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Area sports briefs

Audrey Hughes smacked a hole-in-one at Rifle Creek Golf Course on Saturday, using her pitching wedge to blast a shot 107 yards into the cup on the 15th hole.

Hughes’ parents, Doug and Mary Ann, witnessed the shot.

The Glenwood Springers youth track and field club is holding a home meet today 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. Same-day registration will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. There will also be corporate relays for a donation of $50. Proceeds benefit the Springers.

Information:; 379-3365.

In conjunction with the New Castle Burning Mountain Festival, the second annual kayak and raft races will take place Saturday.

The race course is on the Colorado River from Upper River Park to the Coal Ridge Park boat ramp (approximately one mile).

Novice and advanced men’s and women’s divisions are available for the kayak races. The raft race is limited to paddle boats with six people max and one female team member.

Registration and race rules are available at or on the day of the race from noon to 1 p.m.

The novice kayak race is at 1:30 p.m., the advanced kayak race at 2 p.m. and the raft race is at 2:30 p.m. An entry fee of $25 includes a race T-shirt.

There will be a barbecue from noon to 6 p.m., along with music by the Last Minute String Band.

Information: 876-2839.

The Hogback Hustle 5K is set for Saturday.

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 to 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.

The Zach Schwartz memorial basketball tournament is Saturday at Silt Park. The 3-on-3 outdoor tournament will also feature five bands, a silent auction and concessions. The cost to sign up a team is $60.

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,; Desiree, 876-5045,

Accelerate Human Performance, a sports training studio in Glenwood Springs, is offering end-of-summer group training sessions for high school and middle school students. This program is designed to develop skills for football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, hockey, snow sports and lacrosse.

High school training is open to students in ninth through 12th grades and will focus on speed, quickness, jumping and power. Training begins July 14 and is held every Monday and Wednesday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. through Aug. 2.

Middle school training is open to students in the sixth through eighth grades. This program focuses on speed, power, agility, endurance and coordination. These sessions run from 10:15 to 11:10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting July 15.

Information: John Norton, 375-1375; Judy Haynes, 618-1066;

The Glenwood Springs High School cross-country program is holding its preseason parent meeting July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Park soccer field. Anyone interested in running for the team is encouraged to attend.

Information: Craig Denney, 384-5553.

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