Area Sports Briefs
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, New Castle Town Hall; or online at http://www.newcastlechamber.org.
The team of Kevin Allen, Frank McGuirk, Jim Griffin and John Foulkrod and the team of Steve and Eric Lundin, and D.L. and Cory Brown won the gross and net score divisions, respectively, at the local Buick Scramble golf tournament on June 28 at Glenwood Springs Golf Club. Both teams earned berths to the Aug. 17 state competition at Riverdale Dunes in Brighton.
The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its 4-to 9-year-old youth soccer program. Registration forms are available at New Castle Town Hall and the towns community center. Parents can also register online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org.Deadline is Aug. 5.Information: 984-3352.
The 29th annual Basalt Half-marathon is Saturday, Aug. 20. Runners can register for the race online at http://www.active.com or pick-up entry forms from the Basalt office of Mason & Morse Real Estate or at local athletic stores.The race begins at the base of Ruedi Dam, continues down Frying Pan Road, then curls back to the finish line at Basalt Middle School. Proceeds from the event benefit the Basalt Lions Clubs scholarship fund.Information: Ron Lund, 927-3524
The first Coal Ridge Titans instructional basketball camp for boys and girls of all ages is July 25-28 at Kathryn Senor Elementary School in New Castle.Camp for players in seventh through 10th grade runs daily from 2-4 p.m. this fall. Instruction for players sixth grade and younger runs from 4-5:30 p.m.Cost is $50. Coaches are welcome to attend.Information: Mike Cox, 984-0332; http://www.4SeasonsBasketball.com.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.