Citizen Telegram Sports Briefs – Dec. 5, 2013 |

Citizen Telegram Sports Briefs – Dec. 5, 2013


Winter Sports Bus

Rifle Parks and Recreation will offer the Sunlight Winter Sports Bus to Sunlight Mountain Resort, beginning Saturday, Dec. 14.

The bus will then run every Saturday through March 29, with no bus pickup on Christmas. The bus stops 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, Dec. 21 through Jan. 1.

Information: 665-6480.

Hoops, volleyball,

Pickleball tournaments

New Castle Recreation will host adult volleyball, basketball and Pickleball mini-tourneys in December.

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, volleyball mini-tournaments will take place 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. 11 and 18, Pickleball mini-tourneys will be held 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 is $5 per person.

Info: New Castle Recreation, 984-3352.

Youth basketball in Parachute

The Parachute/Battlement Mesa Park and Recreation District will hold a youth boys basketball league from January through March.

Practices will be held at the St. John Community Center and games will be played at Grand Valley High School. The league is for boys in grades four through six.

Registration is $55 per player, plus a refundable $50 uniform fee.

Information/registration: 285-0388.


Snowshoe race

The 22nd annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race will take place Sunday, Dec. 8, at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

The race will begin at 10 a.m., with registration beginning approximately one hour before the race begins. The race will run through Babbish Gulch and cover eight kilometers.

All proceeds 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 the day of the race. Cost includes the race, a goody bag, a T-shirt and a drawing ticket to win one of several prizes.

Pre-registration can be done at Summit Canyon Mountaineering in Glenwood Springs, Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale, or online at

Information: Keira Clark, (970) 947-9173.

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