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Area sports briefs

Fall sports meetings set for Aug. 3 at Roaring Fork High SchoolRoaring Fork High School will be having a meeting on Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. for parents whose children will be playing fall sports for the 2006-07 school year. Sports physical forms and fees of $75 per sport will be collected for incoming freshmen and returning athletes. Insurance waivers and policy agreement contracts will also be signed. Athletes will not be eligible to participate until all information and fees are collected.Information: Jon Nell, 384-5753.Youth soccer coaches neededThe New Castle Recreation Department is seeking coaches for its U6 and U8 micro soccer programs and coaches for the U10 girls developmental and U14 boys competitive fall teams.Information: 984-3352.Skateboarding classes on tapThe Carbondale Recreation Department will conduct two sessions of skateboarding lessons in August. A class for ages 5 and older is set for Saturday, August 5. Another class, featuring age-specific instruction for ages 5-10 and for children 11 and older is Wednesday, August 16. Cost is $30 per class.Information: Woodsie, 704-4116 July 29 date for Mt. Sopris Runoff 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 up 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.Coal Ridge to host soccer camp July 31-Aug. 4 Coal Ridge High School will be putting on the Titan Soccer Camp for high school boys and girls July 31-Aug 4. Cost is $50 and includes a mini-skill ball for each player. Registration will take place July 31 from 4:30-5 p.m. Camp runs 5-8 p.m. daily at the new CRHS soccer field.Information: Shawn McElroy, 625-6724.Long Horn Stampede 5K, Basalt Half Marathon hitting BasaltThe 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 Information: Ron Lund, 618-2063.-from staff reportsMesa State Youth Football Camp setThe 2006 Mesa State Youth Football Camp for second- through eighth-grade students will be July 31 through 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.

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