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Area Sports Briefs

Attention bikers! The fourth Annual Lobster Crawl Run will be taking place this Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. on the Rio Grande Trail from Carbondale to the Catherine Store Road bridge. Watch out for the runners if you plan to ride the trail at this time.

The annual 3-on-3 Glenwood Hoop D’Ville Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Sayre Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is an open tournament, open to ages 15-60.There will be a dunk contest for all interested players in the tournament at 11 a.m.The tournament benefits CARE animal shelter, YouthZone, the Angel Network and the Glenwood Springs High School basketball teams.There will be prizes for teams that finish first through sixth, as well as more for the dunk contest.Information: Michael Picore 927-6975 (work) or 309-2911 (cell).

The seventh annual Beaver Creek Colorado-Eagle River Ride is set for July 26, and the early registration deadline is June 27. The registration fee is $85 and goes up to $95 after Friday. Included with registration is an event jersey, water bottle and other goodies.The event is a one-day, 100-mile bicycle ride in Eagle County, a route that follows the Eagle and Colorado rivers to Wolcott, State Bridge, McCoy, and then down Colorado River Road to Dotsero and back to Beaver Creek. Register online at 926-9292.

Early discount registration has been extended until July 4 for the fifth annual Lead King Loop charity races. This year’s races are Sept. 14 in Marble. Everyone signed up by July 4 will be entered in a raffle to win race-weekend lodging at Beaver Lake Lodge.In addition to the classic 25K and 12.5K races, this year will have a Lake Kids Loop measuring 2.5K.Sign up at or call Craig at 704-1275.

The Hogback Hustle 5K is returning to New Castle this summer, making its appearance on July 12.The race starts at the New Castle Family Fitness Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and is one of six races in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series.Runners may register online at or at for $20. Race-day registration is also available from 7:30-8:15 a.m. A $5 late fee will apply to race-day registrants. The first 150 people to register receive a T-shirt and goodie bag.Information: 625-6439.

The Zach Schwartz memorial basketball tournament is scheduled for July 12 at Silt Park. The 3-on-3 outdoor tournament will also feature five bands, a silent auction and concessions. Proceeds benefit the Zach Schwartz Scholarship Fund. Schwartz is a Coal Ridge High School student who died in a one-vehicle accident on the way to a basketball camp on July 4, 2006.Information: Mike Cox, 984-0332.

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for adult men’s and women’s as well as coed fall softball leagues. Competitive, D-comp and D-rec leagues will be offered for men, and a competitive league will be offered for women and coed. League play begins on Monday, July 28, and will last from 7-8 weeks followed by an end-of-season tournament. Team fees range from $400 to $500. The registration will last until leagues are full. Information: Shannon, 384-6314.

Rifle High School is seeking assistant football coaches for the fall season.Contact athletic director Michael Green at 987-2155 or leave information with the district office at 625-7600 if interested.

Rifle High School is looking for a head boys and head girls soccer coach. Contact athletic director Michael Green at 987-2155 or leave information with the district office at 625-7600 if interested.

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