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Area Sports Briefs

DENVER, Colorado ” Glenwood Springs runner Sarah Shepard blistered the women’s field in the annual Cherry Creek Sneak 5-mile race on Sunday.

The 24-year-old Glenwood High School alum ran a 29:23.4 to pull away from second place finisher Cassie Slade, 25, who posted a 29:59.

Shepard’s time was good for 16th overall in the popular Denver race.

The 27th annual race drew more than 10,000 participants for the four race divisions.

Last month Shepard also won the Saint Patrick’s Day Run for the Green in Denver.

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Shepard won last year’s 5-mile Cherry Sneak as well with a time of 29:23.6.

Shepard is also the defending champion in both the 10K and 5K Strawberry Shortcut races from last June.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Glenwood Springs High School and Glenwood Springs Middle School are offering sports physicals at 6 p.m. May 11 at GSMS. High-schoolers should report at 6:30 p.m. Physical forms can be picked up at the schools.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Glenwood Springs Invitational soccer tournament is slated for May 23-24 at Gates Soccer Park at Colorado Mountain College-Spring Valley.

Team registrations are still being accepted in several brackets: boys U12, U13 and U14 and girls U11, U13 and U14.

The community is invited to participate in the tournament as volunteers, team sponsors or spectators. Teams will be in town from all over the state.

Contact Glenwood Springs Soccer Club for more information at 945-6091 or

NEW CASTLE, Colorado ” The New Castle Cup soccer tournament, hosted by New Castle Recreation and run in conjunction with 5 A Side Soccer, is coming to New Castle on May 3.

Registration for U8 through U18 teams is $150 and must be completed by April 27.

Visit to register or go to and follow the “New Castle Cup Registration” link.

People can sign up for the June 6-7 Emily Johnson Play it Forward 3v3 soccer tournament at the New Castle Cup.

PEACH VALLEY, Colorado ” Coal Ridge High School is holding a girls basketball camp June 15-18 for players in the third through eighth grades. The camp will run from 10:15-11:45 a.m. each day.

Contact Rick Schmitz at 309-1591 if interested or for more information.

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