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Roaring Fork High School, in Carbondale, is seeking qualified candidates for its head football coaching position. Please contact Dave Weimer at 618-6824 and send your resume to drweimer@sopris.net. The application deadline is Dec. 28.

Another game against a team from a higher class and another win for the Grand Valley boys basketball team.On Tuesday, the Class 2A Cardinals defeated Olathe 65-50 in Olathe, beating their second 3A opponent in three games this season.The Cards have also beat Classical Academy, with their only loss coming to the Aspen Skiers.Jon Lantz led Grand Valley with 15 points, while William Waugh totaled 12 and Tyler Jensen and Colton Cowan each added 11 points. Olathe took a 28-26 lead at halftime, but the Cards outscored Olathe 21-9 in the third quarter to go ahead for good.

Rifle Recreations 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament will be held on Jan. 5 (and Sunday, if needed). This tournament will have eight divisions, for fifth- through eighth-grade boys and girls. Teams consist of four players. Cost is $60 per team. Registration deadline is Dec. 31. Hot Shots tournament mid-day and the Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Information: visit http://www.rifleco.org or call 625-2151.



Snow Polo returns to Aspen Dec. 15-16, at the Rio Grande Park field. Some of the most accomplished players in international polo will be competing for the World Snow Polo Championship. Included in this years line-up will be Gonzalito Pieres (10 goals) Kris Kampsen (seven goals), and Jeff Hall (eight goals), among several other high-goal players. (The highest rating in polo is 10 goals.)Aspens own Melissa and Marc Ganzi will be back on the field. (Ganzis Team Audi won last years competition.)International pros and patrons from Florida, California, Texas, Costa Rica, and Argentina and the Roaring Fork valley will be on hand beginning 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hotel Jerome J Bar and lobby for a media reception on Dec. 14. Games begin noon and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 and the championship will be at noon on Dec. 16, followed by the consolation game at 2 p.m. at Rio Grande field on South Mill Street. Five teams will be competing this yearWJB Capital, Wright Group, Audi, LHostaria, and Roaring Fork Villages, with three players per team. General admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend this special holiday event. Information: http://www.worldsnowpolo.com.


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