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Sixth, seventh and eighth graders interested in football are invited to attend a free skills camp at Basalt High School on Aug. 10-12.

The camp, run by Basalt High coach Carl Frerichs and his players, runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each night. Participants, who are asked to bring cleats and water, will receive both instruction and a T-shirt.

For more information, contact Frerichs at 948-3381 or 384-5868.



Registration for Three Rivers Youth Football (fifth- and sixth-graders) is underway.

Practice starts Monday, Aug. 30, and the first game is Sunday, Sept. 12. Players must be registered by Aug. 22.



Registration forms are currently available at the new store “More for Less”, next to Cafe Ink on Durant Ave., and at Alpine Bank in Aspen. For more information, contact Ron Morehead at (970) 618-0354 or rmorehead@aspensnowmass.com.

Glenwood Springs High School is holding a meeting for parents of fall sports athletes on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Jeannie Miller Theater at the school. The general meeting will be followed by individual sports program meetings.

Formal practice for all sports other than boys golf begins on Monday, Aug. 16. Boys golf begins on Aug. 9.

All questions, including practice times for individual sports and school policies, will be answered the evening of Aug. 11.

Athletic paperwork may be completed prior to the meeting at http://www.rfsd.org under the athletics tab on the main page.

Coal Ridge High School is hosting its fall sports parent night on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s main gym. Coaches will review expectations for the upcoming season. Also covered will be changes in the school’s “Athletic Code of Conduct” policy.

Triathlon

Registration for the 17th annual Zoot Aspen Triathlon, which takes place Aug. 7 at the Aspen Recreation Center, is now open online at http://www.active.com.

The event will feature an 800-yard indoor swim, 17-mile bike to the Maroon Bells and conclude with a 4-mile run in Maroon Creek Valley.

Visit http://www.aspenrecreation.com for more information.

The Rocky Mountain Polo Championship returns to Stout Ranch near on Aug. 14-15. Put on by the Roaring Fork Polo Club, the tournament culminates with an 11 a.m. final on Sunday.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Barry Stout of the Roaring Fork Polo Club at 566-0818.

The 34th running of the Basalt half marathon will take place at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Those interested can pre-register online at active.com, or on the day of the race from 6:15- 7 a.m. at the Basalt Middle School. Participants will meet at the school, then be taken by bus to the start line at the base of Ruedi Dam.

The event is a fundraiser for the Basalt High School cross-country team.

The 16th running of the Aspen Mountain Hill Climb, the second event in the Aspen Summer Race Series, will take place Saturday, Aug. 21.

The race will start at the base of Ajax, just above the Silver Queen Gondola patio, and follow the Summer Road for 4.5 miles to the Sundeck – a 3,400-foot elevation gain. Aid stations will be located at Gwyn’s and Bonnie’s restaurants and at the finish line.

The mountain biking wave will kick things off at 8 a.m., and the running/hiking wave will follow 15 minutes later.

The entry fee is $15 and those interested in participating can preregister at the Ute Mountaineer until 5 p.m. Aug. 20, or on race day beginning at 7 a.m. at the start line.

The Aspen Summer Race Series benefits the Aspen High School cross-country team. For more information, contact Chris Keleher at 319-7519, or visit the Ute Mountaineer.


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