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Area Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Paul Nelson drained a hole-in-one at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Tuesday. Swinging a 6-hybrid, Nelson’s shot covered 147 yards en route to the cup on the fourth hole. Steve Williams and the Shoot-Out gallery witnessed the ace.

Volleyball officials are needed to officiate high school and middle school games this fall. People are needed to cover games from Parachute to Aspen to Vail. Officials will be paid for their work.

If interested, contact Donna Mabon-Shrull at (970) 433-0471.

The first annual Burning Mountain Soccer Tournament is on tap for Aug. 1-2 in New Castle.

Colorado Mountain United Soccer Club, in cooperation with New Castle Recreation, will host the men’s tournament, which will pit eight teams from Western Slope adult leagues against each other in a quest for the Alpine Bank Cup.

Play will be staged at VIX Ranch Park and the Kathryn Senor soccer field in Castle Valley. Games kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday with three rounds of pool play. Sunday morning will feature the semifinal and the third-place match. The Alpine Bank Cup title match will follow in the afternoon.

For more information, contact Kevin White, the tournament director, at 366-9875 or e-mail him at Co-director Steve White can be contacted at 379-7192 or at

The 31st annual Sopris Runoff returns this Saturday.

The 16.5-mile race, which begins at the 7-Eleven in downtown Basalt and ends at Sopris Park in Carbondale, will start at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $24 prior to the race and $25 on race day. The price includes a T-shirt and refreshments at the finish line.

Registration on the morning of the race begins at 7 a.m. at the start. For more information, call Bruce Gabow at 927-4135.

The Soda Pop Open, a junior golf tournament, is returning to Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Aug. 3.

Call the course at 945-7086 to sign up.

Longhorns head coach Carl Frerichs is hosting a free football camp for players entering fifth and sixth grade that will take place at the Basalt High School field on Aug. 11-13.

Participants, who will be asked to sign a waiver, will learn fundamentals and work with current high school players at the camps, which run from 5:30-7:15 p.m. Everyone will receive a T-shirt.

Those interested are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions. For more information, contact Frerichs at 948-3381.

Fall soccer begins Aug. 24. Glenwood Soccer Club is taking registrations for players 4 to 14 years old.

Register online at Call the club office at 945-6091 for more information.

Drop-in lacrosse games are held every Thursday from 5-7:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Show up to play.

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