Local sports briefs: New Castle Legacy wins Glenwood hoops tournament
The New Castle Legacy, an area team playing in the eighth-grade boys division, claimed victory in that bracket’s tournament title game to highlight the accomplishments of Garfield County teams at the annual Glenwood Springs Youth Basketball Tournament this past weekend.
New Castle earned a victory over Glenwood Springs in the championship game, which was played at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium on the Glenwood Springs High School campus.
The Legacy were the only team from Garfield County to claim and age-group championship in the tournament, which tournament director and GSHS boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock said drew an all-time high of 52 teams for this year’s event.
Winning the eighth-grade girls group was a team from Grand Junction. Montrose won the seventh-grade girls and boys championships, Moab, Utah, won the sixth-grade boys title, and Hotchkiss prevailed in the sixth-grade girls title game.
Ranch at Roaring Fork is now open for the season
The Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Course near Carbondale is now open for the 2015 season.
The course is located off of Highway 82 in between Carbondale and Basalt. No tee times are required to play on the course. Golfers of all ages and abilities are welcome.
Cornhole Tournament scheduled for April 11
The second-annual Roaring Fork Beer Company Cornhole Tournament takes place at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11.
Teams of two will compete for prizes, and registration is limited to 20 teams. Participants must be at least 18 years old.
Information/registration: Billy Kirkland, email@example.com or 970-319-2957.
Carbondale accepting signups for summer baseball, softball
Carbondale Recreation is accepting registrations for youth baseball and softball baseball and softball fun this summer.
Age groups for baseball teams include Coach Pitch (7 to 8), 9-10, and 11-12.
Softball teams include 8-10, 11-12, and 13-15. All ages are determined as of August 1, 2015.
Each player must provide their own mitt, and uniforms will be provided.
Cost is $80 per player, and the registration deadline is Friday, April 17. Space is limited.
Information/registration: 970-510-1290, or http://www.carbondalerec.com.
Fly fishing clinic coming up on March 28 in New Castle
The New Castle Recreation Department is again offering the Harcourt 3G Fly Fishing Clinics.
Fly Fishing 101 will be held on Saturday, March 28, followed by Fly Fishing 102 on Saturday, April 4. The 101 clinic will be held at the New Castle Community Center beginning at 1 p.m., and 102 will take place at Grand River Park, also at 1 p.m.
Fly Fishing 101 will teach the basics of casting properly, along with entomology, equipment, knots and more. Fly Fishing 102 will have participants practicing the skills learned in the 101 clinic, along with learning where fish live and feed with hands-on instruction taking place along the Colorado River.
The clinics will be hosted by local fishing guide John Harcourt.
Cost is $25 each or $40 for both, and space is limited.
The deadline to register for the class is March 23.
Information/registration: http://www.newcastlerec.com, or 970-984-3352.
SEQUOIA GLEN 5K
March 14, 2015, West Glenwood Springs
1. Josh Hejtmanek, 21 minutes, 58 seconds; 2. Eddie Murray, 25:01; 3. Gus Lundin, 25:30; 4. Candelario DeLuera, 25:38; 5. Anne Swanson*, 25:53; 6. Cherilyn Sackal*, 26:02; 7. Joel Valencia, 26:21; 8. Benny Swanson, 26:30; 9. Bob Byram, 26:36; 10. Jon Pem, 26:46; 11. Andrea Arnhold*, 27:33; 12. Johnny Utah, 27:47; 13. Jon Harman, 28:06; 14. Stephanie Barnett*, 28:10; 15. Alex Tapia, 28:26; 16. Brad Palmer, 28:29; 17. Sage O’Neil*, 29:02; 18. Ryan Smythe, 29:59; 19. Charlie Marley, 30:22; 20. Kelly Sarno*, 30:39; 21. Jim Hardcastle, 31:16; 22. Julynn Young*, 31:34; 23. Allen Filson, 31:39; 24. Kendra Ward*, 31:55; 25. Kathy Falkenberg*, 32:32.
* — Denotes female.
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The Lake Christine Fire charred thousands of acres of national forest and downed timber of three popular hiking and biking trails on Basalt Mountain. Two of those trails reopened this month thanks to the efforts of the Aspen-Sopris District trail crew.