Coal Ridge High starting athletic hall of fame

Nominations are now being accepted at Coal Ridge High School for students to enter the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame, which the school is starting this year.

Former Coal Ridge High athletes can be enshrined into the hall of fame after they have been nominated by a third party, which can include a coach, teacher or teammate, among others. Candidates, who become eligible to enter the hall two years after graduation, are judged by a selection committee to ensure consideration for enshrinement.

Former athletes must complete no less than five of the nine athletic accomplishments required for enshrinement, which include being a member of a league, district or regional championship team, earning all-state recognition, or being an individual state champion or a member of a state-championship team.

Nomination forms must be returned to the Coal Ridge High School athletic department by June 1 of each year, and nominees who are not enshrined will remain in the selection pool for three years after their initial nomination.

The nomination form can be found at the school’s website, or at Coal Ridge High School, 35947 Highway 6, New Castle, CO 81647.

Information: Athletic Director Mike Aragon, 970-665-6777.

Glenwood summer basketball camp takes place in June

The Glenwood Springs High School boys basketball program is teaming up with Progressive Basketball Academy in putting together the Boys and Girls Fundamental “Skills First” Camp in the summer.

Information/registration: Mike Moskowitz,, or

The camp, which will serve as the annual fund raiser for the Glenwood Springs High boys basketball program, will take place June 8-10 at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium on the GSHS campus. The camp is for all players in second through ninth grades.

The camp, which will be taught by former Western State coach Mike Moskowitz, will focus on thing like footwork, passing and receiving, defensive techniques, shooting instruction and the development of listening skills, among other things. All sessions will be taught by collegiate players and coaches.

Cost is $90 per person. Each player will receive a basketball, camp T-shirt, a water bottle and a written individual analysis of their play.

Information/registration: Mike Moskowitz,, or


Emily Johnson soccer tournament takes place June 6 and 7

Registration is open for the seventh-annual Emily Johnson Play it Forward 3-on-3 Soccer Tournament, which will be held June 6 and 7 at Gates Soccer Park on Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus south of Glenwood Springs.

Fifty teams of six players compete on U8 to U18 boys and girls teams as well as co-ed adult teams in both recreational and competitive divisions.  The tournament honors the passion of Emily Johnson, an amazing Coal Ridge High School soccer player who was killed in an ATV accident in November 2008.  

All proceeds support three scholarships given to local high school seniors in Emily’s name.  

Registration:, or email at


Annual Mother’s Day Mile event is set for May 10

The 16th-annual Mother’s Day Mile will take place at 1 p.m. May 10.

The one mile race is a fund raiser for Advocate Safehouse Project. Preregistered participants are guaranteed an eco-friendly bag with goodies. The race is open to women, men, and families, and all participants will receive a homemade slice of apple pie and a chance to win age-group awards. Special attractions are Roses for Moms, the huge Gift Basket Silent Auction, kids’ activities, and more.

Preregistration is encouraged and can be done at Glenwood Medical Associates at 1830 Blake Avenue, GWS; or online via

Information: Julie Olson, 970-928-2070.

Annual Titan Trot 5K now accepting registrations

Registrations are being accepted for the annual Titan Trot 5K.

The race is the third race in the Colorado River Valley Race Series. It starts at Cactus Valley Elementary School in Silt and finishes at Veteran’s Park, also in Silt.

The race takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 9. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on race day. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group, which ranges from 14 and under to 80 and older.

Cost is $50 for up to four family members, $25 prior to the race and $30 per individual on race day. Students in Garfield School District Re-2 are $10. A breakfast bar and door prizes will be available after the race. Proceeds will benefit the Coal Ridge High School Booster Club.

Information/registration: Julie Martinez, 970-665-7719, or

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