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Chasity Gonzales, a senior at Coal Ridge High School, was the recipient of the Silver Titan award for 2011. Gonzales played four years of varsity basketball for the school to earn the award.

The Glenwood Springers track and field club is holding its preseason meeting for its summer program this Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Glenwood Springs Elementary School cafeteria.

The Springers will start practice at the Glenwood Springs High School track from 6-8 p.m. on May 23. Registration will be available both at the preseason meeting and at the track.



For more information, contact Mike Kishimoto at Demontrk@aol.com or at 379-3365.

The Colorado Mini Classic junior bike race will be June 4-5 in Silt.



Junior racers 10 to 18 years old will be competing in a time trial, criterium and road race.

Details, including registration (pre-registration required) and race times, are located on the American Cycling Association website at http://www.americancycling.org.

There will also be a free kids race for 5- to 9-year-olds.

For information, contact Bill at 309-1514.

Batter up! Carbondale Recreation is accepting registrations for adult softball for both its co-ed and men’s leagues.

The registration deadline is this Friday. All fees are due at the time of sign-up, which is handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

No spots will be held without full payment and no partial payments will be accepted. The cost for the Monday night co-ed league is $540 and the Tuesday night men’s league is $650.

Games begin in June.

Call the Carbondale Recreation Center at 704-4190 for more information.

Sign up now for the Shane Porter Memorial Softball Tournament. The tournament, which will feature both co-ed and men’s teams, will be held in Carbondale June 4-5. The fee is $300 per team and the registration deadline is May 31.

For more information, call Steve Groom at 963-4212. All proceeds benefit Brady Porter.

It’s time to gather your team of six players for the third annual Emily Johnson Play It Forward 3v3 Soccer Tournament. This year’s event takes place June 3-5 at Gates Soccer Park, which is located on Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus.

The annual tournament honors the passion of Emily Johnson, a Coal Ridge High School soccer player and captain who was tragically killed in an ATV accident in November 2008. All proceeds support three scholarships given to local high school seniors in Johnson’s name.

Kicking off the weekend are Friday all-star exhibition games featuring all-league players from the Western Slope’s high school soccer leagues. The boys will play at 5 p.m., with the girls following at 7 p.m.

The 3v3 tournament begins Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and continues through Sunday for U8 to U18 boys and girls teams and adult co-ed teams. There are both recreational and competitive divisions.

Registration has begun at http://www.EmilyJohnsonPlayitForward.org. The cost is $150 per team ($25 per player) and teams are guaranteed at least three games. A goody bag and tournament T-shirt are also included in the fee. Refreshments will be available, as will items at a Saturday-morning silent auction.

Email playitforward@sopris.net for more information.

Challenger Sports and TetraBrazil will be joining forces this summer in Carbondale to offer soccer programs for players 3 to 16 years old.

The technical and tactical instruction of British Soccer Camps combine with the Brazilian teaching of individual skills. The camps provide a cultural experience, with lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, leadership and a love for soccer.

The June 6-10 and Aug. 1-5 camps are recreational camps. A goalkeeping camp is also being offered for 8- to 16-year-olds with the June 6-10 camp.

For the more advanced player wanting to take his or her play to the next level, the TetraBrazil soccer camp will be Aug. 8-12 for 9- to 17-year-olds.

All camps take place at Triangle Park, which is located at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.

For information and to sign up, visit the website at http://www.challengersports.com.

The volleyball court at Chomp’s Deli in Glenwood Springs is now open to the public any time.

League play starts May 19 and the cost is $15 per four-person team. Matches begin at 5 p.m. every Thursday. Any skill level is welcome. Call Robert at (303) 517-9993 if interested.

The fourth annual 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives benefit race returns to Silt on June 4. The race, which begins at 8:30 a.m., is a fundraiser the for Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation.

The foundation rehabilitates and releases injured or orphaned wildlife, with more than 5,000 animals cared for since 1984.

The event course runs through Silt, starting and finishing at the Stoney Ridge ball field. From the Silt roundabout, turn off on Main Street and head west. Make a right on Seventh Street and travel four blocks to the field, which is on the right.

Pre-register for $20 by calling Sandy at 987-3593. Race-day registration is $25.

Results published in Monday’s Post Independent for the 50-59 men’s age group of the Mother’s Day Mile were incorrect due to a timing error.

Larry Thrun won the age group in 6 minutes, 13 seconds. He was followed by Candelario DeLuera (6:18) in second and Peter Wiley (6:49) in third.


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