Local Sports Briefs: Glenwood Open, Soda Pop Open now accepting registrations
Registrations are now being accepted for the annual Glenwood Open and Pro-am golf tournament, which is scheduled for the second week of July at Glenwood Springs Golf Course.
The Pro-Am event will take place on July 10, with the two-round open running from July 11-12.
Glenwood Springs Golf Course is also accepting registrations for the Soda Pop Open, which takes place on July 27. The event is for junior golfers, boys and girls, who are 18 and under.
Information/registration: Glenwood Springs Golf Course professionals Jerry Butler or Greg Gortsema, 970-945-7086.
Adult golf programs available through New Castle Recreation
The New Castle Recreation Department, in partnership with Lakota Canyon Golf Course, is offering golf programs for adults this summer.
Adult golf clinics are offered from 6:15-8 p.m. Tuesdays throughout the summer, with the next session running from July 7-28. Cost is $99 per person for four classes, or $30 for one class.
Students should bring their own clubs, but rentals are available on a limited basis.
Information/registration: http://www.newcastlerec.com, or 970-984-3352.
Halloran records ace at Ranch at Roaring Fork
Pia Halloran recorded a hole-in-one on June 28 at the Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Course near Carbondale. Halloran aced the par-3, 114-yard third hole using a 9-iron. The shot was witnessed by Steve Stevenson.
Rifle High School to host football camp Aug. 10 to 13
The Rifle High School football team will host the annual Rifle Bears Football Camp, which is scheduled for Aug. 10 to 13 at Bears Stadium in Rifle.
The camp will be broken into two separate age groups: kindergarten through sixth grade and seventh through 12th grade. The younger groups will go from 5 to 6:30 p.m. each day, with the older group going from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost is $25 per camper with a $50 family maximum. All campers will receive a T-shirt, and individual awards will be distributed daily. Registration will be done on the first day of the camp at the football field.
Information: Head coach Damon Wells, 970-625-4577, or assistant coach Jonathan Rice, 970-625-0442.
Local team competes at Ragner Snowmass Relay
Baby Boom Hers, a team of runners from around the Roaring Fork Valley, recently participated in the 2015 Ragnar Snowmass Relay.
The event took place on June 5 and 6. The trail race consisted of a 3.5 mile, 4.0 mile, and 6.7 mile loop that were each competed by the eight members of the team over a two-day period.
The team called their race “Rag-stock” in honor of their 1960s tye-dye theme and reminiscent of the hundreds of tents, rain, wind, and sleet that concert goers experienced at Woodstock. The team managed to complete the race in 24 hours, 41 minutes to snag the third place award in the Masters (50 and older) age group. It also won the “Team Spirit Award” by Ragnar for what team member Nancy Reinisch said was the award for the overall best fun team.
Team members included Helen McQueeney, Heidi Halladay, Carol McCurry, Susan Jordan, Jenny Shaiberger, Jeanne Blatter, Nancy Reinisch, Tianna White. Volunteer supporters included Bernie Boetcher, Paul Salmen and Maureen Nuckols.
FireKracker 4K race scheduled for July 4
Registrations are being accepted for the annual FireKracker 4K, which will take place in Glenwood Springs on July 4.
The race, which will be organized by the Glenwood Springs Lions Club, will serve as a fund raiser for the Lion’s Vision support program. The run will start and finish at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood, with a half-mile fun run for children following.
Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for racers 17 and under until July 2. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m., with the race beginning at 8 a.m.
Information/registration: firecracker4k.webs.com, or Joe Mollica, 970-945-0391.
Annual Hogback Hustle 5K race takes place on July 11
The annual Hogback Hustle 5K Family Fun Run/Walk will take place July 11 in New Castle.
The race, which serves as the fifth of six races in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series, will start in the New Castle City Market parking lot and end in downtown New Castle at Burning Mountain Park. Water and a post-race breakfast will be provided at the finish line.
Cost is $25 per person and will go up to $30 for registrations received after July 8. All proceeds will go to benefit the New Castle Lions Club.
Information/registration: New Castle Recreation, 970-984-3352, or http://www.newcastlerec.com.
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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.