Local Sports Briefs: Roaring Fork Women’s Tri Team fares well in Denver
Fifty-three members of the 2015 Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team competed at the Tri for the Cure Triathlon on August 2.
The 750-meter swim, 20K bike and 5K run were held in and around Cherry Creek State Park. The team represented the Western Slope well with 100 percent of the team’s competing members completing the course.
Seven members finished in the top three of their age groups: Sharma Phillips (first, 35-39); Tamra Allen (third, 35-39); Jeannette Chiappinelli (second, 40-44); Carla Westerman (third, 50-54); team head coach Nancy Reinisch (second, 60-64), Margo Fishman (third, 65-69), and Karin White (first, 75-79).
The women, whose ages range from 21 to 74, reside from Rifle to Basalt. The roster includes 11 cancer survivors. This is the 16th year the team has traveled to Denver to race and to raise funds for Bright Pink Cancer Research for young cancer survivors.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Girls soccer, baseball coaches needed at GVHS
Grand Valley High School is seeking coaches for the 2016 spring sports season.
The school is seeking head coaches for its girls soccer and baseball teams. Interested candidates can find more information about the job on the Garfield School District 16 Website at http://www.garfield16.org, or by calling GVHS Athletic Director David Walck at 970-456-7171.
CRHS to host football and cheer camp next week
The Coal Ridge High School football and cheerleading teams will host their annual football and cheer camp, which will take place Aug. 10-13 at the Peach Valley campus.
The camp, which is open to boys and girls in grades three through eight, will go over the basic fundamentals of each activity. The camp will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily, and participants are encouraged to come early on the first day to fill out paperwork.
Cost is $30 per camper with a $50 family maximum.
Information/registration: Coal Ridge High football coach Trorie Rickert, 970-274-1899.
Glenwood to host annual youth football camp
Glenwood Springs High School’s football team will host its annual Glenwood Youth Football Camp, which is scheduled for Aug. 18-20 at Stubler Memorial Field in Glenwood Springs.
Two camps will be available: a non-contact camp for boys and girls in third through eighth grade and a separate contact camp for boys in seventh and eighth grade.
The camps will take place from 4:45-6:30 p.m. each day at Glenwood Springs High.
Each camp will be instructed by the Glenwood Springs High coaching staff and its players. Cost is $30, and each participant receives a camp T-shirt.
Roaring Fork High holding open-gym sessions
Open gyms for Roaring Fork High School’s volleyball team will continue Aug. 11 and Aug. 13 of next week. Returning volleyball players are encouraged to stop by and participate prior to the first official day of practice for all fall team sports on Aug. 17.
The first volleyball practice is from 6-8 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17.
Players are asked to be ready at each start time.
Those who are not yet registered to play sports at RFHS can go to the following web link: http://www.roaringfork.portal.rschooltoday.com/
Information: Jenn Dority, email@example.com.
Pyro’s ‘Push it Up’ Trail Run takes place Aug. 15
The inaugural running of the Pyro’s “Push it Up” Trail Run will take place Aug. 15 on the West Elk Trails in the White River National Forest.
The race is named after Air Force Capt. Will DuBois of New Castle, who died in an F16 crash while serving overseas in December 2014.
Race proceeds will be donated to a scholarship fund in DuBois’ name. Runners have a choice of running either a 3.5K or 7.7K race, with race altitude reaching up to 8,500 feet.
Cost is $35 per race.
Information/registration: pyroswings.com, or Donna, 970-876-2324.
Third-annual Dog Day 5K scheduled for Aug. 15
The third running of the Dog Day 5K, a benefit run for Colorado Animal Rescue, will take place on Aug. 15.
The race will start and end at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. Proceeds will go to benefit local dog shelters.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome to run the race, and their owners are also welcome to run the race with them.
Cost is $20 per person and $22 on race day. Children 8 and under are free, and a T-shirt is guaranteed for the first 100 entrants.
Race-day registration starts at 7 a.m., with the race beginning an hour later at 8 a.m.
Information/registration: 970-947-9173, or http://www.coloradoanimalrescue.com.
Glenwood Springs Golf Course
Men’s Club Results, Aug. 4
Gross: Keith Humerickhouse 30, Phil Kauppila 34, Kirk Blaszyk 35.
Net: Jim Otto 29.0, Jeff Otto 29.5, T.J. Guccini 31.5.
Gross: Ron Nadon 40, Nik Rocco 41, Chris McComas 41.
Net: Pat Stowe 28.0, Rob Rightmire 29.0, Joe Bender 32.0.
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It was a first for Glenwood Springs and the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley campus, which played host Saturday to a high school girls rugby match.