Area Sports Briefs
Four members of the Brown and Wills Junior Development cycling team earned high placings in recent events across the country. Team member Netana Hotimsky earned a spot on the podium with a fifth place finish in the 17- to 18-year-old girls division at the Junior National Championship Criterium.In an American Cycling Association BAR competition in Golden, Ryan Lake took third among 13-14 Junior Men. Josiah Prunty and Trevor Bell were fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 17-18 Junior Men.
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 Wednesday evenings July 26, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. The test will be given during 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 Glenwood Springs Soccer Club, in association with United Soccer Coaches, will host two summer camps this summer.The camps, which are open to kids ages 6-14, will be held July 17-21 and Aug. 7-11 at Glenwood Park. The cost is $100, or $50 if participants house a visiting coach. Players must bring lunches, sun block, water, shin guards and a soccer ball.Information: 945-6091; http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org. One of the most respected and experienced soccer training organizations in the United States, Challenger British Soccer Camps has been invited to offer one of their training camps in Carbondale Aug. 7-11. The camp will be at Triangle Park at River Valley Ranch.This weeklong camp offers one-hour programs for 3- and 4-year-olds, 112 hour and two-hour sessions for 4- to 9-year-olds and half-day and full-day options for 10- to14-year-olds. It focuses on individual foot skill development, unopposed and opposed practices and game-related matches. Each camper chooses a country to represent in daily scrimmages for the always popular Camp World Cup. Families are needed to host coaches from the United Kingdom, who run the camps. Information: Carbondale Camp: Dave Ritchie, 963-8963; http://www.challengersports.com The Sports Illustrated For Kids Kick-It 3v3 Tour will be hitting Vail Aug. 5-6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Male and female soccer players of all abilities ages 6 and up are invited to participate in the tournament, which will include 25 divisions.Information: 1-888-997-7529; www. KickIt3v3.com.
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.Information: aam4asc@yahoo. com.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.
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 are available at Ajax Bike and Sport and Summit Canyon Mountaineering.Information: Bruce Gabow, 927-4135.
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It was a statement game featuring the two best boys basketball teams in the 4A Western Slope League on Saturday afternoon at the Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium in Glenwood Springs. And, just like in the old western shootouts, it was the Glenwood Demons who had spoken the loudest when all the dust had settled with a key 58-44 win over the Steamboat Springs Sailors.