Area Sports Briefs
Kevin Flohr Jr., a seventh-grader at Glenwood Springs Middle School, is making another trip to Salida after winning the boys 12-13 district finals of the annual Elks Hoop Shoot free-throw contest Saturday.The state finals is Saturday, Feb. 25.Two years ago Flohr won the Colorado 10- to 11-year-old boys state championship, which advanced him to the national finals in Springfield, Mass. At that event, Flohr shot well enough to become the division’s national runner-up.On Saturday, Flohr won the 2006 title by making 24 of 25 free throws. Clayton Crawford, representing the Aspen Elks Lodge was the 8-9 year-old boys champion. Ben Eaton from Summit won the 10-11 boys title.Three Meeker residents – Piper Haney, Taylor Neilson and Gianna Casis – all representing the Rifle Elks Lodge No. 2195, won the girls 8- to 9-, 10- to 11- and 12- to 13-year-old district championships, respectively.All six district champions and their parents receive paid transportation and lodging to the state finals by the Elks.
Paul Dallenbach of Basalt, racing with his brother, Wally, and teammate George Robinson, took 43rd place at this weekend’s Rolex 24 endurance race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The three-member team of New Zealander Scott Dixon, Dan Wheldon and Casey Mears won the 24-hour race, averaging 108.826 miles per hour.
The Silt Fitness Center will host an open house for adults from 3-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 10. The fitness center is located at 2254 Mustang, Unit A, in the Silt Trade Center. A membership raffle for guests is scheduled as part of the event. Information: 876-5153.
The Glenwood Springers youth club track and field team is accepting applications for the position of head coach, beginning with the 2006 summer season. Length of employment is from May 30 through July 6. The position extends if club athletes qualify for regional and national events.Responsibilities include organizing and administrating team practices, meet registration, attendance and supervision.Information: Mike Kishimoto, 945-1425; 379-3365.
Sierra Grove is the Glenwood Springs swimmer who won the 100-yard butterfly at Saturday’s girls high school meet Saturday at the Community Center. The Post Independent apologizes for the error.
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After a rough stretch through the middle of February, the Glenwood Springs High School boys hockey team is back in postseason contention following three straight wins.