Sports briefs for July 23, 2011: Yampa River Junior Classic registration deadline today

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The Yampa River Junior Classic golf tournament is set to tee off at 7:30 a.m. Monday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394.

The tournament is for golfers 5 to 17 years old. Registration is $10 for players 9 and younger, and $15 for players 10 to 17.

The deadline to register is noon today.

Tee times will be posted at 9 a.m. Sunday at the golf course.

The 5- to 7-year-old group will play three holes, the 8- to 9-year-old group will play six holes, the 10- to 12-year-old group will play nine holes, and the 13- to 17-year-old group will play 18 holes.

Dave Desarmeaux, assistant professional and director of the event, said the tournament would compensate for any level of player.

“The event really helps the kids get a look at what a tournament setting is like for golf and to help expose them to the overall experience of competing in a tournament setting,” Desarmeaux said.

After the tournament, the course is providing all participants with a free lunch and awards will be handed out at that time.

Golf course professional Jason Back said he expects between 40 and 50 players to attend.

“It is really the kids’ day to come out during the summer and have some fun,” he said. “I think that this will be another great event for parents to take their kids to and have a good time.

“We hope that the tournament will help inspire the kids to continue to keep on playing the sport and keep at it for the rest of their lives.”

For more information, or to register, call Yampa Valley Golf Course at 824-3673.

Steamboat volleyball camp Aug. 2

The Whiteout Volleyball Club of the Yampa Valley will host a two-day volleyball camp Aug. 2 and 3 at Steamboat Spring High School, 45 Maple St.

The camp is for girls in the fifth through eighth grades, and all skill levels are welcome.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon both days in the gymnasium.

The cost is $50 for both days or $30 for one day. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit club, which provides volleyball instruction and competition each spring.

To register, call Kim Temple at 276-3532, or e-mail dktemple1@resortbroadband.com.

Participants can also register from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on the days of the camp.

Moffat County Mud Runs set for July 30

The Moffat County Mud Runs are scheduled for July 30 at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40.

Registration is from 7 to 9 a.m., and races begin at 10 a.m.

Classes will include 4- and 6-cylinder, stock, super stock, pro stock, modified, open and snow machine.

A new event, tire pulls, will be available for street trucks on a dry dirt track.

The entry fee is $40 and general admission is $8 for ages 13 and older, and $4 for ages 6 to 12. Pit passes are also available for $20.

For more information, call 629-0933.

Sports physicals available at clinic

Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School athletes who plan on participating in athletics in 2011-12 can get sports physicals Aug. 2 at The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, 785 Russell St.

Appointments will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The cost is $15 per athlete.

Paperwork will be signed following the physical stating the athlete is physically fit to compete.

For more information, call athletic trainer Jeff Pleasant at 824-9359.

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