Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

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 12:45 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 with a select group of students who have aspirations of becoming first-generation college graduates. It is in line with Hawkins’ motivational talks of making healthy choices in all phases of life.

New Castle Recreation and softball coaches Christin Bollock and Brooke Whitman will be hosting a May 29-31 softball camp from 9-11 a.m. at VIX Ranch Park. Register at or at the New Castle Community Center.Information: 984-3352.

Registration for the 24th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon will open May 31 at The race date is Sept. 7. Do not delay as the race fills quickly.

New Castle Recreation is taking registration for coach pitch and T-ball, which start June 2 and run through mid-July with practice and/or games twice a week. Pre-T-ball starts June 2 and ends June 27 as a practice-only program.Spots are limited so register now. For more information, call 984-3352.

Registration is open for the 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives race, which will be held June 7 in Silt. The race will start and finish at the Stone Ridge Park behind the old Roy Moore Elementary School.The race starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration running from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Registration is $15 before June 6 and should be sent to: Sandy Burns, 1410 Ballard Ave., Silt, 81652. A $5 late fee will be applied to all race-day registrations.The event benefits the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation (which is also what checks should be made payable to). A silent auction will be held at the Silt Fire Station (611 Main St.) immediately after the race. Information: 876-2081.

Sports Camp 2008 is coming soon to the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Children 8-12 years old can give a number of different sports a try at this camp, which runs June 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Information: 384-6301;

Do you love soccer? Do you want to learn new skills? Join the Carbondale Recreation Department and MLS Soccer for a week-long soccer camp starting June 9 at the River Valley Ranch soccer field. This soccer camp is for kids of all ages. Sign up at the Carbondale Recreation Department.

Accelerate Human Performance, a new sports training studio in Glenwood Springs, is now accepting registrations for middle-school age, all-sports, intensive athletic training. The training is open for students in sixth through eighth grade who would like to improve their speed, power, agility, endurance and jumping skills for football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, hockey, snow sports and track. The sessions run from 10:15-11:10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting June 10. Information: John Norton, 375-1375 or 947-8900.

Registration is open for Colorado amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels for the inaugural State Games of the West, scheduled for July 24-27 at sites throughout Colorado Springs. There are 31 sports offered, and athletes from 13 western states are eligible to participate.Visit or call Colorado Springs Sports Corporation at (719) 634-7333.

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