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Sports Briefs

Young baseball enthusiasts will have the chance to exhibit their skills on the diamond when Three Rivers Little League and the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department team up to host a Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge competition at 5 p.m. tonight at Sopris Elementary School.The competition is free and open to boys and girls 6-13 years old. Boys and girls have separate divisions. Age classification is as of Dec. 31 this year. Entry forms will be available on the night of the competition.Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge is a baseball competition that allows youngsters to compete in running, batting and throwing. Scores are based on speed, distance and accuracy. It is a youth program of the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association, with support of the Colorado Rockies. Top scorers from each age group advance to sectional competition. Top sectional scorers from each age group advance to a state-level competition, which is scheduled for Aug. 8 at Coca-Cola All Star Park in Lakewood. All state finalists will be invited to attend the Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs game that evening at Coors Field.

The annual Rifle High School alumni baseball game is slated for July 1 at Cooper Field in Rifle. A home run hitting contest will lead off the activities at 5:30 p.m., with the game to follow. All former players and coaches of the Rifle High School baseball program are invited to attend and participate. There will be a $5 entry fee for any player wishing to participate in the home run hitting contest.Contact Troy Phillips at 625-5376 with questions.

The annual Glenwood Open golf tournament will hit the links at Glenwood Springs Golf Club July 11-12.Call the course at 945-7086 to sign up.

The Aspen Yacht Club will host its 40th annual Regatta on July 18 and 19 at Ruedi Reservoir, located 18 miles up Frying Pan Road outside Basalt.Classes will include the following: J22, Santana 20, Ultimate 20, Star, PHRF A&B, C-15, Laser, Sunfish and Portsmouth. Races start at 11:30 a.m.Spectators and those interested in racing, crewing or joining the club are encouraged to attend – but please leave dogs at home. For more information, call Margot at 379-5776, or visit

Defiance Volleyball Club will be having a youth skills camp July 20-22 from 9-11 a.m. at Glenwood Springs Middle School. All kids, preschool through eighth grade, are welcome. The cost is $45 and includes a T-shirt. For more information or to register, contact Denise Greene at 984-3813, 379-9874, or

New Castle Recreation is bringing the nation’s top soccer camp company, Challenger British Soccer, to the community this summer. Challenger will conduct a camp at VIX Ranch Park July 27-31. Online registration through Challenger Sports is available now. Visit

Challenger British Soccer Camp will be offered in Carbondale this summer and will run Aug. 3-7 at Triangle Park (River Valley Ranch). The camp is geared toward children 3-16 years old, and morning and afternoon sessions are available. This camp offers more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament-style plays, each child will learn about respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and leadership.For more advanced players, Challenger has added a new competitive evening camp for 11- to 18-year-olds, a session that focuses on full-sided strategy and higher-level technical development.Online registration through Challenger Sports is available now. Visit

Keeper second in 15-19 age group at Strawberry Shortcut 5KStrawberry Shortcut results printed in Saturday’s sports section omitted Holly Keeper’s second-place finish in the female 15- to 19-year-old age group of the five-kilometer race. Age-group results submitted to the Post Independent were inaccurate.Keeper recorded a time of 21 minutes, 10.83 seconds in the annual foot race, which was held June 21 in Glenwood Springs.

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