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The Grizzly Midget Minor “A” team traveled to Littleton to take on undefeated Regis at the Ice Ranch on Saturday afternoon. Until Saturday, no team had been able to score more than two goals against the powerful Regis Jesuits. The Grizzlies ended up losing a close battle, 4-3.

The Grizzlies jumped to a lead early when Tony Bosco scored his 10th goal of the season on a rebound of Jonathan Angelo’s shot. The lead didn’t stand for long as Regis was able to bounce a shot off a Grizzly defenseman to tie the score at 1-1, and then end the period with a second goal to lead 2-1.

Energized by being down by only one goal against the strong Regis team, the Grizzlies came out strong in the second period. Tanner M. Wood crashed the net on fellow teammate Tanner Wood’s shot and was able to get the rebound past the Regis goaltender to tie the game at 2-2.



The Grizzlies continued the attack with Bosco scoring his second goal of the game off another Tanner Wood shot, to give the Grizzlies a 3-2 lead at the end of two periods. In the third period, Regis tied the game at 3-3 on a power-play chance.

The Grizzlies fought hard against Regis, but the depth of the Regis bench proved too much, and the Grizzlies lost 4-3. The Regis Jesuits had 28 minutes in penalties while the Grizzlies incurred only four minutes. The Grizzly Midget Minor “A” final game of the season is Sunday, Feb. 1.



Eat at Moe’s Southwest Grill Thursday, Jan. 8, and support Team Sopris Barracudas swimming. A portion of all proceeds from the night will be donated back to the team to help pay for travel to swim meets, scholarships and more.

The Sunlight Ski Team’s Buddy Werner program began Jan. 3, and racers can still sign up in the morning. Meet in the back of the Sunlight lodge and see Bob or Tish before skiing. Check in with either of them before 9 a.m. to pick up your racing bib and find out which coach your racer will be skiing with.

Racers should have tuned skis or snowboard, lift ticket or season pass, ski poles, helmet, gloves and lunch and be ready to ride the lift at 9 a.m. every Saturday. Racers typically break for lunch and eat in the lodge anytime between 11 a.m. and noon. Racers can purchase a lunch at the lodge or bring a sack lunch.

After lunch, they’ll ski until 3 p.m. Parents can meet their racer in front of the lodge at that time. Racers are welcome to ski with parents or friends until 4 p.m. when the lift closes.

See http://www.sunlightskiteam.org for updates and a revised schedule for the year. Call Bob Lockard at 618-2101 or e-mail block@sunlightskiteam.org with questions.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge is hosting its annual hoop shoot at Glenwood Springs Middle School on Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. The hoop shoot is a free-throw contest open to kids 8-13 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 participant’s birth certificate is needed 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 Crystal River Valley near Marble and Redstone is home to more than a dozen ice flows of all difficulties ” including Marble Falls, the Redstone Pillar and Avocado Gully. Hays Creek Falls, near Redstone, offers short and easy roadside ice climbing and is a favorite early-season practice area for locals.

Roan Plateau Soccer Association has filled the coaching positions, but a few roster spots remain open for the U18 boys spring team. The team will play in the WSSL league. Due to the weather conditions, the second tryout was not able to be held. Practices will be held in Rifle. If you are interested in playing, please call 876-0183.


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