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Sports briefs for July 28

Disc golf course completed

Dave Shively

— Ron Pannesi, course pro and co-designer of the Thunderhead Disc Golf Course announced completion of the new 18-hole course at the Steamboat Ski Area Friday.

“It looks immaculate now,” Pannesi said, noting ski area employees finished mowing the fairways Thursday and that all tee pads and signs directing players from hole to hole are now up.

Pannesi said an information board/kiosk with maps and scorecards at the beginning of the course, near the base of the Thunderhead chairlift, will be up Monday, as well as pictures and course descriptions at http://www.steamboatdisc.com.

Pannesi encouraged players to carpool to the Thunderhead base due to limited parking and reminded players to leave no trace, keeping in mind the “Pack It In, Pack It Out” ethic with much of the course located on National Forest lands.

Call 846-5045 for more information on the Steamboat Area Disc League.

Women’s cycling group to ride Tuesday nights

Tuesday night road ride organizer Barkley Robinson announced the addition of a women’s-only group starting Tuesday night. Meeting time is at 5:30 p.m. outside Orange Peel Bicycle Service shop, 1136 Yampa Ave. The women’s ride will leave for a slightly shorter route after the A and B groups.

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“If you have been on the fence about the group rides, come on out next week and give it a try,” Robinson wrote. “We will work on some of the basic skills and etiquette of group road riding. (Tuesday’s) ride is Twentymile Road, perfect route for the intro road ride.”

U.S. Mountain Running Team announced

Northwest Colorado will be well-represented on the 17-member Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team, which was announced Wednesday and will compete Sept. 15 at the World Mountain Running Trophy (an event Steamboat is bidding to bring to Mt. Werner in 2009) in Saillon, Switzerland. Moffat County High School graduate (1993) and University of Colorado (1998) four-time All-American Clint Wells was named for the first time to the six-man team, along with Colorado runners Simon Gutierrez (Alamosa), Rickey Gates (Boulder) and Payton Batliner (Boulder). Two Colorado women, Del Norte’s Laura Haefeli and Eagle’s Anita Ortiz will run for the women’s team as well as 18-year-old Battle Mountain senior-to-be Jonny Stevens, who was tapped for the U.S. junior squad.

– To reach Dave Shively, call 871-4253

or e-mail dshively@steamboatpilot.com