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Local Sports Briefs

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The Titan Junior High Boys Hoop Tournament is slated for March 20 at Coal Ridge High School.

The tournament is open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders and costs $125 per team. Teams are guaranteed three games and an adult coach must accompany each team.

Contact the tournament’s director, Jim Harrell, at jsharrell51@hot-mail.com or (970) 231-9296 to register. His fax number is (970) 945-8455. Register by March 15.

Sunlight skiers fared well at the Buddy Werner League Western Council Cup finale, held at Sunlight Mountain on Sunday. Racers from Steamboat Springs, Powderhorn and Beaver Creek.

Sunlight produced a number of top-10 finishes in the day’s slalom runs.

Leading the way were Reese Goluba (two firsts), Kailey Murphy (second, third), Emily de Moraes (third, fourth), Emma Barsness (second), Skyler Adelman (third, ninth), Elle Murphy (third, fifth), Summer McSwain (sixth, 10th), Hailey Hoffman (ninth, eighth), Aerica Melby (10th), Mary Ann Trisler (seventh), Jack Price (fourth), Garret Dollahan (two eighths), Johnathan Simpson (sixth, 10th) and Kade Kennedy (two 10ths).

The Children’s Hospital Foundation announced the dates of its 2010 Courage Classic: July 31-Aug. 2 at Copper Mountain.

Regarded as one of Colorado’s premiere cycling events, the Courage Classic benefits The Children’s Hospital and is a three-day, 157-mile journey that begins and ends in Leadville.

Riders are encouraged to register early as last year’s event sold out in May. Registration was opened to the public on Feb. 23.

Participation fees for the event are as follows: $95 for adults and $50 for kids younger than 16 years old. In addition to the registration fee, adult riders must raise a minimum of $300 in donations that go directly to the Children’s Fund. Children 16 and younger must raise a minimum of $125.

These funds support Children’s and its goal to improve the health of children through the provision of programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy. Last year, the Courage Classic raised $2.3 million for The Children’s Hospital.

For more information about the ride, including registration information or to request a registration packet, visit http://www.couragetours.com or call (720) 777-7499.

The Glenwood Springs High School track and field program is holding its annual silent auction fundraiser at on March 10.

The event, which starts at 6 p.m. and will be held in the GSHS cafeteria, is on the same night as the Lion’s Club fundraiser basketball game featuring the Harlem Ambassadors.

In addition to the more than 50 items up for bid, pizza will be sold by the slice. The auction will close at the end of halftime of the Harlem Ambassadors’ game.

The 11th annual Sequoia Glen 5K Run/Walk is slated for March 20 at 3 p.m. The race starts and finishes at the base of Mitchell Creek Road in West Glenwood Springs.

The cost to enter is $10, with all proceeds going to benefit the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation in Silt.

Registration begins at 2 p.m. on race day. Runners and walkers may also pre-register at Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale during regular business hours through March 18.

To pre-register in Glenwood, call 945-0979.

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