal for ages 6 to 12 from 1 to 3:00 p.m.

Cost is $84 for First Kicks, $100 for Mini Soccer, $124 for Half Day and $51 for Golden Goal.

Pre-registration for the camp is required and must be done on-line at http://www.challengersports.com.

Information: New Castle Recreation, 970-984-3352.

Twilight pickleball scheduled in New Castle

New Castle Recreation is hosting a Twilight Pickleball mini-tournament beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at Hot Shot Park. Registration is individual, and participants will be randomly paired with others to play a round-robin format until a winner is determined each night.

Cost is $25 per preregistered person and $10 per event, on site.

Information/registration: 970-984-3352.


Glenwood Springs Golf Course

Men’s Club Results, July 29


Gross: Mike Riley 33, Mark Stripp 35, Pat Koerner 37, Jerry Butler 37. Net: Dave Ruechel 31.0; Roland Gauthier 32.0, Eric Mirick 33.0.


Gross: Bill Silverman 42, Chris McComas 43, Louis Verano 43. Net: Pat Stowe 31.5; Terry Wilson 32.5, Bill Wentzel 33.5.

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