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A bevy of local athletes will make the trek to Colorado Springs for the 2007 State Games of America, held today through Sunday.

Allison Brown, a 13-year-old sprinter who was a member of the Glenwood Springs Middle School track team this past school year, is already an accomplished athlete. She won three medals last summer in the Rocky Mountain State Games’ track and field competition against in-state rivals at the Air Force Academy, winning silver in the 200-meter run and the 80 hurdles (female 11-12 class) and a bronze in the 100.

She’s entered this time against rivals from throughout the country in 100, 200 and 400 events in the female 13-14 division.



The Orosz family of Glenwood Springs will send three to the State Games. Greg Orosz, 16, and his sisters Rachel (12) and Sarah (10) will strut their stuff in track and field throwing events. Greg and Sarah also recently qualified for nationals, held in Walnut, Calif., with solid performances at the Region 10 track meet.

A pair of Rifle teens “17-year-old James Conrardy and 15-year-old Larry Schmueser ” are entered in the wrestling competition.



Paul Ha rounds out the field of local competitors. The 62-year-old will be among the participants in the rifle/pistol shooting competition.

The State Games of America (SGA) is the premier, national multi-sport event for athletes of all ages and abilities held every biennium. Medal winners from 49 state games nationwide earn the right to compete against other winners and match their skills and competitive desire in a national arena.

Susan Goldberg drained a hole-in-one on Hole 9 at Lakota Canyon Ranch on Saturday. She used an 8-iron for the 94-yard shot.

Lacey Moser, Michelle Johnson and Becky Richmond witnessed the shot.

The 31st annual running of the Basalt Half Marathon is scheduled for Aug. 18.

The race will kick off at the base of Ruedi Dam and proceed 13.1 miles down the Frying Pan road into Basalt. Buses transporting racers to the start line will depart Basalt Middle School at 7 a.m. for the 7:45 a.m. race.

Race-day registration and packet pickup will begin at 6:15 a.m. in front of the middle school. Online sign-up is available through http://www.active.com or runners can download an entry form at http://www.basaltriverdays.com.

Information: Ron, 618-2063

Dylan Walters’ nine-hole score of 49 was good enough to claim the recent Rifle Creek Golf Course Junior Club championship.

He topped A flight pursuers Ty Coron (52) and Kyler Smith (52). Coron took second by virtue of a scorecard playoff. Jacob Smith won the B flight with a 54.

Riley Bolitho captured the five-hole A flight with a score of 24, while Jarrod Duron won the B flight with a 33.

Winning the three-hole flight was Ryan Kotz with a 22, followed by Sean Mooney with a 28 and Cody Spaulding with a 30.

New Castle Recreation is hosting a Grade 8 soccer referee clinic Aug. 16-18 at the New Castle Town Hall. Clinic times will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Information: Lynsey, 984-3352


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