Area Sports Briefs
Registration is open for the 25th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon, which is scheduled for Sept. 13.
Register at http://www.triglenwood.com. This race fills up quickly, so register early. The website will have all the information you need for registration and about the triathlon.
The Emily Johnson Play it Forward 3v3 soccer tournament is scheduled for June 6-7 at Gates Soccer Park in Glenwood Springs.
The tourney, open to players 8-and-under through adults, costs $175 to enter.
Play will be fast paced, with three players a side, no goalkeepers and a small field.
Proceeds benefit the Emily Johnson Play it Forward Fund, which provides money for two scholarships in Johnson’s name. The scholarships are awarded to two seniors at Coal Ridge High School, one who’s an outstanding soccer player with a passion for the game and another who exemplifies their particular passion in life in some creative way.
The tourney and scholarship fund are both in memory of Johnson, a Coal Ridge High School soccer player who was killed in an all-terrain (ATV) accident in November.
Donor Alliance, the organization through which Johnson donated her organs for transplant at the time of her death, will be signing people up to become organ donors at the tournament.
Visit http://www.emilyjohnsonplayitforward.org to register or for more information.
Honoring the late Emily Johnson and supporting the Emily Johnson Play It Forward 3v3 Tournament, the Colorado Mountain United Soccer Club will host a women’s exhibition soccer game with the Colorado Force Super 20s on June 5. The game will be played at 7 p.m. at Gates Soccer Park (Field 1).
The Colorado Force is a women’s professional soccer club playing in the USL W-League, and the Super 20s squad is their reserve team.
The CMUSC team will feature players from the Western Slope who are former high school standouts, as well as current and past college players. The roster is open to women with the ability to play competitive soccer, and there are still openings for women 18-29 years old who wish to join the CMUSC roster for this event.
The second annual Western Slope Omnium, scheduled for June 12-14, is a weekend of road bicycle racing in Glenwood Springs.
There will be a total of three races, including a time trial, a road race and a criterium.
Bike racers from throughout Colorado will be competing in one, or all three, events. Local riders of all ages are encouraged to participate in the races.
This is an American Cycling Association-sanctioned event and part of the Tour of Colorado bike race series.
Information about registration and volunteering, as well as course maps, can be found at glenwoodspingsbeat-down.blogspot.com.
The Western Slope Omnium is not associated with Ride the Rockies.
The second annual Run For Their Lives 5K run/walk is slated for June 6 at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins on race day at 7:15 a.m. at Stoney Ridge ball field, behind the old Roy Moore Elementary School in Silt.
The cost for the race is $25, and proceeds benefit the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation, which helps to rehabilitate and release wild animals.
For more race information or to preregister, call Sandy at 876-2081.
There will also be a benefit yard sale at the event. Donations are being accepted ” like new or good condition items only. To donate call Sandy or one of the following numbers: 255-9964; 985-4288; 285-9710; 285-1538.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.