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Saturday’s matchup between the Glenwood Ice U14 girls soccer team and the Evergreen Stingers Red ended in a 0-0 tie after a back-and-forth battle.Toward the end of the first half, Glenwood’s Corey Gera rushed the Stingers’ keeper, ending in a collision that injured Gera’s leg. Unable to put weight on it, Gera was sidelined for the rest of the game.Evergreen was not without its share of injuries. Midway through the second half, one of its girls fell, hitting her head and delaying play while her coach checked for signs of concussion.The Ice now stand at 2-2-1 for the season. Next weekend, Glenwood plays host to the Broomfield Blast Red at Gates Soccer Complex.

On Saturday, the Basalt Wildcats visited Gates Soccer Complex to meet the U14 Glenwood Ice boys soccer scoring machine and left with a 6-0 loss.Glenwood came out strong, with Michael McGraw scoring a breakaway goal just eight minutes into the game. Only two minutes later, Hunter Brown headed a pass to Chris Finley, who found the net for the day’s second goal. Travis Grange wasted little time in making it 3-0, driving a shot to the back of the net a few minutes later. The Ice added another goal before halftime, with Finley sending a pass to Alex Henderson in front of the net for a tap-in goal and a 4-0 lead.In the second half, Kevin Hartmann picked up a ball at the 18-yard line and drove it home and McGraw added a well-struck goal to round out the scoring.That was Saturday.On Sunday, the Ice traveled to Craig to meet the Storm. A storm is precisely what the Glenwood soccer team found, with driving rain, high winds and a brisk game-time temperature of 46 degrees.Glenwood, a 3-1 winner, scored early with a tap-in from Finley, who took advantage of a goalkeeper miscue.About 25 minutes into the game, Nico Tonozzi was fouled hard in the penalty box while trying to boot home a goal. McGraw took the penalty kick and scored to the far corner for the Ice’s second goal. Some four minutes before the half, Blake Lockard crossed the ball to Finley, who scored his second goal of the afternoon. The Storm rallied back with a wind-aided goal just before intermission. Otherwise, Ice keeper Kevin Hartmann played a flawless game. He had six tough saves and kept Craig off the board in the second half. Glenwood made several drives to the net with Hunter Brown and Tonozzi getting several shots off, only to be denied by the Storm keeper.The Ice, now 3-1-0 on the season, will play the Basalt Tsunami in Basalt on Sept. 29. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m.

Some 60 participants laced up their running shoes and raised money for the Glenwood Springs cross country team at Friday’s Demon 5K race.”We were amazed at the turnout and how much money we raised,” said GSHS cross country coach Michael Schneiter, who estimated $1,700 was raised for the program. The money will go toward new uniforms and warm-ups.Former cross country athletes, parents, teachers and community members showed for the race, and former Demon and recent CU-Colorado Springs graduate Sarah Shepard, who timed in at 19 minutes, 59 seconds, was the overall winner. “She barely broke a sweat on the race and still won,” Schneiter joked. “I know that Saturday she was competing in the Golden Leaf Marathon in Aspen.”Justin Mathis was the overall male winner, excluding times posted by current GSHS boys runners, at 21:51.

Glenwood Springs High School is looking for assistant girls basketball coaches for the freshman and junior varsity levels.Direct inquiries to Steve Cable at 384-5553.

To celebrate its first year in business, Exclusive Athletic Club is holding the Oct. 5-6 Rocky Mountain Fun and Fitness Expo.The event will include a pump and run contest, a bench press seminar, fitness workshops (boot camp, yoga, family fitness) and martial arts demonstrations. Entry to the event and the health club will be at no charge during event hours.All net proceeds from the event will benefit Feed My Sheep Ministries of Glenwood Springs. This nonprofit operates a drop-in center for area homeless. The center features storage areas, showers, a social area, computer and Internet access and other services to help people in need become and/or remain contributing members of society.The pump and run contest combines a bench press competition and walk/run. Weigh-ins and the bench press event are scheduled for Friday from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday from 7-8:30 a.m. The 5K walk/run is Saturday at 9 a.m.Space is limited with all events, so preregistration is recommended.Information: Kim, 945-9107; khenrie@iglide.net; http://www.exclusiveathleticclub.com


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