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Area Sports Briefs

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Post Independent Photo/Kelley CoxFriends and former teammates battle it out in the first faceoff between Rifle High School and the new Coal Ridge High School, both from the Re-2 School District. From left, Robbie Higgins, Skyler James, Justin Harris and Hazen Moss compete at the Vail Valley Tip-off over the weekend. Rifle won this game on Sunday 34-21.

There will be an introductory meeting Tuesday, Aug. 2, for students interested in playing for the 2005 Glenwood Springs High School boys golf team, and their parents.

The 7 p.m. meeting will take place in the DECA room at the high school.

Subjects include the tryout procedure, skill requirements and team policies. Mandatory paperwork and team schedules will be distributed.

Information: Bryan Whiting, 945-6085.

The Porcupine Loop mountain bike race will be Sunday, July 31, in conjunction with the Carbondale Mountain Fair. The race starts behind the stage at Sopris Park at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.

Information: Alejo, 948-6478.

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department’s Outdoor Teen Program is offering a combination mountain bike/caving overnight trip today and Wednesday.

The group heads out of the Yeoman Park area and bikes to a campground within walking distance of Fulford Cave. Cave exploration leads to an underground river, the “Sacrifice Slab,” a challenging climb into the “attic” and a slither through the “stovepipe” to the exit.

Participants need their own bike, helmet, camping gear and headlamps for the cave. Complete equipment lists are available at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

The $45 fee ($54 nonresident) covers transportation, food and camping fees.

Information: 384-6301.

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.

Intermediate through sponsored-division skateboarders will be able to compete for more than $1,000 in cash and prizes on Sunday, July 31. The main format will be a jam session, with street course and full-pipe best-trick events scheduled. The entry fee is $20 for intermediate, $30 for sponsored division and $5 for street course, full-pipe events or both.

Information: 963-4109, 704-4116.

The Rifle Bears Football Camp will be Aug. 8-11 at Quagmire Field in Rifle. First- through sixth-graders play from 5-6:30 p.m., and seventh- through 12th-graders play from 6:30-8 p.m.

The cost is $40 per player, with reduced rates for families registering more than one player.

Information: 625-4282; 625-0442; 984-2353.

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