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Local Sports Briefs: Hockey coaches wanted; Dog Day 5K is Aug. 23

The Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association is in need more volunteer coaches to facilitate a growing program. The organization has begun a high school hockey fall league in association with similar organizations in Grand Junction.

Information: Director T.K. Kwiatkowski, 970-366-7322 or tk@gsyha.org.


CARE to hold annual dog Day 5K race on Saturday

Colorado Animal Rescue is holding its second-annual Dog Day 5K on Saturday at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs.

The event is for people of all ages, to run or walk, with or without your furry friends (all pets must be friendly and on leash). Proceeds go to shelter animals at CARE.

Cost until Aug. 22 is $20 and increases to $22 on race day. Kids under 8 run free.

Drinks and snacks provided after the race.

Dog Day 5K T-shirts go to the first 100 entries.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, and the race begins at 8 a.m.

Information/registration: 970-947-9173.

Girls on the Run program begins registration today

Girls on the Run of Western Colorado, a mentoring and life-skills program, has announced its registration for the upcoming 2014-15 program.

The fall program will begin registration today, and registration will continue through Sept. 5. It will be offered at Crystal River Elementary, Glenwood Springs Elementary, Sopris Elementary, Ross Montessori and Basalt Elementary.

Cost if $50, which included 20 lessons delivered by coaches, a Girls on the run T-shirt and an entry fee for the end-of-season 5K. Scholarships are available.

Information/registration: http://www.gotrwesterncolorado.org.


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 as a way of rewarding the surrounding golf community.

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.

Oklahoma women nets ace at Ranch at Roaring Fork

Linda Hawkins of Arkadia, Okla., hit a hole-in-one on Thursday at the Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Club in Carbondale. Hawkins used a pitching wedge to ace the par-3, 59-yard eighth hole. The shot was witnessed by Russell Hawkins.


Masters swimming accepting registrations

A Masters swimming program for athletes 19 and older has begun at the Glenwood Springs Community Center pool.

The program, which runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, consists of interval training swim and team workouts for serious swimmers who are able to swim at least 1,500 meters in 60 minutes or less, working hard to guild technique work that will improve speed and endurance. Cost is $35, and a recreation center membership, along with a membership in either U.S. masters Swimming, USA Swimming or USA Triathlon is required.

Information: Danny Gall, 970-366-9323.

Drop-in activities available in Glenwood

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Center has fitness classes and drop-in activities available each Monday.

Classes throughout the day include spin pump, indoor cycling, aqua aerobics, zumba, TRX and kickboxing. For a complete list of daily fitness classes, visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com.

Also available is drop-in slots for Ricardo’s latin dance starting at 7 p.m. Monday, adult drop-in basketball from noon to 2 p.m., and adult drop-in pickleball from 6-9 p.m.

Information/registration: Glenwood Springs Recreation, 970-384-6301, or http://www.glenwoodrec.com.


New Castle Recreation offering adult programs

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of fall sports programs for adults beginning in early September.

A new Beach Doubles League on Thursday evenings, and an indoor Mixed 4 vs. 4 Volleyball League on Tuesday evenings, will be available. A Beach Challenge Tourney will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the newly refurbished sand court at New Hope Park. Cost is $10 per player.

Other adult sports programs include an 8-on-8 coed soccer league on Sunday afternoons, a 5-on-5 flag football league on Wednesdays, and an indoor pickleball league on Monday evenings.

Information/registration: 970-984-3352, or http://www.newcastlerec.com .


Glenwood Springs Golf Course

Men’s Club Results, Aug. 19


Gross: D.L. Brown 32; Pat Koerner 33, Kirk Blaszyk 35, Phil Kauppila 35. Net: Dave Ruechel 28.0; Jim Frey 30.0.


Gross: Dick Hunter 40; Joey Williams 42. Net: George Lloyd 31.0; Bill Wentzel 31.0.

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