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Area Sports Briefs

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The Three Rivers 2 9- and 10-year-old baseball team dropped its district tournament opener, 26-4 in four innings, Friday in Montrose.

The Three Rivers 2 squad continues pool play at 3 p.m. today against the Three Rivers 1 squad. Three Rivers 1 played a late game Friday night against Grand Mesa 1.

The top two teams out of each pool after the first four games advance to the semifinals on Tuesday. The finals are scheduled for Wednesday.

Sign-ups for Parachute and Battlement Mesa Three Rivers Youth Football is now available. The league is open to players entering fifth and sixth grade.

Information or registration: Mark, (970) 260-9823 or (970) 285-9155; Scott, (970) 319-8730.

Coal Ridge basketball camp

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 from 2-4 p.m. daily. 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;

The annual Mt. Sopris Runoff is back for another round Saturday, July 30.

The race leads runners from the 7-Eleven in Basalt to Sopris Park in Carbondale where Mountain Fair will be in full swing.

The 16.5-mile course ascends roughly 1,500 feet on West Sopris Creek Road, then descends 1,800 feet on Prince Creek Road into Carbondale.

Race-day registration begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Basalt 7-Eleven, and the race starts promptly at 8 a.m.

Registration forms are now available at Ute Mountaineer in Aspen, Ajax Bike and Sport in Basalt and Carbondale, and Summit Canyon Mountaineering in Glenwood Springs. The entry fee is $22 ($24 on race day) and includes a Sopris Runoff T-shirt and refreshments at the finish line. A free shuttle is available at 11:15 a.m. to return runners to Basalt.

Information: Bruce Grabow, 927-4135.

The Battlement Mesa Ladies Club still has openings for the Sagebrush Invitational scheduled for Tuesday at Battlement Mesa Golf Course.

The 8 a.m. shotgun start features a two-best-balls of a foursome format. The fee is $55 and includes greens fees, a cart, continental breakfast and a luncheon.

Information: 285-7274.

The final session of Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club’s four-day youth camps is set for Aug. 8-11.

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. The registration deadline is July 25.

Information or registration:; 984-9700.

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