Local Sports Briefs: Grizzlies Bantam hockey team goes 2-2 in Gunnison tournament
The Glenwood Grizzlies Bantam hockey team reached the championship game of the Drop the Puck tournament in Gunnison the weekend of Nov. 23, finishing the under-14 tournament with a 2-2 record.
Glenwood lost to Crested Butte, 4-2, getting a pair of goals from Billet Porter and and assist from Max Kowalczyk. They topped another team from Crested Butte, 5-2, to earn a berth in the tournament title game, getting 19 saves in goal from Josh Cook. Lucca Trapani was in net for Glenwood in the previous game, stopping 24 shots in a 4-1 loss to Gunnison.
In the first game of the tournament, Sam Liotta, Blake Cloutier, Erich Albrecht and Porter each scored in a 4-1 victory over another Gunnison team.
The Bantams will play again this coming weekend, with the Black team playing in Telluride and the Silver team going to Breckenridge.
The 22nd-annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race will take place this coming Sunday at Sunlight Mountain Resort.
The race will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 8, with registration beginning approximately one hour before the race begins. The race will run through Babbish Gulch and will span eight kilometers.
All proceeds from the race go to benefit Colorado Animal Rescue, the Rifle Animal Shelter and Valley Dog Rescue. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome.
Cost is $20 for preregistered competitors and $22 on the day of he race. Cost includes the race, a goody bag, a T-shirt and a drawing ticket to win one of several prizes.
Preregistration can be done at summit Canyon Mountaineering in Glenwood Springs, Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale, or online at http://www.dayofinfamysnowshoerace.org.
Information: Keira Clark, 970-947-9173.
Rifle Parks and Recreation to run Winter Sports Bus again
Rifle Parks and Recreation is again hosting the Sunlight Winter Sports Bus, which will transport skiers to Sunlight Mountain Resort beginning Dec. 14.
The bus runs every Saturday from Dec. 14 to March 29, with no bus pickup on Dec. 25. The bus stops off in Parachute, Rifle, Silt and New Castle, with arrival at Sunlight at 9 a.m. and departure from Sunlight at 3:30 p.m. The bus is limited to 47 riders.
Cost is $15 for a season pass and $5 per ride. Buses will run weekly on Saturdays and on various days during Christmas Break, which will be from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1.
Hoops, volleyball, pickleball tournaments start soon
New Castle Recreation will host adult volleyball, basketball and Pickleball mini-tourneys during the month of December.
On Dec. 3 and 10, the department will host volleyball mini-tournaments from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Riverside Middle School. A different format will be used each week depending on the number of participants.
On Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11, and 18, Pickleball mini-tourneys will be conducted at Elk Creek Elementary starting at 6:45 p.m. each evening. Participants will be randomly paired with others and compete until a winner is determined. On Thursday evenings from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Dec. 5 and 19, basketball mini-tournaments will be held at Riverside Middle School.
Cost for the mini-tournaments is $5 per person.
Info: New Castle Recreation, 970-984-3352.
Youth basketball season in Rifle begins in January
The Rifle Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for boys basketball, with the season set to start in January.
Leagues will be divided into a third- and fourth-grade league, which is skill-oriented, with a fifth- and sixth-grade league that will be more competitive.
Registration begins on Nov. 23, and the season begins on Jan. 13. Cost is $30 for the third- and fourth-grade league, with a $45 fee applying for the fifth- and sixth-grade league.
Information/registration: Rifle Recreation, 970-665-6570.
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