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The Glenwood Springs High School cheer team will be holding tryouts for its 2016-2017 team. All current eighth- through 11th-grade girls that will be attending GSHS in the fall of 2016 are welcome to tryout. Tryouts will be held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday April 4, 5, and 7, from 6-8 p.m. Girls will need to attend all three days to learn material and prepare for the final tryout on April 7. For more information call Jody Jordan at 618-6691 or email at jjordan@rfschools.com.


Calling all kids ages 8- to 15-years old: Join KRA mentor Bronwyn Rittner’s team on our spring running program. The team will meet at town parks twice a week after school and run various distances. The kids will end their 26.2 mile achievement together in a final mile race. See KRA website and click on “New Castle Kids Mountain Marathon.” Dates: March 7-May 26

Times: 5-6 p.m. Fee: $350, includes awards. Visit http://www.kidsrunningamerica.org


It’s not too early to start thinking about warmer weather and playing baseball and softball this summer. Pre T-Ball is conducted once a week for six weeks, while T-Ball and coach pitch teams practice 1-2 times a week and play games against teams from Silt and Rifle. These baseball and softball programs participate in the Colorado River Valley League with teams from throughout the region. Practices begin in late May and early June.

Deadline to register is April 22.

Pre T-Ball (Coed ages 4-5) – $40; T-Ball Ages (Coed ages 6-7) – $50; Coach Pitch (Coed ages 7-8) – $50; Baseball (Ages 8-10, 11-12, 13-15) – $75; Softball (Ages 8-10, 11-12, 13-15) – $75.

Volunteer coaches are needed.


Recruiting expert Jack Renkens will explore the myths of college recruiting and explain the realities of the high-stakes world of athletic recruiting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Coal Ridge High School auditorium.

Over the past 19 years, Renkens has toured all over the United States and has been featured on television and radio programs throughout the country.

This event is designed for all high school athletes and their parents. To get a snapshot of the event, visit http://www.recruitingrealities.com and click on video clips.


The New Castle Recreation Department is again offering the popular Harcourt 3G Fly Fishing Clinics. Fly Fishing 101 will be held on Saturday, April 2, followed by Fly Fishing 102 on Saturday, April 9. 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, and are $25 each, or $40 for both, and space is limited. For information go to http://www.newcastlerec.com, by phone at (970) 984-3352, or in person at the New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St.


The New Castle Recreation Department is offering its Spike It Youth Volleyball program for participants ages 10-14 this spring.

This program is perfect for the young boy or girl wanting to try the exciting sport of volleyball, or those wanting to brush up on their existing skills. The program meets on Tuesday evenings from April 12 through May 17. The fee is $40 by April 1, $50 after that date.

Registration can be completed online 24/7 at http://www.newcastlerec.com.

Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team

Registration is now open for the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team 2016 summer training program. Orientation meeting is Wednesday, April 20, at Glenwood Medical Associates. First training session begins on Wednesday morning, May 4, and continues twice weekly through Aug. 6. The program is in its 17th year of teaching women the basics of swimming, biking, running/walking, heart-rate monitoring and mental skills training to complete a sprint triathlon. For more information and to register see http://www.roaringforktriteam.com. Registration is limited. Contact nrein@rof.net or 970-618-1066.

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