Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

To offset the 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.

Free sports physicals will take place later this month for athletes at Rifle and Coal Ridge high schools and Rifle and Riverside middle schools.

The girls physicals will be Wednesday, July 20, and the boys physicals are Thursday, July 21, at Grand River Primary Care in Rifle from 5-7 p.m.

Athletes are asked to bring their physical forms, available at Rifle or Coal Ridge high schools, to the physicals.

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 takes 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.

Registration is open for the Rick Upchurch Rare Breed football camp. The camp, which will have seven former NFL players coaching, is open to players entering third through eighth grades in the fall. It is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4-6 at Glenwood Springs High School. Lunch is provided.

The fee is $75 per player, and scholarships are available.

Information and registration: Scott Zerfoss, 945-0318.

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