Parachute Comets are true stars |

Parachute Comets are true stars

Grand Valley News
Mary Moore

Congratulations to the U10 girls soccer team for their third-place finish in the Prodigy Cup Tournament. The tournament took place June 10-12 in Colorado Springs at the Fort Carson military base, and was hosted by the Pride Soccer Club. The tournament boasted more than 100 teams in 16 different divisions. The Grand Mesa Kodiaks, the only other Western Slope team represented at the tournament, placed second in their division. The Parachute Comets raised funds to cover all their meals by selling Kum & Go coupon booklets. The local VFW post purchased the tournament T-shirts for the team. The girls proudly stood in line to have their third-place medal logo affixed to their shirts. Metcalf Concrete was a huge sponsor – they gave each girl a tournament bag and purchased the team photo album. Toby’s Vacuum Service was a big contributor, as well as City Market. The team would like to thank all the contributors and the people who purchased coupon booklets. The girls and their families had a wonderful weekend and brought home a lot of fun memories. The players ate most of their meals together, and the moms and girls went to see “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” on Saturday afternoon. I understand that the others (mostly dads and brothers) who did not want to cry at a “chick flick” went to see “Star Wars.” The Parachute Comets are: Britni Allen, Rhiana Bilderaya, Christina Cree, Kayla Epperson, Lindsey Gardner, Sierra James, Haley Johnson, Rachel Lee, Dalaney Lightfoot, Mikenzie Long, Codi Metcalf, Hayden Metcalf, Megan Smith, Ashlynn Speakman, Heather Teague, Emily Williams and Jordanne Williams. Lori Metcalf is the head coach, and Leslie Smith and Scott Gardner are assistant coaches. These girls not only played well enough to place, they were complimented several times for their good behavior. It’s great to be represented so well by our youth. Thanks a lot, girls and coaches, for a job well done!

A dinner reception was held at the Garfield County School District No. 16’s administrative office on Monday to celebrate the business partnership between the school district and EnCana. A large financial contribution from EnCana to the school district allowed the schools to receive a grant to renovate the district’s buildings. Look for continuing education opportunities offered by Colorado Mountain College at the north annex of the administrative offices this fall.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contract Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at

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