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Sports Flashes

Glenwood adult softball

location changes

Adult slowpitch softball games, coordinated by the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department, have been relocated to different ballfields due to firefighters use of Two Rivers Park.

Monday’s Men’s Comp League games will be played at Vogelaar Park, behind Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Tuesday night’s Coed Comp League and Wednesday’s Coed Rec League games have been moved to Sayre Park.

Further updates on games can be obtained by calling the Parks and Recreation Department’s hotline at 384-6340 or 384-6318 during normal business hours.

Hershey Youth Track meet

set for June 19

The annual area Hershey track and field meet will be held at the Glenwood Springs High School track on June 19.

The meet is for boys and girls age 9 to 14 as of Dec. 31, 2002.

The program includes four dashes, one running relay, two longer running races, the long jump and the softball throw.

Participants can register in up to three events (two running and one field event or two field and one running event).

Pre-registration begins at the track at 3:30 p.m. No new participants will be accepted after 4:30 p.m.

A copy of each child’s birth certificate is required at registration to participate. Call the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department at 384-6301 for more info.

Sunlight Resort mountain bike lifts

Love the exhilaration of riding a mountain bike down a twisting mountain trail, but hate the sweaty climb up? Sunlight now offers chairlift rides for you and your bike. It’s the closest lift-access mountain biking to Glenwood.

The Segundo lift will run on four weekends this summer, June 22-23 and 29-30, July 6-7 and July 13-14.

The lift runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost per uphill ride is $5. All-day tickets are $22. Mountain bike rentals will also be available at the mountain at $8 per hour, $18 per half day and $22 per full day. Helmets are required.

Call 945-7491 for details.

Women’s Eclectic Tournament

returns to Rifle Creek

The 36th annual Rifle Creek Women’s Eclectic Tournament will be held June 22-23 at Rifle Creek Golf Course. An 8:30 a.m. shotgun start is planned for both days.

For info, contact Nondis Lowther at 625-2609.

Youth baseball/Adult softball

tournaments coming to area

Triple Crown Sports will be holding a youth baseball tournament on June 28-30 and an adult softball tournament on July 13 and 14 at various ballfields in Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Carbondale.

The youth baseball tournament offers divisions for age 9- through 18-year-old teams. The softball tournament consists of Men’s C, Men’s D and Men’s E teams along with separate divisions for Mixed and Women’s’ teams. Teams entered in both tournaments are guaranteed three games.

Contact Lisa Nieslanik at 945-0627 or for additional information.

Sagebrush Golf Invitational

tees off July 9

Registrations for the 12th annual Sagebrush Women’s Golf Invitational Tournament, to be held at the Battlement Mesa Golf Club on July 9, are currently being accepted.

Golfers can obtain a tournament application by leaving a message or visiting the Battlement Mesa Golf Club. The Golf Club’s telephone number is 285-7274.

The entry fee is $50. Fees include green fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, tee gifts and awards.

Call Joyce Landrum at 285-6667 for more information.

Sports physicals for Rifle HS athletes

Free sports physicals for all 2002-2003 Rifle High School athletes will be available at the Grand River Medical Clinic at 525 Aspen Ave. in Rifle.

Physicals for girls will be on Thursday, July 24. Boys physicals are scheduled on Thursday, July 25. Time on both dates are from 5-7:30 p.m.

Medical history forms must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian before a physical will be given. Forms can be picked up at the Grand River Medical Clinic office.

Strawberry Shortcut run

rescheduled to June 30

The 25th annual Strawberry Shortcut run has been moved to Sunday, June 30, due to the Coal Seam Fire.

Additionally, the pre-race pasta picnic, orginally scheduled for Saturday, June 15, will now take place on June 29.

Proceeds from the run will benefit the Special Olympics as well as the Bank of Colorado’s Coal Seam Fire Relief Fund. The relief fund was established by the bank to benefit fire victims and their families.

Information and registration forms for the race can be picked up at Bank of Colorado branches in Glenwood Springs and El Jebel, or by calling 945-7760.

Carbondale youth volleyball

and basketball clinics

The Carbondale Recreation Department will be holding two-day basketball and volleyball clinics for third- to sixth-grade boys and girls.

The girls basketball clinic will be held on July 15-16. The boys clinic is on July 17-18. The volleyball clinic for girls is July 29-30. The boys clinic will take place July 31 and Aug. 1. All sessions will be held at the Carbondale Middle School gymnasium from 1-5 p.m. Cost is $30 per clinic.

Call 704-4115 for more info.

Annual Springers track meet

set for June 26

The Glenwood Springers track team will host an all-comers track meet on June 26 at Glenwood Springs High School’s Stubler Memorial Field.

Registration for the meet begins at 4 p.m. on the day of the meet. The first running event is at 5 p.m.

The meet includes a 4 x 100 meter relay and a distance relay for corporate and open teams.

A family relay will also be run. The distances of the family relay are broken into two 100-meter segments along with legs of 200 and 400 meters. Family relay teams must have at least one female runner.

Running events for ages 10-and-above include competitions at 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 meters. The meet also features field event competition in the shot put and long jump.

There will also be a 50-meter run for toddlers and children under 10, along with additional events. Divisions and age groups could be combined in the interest of time and number of competitors.

Call Greg Feinsinger at 945-5737 or Mike Kishimoto at 945-1425 for more info.

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