Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

The second rodeo of the area Little Britches winter series will take place at the Garfield County Fairgrounds indoor arena Saturday and Sunday.

Action on Saturday starts at 11 a.m. Sunday events begin at 9 a.m.

Events for youngsters, ages 5-18, include competitions in barrel racing, goat tying, breakaway and team roping, steer wrestling and bull riding.

Information: Vivian Surin, 379-0975.

Playing at the Turkey Bowl tournament over Thanksgiving Day weekend, the Glenwood Grizzlies Bantam hockey team finished in third place.

Highlights for Glenwood included a 2-2 tie against eventual tournament champion Craig and a 5-2 win against Eagle Valley when first-year player Nick Ciani scored four goals.

The Grizzlies host Eagle Valley at 8 p.m. Friday at the Community Center ice rink.

Alex Henderson, 11, representing Brian Mable Karate of Glenwood Springs, took second place in forms and third place in sparring in his division at the state championships in Vail this weekend.

Both marks qualified Henderson for the United States Karate Nationals.

The Carbondale Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Snow Riders Club at Sunlight Mountain Resort. The program, open to first- through 12th-grade children, features lessons for skiers and snowboarders.

The first session is scheduled for Jan. 7. Transportation is provided.

Deadline to register is Dec. 31.

Information: 704-4115.

The 14th annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race will take place Sunday, Dec. 11, at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

The 8K race will begin at 10 a.m. and wind through Babbish Gulch on Sunlight’s cross country trials. Awards and a prize drawing will follow the race. Whether participants run or walk, snowshoes are required for all racers.

Preregistration is available at Summit Canyon Mountaineering for $20, or on the day of race at the Sunlight day lodge at 9 a.m. for $22. Cutoff date for preregistration is Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.

Registration fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt and a goodie bag.

Proceeds benefit the animal shelters of Garfield County (CARE, Mid-Valley Animal Rescue and Rifle Animal Shelter).

Information: Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 945-6994 or

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