Latest News – June 3
Lady Panthers Score Big On and Off Soccer Field
By Devin Riggs, Girls’ Soccer coach.
The Lake County middle school girls’ soccer team had an amazing spring. In their inaugural season these young ladies had a 2-2 regular season finish and advanced to the semi-finals in the league tournament. All season they played with heart and passion for the game and for each other. No matter how the game played out they stuck together as a family and supported each other through thick and thin.
The league organizers stated in a wrap up email that our team “traveled and played in a very professional way, always punctual and playing good soccer, creating plenty opportunities to score, and having great attitudes.”They represented their school and Leadville proudly. Here’s to a great season, and we’re excited to continue growing the program next year. GO PANTHERS!
Leadville Youth Baseball Season Kicks off Saturday
Saturday, June 4 is Skyline Baseball’s Opening Day. In Leadville. The Opening Ceremony starts at 10 a.m. with a parade of teams walking down historic Harrison Avenue from the National Mining Museum to Baker Field. All of the participating teams from T-Ball, Minors, Majors, and Juniors will be playing their first games at Baker Field, with Major and Juniors playing at the Harrison Field. Concessions will be served all day So “take me out to the ball game” to cheer on the youth of Lake County and wish them a great season of high altitude hitting and scoring big!
Leadville Weekend Races Benefit Sports Hall of Fame
This weekend kicks off the official race season with the Leadville/Lake County Sports Hall of Fame’s fun and fundraising competitions.
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 4 the 2016 Turquoise Lake Half Marathon starting flags will wave at 9 a.m. for racers taking on the scenic but possibly water-logged course which runs clockwise around scenic Turquoise Lake. The first 7.5 miles of the course consists of hilly paved road. The final 5.5 miles consist of single track dirt trail. The weather should be clear and sunny which could push temperatures up for the high-altitude foot race.
Then on Sunday, June 5 things will shift a few miles south for the family friendly Fish Hatchery 5k. Located at the historic Leadville National Fish Hatchery, the Fish Hatchery 5K features a scenic cross country style course that winds through sub-alpine forest near and around the Evergreen Lakes and lower Rock Creek area.
Both race’s proceeds benefit the Leadville/Lake County Sports Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2002. Governed by a nine member board, the organization strives to those who have been outstanding in athletics or have given meritorious service to the athletics and/or recreation within our community.The SHF serves as the official sports Hall of Fame for the City of Leadville, County of Lake, and the Senior High Schools of Climax, Leadville, and Lake County.
Deadline For Softball Registration is TODAY, June 3!