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Area Sports Briefs

Paul Conrad/The Aspen Times

Past, present and future Sopris Barracuda swimmers and parents are asked to come help celebrate Howard Jay on July 24 at Sunlight Mountain.The team will be honoring Jay, who after 20 years of coaching, will be stepping down at the end of this season. A barbecue will be provided on the Sundeck at Sunlight, and attendees should bring a dish to share. Donations for a big gift for Jay are welcome, please send to P.O. Box 1851, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

Carbondale’s skateboard competition, with more than $1,000 in cash and prizes, will be held Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the competition begins at 10 a.m. It is open to all ages. Cost is $20 for beginners, intermediate and advanced, $30 for the sponsored division and $5 for street course and/or full pipe events. Main registration covers you for all three events. Cash and prizes will be awarded to top finishers, and Tribe Zion will play a free concert during the event. Information: 704-4116.

The Colorado Volleyball Officials’ Association would like to invite people who are interested in becoming volleyball officials to a series of meetings and training classes. CVOA officials referee high school and middle school volleyball in the Re-1, Re-2, Aspen and Eagle school districts and private/parochial schools. Training will cover High School Federation rules, scorekeeping, line judging and officials’ mechanics and game procedures.The classes/meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings July 26, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. The test will be given at the Aug. 16 meeting for new officials. Classes/meetings will be held in Glenwood (Spring Valley) at 3724 County Road 115 (Red Canyon Road) in the Spring Valley Castle.Information: Bob Arrington, 928-9312.

The 2006 Grand Slam Softball Camp will be held at Deerfield Park Aug. 7-10 from 5-8 p.m. each night. The camp is open to grade nine-12, and the cost is $60 before July 28 and $75 after July 28.Registration forms can be picked up at the Rifle Recreation Department.Information: Cindy Skinner, 625-5079 or 625-7777.

The 2006 Hoop-D-Ville annual night basketball tournament will be taking over the courts of Sayre Park on Saturday.The 4-on-4 tournament is open to basketball players ages 15-60 and has prizes for the top six teams. Registration starts at noon/midnight. The cost is $125 for each team and includes food and a T-shirt. Each team can have up to six players.Information: Michael Picore, 309-2911.

The third annual Longhorn Stampede 5K is set for Aug. 5 at Basalt High School. The race is a fundraiser for Basalt High’s boys and girls cross country programs.Race-day registration begins at 7:45 a.m., with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m. Refreshments and age group awards will be provided.The 30th annual Basalt Half Marathon is slated for Aug. 19. Race-day sign-up will start at 6:15 a.m. in front of Basalt Middle School. Buses will transport runners to the start near the Ruedi Dam at 7 a.m. The race will begin at 7:45 a.m. Preregistration is available at com.

Registrations are being accepted for the annual Colorado-Eagle River ride on Sunday. 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;

Fall coaching openingGlenwood Springs High School is seeking a coach for its freshman level girls volleyball team this fall. For more information, call Steve at 845-2285 or Scott at 984-2448.Registration open for New Castle soccerThe New Castle Recreation Department is now accepting registration for fall soccer. The cost ranges from $30 to $45. Save $5 by registering before Friday. Registration forms are available online at at Town Hall or Community Center. Information: 984-3352.

The New Castle Recreation Department is now accepting registration for fall soccer. The cost ranges from $30 to $45. Save $5 by registering before Friday. Registration forms are available online at at Town Hall or Community Center. Information: 984-3352.

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