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Area Sports Briefs

Ryan Buchanon had the highest finish among the winners who advanced from a local Hershey track meet to Saturday’s state meet in Fort Collins.

Buchanon took first place in the 800 meters, completing the two laps in 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

Four individuals, including Buchanon’s sister, Melissa, had second-place marks. Melissa, with a time of 2:24.00, was the girls 800-meter runner-up.

Katrina Selsor, a freshman at Glenwood Springs High School, ran a 5:27.00 in the girls 1,600. Keller Fockler was second in the boys 1,600 and took fifth place in the 800 meters. Greg Orozo finished second in the boys softball throw.

The Hogback Hustle, a 5K run benefiting Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, is Saturday, July 9

The race, part of the 2005 Burning Mountain Festival, starts at the New Castle Family Fitness parking lot, winds around Castle Valley Boulevard to Seventh Street, back to Main Street, then finishes at Burning Mountain Park.

Start time is 8:30 a.m.

The entry fee is $15 before race day. Registration forms are available at New Castle Family Fitness, 820 Castle Valley Blvd., New Castle; New Castle Town Hall; or online at

A late fee of $5 applies to race-day registrants.

The coed junior golf camp at Lakota Ranch Golf Course in New Castle, July 11-14, is accepting registrations. Camp is open to golfers 9-17 years old.

Cost is $250. Fees include seven hours of daily golf instruction and play on the course, plus lunch. Golfers registering by July 4 receive a $50 discount. Information: 984-9700;

To offset cost of summer instructional camp, the Roaring Fork High School cheerleading squad will serve as waiters and waitresses at White House Pizza in Carbondale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 14.

A portion of the income from the event, along with all tips, will benefit the cheerleaders. As part of the event, diners can purchase raffle tickets.

Raffle prizes include four tickets to a Colorado Rockies baseball game, and 2005-06 season family passes to Roaring Fork High School athletic events.

Information: Jessica Beery, 948-9658.

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