Area Sports Briefs
New Castle fall soccer registrationNew Castle Recreation is taking registration for fall soccer. Register online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org or visit the New Castle Community Center in person.GSHS cross-country parent meeting is July 22The 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.Three Rivers Youth Football skills campThree Rivers Youth Football will be hosting a mandatory skills camp on July 22 for third- and fourth-graders playing in Glenwood Springs this fall. Glenwood Springs Middle School is hosting the camp, which gets off to a 5:30 p.m. start.The camp is also an opportunity for any players not yet registered to sign up and participate in the camp. Wear cleats and athletic clothes and bring water.Information: Susie Kellog, 384-0268.Storm King Ladies Open set for July 26Glenwood 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.Mount Sopris Runoff slated for July 26The 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.Hoop D’Ville Basketball Tourney set for July 26The 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).Cheatin’ Woodchuck ChaseRifle Mountain Park is once again playing host to the Aug. 2 Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase 5-mile run and 2.3-mile fun run/walk. The race starts at 9 a.m., with a bus leaving from Rifle City Hall for the starting line at 8:10 a.m.Registration costs $15 before July 25 and $20 after. Information: Rifle Recreation, 625-2151; http://www.rifleco.org.Hockey registrationRegistration for the 2008-09 Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association season will be on Sept. 7 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit www. gsyha.org.Lead King Loop set for Sept. 14The fifth annual Lead King Loop charity races announce that early registration is now open. This year’s event will be held on Sept. 14. In addition to the 25K and 12.5K, new to the schedule is a kids 2.5K. The races are part of the Colorado Runner Racing Series. These award-winning races take place in and around Marble on one of the prime color weekends of the fall.Sign up at http://www.leadkingloop25k.com and get updated information throughout the summer.
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Amid hundreds of cleat-footed little leaguers casually gathered along the first baseline, the glare of parents’ sunglasses deflecting the early morning sun, coach Troy Phillips began a trip down memory lane.