Area Sports Briefs
The U12 New Castle Pride girls competitive soccer team started the season with three shutouts, beating Steamboat 9-0, the Glenwood Ice 4-0, and the Montrose Avalanche 2-0. The team is coached by Lori Wenzel and Danah Waters, and is sponsored by West Canyon Tree Farm and Bishop Plumbing.
The Colorado Storm White from Dove Valley gave the Glenwood Ice U14 girls soccer team a real workout this past Saturday at Gates Soccer Complex.Both teams went into the match 2-1 for the season, and the Storm left Glenwood at 3-1 after a 2-1 win over the Ice.Seven minutes into the game, the Storm narrowly missed a shot that bounced off the top rail of the goal. The half remained scoreless as the two teams battled for dominance.The game proved a little rough, with the teams exchanging yellow cards. The Storm scored twice in the second half, and with 3 minutes left on the clock, Glenwood’s Michaela Mansfield helped the Ice avoid a shutout with a goal. Despite an end-of-game rally, Glenwood couldn’t complete a comeback.The Ice girls play another home game at Gates next Saturday against the Stingers Red from Evergreen.
The Glenwood Springs Basketball Association is looking for anyone who would like to join their team and referee high school basketball during the 2007-08 season.Classes start at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Glenwood Springs High School.Information: Ty Derby, 947-0445, 618-6589.
Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy Saturday, Sept. 29. A half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path in scenic Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs.The half marathon begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points. Relay teams of up to five people are welcome to participate in the half marathon. Team sponsorships by companies, service clubs, etc., are encouraged.The entry fee is $25 per person in the half marathon, and $50 per team, and the 5K cost is $15 per person. A late fee of $5 per person and $25 per team applies to entries received after Sept. 26. Online registration is available at http://www.active.com. Or, for a race form or further information, contact Dennis Webb, 876-0768, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The race entry fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt.The event benefits Literacy Outreach, which provides one-on-one tutoring for adults through professionally trained volunteers in Garfield County. The race is the final event in the Glenwood Charity Race Series. People who register for three of the five series events will be entered into a raffle for prizes. (For more information, visit glenwoodraces.com.)
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Facing the loss of five crucial games down the stretch due to COVID-19 quarantine rules, the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team’s postseason fate looked uncertain and totally out of the team’s control.