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Local Sports Briefs: Glenwood girls hoops team hosts youth camp

The 2013 Lady Demons Youth Basketball Camp will be held Nov. 1 at Glenwood Springs High School.

There is no school that day for Roaring Fork School District students.

The camp is for female athletes in third through eighth grades. Third- through fifth-graders meet from 9 to 11 a.m., and sixth- through eighth- graders meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration ends Oct. 29.



Cost is $30, which includes a camp T-shirt. Camp instruction will emphasize shooting, passing, ball handling and dribbling, and positive team attitude.

Players should wear a T-shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle. Glenwood Springs High School girls basketball coach Jacky Gaddis is the camp director along with her coaching staff and GSHS players. Camp MVPs will be recognized during halftime of the GSHS basketball home opener on Dec. 6.



Information/registration: ladydemonsbball@gmail.com, or coach Jacky Gaddis, 970-379-2930.

SKIING

AVSC to hold Winter Sports Swap on Sunday

Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club will host its annual Winter Sports Swap in the parking lot of Whole Foods Market in Basalt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13.

This is a new location for the event. Fees from individual and commercial vendors at the Winter Sports Swap directly benefit AVSC’s Scholarship Fund, as does the Community Giving Day on Oct. 5. That’s when Whole Foods in El Jebel will donate 5 percent of its proceeds from store sales to the scholarship fund.

One in three athletes receives some kinds of financial assistance and between scholarships and program subsidies, AVSC provides close to $1 million annually to its 2,250 Base Camp and team athletes.

Information: Madeline Hawken, mhawken@avsc.org, or 970-205-5107.

RUNNING

Banzai Trail 5K run scheduled for Nov. 2

The sixth-annual Banzai Trail 5K Run/Walk will be held in West Glenwood at 10 a.m. Nov. 2.

The scenic course takes runners through Ami’s Acres Campground and along Storm King Mountain on a single-track trail before finishing with a climb and descent of Mitchell Creek Road.

The $10 entry fee will benefit several local animal shelters. Race-day registration runs from 9 to 9:50am.

Information: 970-945-0979.

Used Gear Sale scheduled for Saturday in New Castle

The New Castle Recreation Department is hosting a Used Gear Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the New Castle Community Center.

The sale will be an opportunity for people to clear out their used recreational gear and make some money off it.

Spaces are available for rent; a 10×10-foot booth space in the Community Center parking lot is $15. A spot inside the community center is $20.

Information: 970-984-3352, or http://www.newcastlerec.com.

RECREATION

Groups sought to host recreational events

The New Castle Recreation Department is seeking local groups or individuals to host and instruct winter sports programs or activity camps, clinics or classes.

The camps, classes or clinics can consist of a specific sport or activity, or a combination of sports or activities.

The New Castle Recreation Department handles the administrative responsibilities of the programs, including registration, marketing, and in many cases, facility access. Groups or individuals hosting camps, clinics, or classes receive a percentage of the participant registration fees, usually 60 to 80 percent of the fees collected, after any expenses, and is a great way to make some extra money.

The deadline to submit program proposals is Oct. 25.

Information: (970) 984-3352.

CRVL basketball now accepting registrations

The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the upcoming Colorado River Valley League basketball season.

The CRVL program is for local players in grades three through six. It includes one to two practices per week, with league games on Saturdays in New Castle and other regional communities. Practices begin the week of Oct. 14, and league play continues through December.

Cost is $60 per player. Registration deadline was Oct. 4, and a $10 late fee will apply after the registration deadline.

Volunteer coaches are needed.

Information/registration: New Castle Recreation, 970-984-3352, or http://www.newcastlerec.com.

New Castle Recreation seeking soccer refs

The New Castle Recreation Department is seeking certified soccer referees and prospective referees interested in becoming certified.

Referees are needed to work both youth and adult games, mostly on weekends. Pay is based on experience and can be great way to earn some extra money.

Officials and instructors for other sports are also needed, and New Castle Recreation is looking for people interested in officiating and/or conducting volleyball, wrestling, flag football, soccer, street hockey and other types of camps and clinics.

Information: New Castle Recreation, 970-984-3352.

Youth basketball programs available

The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its upcoming youth basketball programs.

The programs include the Tiny Tots Basketball Program for ages 4 and 5, and the department’s Pee Wee Program for players ages 6 and 7.

Both include once-a week practices on Wednesdays beginning the week of Oct. 21, and the programs are scheduled to conclude in late November with a skills showcase.

Registration is $50 by Oct. 11 and $60 afterward.

Volunteer coaches are needed.

Information/registration: New Castle Recreation, 970-984-3352, or http://www.newcastlerecreation.com

GOLF

Ram Classic golf tourney takes place today

The Ram Classic Golf Tournament, an event to benefit the athletic programs at Roaring Fork High School, will be held Oct. 11 at River Valley Ranch.

The tournament is an 18-hole scramble and includes a cart, box lunch an a hat. A variety of contests at the tournament include a hole-in-one contest, longest drive and closest to the pin.

The tournament begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, and registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $100 per person and $400 per team. The course is also accepting hole, corporate and title sponsorships.

Information or registration: Larry Williams, Roaring Fork High School boys basketball coach, fbball08@yahoo.com.


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