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The Zach Schwartz Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 1 at the new Riverside Middle School.

Play begins at 9 a.m. on the outdoor courts behind the school. A hip hop concert at the New Castle Community Center will follow the tourney at 7 p.m.

Male and female teams of all ages are welcome to participate and brackets will be drawn up according to age. The cost to enter is $60 per team.



Preregister by e-mailing Mike Cox at coachmike24@msn.com or by calling 984-0332.

The Soda Pop Open, a junior golf tournament, is returning to Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Aug. 3.



Call the course at 945-7086 to sign up.

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 training. 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 http://www.challengersports.com.

The Aspen High Country Triathlon/ Duathlon is slated for Aug. 8.

The 7 a.m. race starts at the Aspen Recreation Center and consists of an 800-yard indoor pool swim, a 17-mile bike ride that gains 1,500 feet in elevation en route to Maroon Bells and a four-mile run in the Elk Mountain Range and the Maroon Creek Valley.

New to the agenda for 2009 is the swim/bike duathlon, which features an 800-yard swim and 17-mile bike ride.

Preregistration for the event is required and can be completed online at http://www.active.com until noon on Aug. 6. Register in person at the Red Brick Recreation Center (110 E. Hallam St., Aspen) until Aug. 5.

The Rifle High School football coaching staff will be holding a four-day camp beginning Aug. 10.

A youth camp for players in the first through sixth grades will run Aug. 10-13 from 2-3 p.m. at Bears Stadium. A high school camp for players in the seventh through 12th grades runs Aug. 10-13 from 4-6 p.m. Each camp costs $40 if preregistered (by Aug. 7) or $50 for walk-up registration. Day-of registration is $50 and begins at 1:15 p.m. on Aug. 10 for the youth camp and at 3:30 p.m. for the high school camp.

The camps are open to anyone, not just current or future Rifle High School students.

Rifle High School’s new head coach, Ryan Sulkowski, and his staff will be handling the instruction. The program’s new frontman has assembled a staff with nearly 100 years of combined coaching experience, one with numerous championships at the high school and collegiate levels to its credit.

Contact Sulkowski at (229) 256-1070 for more information.

The Rifle Grand Slam Softball Camp is bound for Deerfield Park Aug. 10-14. Defensive drills, position work, speed conditioning, hitting and team concepts will be covered at the camp, which runs from 5-7 p.m. daily and is geared toward players in the seventh through 12th grade.

Register at Rifle Recreation (202 Railroad Ave., Rifle) any time before Aug. 3 at the regular rate of $60. Registration after Aug. 3 will be $75.

For more information, call Rifle High School softball coach Cindy Skinner at 625-5079 or 625-7777.


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