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The Glenwood Grizzly squirt B hockey team, led by head coach Adam McPherson, is off to a solid start with a 3-0 record in league games. The team just returned from the Hockey in the Rockies tournament in Arvada with a first-place trophy.

The team scored 59 goals against their opponents during six games, five of which were shutout games for goaltender John Hall.

The team's game schedule is posted on www.grizzlyhockey.com.

The team: John Hall, Tomas Bensch, Cooper Knott, Max Mencimer, Will Bingaman, Kaid Nieslanik, Jacob Fowler, Nolan McPherson, Kelton McPherson, Blake Exelbert, Kai Hill, head coach Adam McPherson, assistant coach Jay Mencimer, Colter Strautman, Rio Kaufmann.

Burning Mountain Bowl in New Castle is offering a variety of different league options beginning in January.

The Tuesday night mixed league's second session will begin Tuesday, Jan. 8. Sign up your team by today.

The Wednesday night men's league (four-man teams) will begin Wednesday, Jan. 9.

The Thursday afternoon mixed league is always accepting bowlers. The next session will begin today at 1 p.m.

The Saturday juniors league will begin on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m.

The Grand Valley High School gymnasium will again play host to an adult volleyball league this winter. Matches begin Jan. 21 and will continue through March/April.

The cost for a six-person competitive or recreational team is $160. The cost for a four-person competitive team is $80. All league proceeds will benefit the GVHS volleyball program.

Matches will be played on Monday nights on three different courts. High school athletes will officiate.

Pick up registration forms at GVHS (800 Cardinal Way, Parachute). All registrations need to be submitted to the high school by Jan. 21. Contact Dave Walck at 285-5705, ext. 4103, with questions. You can also email him at dwalck@garfield16.org.

On Jan. 14, there will be an organizational meeting/skills clinic at 7 p.m. in the GVHS main gym.

Teams are encouraged to have a representative on hand to discuss the rules and expectations.

The skills clinic will be for anyone who wants to learn more about the sport. Grand Valley's coaching staff will be on hand to help teams or individuals with skills or team play.

Anyone driving the roads around Lake, Eagle and Summit counties these days has noticed the proliferation of mountain bikers forging their way through the winter snow as winter mountain biking has been embraced, not only by local commuters seeking a way to save gas, but by endurance enthusiasts looking for another option to stay in shape.

Athletes from around the region and the Front Range will have the opportunity to ply their new passion this Saturday as the Pedal Power Snowshoe Series and Street Swell present their first mountain bike-only race.

This special race takes place at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center starting at 10 a.m. and will consist of two race options: a five- to six-mile short course for novice and intermediate racers and a 10- to 12-mile course for those seeking a bit more challenge.

The next race on tap, the Jan. 19 Tennessee Pass Cookhouse State Snowshoe Championships, will also act as the qualifying race for the United States Snowshoe Association National Championships.

The final race on this year's schedule will be the Feb. 2 Arrowhead Alpine Club North American Winter Triathlon Championships. Registration for this event is $20.

Participants can pre-register online at pedalpowerbike.com. They can also register with forms from Pedal Power Bicycle Shop in Eagle-Vail or by calling (970) 845-0931.

Registration is also possible for $25 on the day of the event at the race start. The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center is located at the Ski Cooper Ski Area on Tennessee Pass just north of Leadville and south of Vail on Highway 24.


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