Local Sports Briefs
Women’s tri team members place well at Shortcut
Members of the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon team garnered some high age-group finishes in Sunday morning’s 36th annual Strawberry Shortcut in Glenwood Springs.
First-place finishes included Carol McCurry, who was first in the 10-kilometer 60 to 64-year-old age group in 52 minutes, 46 seconds, and Jeanne Sheriff, who won the same age group in the 5K in 31:05.
Second-place finishers in the 10K included Sharma Phillips (35-39, 43:29), Heidi Halladay (55-59, 58:39), and Nancy Reinisch (60-64, 56:24).
Among third-place finishers in the 10K were Paula Matheson (45-49, 1:01:57). Third-place finishers in the 5K included Paula Matheson (45-49, 26:45), Halladay (32:20), Jacque McMillan (60-64, 32:00) and Karen White (70-73, 49:46.
Hogback Hustle is July 13
The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registration for the Hogback Hustle 5K Run & Family Fun Walk on July 13.
New Castle Lions Club will host the event. A 1K kids fun run is also offered for $10 by July 11, $15 after.
The Hogback Hustle is the fifth of six races in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. It begins in the City Market parking lot and winds through Castle Valley and finishes at Burning Mountain Park in downtown New Castle. A post-race breakfast is provided for all participants.
Pre-registration is $22 by July 10, and $27.00 after. The first 100 registrations will receive a goodie bag and a T-shirt,
Information/registration: http://www.newcastlerec.com, or 970-984-3352.
Locals play in President’s Cup National Championships
A pair of soccer players from New Castle, Alonso “Ocho” Pacheco, and Joshua Fulk, along with coach Alonso Pacheco, will represent our program as members of the America of Colorado U-13 team at the upcoming President’s Cup National Championships to be held in Auburndale, Fla., July 11-14.
As guest players for the America of Colorado team based out of Aurora, the younger Pacheco and Fulk qualified for the championships by going undefeated at the regional qualifying tournament on June 16 in Boise, Idaho, including a 3-2 victory in the tournament title game.
The team also won the Colorado President’s Cup Tournament in the Fall of 2012.
The America team from Aurora is the first boys’ team in Colorado to qualify to play for the National President’s Cup tournament.
Glenwood girls win Hoopla tourney
Glenwood Springs High School’s summer girls basketball team took the title of the 18-team Hot Springs Hoopla Girls Basketball Tournament the weekend of June 13 to 15 at Glenwood Springs High School.
The Demons hosted the 18-team tournament, which included a junior varsity bracket. Glenwood topped Rifle for the tournament championship in the varsity bracket, and Buena Vista won the JV tournament.
Teams which attended the tournament included Rifle, Grand Valley, Coal Ridge, Mead, Hotchkiss, Buena Vista, Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Gunnison and Rangely.
Glenwood followed that weekend by winning the tournament title at the Colorado Mesa University tournament, which was held from June 17 to 20. Demons coach Jacky Gaddis said it’s the first time in recent memory that the Demons had won the tournament at the Grand Junction school.
Spots available for Glenwood Open
Registrations are still being accepted for the annual Glenwood Open golf tournament will be held July 6 and 7 at Glenwood Springs Golf Course.
A USGA handicap is required for play. Registration is $80, with an extra $15 fee for a golf cart.
Information: Glenwood Springs Golf Course, 970-945-7086.
Registration open for Storm King tourney
The annual Storm King Two-Lady Best Ball Tournament is accepting registrations for this year’s event, which is scheduled to be held July 20 at Glenwood Springs Golf Course.
Players are required to pay a $55 entry fee. Cart fees are $15. All entrants are required to have a USGA handicap to play.
Information/registration: Glenwood Springs Golf Course, 970-945-7086.
The Colorado Mountain United women’s soccer team, a group of All-Star girls soccer players from around the area, will host the Colorado Rapids women in an exhibition match.
The match will be played at 7 p.m. July 6 at Gates Soccer Park on the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley campus.
The Rapids women, a professional women’s soccer team, are directly affiliated with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Colorado Mountain United will field players from such schools as Glenwood Springs, Coal Ridge, Roaring Fork and Eagle Valley.
Information: Steve White, 970-379-7192, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation is holding a pickleball program on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Sessions run until Aug. 29 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. League and pickup play is available. Participants must be at least 16 years old.
Cost is $15 per person or $45 for the season.
Information: 970-384-6301, or http://www.glenwoodrec.com
British Soccer Camp set for Aug. 5 to 9
The Parachute/Battlement Mesa Recreation District is hosting the second-annual Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, scheduled for Aug. 5 to 9 at Cottonwood Park in Parachute.
The camp will emphasize fundamental and advanced instruction for diverse age groups. More information can be found by calling (970)285-0388.
Adult co-ed kickball is coming back via the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department.
The league is for players ages 16 and over and features rules typically used in playground kickball. All games will be played at the Sayre Park baseball field.
Game times will start at 6 p.m. each Thursday beginning on Aug. 22. Cost per team is $300. Depending on the number of teams which enter, the season will last eight weeks with a single-elimination tournament in October.
Registration deadline is Aug. 14.
Information: 970-384-6301, or http://www.glenwoodrec.com.
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John Iuele’s fadeaway jump shot as time expired propelled the Demons to a thrilling 38-36 overtime victory against the Montrose Indians in the championship game of the Demon Invitational Tournament at Glenwood Springs High School.