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Sports Briefs

The Sunday Night Adult 4-on-4 Basketball League needs two additional teams to complete the 2009 schedule. Games are played on Sunday nights at Glenwood Springs Middle School and play begins on Sept. 20. The league fee is $300 per team and each team will be guaranteed a schedule of 12 games. If you can get a team organized and are interested in playing, call Blake Risner at 384-5517 for more information.

The Kid Curry Scurry 5K Run/Walk will take place Sept. 12 at the Battlement Mesa Recreation Center. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. and race-day registration is $20. The pre-registration period has ended.The Kid Curry Scurry is the fifth race in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. The final event is the Oct. 10 Grand River Gallop 5K in Rifle.For more information, contact Wayne Edgeton at 625-2712.

The third annual Demon 5K is scheduled for Sept. 16. The race starts at 5 p.m. in the field across from Glenwood Springs High School. Race-day registration begins at 4:15 p.m. at the high school.The 3.1-mile course is cross country in style and features a mostly soft path, one that includes dirt, grass and rock.The race is a fundraiser for the Glenwood Springs cross country team and the cost is $15 for the race or $25 for the race and a Demon cross country T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the team.Questions can be directed to Mike Schneiter at 384-5595 or by e-mail at

The Tater Trot five-kilometer and one-mile run is set for 8 a.m. on Sept. 19, in conjunction with Carbondale’s 100th annual Potato Day celebration.Race-day registration will be from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. next to the Hendrick Park soccer field, at the corner of Hendrick Road and Holland Drive. The race courses will wind through nearby River Valley Ranch.The entry fee is $20, including a commemorative T-shirt and post-race prize drawing. Entry forms are available in advance at the Red Rock Diner, Independence Run & Hike and the Carbondale Recreation Center.

The Denver Broncos recently picked Glenwood Springs to join their roster of cities deemed official Broncos Country. To celebrate the honor, Broncos team representatives, including team alumni, cheerleaders and Miles the team mascot, will be in town on Sept. 29 for a kickoff event. The proceedings will coincide with the Glenwood Downtown Market annual soup contest held at Centennial Park.Autographs and giveaways will highlight the event, which starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 6. Fans can also get photos and a close-up look at the Broncos’ two Super Bowl trophies.

The first annual Derbs Softball Tournament, which benefits local high school athletic programs and a school out of state, is scheduled for Sept. 19-20. A men’s bracket will be played out on Saturday, with co-ed play reserved for Sunday.Sayre Park will be the site of the tourney, which fetches a $250 entry fee. The first-place team receives T-shirts. Spots will go to the first eight paid teams.Register by calling Shannon Derby at 948-8537 or by e-mailing your information to

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