Higbee headed to hockey fest

Steamboat Springs hockey player Tim Higbee will play in the Junior Olympic Select 15 Festival to be held in St. Cloud, Minn., Aug. 3-10.

Higbee was the top-rated goaltender in the 15-year-old age group in Colorado last season.

He was one of five local hockey players to attend the state development camp in Westminster last month along with Chris Baumann, Jessie Smith, Brad Bonner and Jeff Franks.

Franks, Smith and Higbee all advanced to the district camp, where Higbee was selected to the elite national team.

Higbee and former Steamboat Springs hockey player Ryan Dingle were both singled out at the camp for their accomplishments. Higbee was the top-rated goaltender and Dingle was the

No. 1-rated 17-year-old player in the state.

“It’s a great honor,” Steamboat Springs director of of coaching John Seymour said. “It’s pretty cool for our players to have a chance to skate with the best players the state of Colorado has to offer.”

Criterium kicks off Challenge series

The wheels will start spinning on the Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series this week with the opening race, the Howelsen Hill Criterium.

The race will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Howelsen Hill. Riders can compete in a number of different classes based on ability and age.

The event will be the first in the eight-race series. Races will take place every other Wednesday throughout the summer.

Riders can preregister for the races before 5 p.m. Tuesday for $10. Racers registering after the deadline will have to pay $15 at the race location.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 879-4300.

Reduced-rate sport physicals offered

Students will have one last shot at getting those much needed sports physicals at a reduced cost.

Steamboat Springs High School is currently making appointments for sports physicals for high school and middle school students for the 2001-02 school year.

Steamboat Medical Group is conducting the physicals in their offices on Pine Grove Road, from 4 to 8 p.m. May 29-31.

Additional physicals will be conducted June 4-6.

The nominal cost of $20 will be donated to the Steamboat Springs High School Booster Club. Physicals at any other time cost $48.

No players will be allowed to begin athletic practice without a completed physical on file. To make an appointment, please call Kate Parke at 871-3686. Appointments cannot be made by calling Steamboat Medical Group.

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