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NAIA names GSHS grad tennis scholar athlete

Whitney Bridger, a 2011 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, was named one of 101 women’s tennis scholar athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in May.

Bridger plays for Hastings College in Hasting, Nebraska. She was the team’s No. 2 singles player and No. 2 doubles player.

NAIA scholar athletes must maintain no less than a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Bridger played high school tennis for now-retired Glenwood girls tennis coach Phyllis Zilm.


New Castle Rec offering pickleball tournament series

New Castle Recreation is hosting a series of Twilight Pickleball mini-tournaments on Mondays beginning at 5:30 p.m. on June 30, July 14, and Aug. 11 at Hot Shot Park in New Castle. Registration is individual, and participants will be randomly paired with others to play a round-robin format until a winner is determined each night.

Cost for each mini-tournament is $25 per preregistered person and $10 per event, on site.

Information/registration: 970-984-3352.

Zach Schwartz Memorial basketball tourney is June 28

The eighth annual Zach Schwartz Memorial 3-on-3 basketball tournament is scheduled for June 28 at Riverside Middle School in New Castle.

Event-day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 28, but preregistration will also be accepted. All ages are welcome, and four-player teams are encouraged. Cost is $20 per player, and prizes will be awarded for first- and second-place teams. Team spirit awards will also be given out.

The tournament raises funds primarily for college and camp scholarships for area youth in memory of Schwartz, a Coal Ridge High School student killed in a car accident in 2006.

Information/registration: Kelley Cox, kcox@outlook.com.


The Hill to host tourneys in July

Glenwood Springs Golf Course will host a pair of tournaments in the coming month.

The Hill will host the annual Glenwood Open, which takes place July 12 and 13. On July 26, the course will host the Storm King Two-Lady Best-Ball Tournament.

Registration is limited for each tournament.

Information/registration: 970-945-7086.

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