Local Sports Briefs: Eaton wins Rifle golf tournament; kickball league forming again in Glenwood Springs | PostIndependent.com

Local Sports Briefs: Eaton wins Rifle golf tournament; kickball league forming again in Glenwood Springs


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Eaton, Holt claim golf titles in Rifle

Kim Eaton won the championship flight in gross scoring and Tami Holt earned the gross-scoring title in the same flight at the 47th-annual Cowgirl Shoot Ladies Amateur Tournament at Rifle Creek Golf Course this past weekend.

The tournament was played using “eclectic” stroke play, where golfers take the best score for each hole over the course of two days.

Following behind Eaton in gross scoring was second-place Taylor Walters and third-place Robin Jervey. Jackie Skelton was second behind Holt in net scoring and was followed by Wendy Melcher.

In first-flight scoring, Rose Bunning won the gross scoring title and Maria Tafuri took first in net scoring. Paula Sinn-Penfold managed a win in the second flight of gross scoring, with Alyx Carter winning the net-scoring crown.

Other first-place finishers in gross scoring included Masi Smith in the third flight and Candy Hamm in the fourth flight. In net scoring, Marge Fleming won the third flight and Donni Cochran took first in the fourth flight.

Seventy-five players participated in the tournament.


Youth volleyball camp set next week

Glenwood Springs High School will host the Demons Youth Volleyball Camp from June 28 to 29 at the school gymnasium.

The camp is for players entering fourth through eighth grade. Fourth- through sixth-graders will play from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily, with older campers going from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.

The camp will cover basic skills, generating a positive team attitude, motivation and goal setting Cost is $40, and the camp is limited to 100 athletes per session.

Information: GSHS volleyball coach Sarah Ryan, 970-216-6254, or gshsvolleyball@gmail.com.


Running club forming in Rifle

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.

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


Local soccer team to host Rapids on July 6

The Colorado Mountain United women’s soccer team, a group of All-Star girls soccer players from around the area, will host the Colorado Rapids women in an exhibition match.

The match will be played at 7 p.m. July 6 at Gates Soccer Park.

The Rapids women, a professional women’s soccer team, are directly affiliated with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Colorado Mountain United will field players from such schools as Glenwood Springs, Coal Ridge, Roaring Fork and Eagle Valley.

Information: Steve White, 970-379-7192.


Kickball league forming in the fall

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.

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

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