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Competing in the pre-novice division of the Rocky Mountain Region Pony Club Mega Rally tetrathlon June 18-20 in Parker, Glenwood Springs’ Lily Thorsen came away as the winner.

She swam 50 meters in 35.06 seconds, ran 500 meters on a cross county course in 1 minute, 55 seconds, putting together a clean round of jumping on her horse, Questions, and shooting 10 air pistol rounds to acquire 580 points, Thorsen emerged as the overall winner in the four-event competition.

Glenwood Springs High School incoming freshman Kevin Flohr Jr. was recently selected to play basketball in the Rocky Mountain Fall Showcase. Flohr, who plays club basketball for the Colorado Chaos, is one of 20 players from Colorado and Wyoming selected to play in the freshman all-star game on Oct. 13.



The Elks Soccer Shoot will be held Aug. 25 at Two Rivers Park. The event is a shooting contest, where each age group attempts to kick balls at different targets.

There will be four age group competitions, going by the child’s age as of Aug. 1: age 7 and under, ages 8 and 9, ages 10-11 and ages 12-13. Participants must bring a birth certificate as proof of age.



Trophies will be awarded to winners, who will also advance to the district competition.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the start of the competition at 9 a.m. The event is free.

Information: Sharon Williams, 948-0155 or 945-9787; or Kathy Yost, 274-2502.

The Coal Ridge Classic, a golf tournament to benefit Coal Ridge High School, will take place Sept. 14 at Lakota Canyon Golf Club. It will be a four-player scramble format and will start with a shotgun start at 2 p.m.

If you sign up before Sept. 1, the cost is $100 per person and includes 18 holes, golf cart, food and beverage, as well as prizes. After Sept. 1, the fee increases to $125.

Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. There will be prizes for top finishers including team prizes and a hole-in-one prize.

Information: 230-0177.

Soccer player Dru Marlow, sponsored by the Roan Plateau Soccer Association, is hosting a blood drive with the help of St. Mary’s Blood Bank, at City Market in Rifle on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Free cholesterol screenings will be offered.

Donation is an important service that can save three lives in less than one hour. Red blood cells only have a shelf life of 42 days and platelets have a shelf life of just five days, so a community’s blood supply needs constant replenishment.

New Castle Recreation is taking registration for U14 boys soccer. Practice will start the week of Aug. 20.

Information: Lynsey, 984-3352.


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