Area Sports Briefs |

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;

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; 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/

Advanced competition.

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

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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