Area Sports Briefs
Battlement Hung Gar Kung Fu recently attended Disney’s Martial Arts Festival in Orlando Florida and instructor Tom Doudy and 10-year-old Erik Doudy turned in great performances. Tom, who qualified for the Tiger Claw Elite Championships event after a top finish at the America’s Cup Tournament in Denver, finished fourth or higher in three events at the festival, which hosted thousands of contestants.Tom competed in the traditional kung fu division for empty hand forms performing Butterfly Palm and took fourth place. In weapons forms performing Plum Flower Chain Whip, he received third place. Tom also placed third in the Elite Sparring division, which contained fighters from all different disciplines.Erik competed in the Kick U.S.A. Open Tournament; this tournament also contained competitors from all over the world – teams from Brazil and Venezuela as well as competitors from Russia, Germany and China. With over 20 competitors in his division, Erik finished second in sparring, took second in weapons and third place in empty hand forms.
The Carbondale Recreation Department’s Outdoor Club is holding a series of outings this winter. The following trips will be offered at varied prices: Dec. 26, Hot Springs Pool and a movie; Dec. 28, Aspen cross-country skiing and the Aspen Recreation Center; Jan. 2, Aspen trails snowshoe and the ARC; Jan. 21, backcountry skiing on Williams Peak; Jan. 25, cross-country skiing and Carbondale’s Clay Center.Information: Becky, 704-4116, or visit Carbondale Town Hall.
Carbondale Recreation is offering an introductory hockey program for boys and girls 6 to 14 years old. Lessons are geared toward those with some skating skill but little or no hockey skill. Instruction will be held in a recreational environment. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday in January.Information: Becky, 704-4116.
Basalt Recreation is now accepting registrations for the instructional league basketball that begins Jan. 14. Registration fee is $65 for boys and girls, third- through fourth-grade level and fifth- through sixth-grade level. Practices are two nights a week and weekly games are Sunday evenings.This is a great opportunity to get your child involved in the great game of basketball. If you would like to help coach, volunteer coaching opportunities are available. Information: Basalt Recreation Department, 927-8214.
Basalt Recreation is offering two indoor soccer camps in December. These camps are designed to help aspiring soccer players work on their technique, and to learn new skills to make them more rounded competitors. The first camp will be taught by Maurine Fitzpatrick on Dec. 3-6 from 3:20 to 4:15 p.m. and is for second, third and fourth grades. The second camp, for fifth, sixth and seventh grades, will be held Dec. 17-21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., instructed by Basalt Longhorn MVP Cy Eaton. Cost for the first camp is $25 and the second camp is $100. Information: http://www.basaltexpressrec.org or 927-8214.
Adult Drop in Basketball is currently being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Aspen High School Skier Dome from 7 to 9 p.m. and the fee is $5/person. Information: 920-5140.
Whether you have two left feet, two feet with minds of their own or would just like some helpful skating pointers, Carbondale Recreation is hosting an introductory ice skating class on Wednesdays Jan. 9-30.Information: 704-4116.
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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.