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Area Sports Briefs

The Glenwood Springers youth track and field club is holding a home meet July 11 on the Glenwood Springs High School track, and the public is invited to compete. All ages are welcome.Events include: 100-meter hurdles, 50-, 100-, 200-, 400-, 800- and 1,600-meter runs, 4×100-meter relay, sprint relays (100, 200, 400), distance medleys (400, 800, 1,200, 1,600), long jump and shot put.The meet starts at 4 p.m. and individual sign-ups are $5 for youths and $10 for adults. There will also be corporate relays for a donation of $50. Proceeds benefit the Springers.Information:; 379-3365.

It’s almost that time of year again. The Glenwood Open golf tournament, hosted by the Glenwood Springs Golf Club, is scheduled for July 11-13, beginning with a Pro-Am on July 11. The two-round Glenwood Open is reserved for the following two days.The cost for the Pro-Am is $45, and it’s $80 to play in the Open.To register or for more information, call GSGC at 945-7086.

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 was 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.

Mesa State College is hosting a wrestling camp July 12-18 at the school.The Maverick camps are geared toward children entering kindergarten through 12th grade. There are different sessions for all ages.Visiting for more information.

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. You can also pick up a form at the New Castle Recreation Department or Factory Surplus or Performance Footwear in Glenwood Springs.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: 984-9705, 984-3352.

Roaring Fork High School will be holding a football camp July 17-26 from 5-7:15 p.m. daily. Prospective RFHS players entering ninth through 12th grade are open to attend. This will be a full-contact camp with cleats, helmets and pads.Information: Greg Holley, (719) 233-0864.

The 16.5-mile Mount Sopris Runoff race is making its 30th appearance on July 26.Run in conjunction with Carbondale’s Mountain Fair, the foot race begins at 7-Eleven in downtown Basalt and ends at Sopris Park in Carbondale, the site of Mountain Fair. The race is one of the longest and most challenging in the Roaring Fork Valley, with a 1,500-foot ascent on West Sopris Creek Road and an 1,800-foot descent on Prince Creek Road into Carbondale.Pre-registration forms are available after July 4 at Ute Mountaineer and Basalt Bike and Ski in Aspen, at Ajax Bike in Carbondale and at Summit Canyon in Glenwood Springs. The entry fee is $24 prior to the race and $25 on race day. Included is a Mountain Fair/Sopris Runoff T-shirt and finish-line refreshments. A free shuttle is available at 11:15 a.m. to return runners to Basalt.The race starts promptly at 8 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Basalt 7-Eleven.Information: Bruce Gabow, 927-4135.

Glenwood Springs Golf Club is accepting registrations of two-woman teams for the July 26 Storm King Ladies Open. The cost is $90 per team.To register or for more information, call GSGC at 945-7086.

The annual 4-on-4 Glenwood Hoop D’Ville Basketball Tournament is scheduled for July 26 at Sayre Park from noon to 8 p.m. It is an open tournament, open to ages 15-60.The tournament benefits C.A.R.E. 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 the last-place team. The tournament is limited to 16 teams.Information: Michael Picore 927-6975 (work) 309-2911 (cell).

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