Area Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Ten western Colorado soccer players from five area high schools attended the 2010 Colorado Force College Showcase as members of the Colorado Mountain United Select soccer team.
Attended by college coaches from eight states, the tournament showcases the top high school soccer girls in the Rocky Mountain Region.
The local area United team invited high school students from Glenwood Springs, Coal Ridge, Palisade, Grand Junction Central and Fruita Monument.
The United team played three games, additionally three of the players were invited into the all-star games Saturday evening.
Goalkeeper Amelia Davis, Palisade’s 4A Western Slope League Player of the Year, was featured in goal in the first game of the evening.
Coal Ridge’s Audrey Asplund and Glenwood Springs’ Leah Mansfield played as teammates in the next all-star feature and had outstanding performances, with Mansfield scoring a goal in the 1-all draw.
With more than 35 college coaches closely evaluating the play of the 6v6, indoor arena format, the speed of play was fast and competitive. The hopeful players will now have follow-up contact with the college coaches.
Once again this summer, New Castle Recreation Department is partnering with Challenger British Soccer on a summer camp that allows children to advance their skills.
The camp will run July 26-30. Register at http://www.challengersports.com. Free jerseys are given to those who register 45 days before camp.
Tuesday night is Cancer Awareness Night at Rifle High School. During the night’s boys and girls basketball games between Rifle and Glenwood Springs, the Bears will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 7:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per adult, $5 for students. Kids 4 and under eat free. Rifle’s booster club will also be selling drinks and additional snack items.
There will be a special awareness ceremony during halftime of the boys game. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
For more information on this second annual event, call Nan at 665-7617 or Kathy at 665-7765.
Friday’s story on Glenwood Springs High School’s state-bound swimmers left out the name of freshman Rebecca Carcaterra, who is swimming in the 200-yard freestyle relay for the Demons at the Class 4A state meet, which concludes today at Mountain View High School in Loveland.
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