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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Glenwood Springs High School is hosting spring football practice on Friday, June 8, from approximately 4-6 p.m. The practice will not be held June 1 as previously reported.

Roaring Fork and Aspen will attend, and a scrimmage is planned.

It’s time to gather your team of six players for the fourth annual Emily Johnson Play it Forward 3v3 Soccer Tournament. This year’s event takes place the weekend of June 8-10 at Gates Soccer Park, which is located on Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus in Glenwood Springs.



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 on Friday, June 8, will be the Emily Johnson Play it Forward All-Star Exhibition Game featuring 4A and 3A All-Western Slope League high school players. 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 as well as co-ed adult teams in both recreational and competitive divisions.

Register your teams today at http://www.EmilyJohnsonPlayitForward.org. The cost is $150 per team ($25 per player), which guarantees at least three games as well as a goodie bag and tournament T-shirt. Refreshments will be available. There will be a silent auction Saturday morning.

Email playitforward@sopris.net for more information.

Frying Pan Anglers is host a kids fly fishing camp June 23-24. The event, which is geared toward children 5 to 18 years old, will take place on the private waters of Frying Pan Anglers in Basalt. There will be camping, fly fishing lessons, entomology lessons, camp fire stories and S’mores.

Call Frying Pan Anglers at 927-3441 for details.

The United States Tennis Association Roaring Fork Junior League is now forming for the Roaring Fork Valley. The RFJL will provide juniors between the ages of 10 and 18 an opportunity for organized team play on a regular schedule. Matches will be held at local facilities in the Roaring Fork Valley.

To learn more about how to get involved, attend the informational meeting being held on Wednesday, May 29, at Basalt Library’s community room at 6 p.m. Tennis coaches and parents who are interested in forming teams and having their kids play on a team should contact Diana Elliot at 927-4693.

The Roaring Fork Junior League will provide you, your club or facility and your teammates with organized team play and regularly scheduled matches. It takes the guess work out of knowing when your next match will be.

Drop-in play for men’s tennis players is now going on every Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at the Glenwood Springs Community Center courts.

Challenge courts for both singles and doubles play are available. The fee is $5 per person.

Contact Sue Geist at 948-7084 for more information, or just drop in and play.


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