Local sports briefs: Hoops clinics start in Rifle, Glenwood on Monday
Rifle High School is hosting a summer hoops program for boys and girls in grades three through eight.
The camp will begin on June 8 and last through Aug. 7, taking place each Monday and Wednesday. The camp will be held at Rifle Middle School and will be run by head girls basketball coach Kristy Wallner.
Topics during the camp include ball handling, agility, footwork, shooting, confidence and mentality and offensive and defensive philosophies. Clinics for third- through fifth-graders will take place from 4:30-6 p.m., and sessions for sixth- through eighth-graders will go from 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost is $50 per player. Money will pay assistant coaches at the camp, with the rest going to RHS girls basketball program.
Information/registration: Wallner, 970-366-1633, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenwood youth hoops camp begins on Monday
The Glenwood Springs High School boys basketball program is teaming up with Progressive Basketball Academy in putting together the Boys and Girls Fundamental “Skills First” Camp in the summer.
The camp, which will serve as the annual fund raiser for the Glenwood Springs High boys basketball program, will take place June 8-10 at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium on the GSHS campus. The camp is for all players in second through ninth grades.
Cost is $90 per person. Each player will receive a basketball, camp T-shirt, a water bottle and a written individual analysis of their play.
Annual Bonedale Skate Revival set for June 13
The fourth-annual Bonedale Skate Revival will take place on June 13 at the Northface Skate Park in Carbondale.
The event is open to skaters of all ages. Skaters 12 and under will participate from 10 a.m. to noon, with amateurs and professional-level skaters going from 1-3 p.m. Competitions will include a street competition, a bowl competition along with competitions for the highest ollie and best trick.
Registration is $10 per person. Approximately $1,000 in prizes will be up for grabs along with a top cash prize of at least $300.
Information/registration: http://www.skatebonedale.com, or Chris Johnson, 970-379-8413.
Practices under way for Defiance Rugby Club
The Defiance Rugby Club has begun preparations for the upcoming season with a regular practice schedule at Glenwood Park in Glenwood Springs.
Defiance, the rugby team in Glenwood Springs, will hold practices at 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at the park. Anyone who is interested in playing is welcome to attend and participate.
The regular season will last from the middle of June until August. Defiance’s season opener is at 1 p.m. June 13 against Steamboat Springs at Glenwood Park.
Information can be found by calling Sean McDermott at 970-355-9865.
Walk/Run for their Lives 5K scheduled for Saturday
The eighth-annual Walk/Run for Their Lives 5K benefit race returns to Silt on June 6.
The race, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, is a fundraiser for the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation and is the fourth leg in the six-leg Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series.
Preregistration cost is $20. The race is the fourth of six legs of the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series.
Info: Sandy, 970-987-3593.
Strawberry Shortcut now accepting registrations
Registration is now open for the annual Strawberry Shortcut 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run, which will take place on June 21 in Glenwood Springs.
The race, which is celebrating its 38th running, will run parallel to the annual Strawberry Days festival. It also serves as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Colorado.
Cash prizes will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers. Cost is $30 for either the 5K or 10K or $40 for both races, with a $20 fee applying for the fun run. All entrants will receive a T-shirt, and registration fees will increase after June 17.
Information/registration: http://www.active.com, or race director Kevin White, 970-366-9875.
Free youth tennis sessions in Glenwood, El Jebel, Aspen
Roaring Fork Valley Junior Tennis is hosting its summer drop-in sessions beginning the week of June 16.
Drop-in sessions are free of charge and will be held in Aspen, El Jebel and Glenwood Springs. Sessions in Glenwood will take place from 2-4 p.m. each Friday beginning June 19. El Jebel sessions will begin at Crown Mountain Park from 2-4 p.m. June 18, and the city of Aspen tennis courts will hold sessions from 2-4 p.m. starting on June 16. All sessions will last through the first week of August.
Sessions are open to players ages 11-17. All sessions are free of charge.
Glenwood Springs Golf Course
Men’s Club Results, June 2
Gross: Pat Koerner 36, Mark Stripp 36.
Net: Aaron Badolato 30.5, Mark Stripp 32.0, Jerry Butler 32.5, Todd Thulson 32.5.
Gross: Jim Corsentino 39, Chris McComas 40, Danny Adams 41, Deal Filiss 41.
Net: Rob Righmire 28.0, Bill Wentzel 30.5, Dave Fite 30.5.
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