Local Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Major college coaches from across the country were on hand to watch the Colorado West Select U17 girls soccer team defeat Southern California’s United Futbol team, 2-1, in double overtime of the Avalanche College Showcase Invitational in Park City, Utah, this past weekend.
Colorado West Select Soccer Club (CWS) tied the final match, 1-1, in the 57th minute on a 30-yard shot from Rabbit Hansen, then clinched the victory with a goal by Flannery Davis in overtime.
CWS, coached by Billi Davis and Kat Doud, went 3-0-1 in pool play, defeating teams from northern and southern California.
Glenwood Springs High School soccer player Holly Brown scored three goals to help fuel the CWS run. Fellow Demon Lilly McSwain matched Brown’s scoring output.
CWS is a regional youth soccer club featuring college-level coaching, year-round training opportunities and participation in regional and national soccer tournaments and college showcases.
Players from throughout western Colorado participate in the program, which is directed by Mesa State College’s head soccer coaches Josh Pittman and Erin Sharpe.
Learn more at http://www.ColoradoWestSelect.com.
Rifle High School is looking to fill the following coaching openings: assistant football coach, head cross country coach, head track and field coach, assistant girls basketball coach and assistant boys basketball coach.
Interested applicants should send a resume and three references to Athletic Director Troy Phillips at email@example.com. Call Phillips at 987-2155 with questions.
Summer tennis programs began Monday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center courts. Programs are open to children 3 years old and up. There are also adult classes for all ability levels.
Sign-ups will be allowed at any time, with the first session running through the month of June and the second session through July.
Youth classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays in the mornings and are divided by age groups to allow for new programs of “Quick Start Tennis,” which utilizes age-appropriate racquets and balls and smaller courts for players 10 and under.
Adult classes will be held Wednesday and Friday mornings or Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Also, “Cardio Tennis” will be every Monday at 8 a.m. and an advanced drill for players 3.5 and above in skill level on Mondays and Wednesdays in the late afternoon.
Contact the front desk at the community center for specific class information. Sessions will not be pro-rated for any missed classes.
Sue Geist is heading up the instructional team, which will include Sean Chatellard and Sarai Zilm as her main assistants. Geist is a certified tennis professional and has been running the tennis programs in Glenwood Springs for the past 12 years.
Chatellard grew up both in Glenwood Springs and France and earned his teaching certification through the Swiss Tennis Federation.
Zilm played No. 1 singles this past year at Glenwood Springs High School and has competed in tournaments for several years throughout the state.
Roan Cliff Chaos is scheduled for June 11-12 north of Rifle on the Bureau of Land Management’s JQS trail and Hubbard Mesa area. This BLM-permitted race series is on desert trails with many desert hazards.
The cross-country race takes place on a six-mile loop. Beginners race one loop. Sport racers complete two laps and expert racers tackle four laps. This course features a couple of tough climbs and some downhills to keep the chaos factor up.
The cross-country race is slated for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Sunday is reserved for a hill climb up the JQS road to the top of the Roan Plateau. Sunday racing starts at 8 a.m. and the course features 2,600 vertical feet of elevation gain in eight miles.
For an entry form, visit http://www.rifleco.org or call 665-6570. The cost is $25 for one race or $35 for two races. Return forms to Rifle Recreation (202 Railroad Ave.).
New Castle Recreation is putting on a men’s 3-on-3 basketball league this summer.
Games will be played Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. at Hot Shot Park in New Castle. Play runs June 23-Aug. 4 and the cost is $88 per team (six players per team). Players must be at least 16 years old.
Call the New Castle Recreation office at 984-3352 for more information. Register at the New Castle Community Center.
The registration deadline is June 16.
Adult co-ed recreational
1. Palisade Bulldogs
Adult co-ed competitive
2. Runners Up
1. Colorado Wild Things
2. Natural Disasters
1. Silt U12
3. Las Semillas
2. Blue Ice
3. Ferocious Footballers
1. Orange Crush
2. Silt Lightning
3. Flying Squirrels
Adult co-ed recreation: The French Toast Mafia
Adult co-ed competitive: Runners Up
U8/U10: Silt Lightning
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The Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge experienced vandalism in the form of significant water damage after a man removed a pipe valve with a fire extinguisher flooding four hallways. The lodge however remains open and operational.