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Area Sports Briefs

Taryn Pearce and Krysten Guse placed third and sixth, respectively in the Optional A girls all-around competition at the 2006 EAGLES state club gymnastics meet, held in Colorado Springs July 1.In Level B events, Kristin Mason was fourth in the 10- to 11-year-old girls all-around. Teammates Hope Whitman and Lyndee Zelenka, competing in the 12-13 girls division, finished 12th and 18th. Two other KidzPlex gymnasts – Sophia Vidal and Brittaney Cole – were 11th and 13th in the 14-and-older girls all-around.The Optional B team was fourth overall among seven teams.

Registrations are now available for the Run for Your Life, a four-mile race/run – for runners ages 16 and above – from Triangle Park, west of Carbondale, to River Valley Ranch. The event will also conduct a 1-mile race for children 15 and under and a one-hour walk for all ages.Proceeds from the event benefit the Valley View Hospital Foundation’s Cardiac and Vascular Center and the Glenwood Springers youth track club.Entry fees are $25 per person up to two family members. Additional family members are $10 each. All race finishers receive a free T-shirt and are entered in the post-race prize raffle.Information: Tim Burns, 384-5040; Greg Feinsinger, 963-8428;

The Mount Sopris Runoff, a 16.5 mile run from Basalt to Carbondale, will take place on Saturday, July 29. One of the longest and most challenging races in the area, the course begins from the 7-Eleven in downtown Basalt, ascends West Sopris Creek Road, then drops down on Prince Creek Road into Carbondale, ending at Sopris Park.Entry fee is $23 prior to race day. Cost includes an event T-shirt and refreshments at the finish line.Preregistration forms will be available at Ajax Bike and Sport and Summit Canyon Mountaineering beginning July 1.Information: Bruce Gabow, 927-4135.

Top three finishes in their respective events at last weekend’s Region 10B track meet in Brighton earned Glenwood residents Rachel and Greg Orosz slots in the AAU National Junior Championships.That event is July 31-Aug. 5 at Norfolk (Virg.) State University.Rachel, a student at Glenwood Springs Middle School, won the Midget Girls (age 11-12) shot put and long jump, then finished second in the 100-meter dash. Greg, a Glenwood Springs High School sophomore-to-be, took first place in the Intermediate (15-16) boys javelin, second in the discus and was third in the shot put.

The recently reopened Rifle Fireside Lanes will conduct two 10-session bowling camps for children ages 6-12 this summer. Camp start dates are July 10 and July 31. Cost is $105 per child. Fees include lane rental, instruction, shoe rental and a camp T-shirt. Information: 625-2231.

The 2006 Mesa State Youth Football Camp for 2nd- through 8th-grade students will be July 31-Aug. 1 at Bergman Field on the MSC campus in Grand Junction. All facets of the game will be taught by members of the college’s football coaching staff and the team’s players. Camp runs from 8-11:30 a.m. both days. Cost is $50. No equipment is required.Information: (970) 248-1989.

The Carbondale Recreation Department will be hosting its second tennis session of the year to practice and improve tennis skills. The session will run Monday-Friday from July 10 -21, and times vary depending on age. The program cost is $40 and the registration deadline is today.The Rec Department will also offer inline skating classes focusing on inline skating skills. There are three different sessions, the first of which will start on July 24. The sessions are 8:30-10:00 a.m. MondayThursday, with a cost of $30 per session. Registration deadline for the first session is July 21. Information: 704-4115.

The Sopris Barracudas swim club is accepting resumes for the position of head coach, beginning in late August. Candidates are required to train and supervise swimmers, ages 6-18, from novice to sectional qualifying levels, and must currently have appropriate swimming coaching credentials along with knowledge of U.S. Swimming rules and requirements.Salary is based on experience.Additional requirements include technical knowledge of the Hy-Tek swimming computer program and System 6 timing system, strong communication skills and ability to work diplomatically with the Glenwood Springs Recreation Department and the city’s pool staff.Information: aam4asc@yahoo. com.

Registrations are being accepted for the annual Colorado-Eagle River ride on Sunday, July 23. The ride takes participants through the Eagle River Valley, starting from the Beaver Creek Resort East Parking Lot to Wolcott, up U.S. Highway 131 then back via Dotsero and Highway 6 at the confluence of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers.Cost is $115 for registrations after July 21. Fees include an event ride jersey, Optic sunglasses and a ticket to the post-event meal party. Information: (970) 390-3344;

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