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Sports Briefs

Contributed photoALBUQUERQUE, HERE WE COME: Glenwood Springers track club athlete Justin Thompson hands off the baton to Dalton Cherry in the boys 4x400-meter relay at last weekend's Colorado State Junior Olympics Championship in Parker. Thompson, Cherry and teammates Bryce Risner and Gavin Olson placed second, qualifying them for the July 9 Regional Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

The Hogback Hustle 5K invades the streets of New Castle on July 9.

The 8 a.m. race starts near City Market and routes runners up Castle Valley Boulevard, down to Seventh Street and then over to Main Street before finishing at Burning Mountain Park.

A free breakfast is served and a drawing is held for all participants. Non-racers can buy breakfast for $5.

New this year is a 1K kid sprint for children 9 and under.

The pre-registration fee is $20. A $5 late fee will be applied for those who register on race day. T-shirts and goodie bags will be provided to the first 75 people to register.

Race packets will be available from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on July 8 at the New Castle Community Center. Race-day registration runs from 7 to 7:35 a.m.

Register online at

Rifle High School is looking to fill the following coaching openings: assistant football coach, head cross country coach, head track and field coach, assistant girls basketball coach and assistant boys basketball coach.

Interested applicants should send a resume and three references to Athletic Director Troy Phillips at Call Phillips at 987-2155 with questions.

The Hoop D’Ville 4-on-4 basketball tournament is slated for July 23 at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs.

This outdoor tourney runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to male and female players 15 years old and up. A slam dunk contest will also be held.

Hoop D’Ville benefits Colorado Animal Rescue, YouthZone, Yaffee House and local high school basketball programs.

For more information, contact Michael Picore at 309-2911.

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