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Janet Tharp scored twice in the first period for the Glenwood Ice Queens then withstood a late rally from the Aspen Mother Puckers “B” team for a 2-2 overtime tie Sunday at the Community Center ice rink.

Glenwood is off for the holidays. They resume their schedule Jan. 7 in Breckenridge against Fatty’s Fury.

The United States Polo Association-sanctioned World Snow Polo Championships are set for Dec. 17-18 at Rio Grande Park in Aspen.



Four teams of local and international polo players will compete in a two-day elimination tournament for the championship crown.

Admission to the games is free to the general public. Information: 566-0818; http://www.worldsnowpolo.com.



The Alpine Bank/Rifle Recreation 3-on-3 basketball tournament for fifth- through eighth-grade boys and girls teams will take place Jan. 7 and 8 at Rifle High School. Cost is $60 per team. Teams can have a maximum of four players. Registration deadline is Dec. 30.

Information: 625-2151; http://www.rifleco.org.

The eighth-annual Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament will take place Jan. 21-22. There will be three registration categories: Adult, 11-17, and 10 and younger, with rainbow trout, brown trout and yellow perch divisions in each category.

Winners must comply with the 2006 Rifle Gap State Park Ice Fishing Tournament Official Rules and could take home prizes from $50 to $500, or even the grand prize of $20,000.

Information: 625-2085, ext. 2; http://www.riflechamber.com.

The Basalt Recreation Department is looking for volunteer coaches for its youth instructional basketball league. The program consists of third- and fourth-grade along with fifth- and sixth-grade teams.

Team practices are held twice weekly with games on Sunday evenings. The season runs from Jan. 9 to March 12.

Information: 927-8214.


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