Local Sports Briefs: Three Rivers Little League junior All-Stars reach state tournament
The Three Rivers Little League junior All-Star team won its district tournament in Delta this past weekend to advance to the state tournament, which begins on July 18 in Denver.
The team, which is made up of players ages 13 to 14 from Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Eagle and Aspen, posted convincing victories in each of the four games it played.
Three Rivers rallied from an early four-run deficit to prevail in the tournament’s title game, winning 13-6 against Delta. Sebastian Gonzalez, Sam Fitzwilliams and Garrett Flaagan each had two hits for Three Rivers.
Prior to that, Three Rivers beat Delta 16-5, Monument 22-1 in five innings and Colorado River Valley 16-0.
Team members include: Sebastian Gonzalez, Rio Kauffman, Humberto Tarin, Sam Fitzwilliams, Wyatt Ewer, Ralph Good, Ash Stolley, Elliott Hoofnagle, Joey Beveridge, Garrett Flaagan, Jake Ticer, and Garrett Anderson. Coaches include head coach Scott Fitzwilliams and assistants Ted Kauffman and Tim Stolley.
Grand Valley High seeks girls soccer coach
Grand Valley High School is in search of candidates for the school’s position as head girls soccer coach for the upcoming 2016 spring season.
Desired applicants will have previous coaching experience, knowledge of Colorado High School Activities Association rules and regulations, and will be certified to teach in the classroom. Among the requirements include a CHSAA coaching certification, first aid and concussion certification, and the completion of the Garfield School District 16 small-vehicle training.
Interested candidates can send a cover letter and resume with references to http://www.garfield16.org.
Sopris Runoff, Fast 4-miler scheduled for July 25
The 37th annual Sopris Runoff and Fast 4-miler will take place on July 25 as part of the annual Mountain Fair festival in Carbondale.
The Sopris Runoff begins at the Emma Schoolhouse in Basalt and continues for 14 miles along Prince Creek Road to the site of Carbondale Mountain Fair at Sopris Park. The race begins at 7:30 a.m.
The Fast 4-miler begins on Prince Creek Road and also ends at Sopris Park.
Cost for either race is $30 and increases to $40 on race day for the 14-mile event. Race proceeds benefit the Carbondale Council for Humanities.
Information/registration: Independence Run & Hike, 970-704-0909, or http://www.active.com.
Willey Coyote 5K Scholarship Run takes place Aug. 8
The second running of Willey Coyote 5K will take place on Aug. 8 in West Glenwood.
The run — officially called the Willey Coyote 5K Scholarship Run, serves as a memorial run for Bob Willey, who passed away last year following complications from lung cancer and a stroke. Proceeds will benefit the Bob Willey Scholarship, which will be awarded to a graduating senior in the Roaring Fork School district annually.
The route extends from the parking lot of Glenwood Springs Middle School to the Glenwood Fish Hatchery on Mitchell Creek Road and back.
Cost is $20 prior to the race and $25 the day of. Race-day registration begins at 8 a.m., and the race itself begins at 9 a.m.
Information: Joe Mollica, 970-945-0391.
Annual Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase set for Aug. 1
The annual Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase, the sixth and final installment of the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 1 in Rifle Mountain Park.
The five-mile, mostly downhill race will begin at 9 a.m., with race-day registration taking place at 7 a.m. People driving to the race site must allow 40 minutes of travel time from Rifle to the race site.
Cost is $15 per person prior to the July 26 registration deadline and $20 afterward.
Information/registration: http://www.rifleco.org, or Wayne Edgeton, 970-665-7725.
Springers Community Track and Field Meet
Thursday, July 9 at Stubler Memorial Field, Glenwood Springs
Top 3 Overall Individuals
100 meters — 1. Emily Conklin 14.43; 2. Geffrey Olivia 14.59; 3. Romeo Valera 14.87.
200 — 1. Kelton McPherson 29.81; 2. Victoria Madden 30.37; 3. Emily Conklin 31.69.
400 — 1. Romeo Valera 1:15.54; 2. Daniela Jin Barajas-Lee 1:19.19; 3. Will Berkheimer 1:19.34.
800 — 1. Claudia Hirons 2:39.69; 2. Reid Swanson 2:48; 3. Kelton McPherson 2:53.
1,600 — 1. Bryce Risner 5:29.41; 2. Claudia Hirons 5:42.47; 3. Reid Swanson 5:50.91.
100 hurdles — No results available.
SHOT PUT — 1. Kelton McPherson 26-5; 2. Blake Exelbert 22-0 3/4; 3. Nolan McPherson 19-4 1/2.
LONG JUMP — 1. Isaac Toro 16-8; 2. Bryce Risner 16-1; 3. Geffrey Olivia 12-6 1/2.
HIGH JUMP — 1. Alex Cutright 5-10; 2. Bryce Risner 5-6; 3. Shelbi Lubbers 5-0.
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