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Contributed photoThe Glenwood Ice U18 boys soccer team just finished up a 9-1 season. The squad scored 41 goals and allowed just eight. Pictured above, left to right, are: back row - assistant team manager Johnny Dominguez, assistant coach Glenn Hartmann, Zach Thomas, Travis Grange, Jose Betancourt, Gabe Yen, Drew Metzger, Cesar Dominguez, Kyle Snyder, head coach Russell Brown and assistant coach Anders Rosen; front row - Mats Rosen, Kevin Hartmann, Carter Colia, Caine Albrecht, Eddie Sanchez, Brandon Gallegos and Hunter Brown; and sitting - Kevin Rangel.
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On Saturday, May 12, the Glenwood Springs Ice U18 boys soccer squad hosted the newly formed Western Colorado City League playoffs.

Six teams – Crested Butte, Gunnison, Hotchkiss, Vail Mountain, Fruita and Glenwood Springs – competed in the playoffs at Gates Soccer Park, which is located at Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus.

The Ice won the championship, beating Gunnison, 9-0, and Fruita, 2-1, to earn a berth in the title match.



In the championship, Glenwood defeated a scrappy Crested Butte team, 4-0, to win the Bronze Boot, a traveling trophy that the Ice will own until at least next year.

Glenwood finished its season with a 9-1 record. The Ice scored 41 goals, allowed only eight and posted seven shutouts during the spring season.



The Run/Walk for Their Lives 5K is set for Saturday, June 2, at 8:30 a.m. The race begins at the Stoney Ridge ball field behind the old Roy Moore Elementary School in Silt.

The race is a benefit for the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation.

Race-day registration will run from 7:30-8:15 a.m. and is $25. The early registration fee is $20 if signed up by June 1. Contact Sandy at 987-3593 for more information.

The Roan Cliff Chaos will take place June 9-10 north of Rifle on the Bureau of Land Management’s JQS trail and Hubbard Mesa Area.

This BLM-permitted race series takes place on desert trails with many desert hazards. The cross-country race is on a six-mile loop (beginner race, one lap; sport race, two laps; expert race, four laps). This course has a couple of tough climbs and some downhills.

The cross-country race will take place on Saturday, June 9, at 8:30 a.m. and will start with the experts, then the sport race and, finally, the beginner race.

On Sunday, June 10, the hill climb race will be staged up the JQS road to the top of the Roan Plateau. The action starts at 8 a.m. on a course that features an elevation gain of 2,600 vertical feet in eight miles.

All or part of this operation is conducted on public lands under special permit from the BLM.

For an entry form, visit http://www.rifleco.org or call 665-6570. Return forms to: Rifle Recreation, 202 Railroad Ave., Rifle, Colo., 81650.

The fifth annual Rocky Mountain Omnium bike races will include three days of road riding for individual, family and team cycling enthusiasts.

The action starts on Friday, Sept. 21, with the Leg Breaker Time Trial, continues Saturday, Sept. 22, with the Street Fight Criterium circuit race, and finishes Sunday, Sept. 23, with the long-miler Rock the River Road Race.

The most spectator-friendly event is the criterium, with the women’s and men’s pro heats starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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.

Pat English hit a hole-in-one at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Tuesday.

Swinging a sand wedge, English’s shot went in from 154 yards away on the eighth hole.

Jeff Franke, Jason Franke, Terry Galbreath and Jim Frey witnessed the ace.


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