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Area Sports Briefs

Tim Harris rattled home a hole-in-one on No. 7 at the Ranch at Roaring Fork back on April 4. He used a 9-iron to sink the 84-yard ace.

The Glenwood Springers track club is back and is kicking off its 2008 season with an informational and sign-up meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Middle School cafeteria. Boys and girls, 8 to 18 years old, are encouraged to join the club. The sign-up fee is $75, with family discounts and scholarships available.The first practice is scheduled for June 2 at 4 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs High School track and field. Practices will be every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m.

New Castle Recreation will be holding advanced soccer tryouts for the fall 2008 season for its various teams on these dates: U14 girls – 4:30-6 p.m. May 28 at Kathryn Senor Elementary School; U14 boys – 5-6:30 p.m. June 3 at Kathryn Senor Elementary School; U12 girls – 6-7:30 p.m. May 29 at VIX Ranch Park; U12 boys – 5:30-7 p.m. May 27 at Kathryn Senor Elementary School.

The 2008 Bears boys basketball camp will be held May 27-29 at Rifle Middle School. It is open to fifth- through 11th-graders, based on the 2007-08 school year. Fifth- through seventh-grade boys will attend camp from 4-5:45 p.m. each night, while eighth- through 11th-grade boys will attend from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $30 and includes a Rifle Bears T-shirt. Instruction will include shooting, ball-handling, passing, offensive movement, 1-on-1 and team defense and rebounding. Sign up at Rifle Middle School on the first day of camp.

New Castle Recreation is now hiring umpires for the summer baseball and softball season. Umpires must be at least 14 years old and have experience/knowledge of baseball and/or softball. Games are Mondays through Fridays with start times between 5 and 7 p.m. Umpires will be paid $35 per game. Apply at the New Castle Community Center. The umpire clinic will be held May 28 at 6 p.m. between Hogback and Book Cliff baseball fields in Rifle. Information: 984-3352.

University of Colorado head football coach Dan Hawkins is coming to Glenwood Springs to speak with middle-schoolers and Buffs fans on Wednesday. First, Hawkins and CU skiing coach Richard Rokos will be holding the Brown Baggin’ It with the Buffs, an informal meeting at Sayre Park from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Fans can grab their lunch and wander over to the park to meet the coaches and talk CU sports with them.Then Hawkins and Rokos will head over to Glenwood Springs Middle School to talk to a select group of students who have aspirations of becoming first-generation college graduates.

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