Area Sports Briefs
The United States Polo Association-sanctioned World Snow Polo Championships are set for Saturday and Sunday 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.
Golden Eagles baseball, a competitive summer program for varsity level high school baseball players, will hold an informational meeting at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Grand Vista Hotel in Grand Junction.
Information: (970) 251-4348; http://www.leaguelineup.com/westernslope baseball
The annual Elks Lodge youth basketball Hoop Shoot contest for boys and girls, ages 8-13, will take place Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Glenwood Community Center.
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. for ages 8-9, followed by the older age groups.
Approximate contest times are 11:30 a.m. (8-9 year olds), 12:15 p.m. (11-12) and 1 p.m. (12-13). All contestants must bring a birth certificate. Basketball or non-spiked athletic shoes are required.
Separate divisions for boys and girls are set by each child’s age as of April 1, 2006.
Participants get a total of 25 free throws. Trophies will be awarded to the top three overall scores in each division. Boys in the 8- to 9-year-old division and all girls use a regulation girls-sized basketball.
Boys and girls in the 8-9 division also have the option of shooting from a line four feet inside the regulation free-throw line.
Divisional winners advance to the district competition on Jan. 28 in Glenwood.
Information: George Dana, 928-8565; George Lloyd, 379-6515.
Seven members, representing the New Castle Karate School, received top honors in a Dec. 10 tournament held at the New Castle Family Fitness Center.
Beginner division honorees were Robert Chamberlain (weapons and forms, sparring); Katie Trent (sparring, weapons and forms); Shawn Jenson (forms); Keneka Newton (sparring, forms, weapons) and Shaylee MacQueen (forms and sparring).
Alex Henderson and Cole Newton earned top honors in Intermediate/
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; or go to http://www.rifleco.org.
Michael Flohr was incorrectly identified as Kevin Flohr in a story in Wednesday’s sports section. Kevin Flohr is the head coach for the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team, while Michael Flohr is a player on the team.
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.