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U18-U16 premier team tryouts scheduled

Tryouts for the U18-U16 girls premier soccer team will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, May 30-31, at Gates Soccer Park at CMC-Spring Valley.

Players from Rifle to Aspen to Vail are invited to try out for the elite regional girls team.

Games will be played in the Colorado State League, Premier II Division.

Matches will be played in the fall.

The team also will participate in the Colorado State cup Tournament over Labor Day Weekend.

Players will be selected based on technical and tactical abilities, attitude and commitment, according to coach Brad Jordan.

Players selected by the club committee will be notified by mail.

Another Glenwood Springs-based team also will form to compete in the Classic Division of the State League.

Both teams will be trained together and individually at the Gates complex.

Two practices per week are planned.

For more information, telephone Brad Jordan at 947-1837 (day) or 947-1809 (night).

Walk/Run for Wellness June 2

The Colorado West Recovery Center, in collaboration with Valley Partnership, will present a Walk/Run for Wellness on Sunday, June 2.

The event will include a 7-mile run to No Name, a flat 5K walk/run into Glenwood Canyon, and a 1-mile family fun run.

On the same day, a valleywide health and wellness fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Two Rivers Park.

For details, or to volunteer, call Ken Eielson at 379-4476 or e-mail

Whitewater rafting trip planned

The Carbondale Recreation Department will be taking children 8 and up on raft trips Wednesday, June 26 and Friday, June 28. The trip will leave from Carbondale Town Hall at noon and return at 5 p.m. Cost is $15. For more information, call 704-4115.

Skateboard contest set for June 22

A skateboarding contest will be held June 22 in Basalt, cosponsored by the Basalt Recreation Department and Powder Cowboy Production Co.

The event will be held at the Basalt Skate Park.

Registration will run from 9-10:30 a.m. on June 22. The contest will follow at 11 a.m. The event is open to intermediate and advanced categories.

A $250 cash purse will be offered to the advanced champion.

Entry fee is $12 for intermediates; $20 for advanced. The event is open to all ages. Helmets are required.

The event will be staged by Powder Cowboy Production Co., the same folks who staged “The Line” snowboard contests at Sunlight Mountain Resort last winter.

Rockies Youth Baseball skills challenge June 2

The Carbondale Recreation Department will host the Colorado Rockies Youth Baseball Skills Challenge at the North Face Field on Sunday, June 2, at 1 p.m. This is a free event for youth ages 6-13. Participants will be able to demonstrate their skills at base running, throwing, and batting. The top boy and girl in each age group will advance to the regional competition in Grand Junction in July.

Summer tennis scheduled in Glenwood Springs

The summer tennis program through the Glenwood Springs Recreation Department has been announced. The classes will be led again this year by Sue Geist, USPTA certified teaching pro.

The junior program for Glenwood Springs will include a beginner-intermediate division and an intermediate-advanced division.

The first session of summer tennis will run from June 3-26.

The second session will run from July 8-31.

For beginners and intermediates, sessions for ages 8-11 will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

For ages 12-15, sessions will run from 10:30-11:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays. And for ages 16 and older, sessions will run from 8:30-9:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The intermediate-advanced program will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. This program is for ages 13 and older.

An adult instructional tennis program also is offered through the Glenwood Springs Rec Department. Adult beginners will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Adult intermediates will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

And adult advanced players will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m., also on Mondays and Wednesdays. Extensive drills will be offered to the adult advanced players, with minimal instruction.

For tennis information in Glenwood Springs, telephone 384-6300.

Junior golf begins at Ranch at Roaring Fork

The Ranch at Roaring Fork is sponsoring a summer junior golf program. The program is open to girls and boys ages 5-17.

There will be two different sessions of four weeks each.

The first session will begin June 3.

For more information, contact golf pro Brian Fuller at the Ranch at Roaring Fork, 963-4410.

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