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Sports Briefs

The Rifle Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot will be held this Sunday at 9 a.m. at Rifle High School.

All kids 8 to 13 years old are invited to participate. A copy of your birth certificate as proof of age is needed to compete.

Call Travis at (970) 404-1400 for more information.

The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registration for the upcoming Colorado River Valley League boys basketball season.

The CRVL program is for local boys in the third through sixth grades, and includes one to two practices a week, with league games on Saturdays in other regional communities and New Castle.

Practices begin the week of Jan. 7, and league play continues through early March. Space is limited, and the deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 14. The fee is $60 per player.

Registration for these programs can be done by phone at 984-3352, or online at

The Tempus Jets United States Polo Association (USPA) Snow Polo Championship is slated for this weekend, Dec. 15-16, at Marolt Park in Aspen.

Play begins at 11 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, contact Roaring Fork Polo Club at (970) 566-0818.

Telemark Skier Magazine will stage the first annual Suds n’ Ski Tour, a unique combination of beer, live music and the only telemark ski movie of the year.

Carbondale will serve as one of the tour’s six stops. Suds n’ Ski will will be at The Black Nugget (403 Main St.) on Thursday, Dec. 20, beginning with a showing of the telemark ski movie “Let’s Go!” at 9 p.m.

A performance by outlaw country band Lorin Walker Madsen and The Hustlers will follow at 10 p.m. At 11:30 p.m., punk rock band Riva Rebels will take the stage.

“Let’s Go!” introduces viewers to the Telemark Skier Crew, a high-octane group of freeheel skiers in search of the perfect turn.

A Facebook invite is located at

Wednesday, Jan. 2, is the last chance to pre-register for the Sunlight Winter Sports Club’s Buddy Werner program.

From 4-6 p.m. at the U.S. Bank community room (1901 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs), you can register your racer for the youth ski team and pick up his/her racing bib. This is a chance to avoid the lines and craziness of opening morning on Saturday, Jan. 5.

This season, a $25 bib deposit is required (in the form of a check). The check will not be deposited and will be returned at the end of the season when bibs are returned.

Coaches are meeting on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and will be skiing in preparation for the season.

Buddy Werner primer: This program is for youngsters 6 to 12 years old who are recreational skiers and want a basic exposure to alpine ski racing competition. Racers gather at Sunlight Mountain from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Saturday beginning on the first non-holiday weekend in January. Adult volunteer coaches run the show.

Contact Bob Lockard with questions at 618-2101.

The new Gracie Carbondale Jiu Jitsu training center now offers Bullyproof programs for children 5 to 13 years old.

The Gracie Jiu Jitsu martial arts approach focuses on a non-violent ground technique (or “grappling”) that makes it accessible to children regardless of size, age, and strength. No experience is necessary.

A 10-day introductory trial offer is now available by contacting owner/instructor Adam Nickamin at 319-1766 or

The Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race at Sunlight Mountain Resort, originally scheduled for Dec. 9, has been postponed to Sunday, Jan. 6, because of a lack of snow.

Call (970) 947-9173 for more information.

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