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Hynes named to USA Cycling’s Collegiate Academic All-Stars

Casey Hynes, of Glenwood Springs was named to USA Cycling’s Collegiate Academic All-Stars Spring 2015 class as a member of the cycling team at Fort Lewis College in Durango.

Hynes’ major is Elementary Education.

The Spring 2015 class of riders is composed of 60 riders from 17 schools. Ten of these riders are from Fort Lewis College. All collegiate cyclists face the challenge of balancing school while racing, and the Academic All-Star program seeks to recognize those that go above and beyond by achieving top grades in the classroom while also competing at USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships.

In order to achieve Academic All-Star status, the athlete must have attended a USA Collegiate Cycling National Championship in the specified term for that honor and have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA for the semester or term during which the national event falls. The names of these athletes will be published by USA Cycling in January and June of each year.

The Fort Lewis College cycling team was second-ranked Division I cycling team in the country after the 2014-15 academic year.


FireKracker 4K race scheduled for July 4

Registrations are being accepted for the annual FireKracker 4K, which will take place in Glenwood Springs on July 4.

The race, which will be organized by the Glenwood Springs Lions Club, will serve as a fund raiser for the Lion’s Vision support program. The run will start and finish at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood, with a half-mile fun run for children following.

Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for racers 17 and under until July 2. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m., with the race beginning at 8 a.m.

Information/registration: firekracker4k.webs.com, or Joe Mollica, 970-945-0391.

Annual Hogback Hustle 5K race takes place on July 11

The annual Hogback Hustle 5K Family Fun Run/Walk will take place July 11 in New Castle.

The race, which serves as the fifth of six races in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series, will start in the New Castle City Market parking lot and end in downtown New Castle at Burning Mountain Park. Water and a post-race breakfast will be provided at the finish line.

Cost is $25 per person and will go up to $30 for registrations received after July 8. All proceeds will go to benefit the New Castle Lions Club.

Information/registration: New Castle Recreation, 970-984-3352, or http://www.newcastlerec.com.


Soda Pop Open scheduled for July 27 in Glenwood Springs

The annual Soda Pop Open will take place at Glenwood Springs Golf Course on July 27.

The event will showcase some of the top high school-aged golfers from Garfield County and beyond. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 18 and under.

Information/registration: Glenwood Springs Golf Course professionals Jerry Butler or Greg Gortsema, 970-945-7086.

Glenwood Open now accepting registrations

Registrations are now being accepted for the annual Glenwood Open and Pro-am golf tournament, which is scheduled for the second week of July at Glenwood Springs Golf Course.

The Pro-am event will take place on July 10, with the two-round open running from July 11-12.

Information/registration: Glenwood Springs Golf Course professionals Jerry Butler or Greg Gortsema, 970-945-7086.


Professional Disc Golfers Association

Solstice Soiree Tournament

June 27 and 28

At Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs

(First round, Second Round, Final Score, Money Winnings)

Open Division (Top 10)

1. Jack Peterson, 69-56 125, $295; 2. Cory McGrath, 69-57 126 $205; 3. Eagle Wynne McMahon, 75-55 130, $145; 4. Nate Metzler, 70-61 131, $110; 5. J.C. Kester IV, 70-61 131, $95; 6. Scott Leader, 74-60 134, $75; 7. (tie), Tom Carrillo, Sean Jones and Landen Fedderjohn, 77-59 136, $20; 10. Benjaman Ray, 74-63 137, $0.

Open Women

1. Sabrina Donaldson, 91-69 160, $180; 2. Emily Miskiewicz, 88-75 163, $110; 3. Kathy Hardyman, 89-77 166, $0; 4. Shannon Rogers, 94-75 169 $0.

Masters (Top 5)

1. Brian Maynard, 72-59 131 $220; 2. Bryce Hein, 73-61 134, $140; 3. Jeff Evertz, 80-59 139, $100; 4. (tie) Eric Basey, 79-61 140, and Patrick McMahon, 76-64 140, $38.

Advanced (Top 5)

1. Evan Jones, 71-61 132; 2. Wesley Valiant, 73-60 133; 3. Brian Morrell, 74-60 134; 4. El Gabe Peugnet, 75-61 136; 5. Lloyd Wikins, 76-62 138.

Intermediate (Top 5)

1. Matt Budenholzer, 74-64 138; 2. Darin Kellum, 81-57 138; 3. Nicholas Muth, 78-62 140; 4. Travis Lowe, 77-64 141; 5. Mark Bejarano, 81-62 143.

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