Sports Briefs for Dec. 14, 2011: Annual Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot set for Saturday

The annual Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot will take place Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the event is free for all shooters. The competition begins at 9 a.m.

There are three age groups — 8- and 9-year-olds, 10- and 11-year-olds and 12- and 13-year-olds.

The competition will consist of two rounds, with shooters shooting 10 free throws in the first round and 15 in the second round.

The shooter with the most free throws after 25 balls will win a trophy and advance to the district contest Jan. 22 at Rifle Elementary School, and a chance to advance to the state contest in February in Salida.

Event coordinator Frank Sadvar said anyone ages 8 to 13 years old should come and participate.

Trophies will be presented and food will be provided after the competition to all competitors and their families at the Craig Elks Lodge No. 1577, 43 W. Victory Way.

For more information, call Sadvar at 620- 0874.

Ski club open for registration

Craig Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for ski club.

Registration is $10 and open to everyone.

Members can receive $53 lift tickets on Saturdays in Steamboat Springs.

Regular tickets in Steamboat this year are $99 for adults, $85 for teens and $60 for children.

For more information, call 826-2029.

Junior youth basketball registration deadline set

Craig Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade basketball teams.

Players will learn basic basketball skills, including dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and playing as a team.

Games are played on weekdays during the early evening.

Boys will play Monday and Wednesday nights and girls will play Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Parent volunteers are needed to coach to make the program successful.

Registration is $30 per player and the deadline is Jan. 12.

Any registration turned in after Jan. 12 will be put on a waiting list.

The season will run from Feb. 13 to April 14.

For more information, call 826-2029.

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