Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

The 12th annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race is slated for Sunday, Dec. 7, at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

The 8-kilometer race, which benefits the animal shelters of Garfield County (CARE, Mid-Valley Animal Rescue and the Rifle Animal Shelter), winds through Babbish Gulch on Sunlight’s cross country trails. The race begins at 10 a.m. with awards and prize drawings following the event.

Runners and walkers are welcome to come support the animal shelters, but showshoes are required for all racers. Tubbs Snowshoes will provide equipment for those who don’t have their own.

Preregistration is $17 and can be done at Summit Canyon Mountaineering before 6 p.m. on Dec. 6. Day of race registration is $20 and will be at the Sunlight day lodge beginning at 9 a.m. The registration fee includes a T-shirt and goodie bag.

Information: Sunlight Mountain Resort, 945-7491;

Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 945-6994;

Open gym in Carbondale

CARBONDALE ” The Carbondale Recreation Department will hold open gym at Carbondale Middle School for adults 16 and older from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays through April 29. A $5 drop-in fee is payable before entering the gym.

A women’s-only open gym for girls and women 16 and older will take place from 6-9 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 14. Drop-in fee is $5.

Information: Carbondale Recreation Department, 704-4116.

Adult drop-in hoops slated at GSMS

Adult drop-in basketball runs from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at Glenwood Springs Middle School. The fee is $3 per player. Information: Andy, 384-6318.

Coaches needed for youth basketball

BASALT ” Basalt Recreation seeks coaches for the upcoming Instructional League Basketball season which starts in January and runs through mid-March.

The league consists of third/fourth-grade teams and fifth/sixth-grade teams with practices during the week and games on Sunday evenings. Training will be provided for the volunteer coaching staff and coaches’ kids play for free.

Information: Dorothy, 927-8214.

GSHS seeking spring sports coaches

Glenwood Springs High School is currently seeking assistant coaches for track and field and baseball for the 2004 spring sports season.

Information: Steve Cable, 384-5553.

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