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WOODLAND PARK - The 4th Annual Woodland Park Classic Adult Ice Hockey tournament is set to take place Jan.25-27 at Meadowood Park.

The tournament is open to adults 18 and over with an open and recreation division. USA Hockey registration is required. Each team is guaranteed at least four games. There will be playoffs and a championship, with beer and a trophy for the winners.

The cost is $900 per team.

For more information, go to www.bleed-hockey.com, or contact John Barnett at 406-570-8939, or email him at john@bleedhockeyco.com.


The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)is recruiting helpful volunteers to assist at the 2013 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Youth Championships and Pan Am Games to be held in Colorado Springs July 9 through July 14.

The games will feature more than 300 blind and visual impaired athletes from more than 25 nations, all around the world. Athletes will compete in the sports of Judo and Goalball. Goalball is a team sport specifically for blind and visual impaired athletes.

The volunteer duties include time and score keeping, hospitality, interpreters, registration, medal presenters, and drivers.

Goalball will be held at Colorado College El Pomar Gymnasium. Judo well be held at St. Mary's High School Gymnasium.

If you are interested in volunteering for a specific event or would like more information, please contact Lacey Markle at 719-866-3222 or lmarkle@usaba.org.


The Woodland Park girls basketball team started 2013 off right with a dominating 42-21 Class 4A Metro League victory over Wasson on Jan. 10.

With the game tied at 10-10 at the end of the first quarter, Woodland Park coach David Graf switched to a suffocating 1-3-1 defense and his team responded positively. Wasson was held scoreless in the second quarter and did not score again until midway through the third as the Panthers went on a 19-0 run.

Seniors Elin Saxon and Hannah Erickson paced Woodland Park with 15 and 12 points, respectively.   


Swimming enthusiast, Olympic fans and the rest of the curious world will get their chance to see Missy Franklin swim at next month's CHSAA state swimming and diving meet in Fort Collins.

A year ago, Franklin's appearance at the Class 5A meet became a huge distraction as fans flocked to buy tickets and get a glimpse of the future Olympics star.Only 100 tickets were available for the finals on a first-come first serve basis.

Franklin, a Regis Jesuit senior, won four Gold medals at last summer's London Games.

This year's state meet event will again be held at the Edora Pool and Ice center - Feb. 8-9. Schools with qualifiers will be given first opportunity to purchase tickets, starting at 10a.m. on Feb. 5. Each school is limited to two adult tickets per qualifier each day.

The general public will get its chance to purchase tickets at noon on Feb. 6 by going online to chsaa.ticketleap.com. The meet will once again be streamed live online at chsaa.tv.


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