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Area Sports Briefs

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Three sessions of four-day youth golf camps will be offered this summer at the Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club.

The camps are open to ages 9-17 and include instruction on set up, full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, fairway and green-side bunker shots, strategy, rules and etiquette.

The fee is $250 per session, and each day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Session I is June 6-9 (registration deadline Monday); session II, July 11-14 (deadline June 27); session III, Aug. 8-11 (deadline July 25).

Information or registration:; 984-9700.

Rifle High School baseball coach Troy Phillips’ annual Rocky Mountain Baseball Camp will be May 31 through June 3. Practices run from 8-10:30 a.m. each day at the new Cooper Field at the Deerfield Complex in Rifle. The camp is open to players ages 8-16. The cost is $50 and registration can be picked up at the Rifle Recreation Department, or call Phillips at 625-5376.

Three Rivers Youth Football signups are coming up for next season. Three Rivers is open to children entering third through sixth grades in the fall. The cost is $175 per player with family discounts and scholarships available. The TRY Football season runs from Aug. 29 through the end of October.

Players can also register for the Rare Breed football camp (Aug. 3-5) at the TRY registration. The camp cost is $75.

Registration dates and contact information are listed below:

– Carbondale, today, 4-7 p.m., Roaring Fork High School. Mike Cerise, 963-3744 or 379-9091.

– Glenwood Springs, today and Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Scott Zerfoss, 945-0318.

– New Castle, today and Thursday. Dave Alderson, 309-0911.

– Rifle, today and Thursday. Mike, 618-6457.

– Basalt, May 24-25. Tom Banks, 963-2917.

The Dandelion Dash 5-kilometer fun run/walk will be Saturday in conjunction with Carbondale’s Dandelion Day Celebration.

The race starts and ends at Sopris Park with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and the race kicking off at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 for an individual or $40 for a family. Pre-registration is also available at any Family Resource Center office in the Glenwood, Basalt or Carbondale schools or at Proceeds benefit Family Resource Centers.

The course consists of a loop around Carbondale. Runners, walkers, strollers, inline skaters, cyclists and skateboarders are welcome to participate.

The tennis season gets into full swing at the annual Tennis Across America event at the Glenwood Springs Community Center courts Saturday. The event ” led by professional Sue Geist and internationally recognized player and Glenwood Springs High School coach Phyllis Zilm ” features free lessons, a skills competition and a demonstration of the latest racket technology.

Lessons for juniors ages 4-10 run from 9-9:30 a.m., followed by ages 11-16 from 9:30-10 a.m. Adult lessons run from 10-11 a.m. followed by target tennis and a speed gun to see how fast your serves really are.

Information: Recreation Department, 384-6301; Sue Geist, 948-7084.

The Glenwood Springs adult tennis season starts Sunday with drop-in doubles for men of every ability. All courts at the Community Center, Sayre Park and Kiwanis will be used as needed. Anyone wanting to play can meet at the Community Center at 8 a.m. and courts will be assigned randomly.

The cost is $4, which includes balls and tennis until 11:30 a.m.

Women’s drop-in starts Monday, June 5. Mixed doubles, in the form of Tennis and Tonic, will be held every Thursday starting June 2.

Information: Recreation Department, 384-6301; Sue Geist, 948-7084.

– The first Glenwood Springers practice is slated for Tuesday, May 31. The incorrect date appeared in a brief in Tuesday’s paper.

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