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Contributed photoThe Blasters took first place in the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation 6v6 volleyball league. Pictured above, from left to right, are: top - Ryan Beringer, Jason Obreque, Sasha Enewold, James Main, Shannon Francis, Will Burrow; bottom - Joely Larsen.

Full-check hockey returns to Aspen this weekend. The Aspen Leafs hockey club is participating in the inaugural season of the Mountain West Hockey League (www.mwhl.net). The league features teams from Utah, Nevada and Idaho.

The first home games of the season were Friday. The Leafs play again tonight at 7:45 p.m. at the Lewis Ice Arena against the Rebels of Salt Lake. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

The Junior Titans Ballers Camp, a winter basketball camp, is slated for Jan. 2-5 at Coal Ridge High School.

All boys and girls in the third through eighth grades are eligible to sign up. The camp will run from 8-10 a.m. each day. T-shirts and snacks are provided.

Contact CRHS boys basketball coach Paul Harvey at (970) 665-6737, (970) 274-1582 or pharvey@garfieldre2.org to register or for more information.

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of volleyball programs this winter for both youth and adults.

NCR is offering a mini-tournament for adults on Tuesday, Dec. 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Riverside Middle School. The format depends on the number of participants, and may include doubles, triples, quads and sixes play. Registration fees are $5 per player at the door.

The popular Tuesday adult mixed quads league begins in mid-January and is ideal for both recreational and competitive teams. Teams are required to have a minimum of one female on the court during play and the league is self-officiated. The registration fees are $120 per team and the deadline is Jan. 11.

Spike It Youth Volleyball is a new program for children 8 to 14 years old and will be held on Tuesday evenings once a week for six weeks. The focus of the program will be on teaching and developing the basic skills of the sport and the program will include weekly drills and scrimmage games. The registration fee is $40 and the program dates are Jan. 22-Feb. 26.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, NCR will host the Winter Blast Quads Tournament beginning at 9:30 a.m. Teams can be any combination of male and/or female players and the format will be pool play with teams placed in playoff divisions based on their pool play results. The registration fee is $80 per team by Feb. 4 or $100 after that date.

Registration for these programs can be done online at http://www.newcastlerec.com or by phone at 984-3352.

Miles for the Marrs, a 5K run/walk benefit for the Marr family from Glenwood Springs, will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. at Glenwood Springs High School. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Contact Mike Schneiter at 309-4795 or at mike.schneiter@gmail.com with questions.

The fourth annual Jingle Bell Run and shoe drive hits Carbondale on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m.

The timed 5K race, which starts at Independence Run and Hike, will feature awards for the top finishers, a raffle for all participants and food. The cost is $10, with proceeds benefiting local high school cross country teams and Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation.

Every runner who brings in a pair of used shoes to donate will receive a free Dos Gringos burrito and hot chocolate/tea/coffee. All shoes will be shipped to Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation.

Also, runners are encouraged to show up sporting their ugliest sweater. The runner with the ugliest sweater (voted on by volunteers and staff) wins a new prAna sweater.

The course takes runners from Independence Run and Hike onto the Rio Grande Trail up to Eighth Street. From there, it’s onto Merrill Avenue, through town to Sopris Avenue and then up White Hill and back to the store.

Register at Independence Run and Hike in advance of the race or from 9-11 a.m. the day of the race. Call 704-0909 for more information.

The Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race at Sunlight Mountain Resort, originally scheduled for Dec. 9, has been postponed to Sunday, Jan. 6, because of a lack of snow.

Call (970) 947-9173 for more information.

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