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Local Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Cathie Werkman smacked a hole-in-one at Lakota Canyon Ranch on May 25. Swinging a 7-iron, Werkman covered the 105 yards to the cup on the 15th hole.

Sean Guerrero, Cliff McPherson, Jodie McPherson, Sherry Lyke and Linda Fritz witnessed the shot.

Local high school student Cody Derby is hosting the Xtreme Baseball Camp on Sunday at the Glenwood Springs Middle School baseball field.

The camp runs from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and the fee is $35. Bring a water bottle, cleats, a glove and a bat. Lunch will be provided.

Derby is a student-athlete at Glenwood Springs High School who is on the varsity baseball team. Recently, Derby was chosen to play on the Under Armour national team at the Pirate City World Series in Bradenton, Fla.

Derby formed this camp to relay his talent and knowledge of the game to young athletes who may one day follow in his footsteps.

Call Derby at 618-2067 or email codyderby@gmail.com to sign up. Registration forms will be filled out on the day of camp, which is limited to 50 kids. Day-of registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Camp proceeds benefit Derby’s trip to Florida.

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 Friday-Sunday 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.

The fourth annual 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives benefit race returns to Silt on Saturday. The race, which begins at 8:30 a.m., is a fundraiser for the 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.

The Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation will host a tour of the rehabilitation facility after the race.

Pre-register for $20 by calling Sandy at 987-3593 or by visiting http://www.rifleco.org/documents/ParksandRecreation/SpecialEvents/CRVCRS/Runforttheirlives. Race-day registration is $25.

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