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Area Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey is accepting registrations for Thursday afternoon recreational hockey.

The eight-week session, for boys and girls 9 to 18 years old, begins Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. Register at the Glenwood Springs Community Center ice rink beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 7. The cost is $75 and participants are required to wear full equipment prescribed by USA Hockey.

For more information, visit or call Jon at 319-9807.

Rifle Recreation’s Alpine Bank Rifle 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament is slated for Saturday, Jan. 9, at Rifle Middle School. If needed, play will extend into Sunday.

This tournament will feature eight divisions and is open to boys and girls in the fifth through eighth grade. Teams consist of four players and the cost is $60 per team. The registration deadline is Jan. 4.

For more information, visit or call 625-2151.

The annual Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot contest, for boys and girls 8 to 13 years old, is slated for Jan. 9 at Glenwood Springs Middle School.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for 8- and 9-year-olds, followed by other age groups.

Approximate shootout times are 10 a.m. for the 8-9 division, 10:45 a.m. for the 10-11 competition and 12:30 p.m. for the 12-13 age group. There are separate competitions for boys and girls.

All contestants must bring a birth certificate (division slotting based on age as of April 1, 2010). Athletic shoes are required.

Participants get a total of 25 free throws and trophies will be awarded to the top three scores in each division. Boys and girls in the 8-9 grouping have the option of shooting from a line four feet inside the regulation free-throw line.

Contact Terry Galbreath at 379-3821 or

Spring registration for Glenwood Springs Soccer Club’s U10-U18 leagues is due by Jan. 15. This includes third- through 12th-grade players (all players with birthdays falling between Aug. 1, 1991, and July 31, 2001). Younger players (pre-kindergarten through second grade) can register until March 15.

Visit the club website at to register. Paper registration forms are available at the Glenwood Springs Community Center and Glenwood-area schools. Practices begin in late March and the season opens on April 10. Late registration includes a $25 late fee and does not guarantee a spot on a team.

Contact the soccer club at 945-6091 or e-mail for more information.

The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club will offer junior cross-country ski programs this winter at the Spring Gulch Nordic trails beginning Jan. 13.

One- and two-day-per-week programs from beginner through intermediate and grades kindergarten through 12 are available. For details and to register online, go to or call AVSC Nordic Program Director John Callahan at 205-5140.

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