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Area Sports Briefs

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 and 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 and 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.

Glenwood Springs athletes are encouraged to sign up now for competition this summer in the Rocky Mountain State Games, Aug. 4-6 in Colorado Springs.The event will host 29 sports and is expected to draw 6,000 athletes from all over Colorado.Information: (719) 634-7333;

• The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club, in association with United Soccer Coaches, will host another summer camp Aug. 7-11 at Glenwood Park.The camp, open to kids ages 6-14, costs $100, or $50 if participants house a visiting coach. Players must bring lunches, sun block, water, shin guards and a soccer ball.Information: 970-945-6091;• Challenger British Soccer Camps has been invited to offer a training camp 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, one-and-a-half 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. Any interested coaches and parents are welcome to attend, and various age-level material will be covered. Information: Dave Ritchie, 963-8963;

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 Information: Ron Lund, 618-2063.

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 grades nine through 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 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 competition fall teams.Information: 984-3352.

The Carbondale Recreation Department will conduct two sessions of skateboarding lessons in August. A class for ages 5 and above is set for Saturday, Aug. 5. Another class, featuring age-specific instruction for ages 5-10 and for children 11 and older is Wednesday, Aug. 16. Cost is $30 per class.Information: Woodsie, 704-4116.

Roaring 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.

Glenwood Springs High School is seeking a coach for its freshman-level girls volleyball team this fall. Call Scott at 984-2448 or Steve at 945-2285 for more information.

The Mount Sopris Runoff, a 16.5 mile run from Basalt to Carbondale, takes place Saturday. One of the longest and most challenging races in the area, the course begins at 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 are available at Ajax Bike and Sport and Summit Canyon Mountaineering.Information: Bruce Gabow, 927-4135.

Coal Ridge High School will be putting on the Titan Soccer Camp for high school boys and girls July 31 through 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.

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