Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Rifle Recreation’s Alpine Bank Rifle 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament is slated for Saturday, Jan. 9, at Rifle Middle School. If needed, play will extend into Sunday.

This tournament will feature eight divisions and is open to boys and girls in the fifth through eighth grade. Teams consist of four players and the cost is $60 per team. The registration deadline is Jan. 4.

For more information, visit or call 625-2151.

The annual Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot contest, for boys and girls 8 to 13 years old, is slated for Jan. 9 at Glenwood Springs Middle School.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for 8- and 9-year-olds, followed by other age groups. Approximate shootout times are 10 a.m. for the 8-9 division, 10:45 a.m. for the 10-11 competition and 12:30 p.m. for the 12-13 age group. There are separate competitions for boys and girls.

All contestants must bring a birth certificate (division slotting based on age as of April 1, 2010). Athletic shoes are required.

Participants get a total of 25 free throws and trophies will be awarded to the top three scores in each division. Boys and girls in the 8-9 grouping have the option of shooting from a line four feet inside the regulation free-throw line.

Winners in each division advance to the district competition in Salida on Jan. 23.

Contact Terry Galbreath at 379-3821 or

The Carbondale Recreation and Community Center will again play host to a winter men’s basketball league. Games begin Jan. 3, but participants are urged to sign up early. Full payment is required to reserve a spot in the league, which is for players 18 years and older. The registration deadline is Dec. 21.

Contact Jessi at 704-4115 for more information, or if you are interested in a ref position.

Three Rivers Little League is looking to add a girls softball division for children 9 to 12 years old (third through sixth grade). Players and coaches are needed to help form a team. Play will start in the spring.

If interested, contact Cheryl Fiscus by e-mail at or by phone at (970) 903-3093. Confirm interest by Dec. 20.

The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club will offer junior cross-country ski programs this winter at the Spring Gulch Nordic trails beginning Jan. 13.

One- and two-day-per-week programs from beginner through intermediate and grades kindergarten through 12 are available. For details and to register online, go to or call AVSC Nordic Program Director John Callahan at 205-5140.

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