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Area Sports Briefs

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 Thursday.

Information or registration:; 984-9700.

The annual Sopris Runoff is back for another round Saturday.

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 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 Rifle Bears football team seeks an assistant coach to start in the fall and. There is also an opening for a cheerleading coach at Rifle.

Coal Ridge High School also has an opening for an assistant football coach, as well as a head baseball coach, head track and field coach, and assistant volleyball coach.

Information: Rick Schmitz, 309-1591 or 625-9462.

The Colorado Volleyball Officials Association seeks new or existing volleyball officials for the fall junior high and high school seasons. The region extends from Parachute to Aspen to Vail, runs from September to mid-November and offers excellent pay.

The first clinic for new officials is Tuesday.

Information: Christy, 618-8662; Sara, 404-0089.

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