Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Jan Bean and Erin Galbreath paired up to take top honors at Saturday’s Storm King Open, a two-women, best-ball tournament hosted by Glenwood Springs Golf Club.

The A flight duo posted an 18-hole gross score of 77, four strokes ahead of second-place finishers Allison Webb and Chris Morris (81) and third-place Pam Buerger and Siobhan Milholm (85).

Robin Ely and Connie Olson emerged from the A flight with the best net score (60). Chris Banghart and Lesley Whitacre matched Sue Ramsey and Cheryl Bean in the race for second place. Both pairs carded a 63.

Basalt’s Paul Dallenbach emerged from the 85th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb a class winner, winning his fourth title at the famed event.

Manning a 1,000 horsepower, four-wheel drive car, Dallenbach took the Open Wheel division on the 12.42-mile course in a time of 10 minutes, 55.89 seconds.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the world’s highest auto race and one of the most grueling events in motor racing. The start line is at 9,400 feet and the course climbs to 14,110 feet. Endless curves and bends further complicate the ride.

Earlier this year, Dallenbach placed 15th at 24 Hours of Daytona, and just recently, he returned from the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.

Dallenbach will next head off to Moscow where he will compete as a factory driver for Porsche in the Trans-Siberian Rally, a 3,852-mile race to Mongolia that starts Aug. 2.

He is the youngest member of the famous Dallenbach family, which includes Indy 500 racer Wally Dallenbach Sr. and TNT announcer Wally Jr. Paul has been racing professionally for more than 20 years, beginning his competitive career at 18 years old.

After finishing second last year, Silt’s Bernie Boettcher edged out Peter Williams by just under two minutes to win the Teva Vail Half Marathon ” which actually exceeds half-marathon distance at 14.5 miles. Boettcher’s time: 1 hour, 48 minutes, 14 seconds.

The race routed runners across scenic trails on the back bowls of Vail Mountain and features approximately 4,000 feet of climbing with elevations reaching from 8,200 feet to a high point of 11,653 feet.

Not only did he win the race, but Boettcher, who is an artist, also designed its T-shirts.

Basalt High School will be holding its fall sports information meeting for student-athletes and parents on Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the BHS gym. Paperwork and needed information will be handed out at the meeting. The meeting is also an opportunity for student-athletes to meet coaches for the upcoming season.

Fall sports practices start Aug. 13 and paperwork, a physical and a $75 athletic fee need to be turned in before athletes can participate in practice.

Information: Forrest Grosh, 384-5931.

The Rifle Grand Slam Softball Camp will take place Aug. 6-9 at Deerfield Park in Rifle. It is open to ninth- through 12-graders. The cost is $60. Sixth- through eighth- graders are also welcome.

The camp will go from 5-8 p.m. each night. Make check payable to Rifle Recreation and send them to 2002 Railroad Ave., Rifle, 81650.

Information: Rifle head softball coach Cindy Skinner, 625-5079 or 625-7777.

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