AREA SPORTS BRIEFS
Jo Cornett, Marge Fleming and Nondis Lowther put up impressive performances in the Reno, Nev., Amateur Golf Challenge July 16-18. Cornett shot a 213 three-day total to finish first in the senior women’s B division. Lowther carded a 210 to finish first in the senior women’s A division. Fleming stroked a hole-in-one at the Red Hawk Course in Reno using her 9 iron on the 118-yard No. 8 hole.Local cyclists rack up honorsNoah Hoffman of the Brown & Wills Junior Development Cycling Team won the 17- to 18-year-old junior division at last weekend’s Mt. Evans Hill Climb. Averaging 14.7 mph, Hoffman took the gold medal in a time of 45 minutes, 47 seconds. The victory earned Hoffman the 2006 American Cycling Association State Hill Climb Championship and the FIAC Junior National Champion of Hill Climbs.Other notable marks set by Brown and Wills cyclists included a second-place finish for Avivah Hotimsky in the 10- to 12-year-old division, a sixth-place mark in the junior men’s 15-16 category by Ethan Bell and a ninth-place finish for Trevor Bell in the 17-18 division.Registrations being accepted for Soda Pop OpenThe 2006 Soda Pop Open is set for Monday, Aug. 7, at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club on the hill in West Glenwood. The annual tournament is open to junior golfers, ages 5-18. Players ages 5-13 play nine holes. That event begins at 8:30 a.m. The 18-hole event starts at 12:30 p.m. for boys 13-15 and 16-18 and for 16- to 18-year-old girls in a separate tournament. Cost is $10.Information: 945-7086.New Castle Rec to offer girls softball campRegistration forms are available for girls ages 8 and older to sign up for the New Castle Recreation Department’s softball camp, Aug. 7-10 at Riverside School’s West athletic field.Cost is $25. Camp is held 8:30-11 a.m. daily. Forms can be picked up at Town Hall and the New Castle Community Center. Interested parties can request to have a form faxed to them by calling the rec department and leaving a fax number.Information: 984-3352.Volleyball officials training class setThe 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. Race registrations still being takenThe 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 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 are available at Ajax Bike and Sport and Summit Canyon Mountaineering.Information: Bruce Gabow, 927-4135.Coal Ridge to host soccer camp July 31 through Aug. 4 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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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.