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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge is hosting its annual hoop shoot Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. The hoop shoot is a free-throw contest open to kids ages 8 to 13 years old, and is free.

All participants will receive an Elks basketball and certificate of participation. Winners will receive trophies and go on to the district finals in Leadville on Jan. 31.

A copy of each participants birth certificate is need to verify age. For more information, contact Terry Galbreath at 379-3822.

Seven miles west of Carbondale is the Spring Gulch Nordic trail system and its 12 miles of groomed trails. All levels of skiers can find trails that will suit their abilities in this system.

Stop by the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to pick up a copy of the Spring Gulch map.

For backcountry skiing, head south to Avalanche Creek, just off Highway 133. The trail follows Avalanche Creek up a picturesque, steep-walled valley. This is also a good route for snowshoers.

The Glenwood Springs Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball A team could host a first-round PEG League tournament game next week.

On Tuesday, the A team lost to the undefeated Carbondale Wolverines 39-23 and the B team beat them 26-22. The B team finished the season with a 7-2 record while the A team has the upcoming tournament and is sitting at 6-4.

In the B team’s win, Christian Rosas led GSMS with eight points, and Kevin Rangel, Sergio Gonzalez, Jesus Salinas and Sergio Estrada each had four points.

Collin Porterfield had seven points in the A team’s loss, while Collin Page had five points and Kenneth Madrid had four points.

On Monday, both squads beat Basalt, 21-16 for the A team and 21-19 for the B team.

Grant Fegan led the A team with eight points, and Vinson Marr had seven. Carlos Santacruz had five points for the B team, while Rangel and Gonzalez each contributed four.

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