Local Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
The Coal Ridge High School girls soccer team will face St. Mary’s in the Class 3A state quarterfinals at 5 p.m. on Thursday in Colorado Springs. The game will be held at Grace Center, which is the St. Mary’s athletic complex.
The sixth-seeded Titans (14-1-2) enter the game on the heels of a 2-1 overtime win against Discovery Canyon in Saturday’s round of 16.
St. Mary’s, the No. 3 seed in the 32-team bracket, improved to 13-3-1 with a 5-0 win over Aspen on Saturday.
The third annual 5K Walk/Run For their Lives will take place June 5 at the Stoney Ridge ball field (located behind the old Roy Moore Elementary School in Silt).
The walk/run, which is a benefit for the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation in Silt, starts at 8:30 a.m. The foundation rehabilitates and releases wild animals.
For registration and further race information, contact Sandy at 987-3593.
Mitch Hoke, a 2006 Colorado Rocky Mountain School graduate, will compete in his first World Cup Mountain Bike Race in Offenburg, Germany, on May 22-23.
A senior environmental science major at Colorado College, Hoke began competitive cycling at CRMS where he was a four-year boarding student from Evergreen, Colo.
He was a member of the CRMS bike team that won a state championship in his sophomore year. Hoke hopes to make the under-23 United States team for the World Cup Championship, which will be held at Mont-Sainte-Anne Quebec, Canada, over Labor Day weekend this year.
He will be competing in the Mellow Johnny’s Classic at Lance Armstrong’s Texas ranch at the end of the month and another World Cup in Windham, N.Y., later this summer, along with numerous other races.
Hoke is sponsored by Tokyo Joe’s for cross-country racing and by Cliff Bars for cyclocross.
Free physicals will be offered for athletes at Rifle and Coal Ridge high schools at Grand River Specialty Care Clinic on May 25-26. Girls can attend from 4-6 p.m. on May 25 and the boys session is from 4-6 p.m. on May 26.
A signed parent/guardian authorization form will need to be presented unless the student is accompanied by their parent or guardian.
The Strawberry Days Tennis Tournament is back for the first time since 2007.
The June 1-6 tourney will be held on courts throughout Glenwood Springs and features an array of divisions based on age and skill level. There are both adult and youth divisions. There will be both singles and doubles play.
The cost is $25 if you enter one bracket, $35 if you enter two or $45 for three. You may enter a maximum of three events.
Adult matches will be played after 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Players are guaranteed at least two matches and are required to play at their published National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) level or above.
The registration deadline is May 28 at 6 p.m. Register by mail, phone or in person at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
Contact Sue Geist at 948-7084 for more information.
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