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Sports Briefs

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The New Castle Recreation Department offers a free pickleball clinic from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in the gym at Riverside Middle School.

Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, table tennis and volleyball. It is played on a court with a hard paddle and small wiffle ball. All necessary equipment will be provided.

RSVP by phone at (970) 984-3352, or add yourself to the Pickleball Interest Group list online at for priority court time at the clinic.

For more information, contact New Castle Recreation at 984-3352.

Leagues are forming for another season of kickball and a new ultimate frisbee league to be held at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs this spring.

Sign up for either league by calling the Glenwood Springs Recreation Department at 384-6301, or stopping by the Community Center. Kickball takes place on Thursday nights. The fee is $300 per team and includes referee and score keeper this year. There will be t-shirts for the first-place team.

Ultimate Frisbee is new this year, and will be played on Tuesday nights. The fee is $250, also including referees and t-shirts for the first-place team. A score keeper will need to be provided by the teams.

The new Gracie Carbondale Jiu Jitsu training center now offers Bullyproof programs for children 5 to 13 years old.

The Gracie Jiu Jitsu martial arts approach focuses on a non-violent ground technique (or “grappling”) that makes it accessible to children regardless of size, age, and strength. No experience is necessary.

A 10-day introductory trial offer is now available by contacting owner/instructor Adam Nickamin at 319-1766 or

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