Glenwood, Rifle open soccer playoffs on road |

Glenwood, Rifle open soccer playoffs on road

Both the Demons and the Bears have a touch challenge ahead of them in the first round of the Class 4A girls soccer playoffs, which begin this week.A third and fourth-place finish by the two area schools in the 4A Western Slope League translated in traveling to games against top-ranked opponents.Glenwood (7-6-2) has drawn Greeley West (13-1-1) from the Tri-Valley League as its first-round opponent. The Spartans are seeded No. 2 among the 32 4A playoff teams. Glenwood was seeded No. 31 by the CHSAA’s girls soccer committee.Rifle (8-5-2) is seeded ninth and has drawn No. 4 Cheyenne Mountain (11-2-2) from the Colorado Springs Metro League for the first round. All first-round games must be played on or before May 11.The date and time of both playoff games have yet to be determined.Lacrosse team opens seasonThe Glenwood Springs high school age Lacrosse team finished 1-3 in its season-opening tournament in town this weekend. The local squad opened with a 5-3 win over Vail Saturday, then lost its next three games to Summit, and Durango twice.Midfielders Tyler Martinez, Steven Vigil along with goalkeeper Nick Vanderhoof and defender Levi Liston, all had strong performances according to coach Greg Schroeder.”We have been doing wonderfully and working well as a squad,” said Schroeder. “The team’s skills are coming along well and we’re doing a good job of moving the ball around.”Glenwood is scheduled to play Eagle in Summit at 11 a.m. Sunday.Defiance Rugby starting upThe Glenwood Springs Defiance Rugby Club is gearing up for the season and encourages anyone interested in playing for the team to come out to a practice. Practices are held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Glenwood Park.Information: Mike Mirick, 945-1057.Donaghue, Stripp tops in Glenwood Springs men’s club golf actionDevon Donaghue carded a 33 to edge Kirk Blazyk and Michael Smith, both with 34, in the low-gross A flight in the Glenwood Springs Golf Course Men’s Club play last week.Mark Stripp took honors in the low-net A flight with a 32. Erick Mirick, Mark Smith, John Gilcrest, Mark Barnato and Danny Adams all finished with 32.5.Dick Hunter won the B flight gross with 35, and Bob Fuller and Ross Roginski took honors with 30 in the net.Carbondale Recreation hosting MLS soccer campCarbondale Recreation will host the MLS soccer camp for ages 6-17 June 6-10. The camp features Major League Soccer and British coaches. Session 1 is open to players 6-10 years old and runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Session 2 is for players 11-17 and runs from 1-4 p.m. Session 3 also runs from 1-4 p.m. and is designed for team training for players 10 and older. There is a 50 percent scholarship for individuals who host a player. The cost is $115 per player, and the registration deadline is May 20.Information: Woodsie, 704-4116.

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