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Area Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Glenwood Soccer is hosting a summer camp for players 4 to 13 years old.

The camp will be held at the Glenwood Park soccer field from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., Monday through Friday, Aug. 10-14. The cost is $110 per session and registration is available online at or by calling the club office at 945-6091.

Longhorns head coach Carl Frerichs is hosting a free football camp for players entering fifth or sixth grades. It will take place at Basalt High School on Aug. 11, 12 and 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 to 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.

Registration for Three Rivers Youth Football is now in progress. All boys and girls entering the fifth and sixth grades in the fall are eligible to participate.

Practices begins Aug. 31 and games start Sept. 13. Registration is $200 and includes the league fee and equipment rental. Space is limited – the league will field two teams of approximately 22 players each – so those interested are encouraged to contact Ron Morehead (618-0354, or and sign up early.

A flag football program for all incoming second, third and fourth graders is also being offered by the Aspen Recreation Department. For more information, call 920-5140.

Glenwood Springs High School is holding its fall sports meeting on Aug. 11. Students interested in suiting up for Demon sports teams should meet in the school’s theater at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in cross country do not need to show up, as that team already held its meeting.

Contact the athletic department at 384-5553 for more information.

Glenwood Springs High School volleyball tryouts will be held at GSHS on

Aug. 17-21 from 6:30-7:30 a.m. and from 5-7 p.m. All interested girls in the ninth through 12th grades should attend.

Contact Amber at 618-9342 for more information.

The Basalt Half Marathon, a scenic 13- mile race that begins at the base of Ruedi Reservoir and travels along the Fryingpan River, returns to the area on Saturday, Aug. 15.

The event, a fundraiser for the Basalt High School cross country team, will begin at 7:45 a.m. Runners will be transported from the Basalt Middle School to the start at approximately 7 a.m. The race, which will finish on Midland Ave. at Lion’s Park, adjacent to the library, is part of the town’s River Days Festival.

The cost is $ 35, and interested participants can register online at active. com, or by sending an entry fee to: Basalt Half Marathon, attn: Ron Lund, 501 Kiln Court, Basalt, CO 81621. Runners can also register on the day of the race, from 6: 15 to

7 a. m., for $ 40.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers, and all racers are eligible for prizes at the raffle.

For more information, contact Lund at, or call 618-2063.

The Rifle Creek Senior Tournament tees off Aug. 15-16 at Rifle Creek Golf Course.

The action starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The cost to enter is $110, which includes green fees, carts and prizes. Players must be 50 and older.

Send your entry to: Rifle Creek Golf Course, 3004 Highway 325, Rifle, 81650.

Valley locals are invited to take part in a free road biking skills clinic hosted by Sun Dog Athletics founder Erik Skarvan on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The clinic, which runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Aspen Recreation Center, will give riders the opportunity to quickly and safely gain new skills for climbing and ascending. Space is limited to six riders, so interested participants are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

Locals can also take advantage of a new special: Private mountain and road biking lessons through August for $45 per hour. Private group discounts are also available upon request.

For further information, or to make a reservation, contact Skarvan at 925-1069.

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